UNDP Jobs – Local Security Assistant


Local Security Assistant

Job ID: 39372
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – SECURITY SERVICES
Vacancy End Date: 01/09/2021 (Midnight New York, USA)
Duty Station: Janakpur, Nepal
English, Nepali
Grade: SB3
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: External
Bureau: Asia & the Pacific
Contract Duration: One year with possibility of extension

Open for Nepalese Nationals only


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 the Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO) or Area Security Coordinator (ASC), 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 the country or in the region of assignment.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Assists the SA/FSCO/ASC 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/FSCO/ASC;
  • 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/FSCO/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/FSCO/ASC 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. Provides general administrative assistance to the SA/FSCO/ASC:

  • 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.

7. Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the SA/FSCO/ASC:

  • Conducts security evaluations and provides advice on security measures for the residences (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards – MORSS) 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;
  • Works closely with and assists their respective Regional Area Security Coordinator (ASC) on all matters concerning safety and security at the duty station and serve as 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.


Core Competencies- Level 1: Individual Contributor

Achieve Results

  • Demonstrates focus on achieving quality results and impact
  • Consistently strives to meet or exceed excellent standards
  • Efficiently establishes appropriate plans and resources for self and others to
  • accomplish goals
  • Holds self and others accountable for results

Think Innovatively

  • Seeks patterns and clarity outside, across and beyond boxes and categories, resists
  • false certainty and simplistic binary choices
  • Looks beyond conventional approaches and established methods
  • Proposes new ideas, approaches and solutions to problems

Learn Continuously

  • Actively pursues opportunities for learning and self-development, professionally and
  • personally
  • Keeps up to date with new developments in own professional area
  • Proactively seeks feedback, demonstrates a desire to learn from others as well as from experience, both positive and negative
  • Contributes to the learning of others

Adapt with Agility

  • Actively pursues opportunities for learning and self-development, professionally and
  • personally
  • Keeps up to date with new developments in own professional area
  • Proactively seeks feedback, demonstrates a desire to learn from others as well as from
  • experience, both positive and negative
  • Contributes to the learning of others

Act with Determination

  • Is flexible in handling change, and adopts new ideas, approaches and ways of working
  • Seamlessly adapts to working with new situations or contexts, with new people, and in different ways
  • Participates in, supports, or drives meaningful change in UNDP
  • Is comfortable with ambiguity and effectively manages juggling multiple demands

Engage and Partner

  • Establishes and develops networks that deliver powerful collaborations
  • Demonstrates and encourages teamwork and co-creation, internally and externally, to
  • achieve joint objectives and results
  • Acts in a way that demonstrates empathy and emotional intelligence, showing consideration for the needs and feelings of others

Enable Diversity and Inclusion

  • Understands and appreciates issues from the perspective of others
  • Treats all individuals with respect, considers ethical implications and responds sensitively to all differences among people
  • Fully accepts and values all people, creating an inclusive environment
  • Understands that inclusion is multi-faceted (e.g. race, gender, age, disability, culture, etc.) and treats everyone fairly and equally
  • Demonstrates honesty and transparency

Cross Functional Competencies

Business Management

Risk Management

  • Ability to identify and organise action around mitigating and proactively managing risks


  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience
  • Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels

Technical Competencies

Security Risk Management

  • Ability to assess threats and risks, identify and oversee implementation of mitigation measures, including ability to design and test security plans

Security Incident Management & Monitoring

  • Ability to provide adequate response to security incidents/ events

Security Crisis Management & Response

  • Knowledge of crisis management and response arrangements as well as the ability to prepare for, respond to, support/manage security crisis events

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

Security Policy Awareness & Implementation

  • Knowledge of security policy concepts and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

UN policy knowledge – ethics

  • Knowledge and understanding of the UN Staff Regulations and Rules and other policies relating to ethics and integrity


• Women, Peace and Security

Required Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor Level Degree in Management/Sociology/Arts/Security.


  • 3 years’ experience in security, preferably in the Military, Police, Safety & Security, Emergency Services, Operations and Emergency Communications context or related field of work;
  • Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English and Nepali at professional level are essential.


  • The incumbent requires to frequently travel to the project areas in three provinces and for longer durationsDisclaimer

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.

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