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  • Posted on: 12 November, 2015 Deadline: 26 November, 2015
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  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

    We are recruiting to fill the position below:

    Local Security Assistant (LSA)

     

    Post Level: GS-6
    Type of Contract: FTA Local
    Duration of Initial Contract: Initial duration of one year
    Slot: 2

    Background

    • Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Chief Security Adviser (CSA), Security Adviser (SA) or the Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO), 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

    Summary of Key Functions:

    • Assists CSA/SA/FSCO in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country;
    • Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists;
    • Supports the CSA/SA/FSCO with the assessment of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for the duty station;
    • Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets;
    • Organizes and delivers training courses on security awareness and preparedness;
    • Assists in ensuring residential (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards - MORSS)and office safety, and security preparedness;
    • Provides general administrative assistance to the CSA/SA/FSCO

    Assists the CSA/SA/FSCO in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country:

    • 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 CSA/SA/FSCO;
    • 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, 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/SA/FSCO.

    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/SA/FSCO 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.
    • 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 organizing and conducting training courses on security awareness and preparedness, and providing security orientation to newly assigned staff members. Conducts security briefings, as required.

    Provides general administrative assistance to the CSA/SA/FSCO:

    • 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.

    Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the CSA/SA/FSCO:

    • Conducts security evaluations and provides advice on security measures for the residences (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards - MORSS) of UN staff, as well as on latest trends and threats to staff safety and security;
    • Establishes and maintains warden system and keeps update of information related to UN offices and residences;
    • Administers a pass and ID system;
    • Maintains liaison with commercial companies used for UN security at offices and residences, in order to ensure the effective and efficient use of the guard force.

    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.

    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:

    • Secondary education, University Degree desirable, but it is not a requirement.

    Experience:

    • 6 years experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work. Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.

    Other Skills and Requirements

    • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;
    • Experience in diplomatic security, protection and intelligence considered an asset;
    • Knowledge of host country safety codes;
    • Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);
    • Possession of a valid driver's license
    • Ability to travel
    • Physically fit

    Competencies

    • Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization's core values - Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity
    • Planning and Organizing: 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.

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.

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    ERT Driver/Radio Operator

     

    Type of Contract: Service Contract
    Post Level: SB-2
    Duration of Initial Contract: Initial duration of one year

    Background

    Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the FSCO and oversight of the LSA, the duties of the ERT Driver/Radio Operator will be, but not limited to the following;

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services by driving office vehicles for the transport of UN staff, officials and visitors in the field office.
    • Ability to embark on field missions to states within the area of responsibiliteis
    • Ensures cost saving through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs in preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
    • In liaison with the Country Office, ensures day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs and routine services as required.
    • Ensure proper use of vehicle maintenance plans and assistance in preparing vehicle history report.
    • Monitor Emergency Communications System (ECS), receive and relay messages and other informations on the system and assist staff on ECS procedure.
    • Provide support for routine security patrol, escort and emergency reaction response as well as may be required.
    • Operate other security equipment and attend to other assigned duties such as registration for security briefing, monitor police escort, etc.
    • Carry out office functions including logging of incidents
    • Provides necessary services like dispatch and collection of mails as may be directed.
    • Ensures availability of all required documents and components/gadgets of the assigned vehicle without loss of any.
    • Maintains tracks of insurance and other relevant formalities and liaise with country office for renewal as at when due.
    • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident/incident.
    • Maintains the standard procedure and practice in fuelling and servicing.
    • Provides necessary administrative and clerical support in terms of filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required.
    • Maintains good relationship in information gathering and sharing.
    • Performs other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

    Impact of Results

    • The key results have an impact on the efficiency of the UNDSS field office in Kaduna and 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 Organization’s core values – Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity

    Planning and Organizing:

    • 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:

    • Completion of Secondary Education.
    • Possession of Trade Tests and FRSC Certification considered an asset.

    Experience:

    • 2-3 years working experience as a driver in an international organisation, UN system, Embassies or government with a safe driving record.
    • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, and local roads and conditions.
    • Experience in diplomatic security, protection and intelligence considered an asset;

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.
    • Fluency in the most predominantly spoken language in the north of Nigeria is essential.

    Other Skills and Requirements:

    • Be a Nigerian national (male or female);
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license
    • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation
    • Knowledge of host country safety codes;
    • Basic computer skills
    • Skills in minor vehicle repairs
    • Ability to travel
    • Physically fit

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should click on preferred job titles to apply online.

    Click here to download the UNDP Personnel History Form (P11) - MS Word

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