Local Security Assistant-- Team Leader, Damascus, Syria

Contract Type: Service Contract
Closing date: 9 January 2018 - 5:00pm (New York time)
Duty station: Damascus, Syria
Job ID: 13748

Job Summary

The Local Security Assistant (LSA) – Team Leader (TL) will provide support for all aspects of the day-to-day operations pertaining to the safety and security of all UNFPA personnel, eligible dependants/partners, contractors, resources, assets, facilities, programmes, and projects in addition to supporting UNFPA programme while ensuring compliance with all United Nations security policies, procedures and regulations. In terms of functional day-to-day operations related to UNFPA security, the LSA-TL will report to the Country Office Security Specialist (COSS).

Education:    Diploma certificate (2 years);


  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience preferably in security, military or police context or related field of work;
  • Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.

Other Skills and Requirements:   

  • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;
  • Experience in diplomatic security, protection and intelligence considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of host country safety codes;
  • Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license;
  • Ability to travel;
  • Physically fit.

Language Requirements:   Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is essential.

Knowledge of the language spoken at the duty station is an asset.


We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Syrian Arab Republic
Population : 18.3 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 47%
Girls 46%