Local Security Associate (for Malaysian Nationals only)

  • Added Date: Thursday, 14 March 2019
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2019

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Deadline: Tuesday, 28 May 2019


  • Assist in implementation of GSSU Security Plan
  • MOSS/Residential Security Measures Compliance
  • Threat & Risk Assessment
  • Liaison
  • Strategic functional planning on security management processes, crisis management and emergency response
  • Programming
  • Sharing Information
  • General Assistance to the Director/Deputy Director
  • General Tasks
  • Provide assistance to the Director in the implementation of the GSSU Security Plan, Contingency Plans and the UN Security Framework, including ensuring that all UNDP personnel are covered by relevant Security Plans;
  • In conjunction with the HR Unit, ensure Staff Lists are maintained and regularly provided to UNDSS (in conjunction with the HR unit);
  • Maintain and test UNDP GSSU Communications Plan;
  • Maintain Entrance/Exit Check Lists;
  • Administer and test the UNDP GSSU Warden Plan;
  • Facilitate security clearances for staff in all UNDP presences in country;
  • In coordination with UNDSS, ensure availability of updated and adequate procedures for dealing with emergencies involving UNDPGSSU staff in all project locations/offices;
  • In coordination with UNDSS be prepared for 24-hour response to all security and safety related incidents involving UNDP GSSU staff.
  • Ensure that UNDP personnel, offices, residences and equipment are MOSS/RSM compliant;
  • Ensure that all staff members posted to UNDP GSSU have completed the Basic and Advanced Security in The Field Training and that records of certificates are maintained with the HR Unit;
  • Provide advice on the selection and procurement of appropriate equipment for security (vehicles, telecommunications equipment, etc). Monitors the procurement, deployment and functionality of the same;
  • Coordinate with the Director GSSU and UNDSS to conduct periodic appropriate security assessments of UNDP GSSU premises and equipment and provides advice on shortfalls in security preparedness with recommended improvements and solutions.;
  • Coordinate with the GSSU Management, UNDSS and building occupants in implementing UNDP GSSU office security measures and procedures (access control of visitors and vehicles).
  • As requested, provide inputs to UNDSS to assist in the preparation of comprehensive Security Risk Assessments (Country, Regional, Site, Project or Individual specific);
  • Under the direction of the Director GSSU and in close cooperation with UNDSS, assists in the conducting of UNDP GSSU security risk assessments, evaluations and surveys and advises the personnel on security measures for UNDP GSSU office and projects
  • In close coordination with UNDSS, ensure appropriate professional liaison with host government agencies, local authorities responsible for security, law and order, counterparts in UN and diplomatic missions and municipal/traditional leaders.
  • Work closely with UNDSS to ensure that UNDP procedures conform to the UN security framework.
  • Provide inputs and assist UNDSS in updating the country specific security plan and contingency plans in accordance with the UN Field Security Handbook (FSH) as it relates to UNDP component.
  • Develop field deployment procedures for inclusion into the UNDP GSSU Security Plan
  • See that all UNDP personnel are included in the Security Plan of the respective duty stations being prepared by UNDSS.
  • Train UNDP GSSU wardens and follow up on their specific needs accordingly for both international and national staff.
  • Provide security related contributions to the Business Continuity Plan, with guidance from the RSA/DRSA and test it as required.
  • Facilitate security clearances for all UNDP GSSU staff travelling in areas where required.
  • Provide timely and accurate security advice to all staff;
  • Immediately report all security and safety related incidents involving UNDP GSSU staff to the Director and UNDSS;
  • Ensures that UNDP GSSU personnel are provided with situation reports and other appropriate security related information generated by UNDSS;
  • Encourage an exchange of security related information with UNDP GSSU staff;
  • Assist in the preparation of UNDP GSSU security reports such as the Incident Reports and Weekly Reports;
  • Provides substantive support to the Director GSSU in collecting and updating information with regards to security issues and communicating them to key interlocutors.
  • Maintain routine and confidential correspondence files/documents related to security issues;
  • Takes minutes and/or notes at UNDP Security meetings;
  • Assist in implementation of Business Continuity Management, as required.
  • Provide assistance in the conduct and follow up of investigations and incidents affecting UNDP GSSU staff and assets;
  • In close cooperation with UNDSS, provides support in organizing and conducting training briefings and courses on security issues/awareness and preparedness and giving orientation to newly assigned personnel and dependents;
  • Represent UNDP GSSU at security meetings, as appropriate, in the absence of GSSU Managers;
  • Perform UNDP SURGE duties in the region under the direction of the RSA/DRSA as required;
  • Perform other security-related tasks assigned by the Director GSSU and/or RSA/DRSA.


Core Competencies

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work
  • Ability to persuade others to follow
  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
  • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement 

Technical/Functional Competencies

  • Knowledge of the UN Security Management System (UNSMS) and UNDP's role in addressing security issues
  • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural environment and with respect for diversity
  • Knowledge of security policy concepts and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
  • Ability to provide adequate response to security incidents/events
  • Ability to design, contribute to, and administer meaningful security training programmes/courses
  • Ability to perform administrative and procedural activities to insure that quality requirements and goals are fulfilled
  • Secondary Education. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Political Science, Military Studies, Security Management, Management or a relevant field is highly desirable, but is not a requirement.
  • Seven (7) years with secondary education or four (4) years with Bachelor’s Degree of relevant 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.
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Malaysia is required, knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
  • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;
  • Knowledge of host country safety codes;
  • Solid computer skills (MS word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Ability to travel;
  • Physically Fit.

Salary Range:

Salary range MYR 92,438 to MYR 113,051 Gross per annum (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), depending on relevant qualifications and experience.


Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

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