Security Officer, NOB, Quetta, Pakistan (364 days)

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This is a NO-2 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-2 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!

Pakistan was the sixth country in the world to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, less than one year after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. However, children and adolescents living in Pakistan still face acute challenges.

UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress for children, work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help children realize their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Children. This will be made through, among others things, strong partnerships with provincial authorities, teachers and health professionals, frontline workers and social mobilisers, communities and families, and of course the children and adolescents themselves.

In particular, UNICEF will work so that:

  • Every child survives and thrives -- being in good health, immunised, protected from polio and accessing nutritious food.
  • Every child learns.
  • Every child is protected from violence and exploitation and registered at birth.
  • Every child lives in a safe and clean environment, with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

To learn more about UNICEF’s work in Pakistan, please visit the country website www.unicef.org/pakistan and videos on YouTube and Vimeo

The Security Officer reports to the Chief of the Field Office for general guidance and supervision, and secondary reports to the Staff Security Specialist for technical supervision. The Officer provides professional technical, operational, and administrative assistance to the Supervisor to manage a range of activities on security planning, management, and risk assessments to ensure the safety and security of personnel and their eligible family members and safeguarding of UNICEF premises, assets, and resources at the duty station or as directed.

To make a difference, the incumbent shall be responsible for following key strategic functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks;

1. Security Risk Management and Planning

  • Provide supervisor with input 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.
  • Participate as a member of the security coordination cell established by United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS).
  • Assist in the implementation of all technical security requirements contained in the UN Security Plan, Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments.
  • Provide technical support for contracted security providers.
  • Provide technical input to UNICEF security documentation, including security contingency plans, and assist in drafting mandatory reports in accordance with UNICEF security reporting guidelines, including Security Incident Reports (SIRs).

2. Safety and Security Services

  • Monitor the security situation and provide information, through the supervisor on emerging security threats to UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises assets, and resources.
  • Assist in security activities that support UNICEF operations and participate, as requested, in security risk management for all locations where UNICEF personnel and eligible family members are present.
  • Ensure that UNICEF personnel are kept informed of matters affecting their safety and security and the actions to take in the event of an emergency, including those identified in the UNICEF/UN Security Plans.
  • Support the establishment of an effective and functioning communications system for security management within UNICEF that this is fully integrated into the UN Emergency Communications System.
  • Coordinate with UNDSS to ensure all UNICEF personnel undertake all mandatory security training/briefings and participate in all security-related contingency exercises.
  • Assist in the conduct of security surveys of international personnel residences in accordance with the Residential Security Measures (RSM).

3. Security Networking and Partnership Building

  • In close coordination with UNDSS, actively participate and maintain official liaisons with host government agencies, local authorities responsible for security, law and order, and counterparts in the UN.

4. 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…

  • A University degree in a discipline related to security management, international studies, or security analysis.
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in a security management-related environment, including security analysis. Demonstrated understanding of the United Nations Security Management System and/ or experience at the international level with an international agency or corporation on security planning and management is desirable.
  • Fluency in English and the local language of the duty station is required.

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: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are Nurtures, leads and manages people, Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness; Works Collaboratively with others; Builds and Maintains Partnerships; Innovates and Embraces Change; Thinks and Acts Strategically; Drive to achieve impactful results; Manages ambiguity and complexity.

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

Life at UNICEF

Working at UNICEF is highly rewarding. With attractive remuneration package encompassing competitive pay and benefits, a culture that helps staff thrive and diverse opportunities for personal and professional development, we aim to help you maintain a fulfilling life both at and outside the office.

We make sure you and your loved ones receive the resources and care that you need to thrive. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. Our contracts, wellbeing policies and initiatives ensure that you are well equipped to effectively deliver for children such as;

  • Tax exemption, family allowances, hardship benefits, 10 UN holidays and annual leave allowance, maternity, paternity, adoption leave, medical and dental insurance, pension etc.
  • Career support, staff wellbeing programme, breastfeeding policy, flexible work arrangements, childcare room, family support, policies & initiatives, security etc.
  • UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

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.

Remarks:

  • The vacancy announcement is open both to internal and external candidates.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Verified educational degrees/certificates by HEC are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF.
  • UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates will be prioritized.
  • UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also 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 medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
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