UNHCRUnited Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesHaut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiésUNITED NATIONSHIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEESYaoundé / Cameroon
INTERNAL / EXTERNAL VACANCY NOTICEPosition Title Field Safety Associate
Position No Temporary Appointment (TA)Position Location BueaDuration Until 31 st December 2018Position Grade GL6N0037/2018Deadline for submission of applications: 19th October 2018 at 5pm.
RESPONSABILITIESUnder the direct supervision of the Head of Field Office in UNHCR Buea, the incumbent will have the following main tasks:Provide assistance to the supervisor in evaluating the level of risk and assessing the existing security measures for the UNHCR staff, operations, premises, partners and persons of concern.Conduct regular security assessment missions to the field in coordination with UNDSS/other agencies; assist the supervisor during field missions to gather information and analyse the security situation.Be aware of security protocols and procedures in place, especially those comprising Minimum Operational Safety Standards (MOSS) and Minimum Operational Residential Safety Standards; check for compliance and advise management on any deficiencies. Monitor the physical security of UNHCR premises and reports on deficiencies/ requirements for the guard force.Assist in efforts to ensure the physical protection and security of refugees and other persons of concern.Provide support during implementation of security-related projects.Assist in the monitoring, updating and reporting of security-related events. Assist in the processing of administrative security issues.Maintain relations and cooperation with UN security management system actors, local law enforcement agencies, civil authorities and other relevant agencies.Provide security briefings and training to UNHCR staff, and as appropriate partner staff, on relevant country information and on other issues pertaining to the UN security management system including, inter alia, the warden system, radio communication procedures, travel procedures and fire safety. Respond to staff queries on security issues and provide immediate assistance as required.Undertake other functions as delegated by the supervisor.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIESCompletion of secondary education with relevant training and experience in security and safety issues.In addition to the local UN working language, excellent knowledge of English. Minimum of 8 years (6 with advances training/certificate) of previous relevant job experience.Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.(In offices where the working language is not English, excellent knowledge of UN working language of duty station and working knowledge of English). Good communication skills (written and oral).
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIESGood computer skills.Excellent security apparatus knowledge.
ELIGIBILITYCameroonians with the relevant education background and experience.Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should send:A motivation letterA well filled PI 1A copy of the most relevant certificate1- Office of the Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Office in Buea,Lower Farms Layout, Buea, Cameroon2- UNHCR Representation Office in Cameroon,P.O.Box 7077, Yaoundé, behind the Nigerian Ambassador's residence, street1.778.3- UNHCR Offices in the fieldDouala, Maroua, Bertoua, Meiganga, Batouri, Djohung.
APPLICANTS SHOULD CLEARLY PUT THEIR NAMES AND SIGNATURE ON THE APPLICATIONS REGISTER FORM WHEN DROPPING THEIR APPLICATION.Shortlisted candidates will be convened for an interview.Applicants should clearly indicate on the envelope, the Title of the Position and Vacancy notice number.The deadline for submission of applications is: 19 th October 2018 at 5pm.Late applications will not be considered.
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