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  • Organization: UNOPS
  • Location: Pakistan, Islamabad
  • Type: Full Time
  • Job Title: Senior Security Associate
  • Close on: Mar 22, 2023

About Organization

UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services) is a self-financing UN agency that helps partners deliver projects related to sustainable infrastructure, procurement, and project management. It was established in 1973 and operates in over 100 countries worldwide. UNOPS provides technical assistance, operational support, and project management services to the UN system, governments, and other partners to help them implement projects that promote sustainable development, reduce poverty, and improve the quality of life of communities. The organization has a focus on innovation, sustainability, and inclusion, and works in sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, environment, and gender equality. UNOPS has its headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, and employs around 8,000 staff globally.

About UN Jobs in-Senior Security Associate

The Senior Security Associate collaborates closely with the Project Managers and the office management team while working under the direction and supervision of the Support Services Manager and the Support Services team. For the administration of security and HSSE activities, s/he offers a wide range of specialist and administrative support services. The chosen individual will advocate for a client-centered approach in accordance with UNOPS guidelines and UN Security Management System norms. He or she is in charge of promptly resolving matters pertaining to information exchange and security.

Services for Technological Security

  • Conducts routine security assessments and prepare summaries and recommendations;
  • Gathers, researches, verifies, and updates security information and data required for:
  • Proper analysis of the security situation, including preparedness and risks.
  • The development of the Security Plan and the Self-Assessment Programme for the mandatory mitigation measures.
  • Maintains staff lists, and information related to UNOPS offices,  residences, project sites, focal points, and the warden system for implementation of the  Office /Operations’ Security Plan;
  • Disseminates, relays, exchanges and communicates information regarding the security situation in the country or areas of responsibility
  • Compiles and tabulates the results of  questionnaires and data to support the monitoring of compliance with the required security mitigation measures established at the duty station
  • Documents and supports the reporting of security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets.
  • Undertakes routine follow up action on security issues on behalf of the supervisor and informs supervisor of status.
  • Administratively supports the organization of training courses on security awareness and preparedness, and may participate as a resource.
  • Conducts basic elements of security briefings to newly arrived staff, as required.
  • Provides guidance and advice to personnel on routine security procedures, communication channels, and focal points.
  • Administers security-clearance processes including requests for compound access.
  • Provide support in updating Business Continuity Plans (BCP) and regular testing for its effectiveness
  • In absence of a Field Security Adviser, works closely with UNDSS and assists UNDSS in performing their overall coordination role providing information and support on issues related to UNOPS.

Coordinating with law enforcement and security agencies (LEA)

  • Provides general administrative services for the work area, managing the information flow, following up on the timeliness of responses for initiatives, correspondence, and queries, with internal and external stakeholders, including Security Focal Points of UN agencies and The UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS).
  • Arrange security, evacuation and fire drills in coordination with UNDSS and other UN agencies as per requirement
  • Organizes meetings and briefings, arranges appointments, receives visitors, places and screens telecommunications, answering queries with discretion, and takes minutes and/or notes at meetings as directed by supervisors.
  • Prepares reports, tables, databases, charts, etc., applying technical skills and knowledge in formatting.
  • Facilitates emergency communications by operating specialized data-communication equipment.
  • Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files / documents, ensuring the security of data and other sensitive information.
  • Support coordination and provide all relevant information to Police departments to get diplomatic enclave entry cards for staff, suppliers and guests as and when needed
  • Coordinate with Provincial, Federal and law enforcement Authorities (LEA) to get required NOCs to arrange field visits and coordinate with LEA ensure security while having those visits

Administration for Health, Safety, Social, and the Environment (HSSE)

  • Focal point for implementation of HSSE standards in all offices and providing support to PMs while implementation of HSSE requirements in project activities
  • Coordinate with other PMs to submit timely monthly and quarterly reports and escalate any reported case to RO and HQ through country management
  • Arrange HSSE trainings for project staff suppliers and regular field visits to ensure its compliance
  • Being focal person for HSSE coordinate with Regional HSSE coordinator to organize any HSSE mission and implement any new policies and procedures

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  4. Monitor your application: After submitting your application, you can monitor its progress through your personal profile on the UN’s career website. You may also receive email notifications about the status of your application.
  5. Prepare for interviews: If you are shortlisted for an interview, prepare well by researching the job, the UN, and the department you are applying to. Practice answering common interview questions and be prepared to discuss your skills and experience in detail.

Keep in mind that the UN receives a large number of applications, so competition can be tough. It is essential to tailor your application to the job requirements and highlight your unique skills and experience. Good luck!


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