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25 Apr 2023

Full Time Local Security Associate at UNDP

UNDP – Posted by Jobs4MW Lilongwe

Job Description

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Security Adviser (SA), the Local Security Assistant (LSA) will assist in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in Malawi.
Duties and Responsibilities

1.) Assists the Security Advisor in collecting, updating, and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country;

  • Obtaining national statistics on crime trends and road traffic accidents from host government security forces including the Malawi Police Service, DRTSS, etc

2.) Supervise and constantly monitor the activities of the Emergency Response Team;

  • Supporting crafting of ERT duty roster and ERT patrol plan.
  • Maintaining updated staff lists and the locations of staff members’ residences.

3.) Supports the SA with the assessment of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) and Minimum Operational Residential Security Standards (MORSS) for the Southern Region;

  • Conducting residential security assessments for UN staff members’ prospective houses.
  • Conducting Facility safety and security surveys (FSSS)

4.) Liaises and coordinates, as appropriate, with the host government security organizations and/or personnel, including national and local provincial authorities, military, and police officers, as well as non-governmental organizations and other non-State actors in the country.

  • Following up on outstanding UN-related cases with the police and updating concerned staff members on the status of their cases
  • Gathering security information on impending incidents of national concern and acquiring the level of operational preparedness by security stakeholders.

5.) Assist the SA in organizing and delivery of training courses on security awareness and preparedness;

  • Conducting security awareness training for all UN personnel in their respective agencies
  • Conducting fire and building evacuation drills with all UN agencies to establish the level of preparedness in cases of actual crises.
Core Competencies
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

Business Direction & Strategy:Strategic Thinking

  • Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP’s objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities; linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions
  • Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP

Business Direction & Strategy: Effective Decision Making

  • Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority area of expertise and resources

Business Development: Integration within the UN

  • Ability to understand and deal with a business situation in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome Knowledge and understanding of the operational frameworks in the organization and ability to make good judgments and quick decisions within such frameworks Entrepreneurial Thinking

Security Services: Security risk management

  • Ability to assess threats and risks, identify and oversee implementation of mitigation measures, including ability to design and test security plans

Security Services: Security advice, planning and coordination

  • Ability to provide with authoritative advice and guidance on security management, plan and coordinate security activities

Security Services: Security incident management & monitoring

  • Ability to provide adequate response to security incidents/events

Security Services: Security information management

  • Analytical capabilities to process diverse security information and develop recommendations
Required Skills and Experience
  • Secondary education.  University Degree desirable, but it is not a requirement.
  • 6 years’ experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work. Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.
  • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;
  • Experience in diplomatic security, protection and intelligence considered an asset;
  • 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
  • Fluency in English and Chichewa
Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.
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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Closes : April 28, 2023


Job Categories: Management Jobs and Security Jobs. Job Types: Full Time.


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