Security Officer, NOA, Bamako, Mali - For Malian Nationals only

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Application deadline 7 months ago: Thursday 10 Feb 2022 at 23:55 UTC

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This is a NO-1 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-1 contracts.

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, hope

Mali CO is operating in a very challenging security environment throughout the country. Given its extensive field presence and the number of programmes to deliver and field missions to conduct, the Security section is a key enabler for the activities of the CO. It is required from Security Officers not only professionalism and client-orientation, but also a strong dedication to ensure the security and safety of UNICEF staff and assets in this context. This specific position, placed under the direct supervision of the Security Manager for Mali, requests the ability to constantly adapt to the evolution of the situation and to the need for delivering programmes within an acceptable level of risk. On a daily basis, it implies the capacity to assist staff on all aspects of security (onboarding, briefings, trainings, ID registration, Residential Security Measures, assistance in case of an incident, coordination with UNDSS and local security forces as needed), but also to actively contribute to all UN Security Management System mechanisms, products and foras (Security Risk Management, Security Cell, Integrated Security Plans…) including in the absence of the Security Manager. As the post is located in Bamako, the incumbent will also be responsible for the maintenance/improvement of all security-related issues and equipment for Bamako, Kayes and Sikasso office mainly.

How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Security Risk Management and Planning
  2. Safety and Security Services
  3. Security Networking and Partnership Building
  4. Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building

1. Security Risk Management and Planning

  • Collect, record and report to supervisor all information related to the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, assets and resources in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems.
  • In close coordination with the supervisor, assist in the implementation of all technical requirements contained in the UN Security Plan, Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments. Assist in providing technical support for all UNICEF contracted security providers.
  • Assist the supervisor in drafting UNICEF security documentation including security contingency plans and assist in the compiling of mandatory reports in accordance with UNICEF security reporting guidelines including Security Incident Reports (SIRs).

2. Safety and Security Services

  • Assist the supervisor in monitoring the security situation and emerging security threats to UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, assets and resources. As requested by the supervisor, assist in security activities that support UNICEF operations and participate in security risk management for all locations where UNICEF personnel and eligible family members are present.
  • Draft security related information and instructions to assist the supervisor in keeping personnel informed on matters affecting their safety and security and actions to take in case of an emergency including those identified in the UN Security Plan as it relates to UNICEF.

3. Security Networking and Partnership Building

  • Assist the supervisor in identifying appropriate liaison within the UNSMS/NGO community through UNDSS.

4. Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity building

  • Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders on security related preparedness and operations.

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

  • University degree in one of the following fields is required: Security Risk Management, International Relations, Conflict Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Diplomatic Studies, Conflict and Security, Counter Terrorism or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of one year of professional experience in global security risk management and/or security analysis is required.
  • Demonstrated international security management experience and understanding of the United Nations Security Management System is highly desirable.
  • Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of at least one local language of Mali is highly desirable

For every Child, you demonstrate…

i) Core Values

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

ii) Core Competencies

  • 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)

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  • 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.
  • 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.

Applications from qualified female candidates are highly encouraged.


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

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