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This is a G-6 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 6 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be more than 1,477 USD.

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The salary of a G-6 depends on the duty station. The minimum salary there is 1,477 USD

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Safety

Find out how UNICEF programmes drive change for children and young people every day, in Syria by visiting this:

How can you make a difference?

The Security Associate reports to the Staff Security Specialist P-4 for supervision. The Security Associate provides technical, operational, and administrative assistance to the Supervisor in support of their role as it relates to ensuring the safety and security of personnel and their eligible family members as well as safeguarding UNICEF premises, assets, and resources at the duty station. In carrying out the below duties, the incumbent is expected to follow instructions precisely and strictly comply with supervisor’s instructions and UN Security-related policies, rules, and procedures.


  1. Provide a comprehensive review of countrywide security situation on a daily basis through local media and other open media sources, advise Staff Security Specialist on trends and/or incidents with early warning value that could affect UNICEF personnel, assets, and operations.
  2. Conduct field trips to support sub-offices or UNICEF field missions at short notice whenever Staff Security Specialist requests.
  3. Maintain UNICEF Warden System up-to-date, including updating lists for staff and eligible dependents. Ensure that fire safety arrangements, plans for fire/building evacuation, relocation/evacuation of staff to a safe haven are updated and efficiently implemented, and resolve problems related to relocation/evacuation.
  4. Act as the direct focal point for security guards in the area assigned; support security guards in solving problems, report any incidents to Staff Security Specialist; authorize a change of shifts, and verify attendances and/or absences of security guards.
  5. Conduct Security training courses for UNICEF personnel, security guards, and others as appropriate; provide security briefing for new staff members.
  6. Maintain databases of all security related information and documents such as: security updates and analytical reports. Also, information obtained for the Syria Country Office such as: SRM, SRMM, RSM, SRAs, Security Plans, Staff lists and Significant Incident Reports (SIRs).
  7. Maintain, update and regularly test/exercise the NCO/NFO Warden System, Communication Trees and the tracking of UNICEF staff /visitors. Update, maintain and test building evacuation and emergency plan/s.
  8. Perform any other related duties assigned by the supervisor.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Completion of secondary education, supplemented by relevant technical courses and/or university courses in a relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible experience in Admin / Operations with or a related field is required.

    At least one year of security-related activities is highly desired.

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


This position is not considered an elevated-risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.

UNICEF’s active commitment toward diversity and inclusion is critical to delivering the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable women are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates).

Temporary Appointment for 364 days

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