Field Security Associate
United Nations Development Programme
Manila, Philippines
2d ago

Background

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Security Advisor (SA) and the Field Security Coordination Officer-Manila, the Field Security Associate (FSA) assists in the implementation / coordination of Security Plan and all matters relating to management of safety and security incident, and information to enable UNDSS to support all UN Agencies Funds and Programmes in the region.

The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is taking efforts to improve gender parity, including full implementation of the UN-

wide, and Departmental Gender Strategies. We are committed to providing an inclusive culture and exciting opportunities for women in the security and operations field

The position is locally administered by UNDP but is financed centrally by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS).

This position is open to External Candidates. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions

  • Assists SA / FSCO in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country / region of assignment;
  • Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists;
  • Supports the SA / FSCO with the assessment of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for the duty station;
  • Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets;
  • Organizes and delivers training courses on security awareness and preparedness;
  • Assists in ensuring Residential Security Measures (RSM) and office safety, and security preparedness;
  • Provides general administrative assistance to the SA / FSCO;
  • Performs any other duties as assigned.
  • 1. Assists the SA / FSCO in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country :

  • Liaises and coordinates, as appropriate, with the host government security organizations and / or personnel, including national and local provincial authorities, military, and police officers, as well as non-
  • governmental organizations and other non-State actors in the area of operation;
  • Helps to assess the security situation at the duty station and ensures adequate gathering and verification of security information that may be required for a proper analysis of the situation by the SA / FSCO;
  • Communicates information on security to the heads of United Nations agencies and provides host country security advice to UNDSS in the absence of the SA / FSCO, as required;
  • Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies;
  • May be requested to provide technical assistance at SMT meetings, in the absence of the SA / FSCO.
  • 2. Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists :

  • Helps in the preparation and review of the UN Security Plan;
  • Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required.
  • 3. Assists the SA / FSCO in monitoring compliance with Security Risk Management (SRM) measures established for the duty station.

    Assists with the compilation of data required for the SRM implementation.

    4. Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets, and assists in the preparation of security reports, such as the Safety and Security Incident Reports (SSIRS), Security Assessments and the Quarterly Incident Report.

    5. Provides support in organizing and conducting training courses on security awareness and preparedness and providing security orientation to newly assigned staff members.

    Conducts security briefings, as required.

    6. Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the SA / FSCO :

  • Provides support in conducting security evaluations and provides advice on Residential Security Measures of UN staff, as well as on latest trends and threats to staff safety and security;
  • Establishes and maintains warden system and keeps update of information related to UN offices and residences;
  • Maintains liaison with commercial companies used for UN security at offices and residences, in order to ensure the effective and efficient use of the guard force.
  • 7. Provides general administrative assistance to the SA / FSCO :

  • Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files / documents;
  • Maintains a database on contact details in relation to host country security authorities;
  • Arranges appointments, receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls and answers queries with discretion, and takes minutes and / or notes at meetings.
  • Competencies

    Security & Safety (General)

    Knowledge of the UN Security Management System (UNSMS) and UN's role in addressing security issues

    Security Policy Management

    Knowledge of security policy concepts and ability to apply to strategic and / or practical situations

    Security Advisory & Coordination Services

    Ability to provide with authoritative advice and guidance on security management, plan and coordinate security activities

    Security Information Management

    Analytical capabilities to process diverse security information and develop recommendations

    Security Incident Management & Monitoring

    Ability to provide adequate response to security incidents / events

    Security Training

    Ability to design, contribute to, and administer meaningful security training programmes / courses

    Security Risk Management

    Ability to assess threats and risks, identify and oversee implementation of mitigation measures, including ability to design and test security plans

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education :

  • Secondary education. University Degree desirable, but it is not a requirement.
  • Professional Certification in security, policing, and / or military is desirable
  • Experience :
  • Six (6) years of experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work.
  • Prior experience an international organization is desirable
  • Language Requirements :

  • Proficiency in English, and national language, Tagalog.
  • Working knowledge of other UN language desirable
  • Other : Describe any additional qualifications :

  • Knowledge of VHF radio operation;
  • Experience in diplomatic security and protection is considered as an asset;
  • Knowledge of host country safety codes;
  • Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to travel
  • Disclaimer

    UNDP is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staffs and encourages. Further, UNDP is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality.

    This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict.

    UNDP staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside.

    UNDP has zero tolerance of harassment, discrimination, sexual abuse, abuse of authority and exploitation.

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    To start the application process , applicants are required to register at by creating a personal profile and completing UNDP Personal History Form.

    Please note that UNDP only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through will be considered and applications received after closing date will not be considered.

    Due to the large number of applications received for UNDP Philippines vacancies, only applicants short-listed for written test and interview will be contacted.

    General Information

    UNDP is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staffs and encourages applications from qualified candidates and persons with disabilities.

    UNDP is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality.

    This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict.

    UNDP staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNDP jobs.

    UNDP has zero tolerance of sexual abuse, abuse of authority and exploitation.

    Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents.

    UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-

    4 visa or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

    UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

    Applicant information about UNDP rosters

    Note : UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

    Workforce diversity

    UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

    All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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