Job Description

Open to Internal and External Candidates Classification: General Service Staff, Grade G6 Type of Appointment: Fixed Term, one year with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible Reference code: VN/RO/2021/01 Closing Date: February 18, 2021 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 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 Regional Director (RD) and the direct supervision of the Regional Security Officer (RSO), the successful candidate will assist in the implementation, Coordination and monitoring of all technical and security processes related to the IOM security set standards providing the necessary support to IOM personnel and assets.

The successful candidate will deliver and assist where required the UN Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments (SSAFE) project and conduct the UN Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) for IOM and other UN agencies inside and outside Egypt.

In addition, the successful candidate will assist the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) RSO to implement all IOM safety and Security Policies, guidelines, programs related to the required United Nations Security Risk Management (UNSRM) and mandatory compliance under the United Nations Security. Management System (UNSMS) for MENA.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the RSO in coordinating and delivering the United Nations Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments (UN SSAFE) for IOM and other UN agencies inside and outside Egypt through close coordination with UNDSS and IOM OSS HQ.
  2. Assist the RSO in conducting the UN Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) training for IOM, the UN personnel locally and at global levels where required in Egypt or elsewhere.
  3. Coordinate all logistics, procurement and administrative arrangements related to UN SSAFE/IFAK training delivery under close RSO supervision.
  4. Contribute to the MENA OSS Unit in the implementation of all designated safety, security contingency plans, procedures and policies under UNDSS and the IOM Security Management System, ensuring that the UNSMS policy on gender consideration is mainstreamed.
  5. Assist the RSO in implementing and regularly testing a functioning warden system. Warden testing methods should include multiple systems, including SCAAN. This includes conducting internal and external security awareness training for IOM Personnel at least twice a year, in line with the current United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS), and the IOM OSS Policies. This includes assisting the RSO in implementing and testing (guarding, UHF radio applications, operational capacities are compliant to IOM/UN in Egypt)
  6. Coordinate with HR at the RO and CO to ensure the RO OSS has access to updated National and International personnel lists always, supporting the required realistic personnel lists, hard and soft copies.
  7. Coordinate all IOM RO MENA programed conferences, workshops, training sessions, VIP missions into Egypt within the UNSMS and current SRM for the UN travel into Egypt through the coordination with UN internal and external HG security stakeholders for designated areas in Egypt.
  8. Maintain a hard and soft filing system for the RO OSS, updated public shared folders on UN security awareness, OSS standards, through personnel access to all security contingency plans relevant to RO MENA and Egypt UNSMS.
  9. Prepare informal translations of security related documents from Arabic to English and vice versa when required, with emphasizes on required monitoring of internal and external open media sources for the Analysis on basic trends and patterns for MENA, and to support the RO and CO OSS units.
  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:


· University degree in Security, Law Enforcement, Military Studies, Social Sciences, International Studies, Communications or a related field from an accredited academic institution, with four years of relevant professional experience; or, · Completed High School degree from an accredited academic institution, with six years of relevant professional experience.


· Experience with the UN Peacekeeping or Humanitarian security field; · Experience in planning, and operational execution of security Management Systems private sector an advantage; · Previous experience in dealing with law enforcement agencies; · Experience in the North Africa and Middle East security context to network effectively as a regional local security assistant (LSA).


Fluency in English and Arabic is required. Working knowledge of French is an advantage.

Required Competencies:


· Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

· Integrity and transparency: maintains 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 2 · 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 Egypt will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is ether to be an Egyptian national or have legal residency and a work permit in Egypt.

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