Job Description

Duties - Provide assistance to the supervisor in evaluating the level of risk and assessing the existing security measures for the UNHCR personnel operations, premises, partners and persons of concern.

- Be aware of security protocols and procedures in place in accordance with the UNSMS policies, UNHCR Policies and the Security Risk Management process in the designated area  check for compliance and advise management on any deficiencies.

- Assist in security assessment missions to the field in Coordination with UNDSS/other agencies; help the supervisor during field missions to gather information and analyse the security situation.

- Support the Implementation of security-related projects.

- Assist in the monitoring, updating and reporting of security-related events.

- Assist in the processing of administrative security issues.

- Maintain liaison with UN security management system actors, local Law enforcement agencies, civil authorities and other relevant agencies.

- Provide security briefings to UNHCR staff, and as appropriate partner staff, on relevant security risk management for the country concerned to include , inter alia, the warden system, communication notification and reporting  procedures, travel planning procedures road   and fire safety.

- Respond to staff queries on security issues and provide immediate assistance as required.

- Provide security-related advice to the manager and other staff.

- Advise on security gaps and needs.

- Maintain liaison and build relationships with Host Government Security Forces and security counterparts.

- Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level G5 - 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher Certificates and/or Licenses Security and Safety issues Relevant Job Experience Desirable Experience in security or police field.

Functional Skills FS-Experience in military/police Computer Literacy CO-Cross-cultural communication Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

With over 1.8 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants and more than 800,000 Colombian returnees from Venezuela, Colombia is the country most heavily affected by the Venezuelan displacement in the region. The over 946,624 Venezuelans who have not been able to regularize their migration status in Colombia, have limited access to basic services and lack opportunities for income generation.  The worldwide Covid-19 health Emergency has further impacted the protection risks of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, displaced and confined populations, Colombian returnees and other persons of concern. More than 116,000 Venezuelans have returned to Venezuela through humanitarian corridors since the borders closed in mid-March last year, most of them due to loss of income, evictions, Food Insecurity and other protection risks related to the inability to respect quarantine conditions. However, re-entries into Colombia have been on the rise starting September 2020 through informal crossing points.

The Senior Field Security Assistant provides support to all security related aspects of Field Operations including Staff, premises, and asset security.

The incumbent is normally supervised by the Head of Office who provides regular guidance. The main duty of the incumbent is to support the management and staff on security issues in own AoR. The incumbent maintains regular contact on a working level on routine issues with other UNHCR personnel, UN agencies, NGOs, implementing partners and with Host Government Security authorities (HGOs) in the area to facilitate the operation. The incumbent is under technical oversight by International FSA covering Colombia and UNHCR national security officer based in Bogota.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Code of Conduct, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

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This vacancy will close on 22nd April 2021 at 23:59 (Geneva Time)
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