Field Officer Job in Kenya – Security
date; August 24, 2020
Setting and Work Relationships
- The Field
Security Officer reports to the manager, who may be, according to context,
the Representative/Chief of Mission or Head of Office within a country
operation, the Senior Field Security Officer; the Bureau Director in a
Regional Directorate; the Chief, Security Operations Section at
Headquarters, or another.
incumbent acts as an adviser to the manager on field security, providing
sound, well- reasoned advice followed by support in implementation of
agreed measures or steps.
- S/he may
directly supervise security personnel at the international or national
- The Field
Security Officer may, depending on the context, be expected to travel on
mission to multiple duty stations, where s/he provides advice and support
to the local manager as agreed in mission terms of reference.
incumbent may, depending on the context, be expected to monitor, coach,
guide and support security personnel in a particular country, region or
- 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 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.
- Advise and
support the supervisor in managing the safety and security of UNHCR
personnel, partners, operations, premises and refugees or persons of
security assessments in close co-operation with UNHCR senior staff members
and interagency partners, analysing security factors and levels of risk
related to UNHCR activities and programmes.
existing security measures to determine their appropriateness and identify
areas needing improvement. Follow up with actions to oversee or implement
- Assist in
ensuring compliance with standards established through the Security Risk
- Assist in
the development of plans for evacuation, medical evacuation and other
cooperation with UNHCR senior staff members, ensure that security measures
are fully integrated into operational planning, including budgetary
provisions, at the earliest stages of development.
and support in activities to advise on programme criticality assessment
- As a
member of a multi-functional team, contribute to efforts to ensure the
physical protection and security of refugees and other persons of concern
by providing security assessments, analysis and advice in developing and
implementing effective strategies which underpin the responsibilities of
the host state.
and maintain relationships with security-related actors, including host
government law enforcement authorities and other stakeholders to ensure
effective information sharing; provide regular feedback and analysis to
close co-operation with staff of the UN Department of Safety and Security
(UNDSS), ensuring UNHCR’s understanding of applicable requirements,
cooperating in security assessments and planning and supporting UNDSS
understanding of agency requirements.
UNHCR staff serving as members of the country Security Management Team
(SMT), or Area Security Management Team (ASMT), Area Security Coordinators
(ASC) and Wardens.
country-relevant security advice and training to UNHCR personnel, and
where appropriate, to staff of NGOs and implementing partners in areas
including, inter alia, preparation for and conduct of road missions, radio
telecommunications and responding to specific threats within the environment.
rehearsals and practical exercises to ensure that staff are familiar with
contingency plans and can implement them confidently in an emergency.
periodic analytical reports on security in accordance with UN and UNHCR
standard operating procedures, sharing with managers in the country of
assignment and FSS.
linkages with the Staff Welfare Section, and the Medical Service,
referring cases as required.
other security-related functions or responsibilities as delegated by the
security-related advice, in written and oral form, to the manager and
- Advise on,
and upon approval, implement, needed mitigating measures.
in criticality assessments.
UNHCR in interagency working groups and attend SMT or ASMT meetings as an
other related duties as required.
Years of Experience / Degree Level
- For P3/NOC
– 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years
relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience
with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
Security Management; Business Administration; Political Science;
Social Science; International Relations;
or other relevant field.
relevant would be military or police academy degree (at Officer level),
and the equivalent of an advanced university degree (MA or equivalent)
specifically successful completion of the Command and General Staff at a
recognized military staff college or police equivalent.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and/or Licenses
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
risk management experience in an international capacity.
competences in security analysis. Experience in high-risk/hardship
environments is an asset. Experience working within or with humanitarian
NGOs is an asset. Relevant training an asset.
are requested to apply online on the UNHCR career page at www.unhcr.org/careers by clicking on the
The UNHCR workforce
consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR
seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as
well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications
are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of
race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual
orientation and gender identity.
Please note that UNHCR
does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application,
interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).
Please note that the
closing date for advertisements in the Add.4 March 2020 Compendium is
Monday 24 August 2020 (midnight Geneva time).