Senior Field Safety Associate

  UNHCR Jalalabad
  Afghanistan Unspecified 1412
Date Posted:Feb 3, 2011
Closing Date:Feb 15, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Security/Safety
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About UNHCR Jalalabad:


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) initiated the Resettlement Deployment Scheme in 1997 as a means to increase its capacity to refer refugees for resettlement consideration and strengthen its relationship with NGO resettlement partners.In 1998, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) undertook administration of the Resettlement Scheme in a joint partnership with UNHCR. The Scheme continues to serve as a mutually beneficial mechanism for both UNHCR and the resettlement countries to respond to the needs of refugees. Partnership with NGOs: Through its partnership with NGOs, the Resettlement Deployment Scheme offers an opportunity to bring skilled people from a variety of NGO backgrounds, into refugee protection operations in the field. The temporary placement of NGO personnel who are sent on deployments within UNHCR operations provides them with an increased understanding of how UNHCR resettlement programs function within the context of local and international partnerships. In turn, UNHCR benefits from the experience of NGO personnel who are grounded in community work in refugee receiving countries. At the end of their assignments, deployees (persons who have completed deployments) return to their home organizations. Deployees from NGOs can use their new experiences and insights to increase awareness of UNHCR’s resettlement work and of the prominent role that NGOs play in giving effect to resettlement as a durable solution and protection tool.

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Sub-Office, the incumbent shall perform the following duties:
1.Assist the supervisor in gathering information and analyzing the overall security situation as well as the security situation related to a specific area. Make appropriate recommendations.
2.Establish and maintain good relations and co-operation with local authorities and other agencies on issues of security.

Duties & Responsibilities:

3.Evaluate existing security measures for safeguarding of staff, beneficiaries, UNHCR property and premises and make appropriate recommendations and/or arrange for their improvement.
4.Assist the office in monitoring the security situation vis-à-vis the implementation of UNHCR’s activities, and safety of beneficiaries, and recommend improvements.
5.Prepare and maintain security guidelines, measures, standards and MOSS for UNHCR office in the Eastern region.
6.Review security and evacuation plans and assist in ensuring that all staff members are familiar with these plans.
7.Endorse or recommend the deployment of suitable communication equipment for security purposes and make sure that such equipment is compatible with other UN agencies in the area.
8.Conduct training on security awareness, preparedness and response.
9.Provide security advice to all staff including advice on warden system, radio communication procedures, travel procedures, recognition of explosive devices, fire safety, physical security of UNHCR premises/property and staff residence, equipment required for security measures and other security issues and precautions to be taken .
10.Conduct and assist in security briefings.
11.Ensure that the database on security incidents is up-to-date.
12.Prepare situation reports.
13.Maintain staff movements tracking system according to the requirement of security situation at the duty station/area.
14.Respond to staff security emergencies and provide immediate assistance.
15.Perform other security-related duties as required

Job Requirement:

Education:Completion of secondary school education, courses and or/course in military issues, security issues or related field
Language:Excellent command of English (both spoken and written), local language and/or another relevant UN language.
Other requirements:Excellent computer skill including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint Flexibility and ability of work as part of a multi-cultural team;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Knowledge of relevant UNHCR and UN rules and regulations and skills of coaching and developing people.

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