Senior Security Adviser, P5, Mogadishu, Somalia, Post#58819
Job Number: 528961 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Somalia
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment
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, security
How can you make a difference?
Under the overall supervision of the Representative and a second reporting line to the Regional Advisor for Security on technical matters, the Senior Security Advisor/Manager will be responsible for assisting in the strategic management of country security operations and providing guidance and assistance to the Representative on all elements of his/her responsibilities in accordance with the UN/UNICEF Framework of Accountability. Furthermore, the Senior Security Manager will be responsible for coordinating a cohesive approach to security through the country and providing technical support to the Security Advisers in Garowe and Hargeisa and liaising with the Regional Security Adviser on the application of UNSMS policies and procedures. He/she will liaise closely with the UNDSS CSA and other UN Security and INGO personnel within the country as well as the Host Country authorities as required. Specifically, the Senior Security Manager is responsible for performing the following key functions:
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Provide advice and assistance to the Representative, Chiefs of Field Offices, Chief of Programmes on all aspects of security coordination throughout the country as required;
Monitor developments in the country related to safety and security of UNICEF personnel and programme delivery and update the Representative accordingly;
Provide feedback to the Representative on security aspects of sitreps and the potential impact on safety and security of UNICEF personnel and programme delivery;
Update the UNICEF Principal Security Coordinator (PSC) through OPSCEN and the Regional Security Adviser (RSA) on security and political developments in the country.Ã‚ Inform the PSC and RSA directly if the situation requires immediate attention;
Assist Chief of Field Offices and Operations Officers who have direct oversight of security personnel and guard services at the country level and field locations and support them on matters related to recruitment of security personnel and in their performance evaluation;
Assist the Representative on determining financial and human resources required for ensuring the safety and security of personnel, premises, and programme delivery
Establish favorable working environment with DSS CSA, FSCO, UNICEF Representative, Security Focal Points and Operations Officers as well as Security Advisers from other Agencies, Funds, and Programmed in addition to Host Country authorities as required.
Security Risk Management and Analysis
Assist the Representative and Chiefs of Field Offices in the preparation of the Security Risk Management process, and deduced risk management measures for the country and field offices.
Proactively monitor situations and the events in the country and the region, and gather and analyze information with the aim of identifying emerging trends and providing early warning of any potential threats that may affect the safety and security of UNICEF staff, premises, assets and impact programme delivery.
Consolidate reporting from field offices and provide analysis with a country wide context, highlight the potential impact this may have on programme delivery.
Work closely with key CO advisers, local authorities at the federal and regional levels and think tank networks with the objective of sustaining and strengthening the internal security risk management and analysis
Immediately advise the Representative, Deputy Representative, Chief of Operations and the Regional Security Advisor and other senior staff of any event relating to security;
If so requested by the Representative, establish a Crisis Centre as needed to be able to communicate with OPSCEN and monitor developments;
Assist the Representative with Security Planning and Emergency/Crisis Preparedness in accordance with the country specific situation and security requirements including the effectiveness of UNICEFÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Emergency Communications System and business continuity capability;
Ensure that CO management. Regional Director and OPSCEN are informed of serious security matters.
As member of the Crisis Management Team (CMT), ensure that support staff are fully appraised of roles and responsibilities and coordinate actions among members of the team.
Ensure appropriate communication, technical and operational advice and oversight to respective field offices that is involved in a crisis and coordinate the support requirements. Organize, Lead or participate in conference calling of parties involved in crisis management.
Provide operational assistance including immediate response to UNDSS country team in any security incident involving UNICEF staff.
Co-ordinate any emergency medical evacuation;
Upon the Representative delegation of power, and in coordination with the Regional Security Adviser, PSC, and the legal office at HQ and UNDSS, ensure the follow-up on any cases of arrest or detention.
Monitor that the country and field offices comply with and periodically exercises security procedures/protocols and guidelines including; MOSS compliance, building evacuation plans, warden system, security awareness and briefings, fire safety, and communication plan;
Review proposal for the MOSS and the country local cost shared budge and SMT minutes and provide advice when warranted;
Manage and Supervise
Assist Chief of Field offices and Operation Managers in the management of all security staff and guard services, provide technical oversight and contribute to performance evaluation of CO security personnel.
Provide briefings and presentations to CO senior managers with security responsibilities on current and new security policies and guidelines and tools;
Participate in the selection of the security advisers, officers, and assistants in addition to guard services and other related security services.
Identify training needs for security staff in the country, and coordinate with the Regional Security Adviser on nominations to security courses;
Provide gender sensitive security awareness training to UNICEF and implementing partnerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s personnel.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will haveÂ¦
Advanced university degree in social or political science, or a discipline related to Risk Management, International Relations, conflict analysis and resolution or equivalent formal training in security and risk management such as military and/or police senior Command College.
A first university degree and fourteen years of relevant experience in lieu of an advance degree.
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.
For every Child, you demonstrateÂ¦
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Fri Jan 24 2020 21:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)