NATIONAL POST: Local Security Associate, Democratic Republic of the Congo, GS-6

Level: G-6
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 29 March 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Job ID: 21681

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS ONLY FOR NATIONALS OF DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO.

The Position

The Security Associate post is located in UNFPA DRC main office in Kinshasa, and reports to the International Operations Manager (IOM), in the Operations unit. The Local Security Associate assists the CO Management team in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UNFPA personnel and assets in DRC.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Qualifications and Experience

Education: 

  • Completed Secondary Level Education required. (University Degree in Social Science desirable)
  • Studies in Police or any other security school being an asset.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 6 years’ experience in security, preferably in the 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, or protection or related area is considered as an asset;
  • Knowledge of the country safety codes;
  • Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);

Languages:

Fluency in French; a working knowledge of another UN language such as English will be desirable.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Population : 86.7 mil
Fertility rate
5.8
Maternal Mortality Ratio
693
Contraceptives prevalence rate
25
Population aged 10-24
32%