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The Field Security Associate (FSA) supports UNSMS entities in Zimbabwe through Security Focal Points (SFPs) in implementing security operations and managing safety and security for UN personnel in Zimbabwe, under the guidance of the Security Adviser (SA) or Deputy Security Adviser (DSA).
Duties and Responsibilities
Security Situation Management: -Liaise and coordinate with host government security organizations, national and local authorities, and non-governmental organizations. -Assess the security situation at the duty station, ensuring the gathering of relevant information for analysis. -Communicate security issues to UN agency heads and provide host country security advice to UNDSS. -Maintain regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UNSMS entities and may be deployed to field offices for technical support.
Security Plan Maintenance: -Assist in preparing and reviewing the UN Security Plan. -Support actions during the implementation of the Security Plan.
Security Measures Compliance Monitoring: -Assist in monitoring compliance with security measures through liaison with Agency Security Focal Points. -Compile data required for the implementation of security measures.
Security Incident Reporting: -Assist in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices, and assets. -Prepare security reports, including the Security Incident Report and other Security Assessments.
Training and Orientation: -Provide support in organizing and conducting training courses on security awareness and preparedness. -Conduct security briefings as required.
Other Security-Related Tasks: -Support security evaluations and advise on Residential Security Measures. -Assist in establishing and maintaining the warden system. -Maintain liaison with Unarmed Private Security Services for effective guard force use.
Competencies: Corporate Competencies: -Demonstrates commitment to the UN mission, vision, and values. -Displays cultural sensitivity and adaptability. -Demonstrates/safeguards ethics and integrity. -Corporate knowledge and sound judgment. -Self-development, initiative-taking. -Acts as a team player and facilitates teamwork. -Facilitates and encourages open communication.
Functional Competencies: -Knowledge Management and Learning -Leadership and Self-Management -Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise -Client Orientation
Qualifications and Experience
-Completion of secondary school is required. A degree in Political Science, Military Studies, Security Management, or a relevant field is desirable.
Experience: -7 years of relevant experience in security within the UN system, an international NGO, or another international organization is required. This requirement is reduced to five (5) years for candidates with a first-level university degree or higher. -Proven knowledge of Security Risk Management processes. -Extensive knowledge of the security situation in Zimbabwe is desirable. -Experience in conducting security training courses and preparing security reports is desirable. -Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation is desirable. -Experience in using Microsoft applications is desirable. -Possession of a valid driver’s license is desirable.