Internal and External Advertisement: Security Specialist, P-3, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (For non-Ethiopian Nationals only)
Job no: 546492
Contract type: Fixed Term 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, dignity
UNICEF has been present in Ethiopia for 65 years and its history is closely tied to Ethiopia’s gradual transformation into a modern economy with strong aspirations for middle income status by 2025.
With a staff of more than 400 and a field presence in each of the country’s eight regional states, our programme in Ethiopia is one of the largest UNICEF programmes globally.
UNICEF works to support national efforts to ensure the realization of the rights of children and women through improved child survival, development and protection. Over the past six decades UNICEF has established strong relations with the government of Ethiopia, bi-laterals, donors, development partners and civil society.
How can you make a difference?
The Security Specialist reports to Country Security Advisor. The Security Specialist is responsible for supporting the Security Manager in his role of advising the Representative on his/her security duties and responsibilities in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems policies and guidelines. The Security Specialist contributes to the UNICEF mandate through strong security risk management (SRM) processes including development and implementation. The Security Specialist assists the Security Manager in managing, on behalf of the Representative, all security activities in support of the country office programmes.
The Security Specialist also supports the Security Manager in the implementation and management of security activities in all Field Offices in close coordination with all members of the UN Security Management System (UNSMS) including the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and the Security Cell. S/He collaborate with NGO partners in line with the Saving Lives Together (SLT) framework agreement. As a member of the UN Security Cell, contributes to the development of SRMs and the country specific Security Plan.
S/he deputizes and provides credible security cover for the Ethiopia Country Office in the absence of the Security Manager.
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 programs 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 technical security requirements contained in the SRM, UN Security Plan, Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments and monitor their implementation. Provide technical oversight for contracted security providers.
- Prepare, maintain, and update UNICEF security documentation including security contingency plans and provide the Representative, the RSA and the Office of the Security Coordinator (OSC) with mandatory reports in accordance with UNICEF security reporting guidelines. 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 security analysis with the goal of identifying trends and predicting the specific conditions that would impact on the safety and security of UNICEF personnel, eligible family members, programmes, premises, assets, and resources.
- Implement security activities in support of UNICEF operations and participate, coordinate and/or undertake security risk management (SRM) processes for all locations where UNICEF personnel and eligible family members are present.
- Ensure that UNICEF personnel are kept informed of matters affecting their 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. Ensure there is 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. Conduct security surveys of international personnel residences in accordance with the Residential Security Measures (RSM).
3. Programmatic Security Information Analysis
- Collect information, provide specific analysis, advice, and support to programme planning and implementation. Conduct analysis to fully understand the issues that 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields is required: Security Risk Management, International Relations, Conflict Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Diplomatic Studies, Conflict and Security, Counter Terrorism or another relevant technical field.
*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
- A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in global security risk management and/or security analysis is required.
- Demonstrated international security management experience and understanding of the United Nations Security Management System is highly desirable.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
- Builds and Maintain Partnerships (1)
- Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (1)
- Drive to achieve results for impact (1)
- Innovates and embraces change (1)
- anages ambiguity and complexity (1)
- Thinks and acts strategically (1)
- Works collaboratively with others (1)
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
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.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
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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