Security Officer (NOA), Fixed Term, Herat, Afghanistan #00118694 (only for Afghan nationals)

UNICEF Global


UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Protection!

Working for UNICEF: https://youtu.be/43aiG4w2q_M?t=2 

UNICEF in Afghanistan:  https://www.unicef.org/afghanistan/

How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Security Risk Management and Planning
  • Collect, record and report to supervisor all information related to the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, assets and resources in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems. 
  • In close coordination with the supervisor, assist in the implementation of all technical requirements contained in the UN Security Plan, Area Security Risk Management (ASRM), Security Risk Management Security Measures (SRMSM), and other relevant security policies, guidelines, and assessments.  Assist in providing technical support for all UNICEF contracted security providers.
  • Assist the supervisor in drafting UNICEF security documentation including security contingency plans and assist in the compiling of mandatory reports in accordance with UNICEF security reporting guidelines including Security Incident Reports (SIRs).

Security Services

  1. Assist the supervisor in monitoring the security situation and emerging security threats to UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, assets and resources.  As requested by the supervisor, assist in security activities that support UNICEF operations and participate in security risk management for all locations where UNICEF personnel and eligible family members are present.
  2. Draft security related information and instructions to assist the supervisor in keeping personnel informed on matters affecting their security and actions to take in case of an emergency including those identified in the UN Security Plan as it relates to UNICEF.
  3. Deploy on UNICEF field missions as required.

Security Networking and Partnership Building

  • Assist the supervisor in identifying appropriate liaison within the UNSMS/NGO community through UNDSS

Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity building

  • Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders on security related preparedness and operations.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Security Risk Management, International Relations, Conflict Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Diplomatic Studies, Conflict and Security, Counter Terrorism or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of one year of professional experience in security risk management and/or security analysis is required. 
  • Demonstrated security management experience and thorough understanding of the United Nations Security Management System is essential. An understanding of the Afghanistan specific security context.
  • Demonstrable experience of establishing a wide security network that remains valid.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Impact of Results:

The efficient and effective support provided by the Security Officer facilitates the timely and appropriate planning and implementation of security plans and measures that directly impact on the security of personnel and their dependents, organizational premises, assets and resources.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

Core Competencies

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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