Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Field Security Officer (Regional Adviser)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Job Description

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  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this position • FAO does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

• All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality • The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization.

  Organizational Setting The FAO CSLS Security Service aims to assure a safe and secure operating environment and ensure continuity of operations in FAO headquarters and decentralized offices, by protecting the integrity of premises and assets and the security of personnel and other subjects present in the FAO headquarters and decentralized offices from harmful acts and accidents or natural and technological hazards.

The post is located at the Regional Office of Latin America and the Caribbean and provides support and advice at the regional level for FAO programs and activities within the designated areas of responsibility (AoR).

Reporting Lines The Field Security Officer (Regional Adviser) reports to the FAO Assistant Director-general/Regional Representative (ADG/RR) under the overall technical guidance of the Chief, CSLS.

Technical Focus The Field Security Officer (Regional Adviser) provides support and advice to the FAO Assistant Director-General/Regional Representative (ADG/RR), FAO Country Representatives, Security Focal Points in the designated area of responsibility (AoR).

Key results Protection of the integrity of FAO premises, assets and operations, as well as safety and security of FAO personnel.

Key functions • Serves as Safety and Security Focal Point for the Regional Office, Santiago, Chile.

• Applies and monitors the implementation of established Organization and applicable United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) policies and procedures on Safety and Security in the AoR; • Makes recommendations with a view to ensuring continuing compliance with the UN System-wide Security Risk Management Measures (SRMM) and the Residential Security Measures (RSM) and follows up on these recommendations to ensure their implementation in the AoR ; • Advises the Heads of Decentralized Offices in the designated AoR on all Safety and Security matters; • Contributes to the permanent Coordination with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), with government counterparts and other local authorities in the AoR (political and humanitarian, police, military, etc.) as required; • Undertakes missions to the decentralized offices in the AoR and assesses prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising staff, project personnel and dependents on potential security problems, advises on shortfalls and forwards recommendations, submits back to office reports and follows the implementation of the BTORs’ conclusions and recommendations; • Contributes to increasing awareness on Safety and Security, elaborates advisories and implements security training for all staff, dependents and provides quality briefings for staff/dependents and visitors; • Contributes to the planning, coordination and execution of evacuations and relocations of the staff and, where applicable, their dependents; • Supports the deployment and utilization of operational emergency communications systems, including its installation, operation and maintenance; • Provides advice on selection and procurement of other appropriate security and safety equipment; • Supervises assigned consultants, as required; • Performs other duties, as required.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING Minimum Requirements • Advanced university degree in risk or emergency management, social/political science, military science, public Administration, law enforcement, law or a related area; • Five years of relevant experience in risk management and/or safety and security service in a national security and/or military setting including two years in a leadership role; • Working knowledge (Level C) of English and Spanish Competencies • Results Focus • Teamwork • Communication • Building Effective Relationships • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement Technical/Functional Skills • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions and in risk areas is desirable • Extent and relevance of international experience, preferably in UN peacekeeping and/or in the UN security management system, would be an asset; • Extent and relevance experience in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of safety and Security Policies; • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable • Extent and relevance of experience in risk areas is desirable.

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