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Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Security Adviser (SA) or the Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO) or Area Security Coordinator (ASC), the Local Security Assistant assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in the country or in the region of assignment.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Assists the SA/FSCO/ASC in collecting, updating, and communicating information regarding the security situation in the region:
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/ASC;
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/ASC, as required;
Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies in the area of operation.
2. Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists in the region:
Helps in the preparation, and review of the UN Security Plan of the area of operation;
Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required.
3. Assists the SA/FSCO/ASC in monitoring compliance with Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) established for the duty station. Also assists with the compilation of data required for the MOSS Self-Assessment Programme.
4. Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices, and assets, and assists in the preparation of security reports, such as the Security Incident Report, the 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. Provides general administrative assistance to the SA/FSCO/ASC:
7. Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the SA/FSCO/ASC:
8. Ensure Gender Equality Social Inclusion (GESI) considerations are incorporated in the security activities and is sensitive towards GESI issues in Security Plans.
Core Competencies- Level 1: Individual Contributor
Adapt with Agility
Act with Determination
Engage and Partner
Enable Diversity and Inclusion
Cross Functional Competencies
Security Risk Management
Security Incident Management & Monitoring
Security Crisis Management & Response
Safety Management (including Air, Road, Fire)
Physical/Premises, Security Design, Implementation and Management
Security Policy Awareness & Implementation
UN policy knowledge – ethics
Required Skills and Experience
All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.
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