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Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Security Adviser (SA) or Deputy Security Adviser (DSA), the Field Security Associate (FSA) assists UNSMS entities in Zimbabwe through the Security Focal Points (SFPs) in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in Zimbabwe Duties and Responsibilities 1. Assists SA/DSA in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in Zimbabwe:
2. 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.
3. Assists with monitoring compliance with security measures implementation as recommended in the Security Risks Management (SRM) process through liaison with Agency Security Focal Points.Assists with the compilation of data required for the security measures implementation.
4. Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets, and assists in preparing security reports, such as the Security Incident Report and other Security Assessments.
5. Provides support in organizing and conducting training courses on security awareness and preparedness and providing security orientation to newly assigned staff members.
6. Conduct security briefings as required.
7. Performs other security-related tasks:
Knowledge Management and LearningActively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills. Shares knowledge and experience Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office.
Leadership and Self-ManagementFocuses on results for the client. Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude. Remains patient, in control, calm, resilient, and empathic even under pressure. Demonstrates openness to change Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
Job Knowledge/Technical ExpertiseUnderstands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position. Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks.
Client OrientationReports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion Organizes and prioritizes work schedules to meet client needs and deadlines. Responds to client needs promptly. Required Skills and Experience Education: Completion of secondary school is required. University Degree or equivalent in Political Science, Military Studies, Security Management, Management, or a relevant field is desirable. Experience: 7 years of relevant experience in security within the UN system, an international NGO, or another international organization is required. The minimum relevant experience is reduced to five (5) years for candidates with a first-level university degree or higher. Proven knowledge of Security Risk Management processes is required. Extensive knowledge of the security situation in Zimbabwe is desirable. Proven Knowledge of conducting security training courses, security awareness sessions and security orientation is desirable. Prove experience in preparing security reports and security assessments is desirable. Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation is desirable. Experience in using Microsoft applications, i.e. Word, Excel Access and PowerPoint, is desirable. Possession of a valid driver’s license is desirable.
Language Requirements:Fluency in written and spoken English and basic working knowledge in Shona or Ndebele is required. Disclaimer Important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders) Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications. Applicant information about UNDP rosters Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
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