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National Female Security Guard


About Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The mandate of FAO

The mandate of FAO in Afghanistan is to support agricultural and environmental rehabilitation and assist the country to become a food secure and self-reliant nation in accordance with the principles of the National Development Framework of the Afghan Government.

the development agenda belongs to the people of Afghanistan
the private sector is the principal instrument of economic growth
decision making is participatory and community-based
investment in human capital is essential
donor-funded activities must sit within the sector framework
The objective of the Organization is to improve livelihoods for all sections of the rural community based upon economically viable activities – food production, off-farm employment and trade - social cohesion and sustainable use of natural resources.

FAO works with three counterpart ministries – the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, the Ministry of Energy and Water and the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. The FAO Representation is based in Kabul with regional offices in Herat, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Mazar-i-Sharif and Faizabad and subregional offices in Bamyan, Farah, Ghazni and Kunduz.

Job Summary

Functional Title: National Female Security Guard
Type of Contract: National Project Personnel / Service Contract (NPP/SC)
Grade / Level: SB-01
Number of Post (s) : 02 (Two)
Gender / Sex: Female Only
Duration : 06 Months
Extendable / Renewable: Extendable, Based on Satisfactory Performance & Budget Availability
Probationary Period: Initial 3 Months
Project / Programme / Unit: Promoting Value Chains-Western Region of Afghanistan
Duty Station: Herat – Afghanistan
Sub – Station: Nil

 The remuneration for the post of National Security Guard is USD 721 (SB-1, Step 3)
 The selected candidate will also receive 8.33% of monthly salary as pension benefit/ coverage on a monthly basis.

Job Details

Date Posted: 03 Jun 2018 Reference: FAO/HRT/PRJ/SC/16-2018
Closing Date: 17 Jun 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 2 Gender: Female
Functional Area: Security/Safety Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 721 USD
Contract Type: Service Contract Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 6 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Organization Settings:
FAO assistance in Afghanistan is centered on six priority areas of support agreed with the Government: Fostering agricultural productive capacity; Improved water resource and irrigation management; Formulation and implementation of effective agricultural policies; Improved natural resource management, through sustainable environmental management; Food and nutrition security and enhanced institutional capacities to address issues regarding food safety and quality; Capacity development for emergency management.

Project Background:
The project goal is to promote inclusive growth and job creation in the agricultural sector by strengthening the capabilities of producers and private enterprises to effectively link Afghan farmers to domestic and international markets. The basic premise is that agricultural-led economic growth is the key to improving food security, rural poverty reduction and agribusiness development.

This will be achieved through a value chain (VC) approach. The project will invest in improving productivity and facilitation of the development of wheat, high value crops and livestock value chains as well as enhancing the capacity of P/DAIL (Provincial / District Agriculture, irrigation and Livestock Department) in sustainable value chain development.

The focus of the project is on developing the demand for local agribusiness, enterprises and input and service providers, and enhancing their capacity so that the VC is improved, more efficient and more profitable and hence sustainable. Using a VC approach the programme has been designed to overcome constraints to business performance and corresponding sales/turnover of agribusinesses. This will also lessen the government’s dependency on foreign aid through local private sector growth and investments.

Involvement of the private sector will include developing and supporting market access for both domestic and export markets, and will build on past successes of USAID and FAO/PAIL in the region. Interventions will leverage public and private sector investments already made in the country’s western provinces.

The position is located in FAO project in Herat– Afghanistan with frequent travels to other project locations in the country.

Reporting Lines / Supervision Received/Exercised:
UN FAO – is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of National Female Security Guard, under the overall guidance of the security unit and the direct supervision of Field Security Officer. The contract extension will be conditioned to satisfactory performance evaluation as well as availability of fund. The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative and direct supervision of the Field Security Officer (FSO), the incumbent will be responsible to:

Key Functions:
 Search of all local female visitors, including bags and clothing, entering FAO project premises in accordance with the local customs and in a professional, consistent, unbiased, friendly and conscientious manner;
 Communicate and interface as appropriate with all female staff & visitors passing through or using the project premises, sharing any security management decisions, policies, and instructions as directed by the project International FSO or his designee;
 Coordinate with the National Field Security Officer on any security issues that arise;
 Accompany female visitors to reception or to the designated waiting area;
 Work closely with other security department staff;
 Assist the guard force with any female security-related issues;
 during off-peak times, support the team by performing security administration duties as directed;
 Patrol and maintain security of office premises and grounds as required; reporting any irregularities;
 Access Control admission of visitors by properly checking their Identity Cards;
 Respond to emergencies affecting safety of the premises and notify direct supervisor;
 Check to make sure that all office equipment, lights etc… are working properly and turn them off after working hours;
 Attend radio calls, take messages;
 Keep record of incoming/outgoing messages;
 Maintain and keep track of communications with field missions as directed;
 Assist in ensuring that all VHF and HF radios are in good working condition;
 Liaise with field security unit on a daily basis regarding radio room activities;
 Ensure that the security guidelines and recommendations are being properly followed by staff;


 Completion of secondary school education
 Security Guard training is an advantage
 Basic computer literacy

Work Experience:
 At least three (03) years of relevant work experience;
 Experience with the UN or International Organization is an asset;
 Proven work experience as a female security guard or relevant position
 Excellent knowledge of public safety and security procedures/protocols
 UNDSS certification in any of the following is an asset: Security Certification Programme, Hostage Incident Management and Emergency Trauma Bag (ETB) Qualification.
 Ability to work with minimum supervision

Language Skills:
 Working Knowledge (Intermediate) of English language in both oral and written and fluent in local languages

Job Location

Afghanistan - Herat
AF AF 12


Secondary School, Security/Safety

Submission Guideline

Interested Afghan nationals should complete the FAO Personal History Form (PHF) and submit it along with their application letter and CV to the email address below, clearly mentioning the vacancy number and post title (National Female Security Guard - FAO/HRT/PRJ/SC/16-2018) in the subject line of the email, otherwise your email will not be considering for further process.

NOTE: Applicant who failed to attach the FAO Personal History Form (PHF) their Application will not be considered for further process.

The above required documents can also be submitted in writing (marked “Confidential” and clearly indicating on the sealed envelope the Vacancy Announcement number & position title) to: the Assistant FAO Representative (Administration), FAO Representation, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Jamal Mina, Opposite Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan.

The FAO PH Form can be downloaded using the following internet link:

The last date for receiving applications is 17 June 2018. Please note that applications received after closing date will not be given consideration. Only short listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted for test/interview.

 Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview/test.
 Application received after closing date will not be given consideration.
 Please make sure to sign the first page of your PHF while applying for the vacant post.
 Do not forget to write the post title and VA number on subject of your email.
 Regret letter will only be sent to interviewed candidates.

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