Field Security Assistant - Kyiv

OVERVIEW

Parent Sector : Sector For Administration and Management (ADM)

Duty Station: Ukraine

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Job Family: Field Operations Coordination

Type of contract : Non Staff

Level : Level 3

Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 22-04-2024

 

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

 

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

Under the overall and direct supervision of the Liaison Officer of the UNESCO Desk in Kyiv, the SC holder also reports for security-related matters to the Head of ADM/Security at Headquarters and works in close collaboration with the Senior Administrative Assistant in Kyiv Desk. Specifically, the incumbent:

Long Description

1.    In the context of the United Nations Security Management System policies, coordinates the assessement of  prevailing local security conditions and related level of security risk, whether it is in the Office or for Field Missions. Provides specialized support in advising personnel and eligible dependants. Liaises as appropriate with host government security officials. Assists the Senior Management in preparing security-related documents, such as security evacuation, relocation plans and contingency plans. Produces incident based security briefings, written security advice and recommendation to the senior management. Assesses prevailing local security conditions and related level of risk, in the office or for Field Missions.
2.    Monitors and controls effectiveness of Security Risk Management (SRM) measures for UNESCO presence in the country and facilitates the implementation of UNESCO and the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) security policies, such as SRM measures and Residential Security Measures (RSM). Performs warden duties for UNESCO Kyiv Desk and coordinates all country headcounts for UNESCO. Participates and represents UNESCO at the Security cell Meeting and. Ensures compliance with decisions and recommendations by SMT & UNDSS. Ensures and reports on readiness for evacuation/relocation. Further assesses, identifies needs and ensures proper training and briefing of UNESCO personnel. Reports on the control inventory and safekeeping of all security and safety equipment.
3.    Monitors and controls effectiveness of Security Risk Management (SRM) measures for UNESCO presence in the country and facilitates the implementation of UNESCO and the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) security policies, such as SRM measures and Residential Security Measures (RSM). Performs warden duties for UNESCO Kyiv Desk and coordinates all country headcounts for UNESCO. Participates and represents UNESCO at the Security cell Meeting and. Ensures compliance with decisions and recommendations by SMT & UNDSS. Ensures and reports on readiness for evacuation/relocation. Further assesses, identifies needs and ensures proper training and briefing of UNESCO personnel. Reports on the control inventory and safekeeping of all security and safety equipment.
4.    Without any prejudice of UNESCO framework of accountability, supports the Designated Official in the context of the UNSMS structures and policies, under the coordination of the local Principal/Chief/Security Advisor.
5.    Liaises and exchanges security-related information with UNDSS and other UN agencies in the area. 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 NGO in the area of operation.
6.    Additional tasks may be assigned, provided they are consistent with the function as set out above.

Long Description

Long Description

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)

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For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Years of relevant work experience

  • A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in security services with military, police, fire brigade or private security company.

 

Skills/competencies

  • Good communication and drafting skills
  • Tact and diplomacy with all visitors and personnel
  • Ability to work in an international and multi-cultural environment.
  • Good knowledge of standard office automation such as Excel and Word.
  • Ability to understand and operate at basic level technical security installations and systems  ,.
  • Ability to manage emergencies and keep calm in crisis situations.
  • Discipline and very good sense of communication and human relations (sense of contact, courtesy, restraint, respect of hierarchy).
  • Respect of the professional secrecy and the deontology proper to a security service

 

Language requirement

 

  • Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English and Ukrainian

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Experience

  • Previous experience working with a multilateral or international organization.

 

Skills/competencies

  • Familiarity with the work and general functioning of international organizations, in particular the UN System;

 

Languages

  • Any other official language of the Organization.

REMUNERATION

The starting base annual salary for this post is 18727 USD, excluding medical and pension coverage (up to 15% from the base salary) and danger allowance.

The remuneration paid is not exempt from any income tax which may be levied by the tax authorities in the country where work is performed or any other tax authorities.

SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.

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