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Junior Security Assistant

  • Added Date: Friday, 06 December 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 13 December 2019
  • Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
  • Country: Lebanon
  • City: Beirut
  • Contract Type: Service Contract (SC)
  • Post Level: SB2
    • Department: Security Office
    • Reports to: Country Office Security Associate
    • Position Status:Non-Rotational
    • Approved Grade: SC4
    • Assist in implementation of Country Office Security & emergency Plans
    • Assist in maintaining Security Risk Management Measures/Residential Security Measures  Compliance
    • Assist in implementing UNDP events, workshops…etc. 
    • Assist in coordinating with local security services/forces and contracted security companies
    • Share security Information as requested by COSA  
    • Assist in the delivery of security Training / Briefings
    • Other Tasks & Activities as related to security issues 
    • Provide assistance to the CO in the implementation of the Country Security Plan, Contingency Plans and the UN Security Framework, including ensuring that all UNDP personnel are covered by relevant Security Plans; 
    • In conjunction with the HR, Procurement (for ICs) and United Nations Volunteers  Units, ensure Staff Lists are maintained and regularly provided to United Nations Department of Security and Safety (UNDSS)  including details of external visitors, visiting missions and consultants. 
    • Maintain Entrance/Exit Check Lists; 
    • Asist COSA in administering and testing the UNDP CO Warden Plan;  
    • Facilitate security clearances for staff in all UNDP presences in country, as needed; 
    • Assist COSA in the implementation of adequate emergency plans and procedures for responding to emergencies involving UNDP staff in all project locations/offices;
    • Be prepared for 24-hour response to all security and safety related incidents involving UNDP staff, ensuring coordination with UNDSS  where required.
    • Assist COSA to ensure that UNDP personnel, offices, residences and equipment are SRMM/RSM compliant;
    • Assist COSA to ensure that all staff members posted to UNDP have completed required security related courses such as the BSAFE and that records of certificates are maintained with the HR Unit;  
    • Assist COSA to conduct periodic security assessments of UNDP premises and equipment and provides advice on shortfalls in security preparedness with recommended improvements and solutions as and when required
    • Assist COSA in implementing office security measures and procedures (access control of visitors and vehicles) for all UNDP offices and facilities (including project offices)
    • Under the guidance of COSA ensure appropriate professional liaison with host government agencies and local authorities, counterparts in UN and diplomatic missions, and municipal/traditional leaders, in coordination with UNDSS as required
    • Conduct Field visit to support UNDP colleagues in the field
    • Act as event security focal point for UNDP events conducted in non-UN premises
    • Integrity – Ability to work honestly, openly, impartially and in accordance with the values of the United Nations.
    • Professionalism – Ability to work in a calm, competent and committed manner; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. 
    • Respect for Diversity – Ability to work effectively, respectfully, and inclusively with people from different backgrounds and with different perspectives. 
    • Communications – Clearly and effectively speaks and writes, tailoring language, tone, style and format to different audiences; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;  
    • Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Builds consensus on task purpose and direction with team members; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise and is willing to learn from others.
    • Planning & Organizing – Identifies priority activities and assignments, adjusting priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. 
    • Accountability – Adheres to organizational rules, regulations and standards; Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. 
    • Client Orientation – Provides service, support, advice, and guidance to internal or external clients, and seeks to see things from their point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. 
    • Creativity – Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; Demonstrates resourcefulness by finding new solutions to address operational or strategic problems.
    • Commitment to Learning – Keeps abreast of new occupational/professional developments; Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; Provides constructive security advisory, training, coaching and feedback for others.
    • Understands the main processes and methods of work related to the position (asset management);
    • Possesses knowledge of organizational policies and procedures as related to the position and applies them consistently at work;
    • Identifies new and improve on current approaches to premises access control processes and incorporates same in own work; 
    • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
    • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
    • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current security guidelines and tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments.
    • Completion of High School Education;
    • A University degree is preferable but not mandatory.
    • At least two years of experience in a security support function in international or government organizations;
    • Fluency in Arabic and intermediate knowledge of English is essential.  
    • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;
    • Knowledge of host country safety codes;
    • Solid computer skills (MS word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
    • Ability to travel
    • Physically Fit 

    Important applicant information

    All posts in the SC 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 achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

    UNDP strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position.

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    Contract Duration: 1 year

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