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Security Operations Assistant, SB3-2, ds Kyiv, (5 positions)


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Job Description

  • Country: Ukraine
  • Vacancies No: N/A
  • Salary: N/A 
  • No of Jobs: N/A
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Gender: Both

Functions / Key Results Expected 

1.   Maintain communications with UN personnel on safety and security-related matters
•   Receive, transmit and relay security and safety messages and information on behalf of the Designated Official/Principal Security Adviser
•   Use identified means of communication to personnel, escalating to appropriate managers, when necessary
•   Monitor the usage and verify operational status of the security communications systems (SCS)

2.   Monitor and support personnel movement in the country
•   Approve security clearances on behalf of the Principal Security Adviser, as directed
•   Monitor and track mission movement, including the use of GPS/GPRS systems, and reporting mission progress
•   Provide advice to UN personnel regarding the security situation, conditions of roads, location of block-posts, closest medical facilities and other relevant information for guiding missions in the field.

3.   Provide support during incidents and emergencies
•   Provide immediate support to UNSMS personnel involved in security or safety incidents, and escalate, as appropriate
•   Support UNDSS field security officers in headcount, and report accordingly

4.   Maintain data and information for security operations
•   Closely monitor open-source media and UN-provided sources to input and record into database
•   Maintain accurate and updated staff lists of UNSMS personnel
•   Maintain contact details of emergency response services and support structures of host government, local authorities and contracted private security companies
•   Contribute to the production of maps, analytics, analysis reports and other security-related documents
•   Maintain records and logs of all actions and communications during shift
•   Prepare shift handover reports

5.   Perform other duties, as directed by the Security Operations Supervisor.


Core values

  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals.
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions.
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the United Nations’ Core Values and organizational principles.
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Core competencies

  • Commits to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization’s core values and possesses the UN core competencies;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Knowledge management and learning:
  • Shares knowledge and experience;
  • Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office.
  • Operational effectiveness:
    • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security and incident protocols;
    • Shows operational resilience.
  • Self-management:
    • Focuses on results for the client;
    • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
    • Remains patient, in control, calm, resilient, emphatic and good humoured, even when under high pressure or managing complex incidents;
    • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of views;
  • Teamwork:
    • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to work and cooperate in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Communication:
    • Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills in the official UN language(s) and the local language(s) used at the duty station;
    • Proven listening skills, including ability to understand different accents.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in security management, business administration, law, information technology, engineering, management, social sciences or related field  is required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of customer service, emergency response, information and data management or other relevant field is required.
  • Strong skills in computer-based tools such as MS Office Suite and other computer, web and smartphone applications.
  • Previous experience in information management with army/police SOC, TOC, or JOC, security services, or emergency services is desirable.
  • Experience with radio, satellite and web-based communications is desirable.
  • Experience in UN, I/NGO or international/diplomatic organizations is desirable.

    Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English and Ukrainian is required.
  • Knowledge of Russian is desirable.


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