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PNUD : Security operations Support, Mbandaka

  • Mbandaka, Équateur, République démocratique du Congo
  • CDD
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  • Post date:9 Déc 2016
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Job Description

  Security operations Support  
  Job ID  
  Practice Area – Job Family   Management  
  Vacancy End Date  
  (Midnight New York, USA)
  Duty Station   Mbandaka, Congo, The Democratic Republic  
  Education & Work Experience  
  C-HS Graduate or Equivalent – 4 year(s) experience  
  French, Lingala  
  Vacancy Type Service Contract (SC)  
  Posting Type  
  Bureau Africa  
  Contract Duration            
  1 an  


 Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO), 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 region of Nord Ubangi (Gbadolite). 

 Duties and Responsibilities

 The functions/duties/key results of this job description are generic and not all duties are carried out by all Local Security Associates.

Summary of key functions

  • Assists FSCO in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country;
  • Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists;
  • Supports the FSCO with the assessment of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for the duty station;
  • Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets;
  • Organizes and delivers training courses on security awareness and preparedness;
  • Assists in ensuring residential (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards; MORSS)and office safety, and security preparedness;
  • Provides general administrative assistance to the FSCO;

Assists the FSCO in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country:

  • 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 FSCO;
  • Communicates information on security to the heads of United Nations agencies and provides host country security advice to UNDSS in the absence of the FSCO, as required;
  • Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies;
  • May be requested to provide technical assistance at SMT meetings, in the absence of the FSCO.

Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists:

  • Helps in the preparation and review of the UN Security Plan;
  • Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required

Assists the FSCO 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.

Assists the FSCO 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

Assists the FSCO to provide 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.

 Provides general administrative assistance to the FSCO:

  • Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents;
  • Maintains a database on contact details in relation to host country security authorities;
  • Maintains a database on contact details for all UN Staff around the country.
  • Arranges appointments, receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls and answers queries with discretion, and takes minutes and/or notes at meetings.

Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the FSCO:

  • 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.

The key results have an impact on the accurate and timely implementation of the overall UN security programme at the country level.


  •  Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization’s core values – Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity
  • Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own work plan with minimum supervision. Ability to work under pressure or in crisis situations. Availability to travel within the area of responsibility.
  • Creativity: Ability to actively seek to improve services, offer new and different options to solve problems/meet client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new ideas
  • Teamwork: Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Communication: Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills.

 Required Skills and Experience


Secondary education.  University Degree desirable, but it is not a requirement.


  • 4 years’ experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work. Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable. 

Other Skills and Requirements:

  • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation; 
  • Experience in diplomatic security, or protection or related area is considered as an asset; 
  • Knowledge of host country safety codes;
  • Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint); 
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license 
  • Ability to travel
  • Physically fit

Language Requirements:

Fluency in French and Lingala is required, Fluency in English is desirable.


 Important applicant information

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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