Open to Internal and External Candidates
Local Security Assistant (1 vacancy)
Type of Appointment
One year fixed term
Estimated Start Date
As soon as possible
October 27, 2019
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision and guidance of the Field Security Officer, the Local Security Assistant will assist in the overall implementation and coordination of security and administrative related services and tasks, to ensure the high quality and accuracy of work within the Security Unit.
The Local Security Assistant promotes a client, quality, and results-oriented approach while performing crucial operations functions. Additionally, the incumbent will also continue to play a major role in the implementation of recommendations stemming from the audit of the IOM Safety & Security function.
The Local Security Assistant works in close collaboration with the other Local Security Assistants within the mission and with the Field Security Officer. He/she keeps professional work relation with other UN agencies staff to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Assist and support IOM Libya FSO in the required Day to day supervision over the security guards deployed at the IOM office.
Monitoring operation of walk-thru device, CCTVs for effective implementation of all joint security measures perimeter security and access control. Ensure that issued security equipments are always functional, report for any damage or deficiency to the FSO.
Support the Implementation of all new security measures on advice of the FSO.
Develop and maintain Adequate Office access and egress SOPs, ensure only authorized persons entering IOM premises.
Conduct interior patrols and fire safety observation when required.
Report to the FSO any potential/actual preaches of IOM office security as well as any unusual activity.
Ensure all relevant security information is conveyed properly and accurately to the FSO and the appropriate IOM mission staff members by maintaining regular/flash security reports.
Develop a comprehensive working knowledge of the present IOM/UNDSS Memorandum of Understanding, related to the various security protocols stipulated by this agreement.
Assist the FSO in conducting the security assessments, offering appropriate recommendations, design and implement evacuation/emergency plans and drills.
Assist the FSO in the implementation of the designated safety/security contingency plans, procedures and policies under UNDSS and the IOM Security Management System.
Maintain the required networking in support of the security unit with all UN stakeholders, external partners, UN, NGOs and HG security units achieving a common standard supporting IOM programs, and safe delivery of these objectives.
Establish and update staff files/lists and develop the Warden System for all IOM staff in Libya as advised by the FSO.
Conduct security briefing (including cultural orientation) for new arrivals or TDYers.
Assist and support required monitoring of the in-country security situation through reporting of significant incidents on a timely manner to designated management staff using prescribed reporting forms/templates and IOM security modalities.
Maintain a filing system for the security unit with a hardcopy and soft copy in IOM security shared folders to support staff awareness and access to all security contingency plans.
Keep and update an Inventory List and Tracking System of all IOM Staff Security Unit (SSU) assets in IOM Libya and set up/streamline procedures to manage and safeguard all IOM-SSU assets in the office.
Work closely with IOM logistics to ensure that all vehicles are SRM compliant.
Escort IOM staff on missions according to UNDSS approved SRM IOM FSO assessment and keep continued contact with the DSS radio room.
Report to duty if need be during official holidays and after normal working hours to support IOM emergency programs or any other work-related issue.
Perform such other duties as assigned by the CoM/FSO.
Required Qualifications and Experience
High School degree with five years of relevant security professional experience or;
Bachelor degree in business management, international relations or other relevant field from an accredited academic institution with Minimum of three years of experience in security, law enforcement, military or police context Added advantage if previous experience in UN/IOM Missions, International Peacekeeping or International Emergency Missions;
Experience in planning, and operational execution of security management systems private sector or otherwise is an added advantage.
Previous experience in dealing with law enforcement agencies.
Working knowledge of French is an advantage.
Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1
Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their updated CV with a cover letter to email@example.com, by 27 October 2019 at the latest, mentioning the job title in the subject line. Emails without such indication will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
From 14.10.2019 to 27.10.2019
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