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1 Apr 2022

Full-TimeUnemployed and Skilled Field Security Officer Wanted Urgently

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – Posted by JobLink24 Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Job Description

Unemployed and Skilled Field Security Officer Wanted Urgently

Work Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Job Title: Field Security Officer

Salary: Market Related

Job Type: Permanent-Full-time

Employer: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

End Date: 21 Apr 2022


Job Description

We are urgently looking for Field Security Officer to start working immediately.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To advise and support the manager on all aspects of security risk management, crisis readiness and preparedness with regard to maintaining the safety and security of UNHCR personnel, operations, and facilities.
  • To undertake security risk assessments/ ad hoc Security Risk Managements (SRM) analyzing security factors and levels of risk related to UNHCR activities and programs.
  • To participate in the development or update of the SRM process for designated areas.
  • To evaluate existing Security Risk Management Measures (SRMMs) to determine their appropriateness and identify areas needing improvement. Follow up with actions to oversee or implement those improvements.
  • To monitor compliance with standards established through the Security Risk Management process.
  • To ensure gender considerations are included in the SRM processes and that SRMMs are appropriate. At a minimum these must include security briefings, travel advisories and the development and update of the Aide Memoire for Response to Gender-Based Security Incidents
  • To develop specific UNHCR plans as well as contributing to the UNSMS plans and planning for relocation/evacuation, medical evacuation and other contingencies test plans in exercises or drills. to ensure that personnel are familiar with contingency plans and can implement them effectively in an emergency.
  • To ensure that security measures are fully integrated into operational planning, including budgetary provisions, at the earliest stages of development.
  • To coordinate and assist in management of critical incidents and post-incident processes reporting to manager, regional security coordinator and FSS.
  • To participate in and support activities to advise on Program Criticality assessment process.
  • To contribute to efforts to ensure the physical protection and security of refugees and other persons of concern by providing security assessments, analysis and advice in developing and implementing effective strategies which underpin the responsibilities of the host state.
  • To develop and maintain relationships with security-related actors, including Host Government law enforcement authorities and other stakeholders to ensure effective information sharing.
  • To maintain and enhance lines of communication with the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), and other UNSMS Security personnel ensuring UNHCR mandate and program activities are understood. Actively contribute to the Security cell and support the UNSMS.
  • To support UNHCR personnel serving as members of the country Security Management Team (SMT), or Area Security Management Team (ASMT), Area Security Coordinators (ASC) and Wardens.
  • To provide country-relevant, security advice and training which is gender inclusive to UNHCR personnel, and where feasible to staff of NGOs and Partners in areas In line with UNSMS and UNHCR standards. Coordinate training with security management training unit of the global learning development centre.
  • To prepare periodic analytical reports on security issues in accordance with UN and UNHCR standard operating procedures, sharing with managers in the country of assignment and as relevant the regional Senior Security Coordinator and FSS.
  • To maintain linkages with the Psychosocial Well Being Section, and the Medical Service, referring cases as required.
  • To undertake other security-related functions or responsibilities as delegated by the supervisor.
  • To assist in building the capacity of national field security personnel by providing mentoring, on the coaching and other forms of guidance
  • To perform other related duties as required.

Unemployed and Skilled Field Security Officer Wanted Urgently


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