UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, freedom.
How can you make a difference?
The Security Manager reports to the Representative and maintains a direct technical reporting line with the Regional Security Adviser. The Security Manager is responsible for advising the Representative on their security duties and responsibilities in accordance with the UN and the UNICEF Framework of Accountability. The Security Manager contributes to the UNICEF mandate through strong security risk analysis, advice, and relevant mitigation. The Security Manager manages, on behalf of the Representative, all security activities in support of the country.
The Security Manager implements and manages security activities at the duty station in close coordination with all members of the UN Security Management System (UNSMS) including the UN Department of Safety and Security as well as NGO partners in line with the Saving Lives Together policy. As a member of the UN Security Cell, he/she contributes to the development of assessments, procedures and guidelines including Security Risk Assessments (SRAs), Country Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), and the country specific Security Plan.
Key functions, Accountabilities, and duties/tasks :
Security Risk Management and Planning :
- Advise the Representative in the execution of his/her duties with regards to the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, and in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems. Attend as an observer, all SMT/ASMT meetings, assist the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) as appropriate and participate as a member of the security coordination cell established by UNDSS ;
- Provide advice on and manage technical security requirements contained in the UN Security Plan, Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments and monitor their implementation. Oversee, guide and assess all UNICEF security personnel in the country. Provide technical oversight for contracted security providers ;
- Prepare, maintain, and update UNICEF security documentation including security contingency plans and provide the Representative, and the Office of the Security Coordinator (OSC) with mandatory reports in accordance with UNICEF security reporting guidelines. This includes the monitoring/reporting on security compliance and the submission of all Security Incident Reports (SIRs).
Safety and Security Services :
- Monitor the security situation and provide independent and comprehensive analysis with the goal of identifying trends and predicting the specific conditions that would impact on the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, assets and resources ;
- Supervise, evaluate, and review security activities in support of UNICEF operations and participate, coordinate and/or undertake security risk management for all locations where UNICEF personnel and eligible family members are present ;
- Ensure that UNICEF personnel are kept informed of matters affecting their safety and security and the actions to take in the event of an emergency including those identified in the UN Security Plan as it relates to UNICEF. Oversee the establishment of an effective and functioning communications system for security management within UNICEF that is fully integrated into the UN Emergency Communications System. Coordinate with UNDSS to ensure all UNICEF personnel undertake all mandatory security training/briefings and participate in all security related contingency exercises. Plan and lead security surveys of international personnel residences in accordance with the Residential Security Measures (RSM).
Programmatic Security Information Analysis : Provide analysis to understand regional level dynamics, particularly when addressing issues of terrorism, inter-tribal conflict and population movements. Ensure the analysis addresses environmental, socio-economic and political factors that make geographical areas difficult to access and have an impact on the delivery of UNICEF programmes, particularly in areas deemed security compromised. Work closely with the UNICEF programme and communication personnel in country to integrate all relevant analysis into the planning and implementation of all country programmes.
Security Networking and Partnership Building : Establish contact and maintain networks with all UNSMS/NGOs security advisors and relevant local authorities as appropriate. Ensure that security collaboration with NGOs working as UNICEF implementing partners is undertaken, in coordination with UNDSS, and using the SLT policies as a framework.
Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building :
- Introduce technological innovations and approaches to security procedures and systems ;
- Institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned ;
- Organize, plan and/or implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders on security related preparedness and operations.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required : Security Risk Management, International Relations, Conflict Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Diplomatic Studies, Conflict and Security, Counter Terrorism or another relevant technical field ;
*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree ;
- A minimum of eight of relevant professional experience in global security risk management and/or security analysis is required ;
- Demonstrated international security management experience and understanding of the United Nations Security Management System is highly desirable ;
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset ;
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability.
The competencies required for this post are as follows:
Competencies (Level 2)
|Builds and maintains partnerships
|Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
|Drive to achieve results for impact
|Innovates and embraces change
|Manages ambiguity and complexity
|Thinks and acts strategically
|Works collaboratively with others
|Nurtures, leads and manages people
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
- Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service ;
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.