Local Security Assistant

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United Nations Human Settlements Programme P.O. Box 30030, Nairobi 00100, KENYA
Tel: +254-20 7623120, Fax: +254-20 7624266/7 infohabitat@unhabitat.org, www.unhabitat.org

Vacancy Announcement

 
 

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:
UN-HABITAT

DUTY STATION:
Mogadishu

FUNCTIONAL TITLE:
Local Security Assistant

DURATION:
12 working months

CLOSING DATE:
5th July 2018

BACKGROUND
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UN-Habitat helps the urban poor by transforming cities into safer, healthier, greener places with better opportunities where everyone can live in with dignity. It works with organizations at every level, including all spheres of government, civil society and the private sector to help build, manage, plan and finance sustainable urban development. The post is located within the Somalia Programme, Regional Office for Africa (ROAF).
RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programmes and the direct supervision of the Human Settlements Programme Officer based in Mogadishu , the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Assist in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country:

Establish and maintain close working relations and collaboration with UNDSS in Mogadishu.
Communicate information and provide security advice to the Senior managers
Inform and update both the PMO and Head of Programmes of developments through regular written reports.
Organize and maintain country files and databases on security matters: compliance and risk assessments, security plans, staff and office directories, staff and dependents lists, GPS locations, UNDSS Travel Request Information Processing profiles, Security Certificates, equipment.

Update staff lists:

Responsible for updating and compiling field staff list
Send a daily staff movement list to UNDSS
Acts as Warden and report security incidents affecting UN Habitat staff, offices and assets to the UNDSS in MogadishuReport any security incident to Senior management immediately (by phone or email)
Conduct headcount and identify whereabouts of all staff in the field after a security incident Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of security incident report

Provide reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials

Drive office vehicle for the transport of UN Habitat staff and meeting official personnel at the airport
Assist in visa and custom formalities arrangements when required
Maintenance of assigned vehicle
Ensure vehicle is kept in good running condition at all times through timely replenishment of fuel, addressing minor repairs, making arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of spare parts , oil, check of tires, brakes, water levels and car washing;
Accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, first aid kit
Provide support to UN Habitat Staff Organize convoys for missions outside MIA
Follow up with service providers e.g. Chelsea Village, UNSOS for Wi-Fi and other services
Assist in procurement and maintenance of office supplies as required

EDUCATION Secondary Education; a valid driver’s license and knowledge of local driving rules and regulation
WORK EXPERIENCE
A minimum two years’ work experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Proficiency in English and Somali (both oral and written) is required.
OTHER SKILLS
Skill in minor vehicle repair; Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and defensive driving skills
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
How to Apply
Applicants are requested to send a motivation letter together with a complete United Nations Personal History form (P.11) to the email address given below.
All applications should be submitted to:
Officer-in-Charge
UN-Habitat Somalia
P.O. Box 30030, Nairobi, Kenya
Email: unhabitat-som@un.org
Deadline for applications: 5th  July 2018




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