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Field Security Coordination Assistant (FSCA)

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
03 January, 2007
Last Date to apply:
17 January, 2007
Experience in years
2 to 4

At least relevant 5 years experience is required. Experience with UN agencies is a plus.



Under the immediate supervision of the UN Area Field Security Officer (AFSCO), the field Security Coordinating Assistant (FSCA) will provide assistance in the implementation of the security plan and all matters relating to safety and security management.

In the instances without a full time AFSCO, the FSCA works under the direct supervision of the Country Security Focal Point.

It is important to note that the FSCA is a local assistant who must always work under the direct supervision of and be accountable to either the AFSCO or CSFP.

He/she will perform the following duties and responsibilities.

Provide substantive support to the AFSCO in the collection of information and preparation of communications to the United Nations (UN) Head of agencies and the UN Security Bureau in the New York in relation to the security issues.

Gather and update information on security related issues in order to review and assess the security situation at the duty station.

Provide assistance in the conduct and follow up of investigation and reports on the security related incidents affecting UN staff an UN offices and maintain an accurate and detailed record of all security incidents occurring In the regional office.

Assist in the preparation of security reports (Security Incidents, Security Assessments and Quarterly Incident Reports).

Maintain close contact and liaise with host government agencies and other UN offices to obtain the latest information regarding the security situation in the country and advise the AFSCO on latest trends and threats to staff safety and security.

Prepare, maintain and update country security plan in accordance with the guidelines contained in the UN Field Security Handbook including updating national and international staff list.

Assist in the maintenance and monitoring of MOSS (Minimum Operational security standards) compliance on equipment and other areas.

Identify the emergency Communication Equipment.

Take part in conducting security evaluations and surveys in order to provide advice on security measures for the residences of the UN staff members and UN offices.

Represent the UN/DSS meetings when the AFSCO is on mission/leave outside the country.

Provide support in organizing and conducting training courses on security issues/awareness and preparedness that include newly assigned staff members. Security orientation briefing is also given to new staff members upon arrival at the duty station.

Assist the area Security coordinators and Wardens in the discharge of their responsibilities and monitor the status of their security preparedness at all times.

Perform other duties as may be assigned by the AFSCO

Female Candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesSecondary School CertificateMatriculation / O levelsUniversity degree will be preferred but it is not a requirement