Organization: UN Assistance Mission in Somalia
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 07 Jun 2018

This position is funded for an initial period of one year, extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval. Appointment against this post is on a local basis. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred to take-up the appointment. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.

Interested applicants who are working with UN Contractors must fulfil the obligations of their contracts with the UN Contractors to be eligible to apply for this vacancy.

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships:

This position is located in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) office in Mogadishu. The Associate Security Coordination Officer reports to the head of Security Fire Unit. S/he will support and assist the head of Security Fire Unit in the Field Mission to ensure the safety and Security of UN Staff members, eligible dependents and UN Facilities and property in the mission area.

Under the guidance and immediate supervision of the head of Security Fire Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for aspects of the day-to-day operations of UNSOM/UNSOS security and the following duties:

Within delegated authority, the Associate Security Coordination Officer may be responsible for the following duties:

· Assists the head of the Fire Unit in the management of all aspects a Fire Unit;

· Establishes and maintains close relations with host country security agencies and acts as liaison between the senior security professionals and the host country services, to discuss potential problems and plan possible methods of resolution;

· Maintains dialogue with authorities and international institutions such as Red Cross/Red Crescent in the event of natural disasters;

· Serves as a member of interdisciplinary team on matters of non-routine nature, such as mine removal, evacuations, medical emergency, kidnapping, arms attacks, arrest and detention, or hostilities that threaten the safety of staff and dependents;

· Supports the on-going evaluation of air, land and sea evacuation routes and resources for use in emergencies, ensuring the availability of vehicles, aircrafts, vessels, fuel supply and assessable roads;

· Ensure that fire detection devices and firefighting equipment are available on the premises. Maintain fire evacuation plan and conducts fire drills and training as necessary;

· Conducts routine security surveys of office and residential areas and premises;

· Ensures that staff members and their dependents are kept fully informed on matters affecting their security and safety;

· Investigates and prepares reports on minor cases of theft, illegal entry, assault or other incidents when the extent of the infraction is readily determinable;

· Assists higher grade Security Officers in establishing policies and procedures for reviewing crisis situations and preparing contingency plans for emergencies;

· Ensures availability of emergency communications system by making periodic checks to determine if systems are functioning properly, arrange for necessary repairs or adjustments;

· Assists in the recruitment, training and supervision of local security guards;

· Performs other duties as required.


Professionalism: Knowledge in the field of security management policy and field security procedures and techniques; ability to produce reports and papers on security issues; an understanding of the UN Security Management System, the DSS training strategy and a proven ability as a trainer; Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.


Education: An advance university degree in Security management, information management or business administration, political/social science or international relations with focus on security management. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience maybe accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A diploma from a recognized military or police academy in combination with four additional years of qualifying experience maybe accepted in lieu of a first level university degree.

Experience: Minimum of three years of progressive responsible experience in investigation, military, police, security management preferably in the police or military context or related area.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English and Somali (both in oral and written) is required languages. Knowledge of other language is an asset.

Method of Evaluation: Qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which will be

followed by a competency-based interview.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates may submit their applications including their United Nations Personal History form (P.11) to the address mentioned below quoting vacancy announcement number and functional title on the subject line on or before the deadline. The P.11 is on the Applications submitted after the deadline June 7, 2018 not be accepted. Curriculum Vitae (CV) will not be accepted. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.


Kindly attach a copy of P11, Degree Certificate, NISA Certificate, CID Certificate, Passport and or National Identification Card. These are required as part of your application for consideration of eligibilty.

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.