Assists the CSA in collecting, updating, and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country: • Liaises and coordinates, as appropriate, with the host government security organisations and/or personnel, including national and local provincial authorities, military, and police officers, as well as non-governmental organisations. • 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 CSA. • Communicates information on security to the heads of United Nations agencies and provides host country security advice to UNDSS in the absence of the CSA, as required. • Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies. • May be requested to provide technical assistance at SMT meetings, in the absence of the CSA. • Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists: • Helps in the preparation and review of the UN Security Plan. • Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required. • Assists the CSA in monitoring compliance with approved mitigation measures as per the Security Risk Management (SRM) processes for the country or SRM areas. • 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. • Provides support in organising and conducting training courses on security awareness and preparedness and providing security orientation to newly assigned staff members. Conducts security briefings, as required. • Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the CSA: • Provides support in conducting security evaluations and provides advice on security measures for the residences of UN staff, as well as on latest trends and risks to staff safety and security. • Establishes and maintains warden system and keeps updated on information related to UN offices and residences. • Maintains liaison with commercial companies used for UN security at offices and residences, to ensure the effective and efficient use of the guard force. • Provides general administrative assistance to the CSA: • Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents. • Maintains a database on contact details in relation to host country security authorities. • Arranges appointments, receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls and answers queries with discretion, and takes minutes and/or notes at meetings. Impact of Results The key results have an impact on the accurate and timely implementation of the overall UN security programme at the country level. Competencies Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organisation’s core values – Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity. Planning and Organising: Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own work plan with minimum supervision. Ability to work under pressure or in crisis situations. Availability to travel within the area of responsibility. Creativity: Ability to actively seek to improve services, offer new and different options to solve problems/meet client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new ideas. Teamwork: Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity Communication: Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills. Required Skills and Experience Education: Secondary education is required. University Degree desirable. in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work is required. Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable. Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Arabic is required. Other Skills and Requirements: • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation is an asset. • Experience in diplomatic security and protection is considered as an asset. • Knowledge of host country safety codes. • Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint). • Possession of a valid driver’s licence. • Ability to travel. • Physically fit. Disclaimer Important applicant information All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment. Applicant information about UNDP rosters Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. 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