Senior Field Security Assistant (VA.NO. RBAP015/2020)
UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)
INTERNAL / EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Vacancy Notice No. 15/2020
Title of the Post
Senior Field Security Assistant
General Service, G5
Type of contract
RBAP, Bangkok, Thailand
Date of Issue
06 May 2020
Effective date of assignment
As soon as possible
20 May 2020
Duration of Assignment
Six (6) months with possible extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of fund.
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships:
The Senior Field Security Assistant provides support to activities pertaining to Staff Security.
The incumbent is normally supervised by an officer who provides regular guidance. S/he may be assigned some independent routine tasks while more often follows instructions of the supervisor. The incumbent maintains regular contact on a working level on routine issues with other UNHCR staff, UN agencies, NGOs, implementing partners in the area to facilitate the operation. The duty of the incumbent is to support the management of security issues.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
- Provide assistance to the supervisor in evaluating the level of risk and assessing the existing security measures for the UNHCR staff, operations, premises, partners and persons of concern.
- Be aware of security protocols and procedures in place, especially those comprising Security Risk Management; check for compliance and advise management on any deficiencies.
- Assist in security assessment missions to the field in coordination with UNDSS/other agencies; help the supervisor during field missions to gather information and analyse the security situation.
- Implement security-related projects.
- Assist in the monitoring, updating and reporting of security-related events.
- Assist in the processing of administrative security issues.
- Maintain liaison with UN security management system actors, local law enforcement agencies, civil authorities and other relevant agencies.
- Provide security briefings to UNHCR staff, and as appropriate partner staff, on relevant country information and on other issues pertaining to the UN security management system including, inter alia, the warden system, radio communication procedures, travel procedures and fire safety.
- Respond to staff queries on security issues and provide immediate assistance as required.
- Provide security-related advice to the manager and other staff.
- Advise on security deficiencies.
- Maintain liaison and build relationships with host nation and interagency counterparts.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Education & Professional Work Experience:
- 5 years relevant experience with High school diploma. If the applicant holds a completed university degree (which is not required for this position), the number of years of university education may be considered equal to the same number of years of work experience in reviewing the number of years of experience required for the post, provided that the degree has been completed and is directly relevant to the position. The period of university level education shall count for no more than 50% of the required work experience and is only to be considered when comparing external candidates.
Certificates and/or Licenses:
- Security and Safety issues
- Good understanding of security and defence apparatus.
- FS-Experience in military/police
- Computer Literacy
- Fluency in English and Thai.
- Organizational Awareness
- Teamwork & Collaboration
- Commitment to Continuous Learning
- Client & Result Orientation
- Empowering and Building Trust
- Judgement and Decision Making
- Analytical Thinking
- Political Awareness
- Change Capability and Adaptability
Internal candidates: Interested staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (IOM/49-FOM/50/2012 dated 15 June 2012). If you have questions regarding your eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit.
An applicant who has internal status is a staff member holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment in any duty station in the country. Former UNHCR General Service staff members, having held an indefinite or fixed-term appointment for an uninterrupted period of at least one year may apply for internally advertised vacancies at their previous grade or equivalent or one grade above, if the seniority requirements are met, for a period of two years following separation (if such criteria are not met, former staff members can still apply as external candidates).
External candidates: External candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and candidates not citizens of the country must comply with all eligibility requirements for employment in line with the prevailing legislative prerequisites in the country.
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org
Submission of Applications:
If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your letter of motivation, signed Personal History Form by e-mail clearly stating the position title, vacancy notice number and your Last Name in the subject line to RBAPHR@UNHCR.ORG by the closing date.
The Personal History Form and its supplementary sheet can be downloaded from:
No late applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).
UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
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