Duties and responsibilities
Advise and support the Representative or Head of Office in managing staff safety and security of UNHCR personnel , partners, operations, premises
- Undertake periodic security assessments in close cooperation with UNHCR senior staff members, UNDSS and interagency partners drafting the required security risk management assessment reports and using key tools for same.
- Evaluate existing security measures to determine their appropriateness and identify areas needing improvement. Follow up with actions to oversee or implement those improvements.
- Advise on and assist in ensuring compliance with standard established through the Security Risk Management process.
- Assist and develop plans for evacuation/relocation medical evacuation and other security contingencies. - In cooperation with UNHCR senior staff members, assist in ensuring that security measures are fully integrated into operational planning, including budgetary provisions, at the earliest stages of development.
- Participate in programme related discussions to advise on security risk levels in line with programme criticality. - Respond to staff queries on security issues and provide immediate assistance as required.
- 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.
- Maintain relationships with security-related actors, including host government law enforcement authorities and partner agencies.
- Maintain cooperation with staff of the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS).
Cooperate in security assessments and planning and supporting interagency processes.
- Support UNHCR staff serving as members of the country Security Management Team (SMT), or Area Security Management Team (ASMT), Area Security Coordinators (ASC) and Wardens.
- Provide country-relevant security advice and training to UNHCR staff, and where appropriate, to staff of NGOs and implementing partners in areas including, inter alia, preparation for and conduct of road missions, radio telecommunications, immediate actions upon detection of explosive devices or other dangers, hostage survival and other critical incidents.
- Conduct rehearsals and practical exercises to ensure that staff are familiar with security contingency plans and can implement them confidently in an emergency.
- Prepare periodic reports on security in accordance with UN and UNHCR standard operating procedures, sharing with managers in the country of assignment and, as appropriate, regional security coordinators, FSS.
- Maintain linkages with the Staff Welfare Section, and the Medical Service, referring cases as required in consultation with staff member’s supervisor.
- Provide security-related advice, in written and oral form, to the manager and other staff.
- Advise on, and upon approval, implement, needed mitigating measures.
- Participate in criticality assessments.
- Perform other related duties as required.