Local Security Assistant (LSA) Level: SB 3 Peg 2 (1 position) ( For Nepalese Nationals Only)
Location: Nepalgunj- WR, NEPAL
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Post Level: SB-3
Languages Required: English
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Apr-2023
Duration of Initial Contract: One year with possibility of extension
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Security Adviser (SA) or Area Security Coordinator (ASC), the Local Security Assistant performs day-to-day safety and security related functions and assist in all matters relating to the safety and security of the UN personnel, premises, and assets in the Region of assignment.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Assists the SAASC in collecting, updating, and communicating information regarding the security situation in the region:
- 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/ASC;
- Communicates information on security to the Head of the sub-offices of the United Nations agencies and provides host country security advice to the ASC/ASMT in coordination with the UNDSS SA/ASC, as required;
- Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies in the area of operation.
2. Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists in the region:
- Helps in the preparation, and review of the UN Security Plan of the area of operation;
- Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required.
3. Assists the SA/ASC in monitoring compliance with e-SRM measures established for the Region. Also assists with the compilation of data required for the e-SRM measures in the 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. Provides general administrative assistance to the SA/ASC:
- Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents;
- Maintains a database of contact details in relation to host country security authorities;
- Arranges appointments, receive visitors, places, and screens telephone calls and answer queries with discretion, and take minutes and/or notes at meetings.
7. Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the SA/ASC:
- Conducts security evaluations and provides advice on security measures for the residences (Residential Security Measures – RSM) of UN International staff, as well as on the latest trends and threats to staff safety and security;
- Establishes and maintains the warden system and keeps an update of information related to UN offices and residences.
- Administers a pass and ID system, if required locally;
- 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;
- Works closely with and assists their respective Area Security Coordinator (ASC) on all matters concerning safety and security at the duty station and serves as a secretary for ASMT.
8. Ensure Gender Equality Social Inclusion (GESI) considerations are incorporated in the security activities and is sensitive towards GESI issues in Security Plans.
- LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
- LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
- LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
Adapt with Agility:
- LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
Act with Determination:
- LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
Engage and Partner:
- LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion:
- LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies
I. Business direction and strategy
Effective Decision Making
- Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise and resources
II. Business development
- Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need
Integration withinthe UN
- Ability to identity, and integrate capacity and assets of the UN system, and engage in joint work; knowledge of the UN System and ability to apply this knowledge to strategic and/or practical situations
III. Security Services
Security Information Management
- Analytical capabilities to process diverse security information and develop recommendations
Security Incident Management & Monitoring
- Ability to provide adequate response to security incidents/events
Security Policy Awareness & Implementation
- Knowledge of security policy concepts and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
Safety Management ( including Air, Road, Fire)
- Knowledge of air, road, and fire safety programmes/systems and ability to assess risks and identify mitigation measures
Physical/Premises Security Design, Implementation and Management
- Ability to conduct accurate premises assessments on UN facilities to ensure appropriate mitigation measures are in place. Ability to design, support the implementation and test physical security systems for UNDP premises
Required Skills and Experience
- Bachelor Level Degree in business or public administration, political/social science, psychology, criminal justice, law, international relations, security management or a related field is required.
- 3 years’ experience in conflict resolution, administration, risk or disaster or emergency services, international relations, disarmament affairs, crime or terrorism prevention, security, and public or private sector areas responsible for responding to emergency situations is required.
- Fluency in spoken and written English, and Nepali languages.
- 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.
- Candidates should be willing to work independently in remote areas.
- Local inhabitants of Nepalgunj/WR are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: 13-Feb-23 (Midnight New York, USA)
To apply for this job please visit jobs.undp.org.