Security Officer


UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we do whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines, we support child…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Competitive / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 3 year
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Jun 25, 2021

Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, result

The Security Officer is responsible for advising the Representative on their security duties and responsibilities in accordance with the UN and UNICEF Security Management System polices and guidelines and in line with the UN and UNICEF Security Framework of Accountability.

How can you make a difference?

Join Nepal Country Office team to  provide technical, operational and administrative assistance to the Supervisor to manage a range of activities in security risk management and security planning to enable UNICEF operations at an acceptable level of risk and to support the security of UNICEF personnel, premises and assets at the duty station.

The main duties and tasks related to this post are:

  1. Security Risk Management and Planning
  • Advise the Representative in the execution of his/her duties with regards to the security of UNICEF personnel, premises, and in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems policies and guidelines. Attend as an observer, all SMT/ASMT meetings, assist the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) as appropriate and participate as a member of the security cell established by UNDSS.
  • In close coordination with the supervisor, assist in the implementation of all technical requirements identified in the Area SRMs as required measures, the UN Security Plan, , Residential Security Measures (RSM), and support the compliance with other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments. Maintain technical oversight on contracted security providers.
  • Prepare, maintain, and update UNICEF security documentation including security contingency plans and provide the Representative, the RSA, and the Office of the Security Coordinator (OSC) with mandatory reports in accordance with UNICEF security reporting guidelines. This includes the monitoring/reporting on security compliance and the submission of all Security Incident Reports (SIRs).
  1. Security Services
  • Proactively monitor the security situation and provide information on emerging trends and identifying and anticipating security risks to UNICEF personnel, premises, and assets. Implement security activities in support of UNICEF operations and participate, coordinate and/or undertake security risk management for all locations where UNICEF personnel and eligible family members are present
  • Ensure that UNICEF personnel are kept informed of matters affecting their security and the actions to take in the event of an emergency including those identified in the UNICEF/UN Security Plans. Maintain an effective and functioning communications system for security management within UNICEF that this is fully integrated into the UN Emergency Communications System. Coordinate with UNDSS to ensure all UNICEF personnel undertake all mandatory security training/briefings and participate in all security related contingency exercises. Conduct security surveys of international personnel residences in accordance with the Residential Security Measures (RSM).
  1. Programmatic Security Information Analysis
  • Collect information, provide specific analysis, advice, and support, and enable programme planning and implementation. Conduct analysis to understand the issues that have an impact on the delivery of UNICEF programme, particularly in areas assessed to be security compromised.
  • Work closely with the UNICEF programme and communication personnel in country to integrate all relevant analysis and mainstream security considerations into programme planning and implementation.
  1. Security Networking and Partnership Building
  • Establish contact and maintain networks with all UNSMS/NGOs security advisors and relevant local authorities as appropriate. Ensure that security collaboration with NGOs working as UNICEF implementing partners is undertaken, in coordination with UNDSS, and using the SLT policies as a framework.
  1. Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity building
  • Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Introduce technological innovations and approaches to security procedures and systems.
  • Implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders on security related preparedness and operations.

Required Qualification & Experience

Qualification & Experience

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Security Risk Management, International Relations, Conflict Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Diplomatic Studies, Conflict and Security, Counter Terrorism, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in a security management related environment, including security analysis
  • Demonstrated international experience and understanding of the United National Security Management System and/or experience at the international level with an international agency or corporation on security planning and management is highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English and Nepali is required.

How to Apply

“UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. We welcome applications from females and under-represented groups”.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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