Job Number: 516613 | Vacancy LinkLocations: Africa: CameroonWork Type : Temporary Appointment
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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.
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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
2- Safety and Security Services
3- Security Networking and Partnership Building
4- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
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.
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….
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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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