Field Security Associate (FSA), Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh At United Nations Development Programme

Closing date: Thursday, 23 March 2023

Job Identification : 8687

Locations : Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh

Posting Date : 02/22/2023, 05:40 AM

Apply Before : 03/23/2023, 06:40 PM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : G6

Vacancy Type : Fixed Term

Practice Area : Crisis management / Country Management Support

Vacancy Timeline

4 Weeks

Mobility required/no mobility

no mobility required

Job Description

This position is designed to support UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes in Bangladesh, through security advice and guidance so to enable the UN agencies to conduct their operations in the safest way possible as well as enabling the safety and security of UN staff and assets nationwide.

Under the immediate supervision of the Field Security Coordination Officer Cox’s Bazar and under overall guidance and management of the Security Adviser (SA) based in Dhaka, the LSA assists in the implementation of UN security operations in Cox’s Bazar and Bhashan Char.

Summary of key functions:

 Information, assessment and reports about the security situation  Assist in preparing UN Security Policy documentations and their implementation  Support to UN Agencies  Assist in conducting security training for United Nations personnel  To implement Saving Lives Together (SLT) framework

1.) Information, assessment and reports about the security situation:

 Scan the security environment and assesses the security situation.  Collecting, updating and sharing of security information in the area.  Liaise and coordinate with the Host Government (HG) law enforcement agencies; Police, Security, Traffic, Intelligence etc..  Support UN staffs and their Dependents in any security incidents happened with them.  Provide inputs regarding security incidents affecting UN staffs, their Dependents, UN offices and assets.  Prepare Security Incident Reports (SIR), Quarterly Incident Report (QIR).  Prepare and share a Daily Media Report with all UN agency representatives.

2.) Assist in preparing UN Security Policy documentations and their implementation: Example of Duties:  Conduct Residential Security Measures (RSM) assessment of UN international staff.  Conduct Security Risk Management (SRM) of the area.  Implement the Security Risk Management Measures (SRMMs) framed under the SRM.  Conduct Security Risk Assessment (SRA) of UN events being organized by UN Agencies.  Enable police coordination for UN events.  Draft Special Operating Procedures (SoPs) related to various UN policies, like Road Safety, Water Transportation safety etc.  Implement Savings Lives Together (SLT) framework and assist the INGOs there-under.  Plan and support the missions by Senior United Nations Officials (SUNO) – including drafting of Personal Security Risk Assessment (PSRA) report.

3.) Support to UN Agencies: Example of Duties:  Organizes and conducted the meetings of the Area Security Cell.  Organizes and conducts the meetings of the Area Security Management Team.  Create and support Warden system for all UN staffs.  Support the UN movements to the camps from Cox’s Bazar through the Security Operations Centre (SOC).  To organize the on-arrival security briefing to new UN staffs and visitors.  Maintain regular contact with Security Focal Points of UN agencies and assist in security related information and provide technical support.  To manage and run the Security Communication System (SCS) through the 24/7 SOC.  To conduct a monthly Radio Check of all UN staffs who hold radios.

4.) Assist in conducting security training for United Nations personnel: Example of Duties:  Support the UNDSS team in organizing and conducting Security Awareness Training (SAT).  Organize Warden Training for all UN agencies.  To be creative in developing and preparing training materials and Lesson Plans.  To obtain feedback of the Security Trainings and act on those to further improve the training.

5.) To implement Saving Lives Together (SLT) framework:

Example of Duties:  To have an updated list of SLT partners.  To offer them all security assistance under the SLT framework.  To organize monthly security briefing for SLT partners.  To offer on-arrival security briefing to their International staff members and Dependents – if any.

6.) Any other functions, responsibilities or portfolio which may be assigned by Any other security related tasks assigned by the SA/DSA/FSCO.

Impact of the Result:

The key results have an impact on the overall security management efforts in the implementation of the UN Safety & security policies.

V. Requirements: Education

  •  High school diploma or equivalent is required. Experience, Knowledge, and Skills
  •  A minimum of 5 years’ experience in security, military or police or related field of work.
  •  Previous work experience in the UN is an asset.
  •  Formal training in Security Risk Management is an asset.
  •  Knowledge of VHF radio operation;
  •  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 written and spoken English and Bangla is required.
  •  Knowledge and familiarity in native Rohingya language is as asset.

Expected Demonstration of Competencies

Core Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements Learn Continuously LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback Adapt with Agility LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible Act with Determination LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident Engage and Partner LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships Enable Diversity and Inclusion LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies) Thematic Area Name Definition Safety & Security Security Planning Understand principles of security planning Safety & Security Security Assessment Understand security environment in the area of responsibility. Safety & Security Security Risk Management Understand security risk management process. Knowledge of best SRM practices. Safety & Security Information processing Understand security & safety environment of the area of responsibility. Ability to work with open sources of information related to safety & security & single out developments which may have potential to impact on UN staff, assets and/or opportunities. Ability to provide relevant security and safety advice. Business Management Communication Ability to speak and write clearly & effortlessly. Ability to listen to others. Ability to have two-way communication. Ability to tailor language, tone, style. Ability to demonstrate openness.

Business Management Planning & organizing Ability to develop clear goals and identify priorities. Ability to allocate appropriate amount of time & resources to complete work. Ability to use time efficiency. Business Management Accountability Ability to take ownership of all responsibilities. Ability to meet the timelines and take responsibility for the shortcomings.

Business Management Client orientation Ability to establish and maintain partnership with clients. Ability to identify clients’ needs & find appropriate solutions.

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