Field Security Officer, Agent de sécurité sur le terrain, Bamenda, UNHCR
Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle
Posted 7 Days Ago
job requisition id
Non Family with Residential Location
Non Family with Residential LocationDanger Pay
Residential location (if applicable)
Staff Member / Affiliate Type
Regular > Regular Assignment
Remote work accepted
Target Start Date
Job Posting End Date
January 11, 2023
Standard Job Description
Field Security Officer
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Field Security Officer reports to the manager, who may be, according to context, the Representative/Chief of Mission or Head of Office within a country operation, the Senior Field Security Officer; the Bureau Director in a Regional Directorate; the Chief, Security Operations Section at Headquarters, or the regional Senior Security Coordinator.
The incumbent acts as an adviser to the manager on field security, providing sound, well- reasoned advice followed by support in implementation of agreed measures or steps.
The incumbent may directly supervise security personnel at the international or national level. The incumbent may, depending on the context, be expected to monitor, coach, guide and support security personnel.
The Field Security Officer may, depending on the context, be expected to travel on mission to multiple duty stations to provide advice and support to the local manager as agreed in mission terms of reference.
All UNHCR personnel 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, personnel 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.
– 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.
– Undertake security risk assessments/ ad hoc Security Risk Managements (SRM) analysing security factors and levels of risk related to UNHCR activities and programmes.
– Participate in the development or update of the SRM process for designated areas.
– 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.
– Monitor compliance with standards established through the Security Risk Management process.
– 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
– 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.
– Ensure that security measures are fully integrated into operational planning, including budgetary provisions, at the earliest stages of development.
– Coordinate and assist in management of critical incidents and post-incident processes reporting to manager, regional security coordinator and FSS.
– Participate in and support activities to advise on Programme Criticality assessment process.
– As a member of a multi-functional team, 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.
– Develop and maintain relationships with security-related actors, including Host Government law enforcement authorities and other stakeholders to ensure effective information sharing.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– Maintain linkages with the Psychosocial Well Being Section, and the Medical Service, referring cases as required.
– Undertake other security-related functions or responsibilities as delegated by the supervisor.
– Assist in building the capacity of national field security personnel by providing mentoring, on the coaching and other forms of guidance
– Perform other related duties as required.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P3/NOC – 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
Security; Security Management; Business Administration;
Political Science; Social Science; International Relations;
or other relevant field.
Certificates and/or Licenses
Security Management, Security Risk Management, Security and Safety certification,
Relevant Job Experience
Security risk management experience in an international capacity.
Proven competences in security analysis. Experience in high-risk/hardship environments. Experience working within or with humanitarian NGOs. Experience in implementing gender-inclusive Security Risk Management processes.
Relevant training (first aid, WSAT, SSAFE, presentation skills, training skills). Examples of having established networks with Host Government or other security actors from previous employment. Experience of effectively handling gender-based security incidents.
Experience of delivering presentations and training.
*FS-Security Risk Management
*FS-Field Security Operations
*FS-UN/UNHCR Rules, Regulations and Guidelines on Security Management
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.
As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.
This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.
Desired Candidate Profile
Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):
Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:
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Nature of Position:
Desirable Attributes of the incumbent:
– Advise and support the supervisor in managing the safety and security of UNHCR personnel, partners, operations, premises and Internally Displaced Persons
– Undertake security assessments in close co-operation with UNHCR senior staff members and interagency partners and UNDSS, analysing security factors and levels of risk related to UNHCR activities and programmes
– Evaluate existing security measures to determine their appropriateness and identify areas needing improvement.
– Assist in ensuring compliance with standards established through the Security Risk Management process
– Update of plans for evacuation, medical evacuation and other contingencies
– Participate and support in activities to advise on programme criticality assessment process
– Develop and maintain relationships with security-related actors, including host government law enforcement authorities and other stakeholders to ensure effective information sharing; provide regular feedback and analysis to the Head of Sub Office
– Maintain close co-operation with UNDSS, ensuring UNHCR’s understanding of applicable requirements, cooperating in security assessments and planning and supporting UNDSS understanding of agency requirements
– Support UNHCR staff serving as members of the country Security Management Team (SMT), Area Security Coordinators (ASC) and Wardens
– Provide relevant security advice and training to UNHCR personnel, to staff of NGOs and implementing partners
– Maintain linkages with the Staff Welfare Section, and the Medical Service, referring cases as required
– Represent UNHCR in the security cell and attend SMT or ASMT meetings as an observer
Living and Working Conditions:
There is access to basic facilities such good drinking water and hygiene. Easily access to local market with the assistance of local staff, Driver. Abundance of fresh food varieties. For leisure and recreational facilities, there are a good number of public and private hotels with such facilities, thought may be limited occasionally during festive periods, for the moment only three of such hotels are accredited by UNDSS. Basic health facilities are available locally and access to them is feasible, access to good medical care and hospital with more qualified experts and general practicing doctors can be reached within nearest towns. Epidemics and other disease outbreaks are rarely common in the operational areas, but with the health care services available, in the case of any such outbreaks it can be timely and properly handled. The local banking facilities run high street commercial banking services, different money transfer services (local and international) and ATM services including inter-banking and VISA services. There are two seasons the rainy and dry seasons. The raining season starts in March and stops in September and the dry reason from October to February. The temperature in the region in the month of January, February, November and December can be below 10 degree Celsius. On the grounds of security restrictions, it has been very difficult to experience a high sense of neutrality among the opposing groups. There are limited movements inside and outside the city of Bamenda in the South West Region. The CONOPS has become obligatory for all field missions. Humanitarian access is the main challenging constraint, but negotiable on a case by case basis. In addition to the regular Monday ‘s Ghost-Town, there are call up ghost town and lock down due to upcoming public events. Limited movement during the night even when no official restriction is communicated.
BA: Business Administration (Required), BA: International Relations (Required), BA: Military (Required), BA: Police Studies (Required), BA: Political Science (Required)
Safety and Security – Other, Security Management Learning Program – Other, Security Risk Management – Other
Annual Budget OL in Operation/Office, Number of Persons of Concern Served, Number of Workforce in Operation/Work Setting, Workforce to Supervise, Working with Persons of Concern: Asylum Seekers, Working with Persons of Concern: Internally Displaced Persons, Working with Persons of Concern: Refugees, Working with Persons of Concern: Returned IDPs, Working with Persons of Concern: Returned Refugees, Working with Persons of Concern: Stateless
Accountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Organizational awareness, Political awareness, Stakeholder management, Teamwork & collaboration
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