UNOPS recruits 01 Senior Field Security Advisor

UNOPS recruits 01 Senior Field Security Advisor


Mogadishu, Somalia

Senior Field Security Advisor
Job categories: SecurityVacancy code: VA/2021/B5017/21686Level: ICS-11Department/office: Somalia Project UnitDuty station: Mogadishu, SomaliaContract type: Fixed TermContract level: P4Duration: 12 Months (With possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance and availability of Funds)Deadline date:  15-May-2021
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
 Background Information – PSC
Peace and Security ClusterThe UNOPS Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP, UNICEF, Governments of mine-affected countries and other mine action partners.  It is led by the Director, who has overall authority and accountability for the performance PSC on behalf of its clients.  The Director is responsible for administering and providing oversight of the day-to-day management of the Project Field offices, both according to the client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations.

Background Information – UNMASEstablished in 1997 and operating under UN legislative mandates of both the General Assembly and the Security Council, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is a specialized entity that works to eliminate the threat posed by mines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices by coordinating United Nations mine action, leading operational responses at the country level, and supporting the development of standards, policies and norms. 

At the country level, through its 19 field programmes, UNMAS provides strategic direction  as part of peacekeeping operations,  humanitarian emergencies and development contexts. In line with its global and/or country-programme specific mandates, UNMAS may plan and design mine-action projects, support and coordinate the work of local and international mine-action actors, and set priorities for mine action activities.
As a component of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS), UNMAS provides explosive hazard management capacities, including mitigation, to AMISOM as part of a logistical support package. Non-lethal tactical advice and analysis is delivered by UNMAS technical advisors located in each AMISOM Sector Headquarters and at AMISOM Force Headquarters, who support AMISOM planning and operations. UNMAS support includes both enabling (“operate in spite of IEDs”) and response (“defeat the device”). As a component of the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), UNMAS also supports the Federal Government of Somalia, including the Somali Police Force, Somali Explosive Management Authority and National Security Advisor. 
 Functional ResponsibilitiesThe Senior Field Security Adviser reports directly to the Programme Director and…

 Education/Experience/Language requirements*Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply Education: …

 CompetenciesDevelops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex…

Contract type, level and durationContract type: Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) Contract level: P4 (ICS11) and …

 Additional ConsiderationsPlease note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications …

 Background Information – UNOPSUNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp…POSTULER

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