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Security Specialist, P-3, International Temporary Appointment, Yaounde - Cameroon

Job Number: 516613 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Cameroon
Work Type : Temporary Appointment

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, [insert tagline]

The Security Specialist reports to the Representative and maintains a technical reporting and communication line with the Regional Security Advisor. The Security Specialist is responsible for advising the Representative on his/her security duties and responsabilities in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of Job:

On behalf of the Representative, the Security Specialist manages security activities and provides independent security advice in support of UNICEF operations within country.

Monitor the security situation within the country and provide the Representative, Regional Security Adviser (RSA) with analysis of emerging security threats to UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises and assets.

Monitor and report to the Representative, RSA on security compliance for the country.

Produce periodic and ad-hoc security situation reports and ensure proper dissemination through the RSAs.

Maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality regarding UNICEF security matters.

Participate in and provide security inputs to UNICEF operational and programme planning.

Liaise with and support UNICEF implementing NGOs in accordance with the Saving Lives Together (SLT) Framework.

Establish contact within the country with all UN Security Management System Organizations’ and applicable NGO’s security advisors.

Establish contact across the country with all relevant local authorities as appropriate

1- Security Risk Management and Planning

  • Advise the Representative in the execution of his/her duties with regards to the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, and in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems.  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 coordination cell established by UNDSS.
  • Provide advice on and manage technical security requirements contained in the UN Security Plan, Security Risk Management Measures (SRM-M) / Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments and monitor their implementation. 
  • Oversee, guide and assess all UNICEF security personnel in the country. Provide technical oversight for contracted security providers.
  • Prepare, maintain, and update UNICEF security documentation including security plans and provide the Representative, and the Regional Security Advisor with mandatory reports in accordance with UNICEF security reporting guidelines and procedures. This includes the monitoring/reporting on security compliance and the submission of all Security Incident Reports (SIRs).

2- Safety and Security Services

  • Monitor the security situation and provide independent and comprehensive analysis with the goal of identifying trends and predicting the specific conditions that would impact on the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, assets and resources.
  • Supervise, evaluate, and review 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 safety and security and the actions to take in the event of an emergency including those identified in the UN Security Plan as it relates to UNICEF. 
  • Oversee the establishment of an effective and functioning communications system for security management within UNICEF that 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.  Plan and  lead security surveys of international personnel residences in accordance with the Residential Security Measures (RSM).
  • Provide analysis to understand regional level dynamics , particularly when addressing issues of terrorism , inter-tribal conflict and population movements.
  • Ensure the analysis addresses environmental , socio-economic and political factors that make geographical areas difficult to access and have an impact on the delivery of UNICEF programmes , particularly in areas deemed security compromised.
  • Work closely with the UNICEF Programme and communication personnel in country to integrate all relevant analysis into the planning and implementation of all country programmes.

3- 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.      

4- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Introduce technological innovations and approaches to security procedures and systems.
  • Institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Organize, plan and/or implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders on security related preparedness and operations.

5. Qualifications or specialized knowledge/experience/competencies required for the assignment:


An Advanced University degree in a discipline related to Security Risk Management, International Relations, Conflict Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Diplomatic Studies, Conflict and Security or Counter Terrorism.  Substantial relevant qualifying experience and training may be considered in lieu of the advanced university degree.


A minimum of five years of experience in security risk management in an international context.

Demonstrated international security management experience and understanding of the United Nations Security Management System is highly desirable.


Fluency in French and English is required. 

Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.


Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (II)

Functional Competencies:

  • Coping with Pressure and Setbacks (III)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Applying technical expertise (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (II)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (II)

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

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