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Sub-Regional Security Specialist


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Job Description

7 Year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree


  • Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Grade: Level not specified – Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2023-05-22


UNDP Programe is well arranged and manifestly image Albania’s improvement priorities articulated in the National Strategy for Development and Integration as well as in the Albania-United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2022-2026. Our Programme is alike with the UNDP Global Strategic Plan. It is  contributed towards the European Union Integration Agenda through several European Union acquis chapters. The Programme contributes to the goals of several Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, Drawing on its reputation and strength as a UN system integrator for Agenda 2030 and trusted impartial partner, UNDP will set economic transformation and eradication of multidimensional poverty and establish systems that address risks disasters and social injustice within the SDGs. In addition ,The key component of UNDP’s means will be integration and innovation.


The duties for Sub-Regional Security Specialist at UNDP are:

The incumbent of the job will directly be supporting CO programmatic and operational issues pertaining to security in Central Africa, especially the high-risk areas. He/she will provide advisory services on policy guidance and its commission, comprehension of programme profiles, support in assessing and mitigating risks through the performance of risk measures and fostering a security culture through learning. The incumbent’s support will provide continued facilitation of safety and security of UNDP personnel, enabling safe UNDP programme delivery and activities within the context of UNDP’s growth role, while dovetailing with and respecting UNDSS’ mandate, and working within the UNSMS and UNDP security policy and framework.

Protection Advisory and Policy Guidance

  • Notifies UNDP Resident Representatives at the country level on security matters including their security responsibilities and keeps them updated on security management issues;
  • Supplies advice, support, and guidance to UNDP actors within the UNDP Security Framework of Accountability on security matters as well as the implementation of security policies and procedures.
  • Donate to policy development and knowledge management; including the review of UNSMS and UNDP security policies and procedures and sharing of best
  • procedures ;

APPLY ALSO: Compliance Officer; Kenya


The requirements for Sub-Regional Security Specialist at UNDP are:

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or Equivalent), preferably in risk management, International Relations, Conflict Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Counter Terrorism, Conflict and Security and other social sciences, management, or a related security field.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree preferably in risk management, International Relations, Conflict Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Counter Terrorism, Conflict and Security and other social sciences, management, or a related security field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience in security management may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years with Master’s Degree, and nine (9) years with Bachelor’s Degree, of relevant professional work background in Security Risk Management, security experience gained in an operational environment in public or private service in such areas as national security, military or police service or in a corporate environment and/or security analysis is required;
  • Understanding of and a minimum of 5 years’ experience within the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS);
  • International background working in high risk, conflict/crisis environment is an asset;
  • Background working in the sub region (Central Africa) is desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of security administration and risk management practice;
  • Understanding of UNDP operations and programming is desirable;
  • Appropriate certifications in security information analysis, security training or hostage risk/incident administration is desirable.
  • Fluency in English and French both oral and written is demanded.


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