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Field Security Associate

  • Added Date: Sunday, 24 November 2019
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 07 December 2019
  • Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
  • Country: Nepal
  • City: Kathmandu
  • Contract Type: TA Local
  • Post Level: G6
  • Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Security Adviser (SA) or the Deputy Security Adviser (DSA), 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 Nepal. The position is locally administered by UNDP but is financed centrally by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS).

    1. Assists the SA/DSA 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 SA/DSA;
    • 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/DSA, 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 SA/DSA.

    2. 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

    3. Assists the SA/DSA 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.

    4.  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.

    5. 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.

    6. Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the SA/DSA:

    • Provides support in conducting security evaluations and provides advice on security measures for the residences (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards – MORSS / Residential Security Measures – RSM) 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.

    7. Provides general administrative assistance to the SA/DSA:

    • 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 any other duties as assigned.

    8. Gender Equality & Social Inclusion (GESI)

    •  Integrate GESI in Security Reports (in collection and dissemination of data)
    • Organize special security training for female UN staff members


    Ability to make new and useful ideas work    Level 3: AAdapts deliverables to meet client needs

    Ability to persuade others to follow    Level 3: Proactively seeks and recognizes contributions of others

    People Management
    Ability to improve performance and satisfaction    Level 3: Appropriately involves team in different stages of work and decision-making

    Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform    Level 3: Expresses information and views with adaptive reasoning and appreciation for complexity and variation

    Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement     Level 3: Takes responsibility for addressing critical situations and delivering core value


    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.
    Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work.

    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.
    Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work.

    Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
    Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work.


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


    • A minimum of 6 years of experience is necessary in security, emergency operations centre, professional security services, military or police or in related field of works. Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable, but it is not a requirement.

    Language Requirements: 

    • Fluency in oral and written English and Nepal are essential;
    • Knowledge of local languages will be considered as an advantage.


    • Well versed in computer applications like Word, Excel and Power point.
    • Good report writing skill is highly preferable.
    • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;
    • Experience in diplomatic security and protection is considered as an asset;
    • Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license;
    • Ability to travel to remote areas;
    • Physically fit.

    Special Notice:    The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is taking efforts to improve gender parity, including full implementation of the UN-wide, and Departmental Gender Strategies. We are committed to providing an inclusive culture and exciting opportunities for women in the security and operations field.

    Important applicant information

    All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.

    Applicant information about UNDP rosters

    Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

    Workforce diversity

    UNDP is committed to achieve workforce diversity (in terms of nationality, minority groups, caste/ethnic groups, persons with disability etc.) and has a policy to have gender balance among staff at all levels.  Qualified female candidates and candidates particularly from disadvantaged and socially excluded groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

    All applications will be treated with highest confidentiality.

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    Contract Duration: 364 days

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