Local Security Associate

  • Added Date: Monday, 15 April 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 29 April 2019

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Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Head of Office, the Local Security Associate (LSA) assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in the country.


Summary of key functions:

  • Close liaison with UNDSS in Khartoum and the field offices on security information.  In addition, liaise with OCHA security focal points in CO and HQ on duty of care in line with the recent change management recommendations and overall security management in CO.
  • Assists in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country/region of assignment;
  • Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists;
  • Supports field offices with the assessment of SRM Security Risk Management (SRM);
  • Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets;
  • Organizes and delivers training courses on staff security awareness and preparedness;
  • Assists in ensuring residential (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards –RSM) and office safety, and security preparedness;

IV. Impact of Results:

The key results have an impact on the accurate and timely implementation of the overall UN security programme at the country level.

  • 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.



Secondary education.  University Degree desirable



  • 6 years of experience in security or analysis and risk management
  • Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.
  • Relevant demonstrated work experience.
  • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;
  • Knowledge of host country safety codes;
  • Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Physically fit and ability to travel to the field


Language Requirements:

Fluency in English and Arabic is required, including solid drafting skills. Knowledge of other local dialect will be an added advantage.



Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

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