Field Security Assistant

Category: Admin Jobs Location: Maroua

Date Published Tue, 27 May 2014 10:06:52 +0000

Contract Type Contract

Salary Negociable

Location Maroua

Required Experience 1-3years

Expiry Date 19th June, 2014



Under the overall guidance of the Security Advisor (SA) and supervision of the Area Security Coordinator (ASC), the Field Security Assistant (FSA) assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in the region of assignment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

  • Assists SA/ASC in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the region;
  • Assists in maintaining the Regional Security Plan, including updating staff lists;
  • Supports the SA/ASC with the assessment of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for the duty station;

Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets;

  • Organizes and delivers training courses on security awareness and preparedness;
  • Assists in ensuring residential (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards – MORSS) and office safety, and security preparedness;

Provides general administrative assistance to the ASC.


Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization's core values – Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity

Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own work plan with minimum supervision. Ability to work under pressure or in crisis situations. Availability to travel within the area of responsibility.

Creativity: Ability to actively seek to improve services, offer new and different options to solve problems/meet client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new ideas

Teamwork: Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

Communication: Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Languages Required English French


Secondary general education. University Degree desirable, but it is not a requirement.

5-7 years experience in security, preferably in the military, police or gendarmerie context. Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.

Fluency in English and/or French and working knowledge of the other language.

Knowledge of the Northern area of Cameroon,

  • Knowledge of the local language and culture is an asset.
  • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operations;
  • 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, Category B
  • Ability to travel
  • Physically fit

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.

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