Regional Security Specialist, Office of the Security Coordinator (OSC), Dakar, Senegal, P-4

Level: P-4
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 26 June 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Dakar, Senegal
Job ID: 24094

The position:

The post of Regional Security Specialist is located in the West and Central Africa Sub- Regional Office (WCASRO) in Senegal, forms and integral part of the management team, and is being supported by the office. Reporting to the Security Coordinator on security policy and technical matters, the Regional Security Specialist (RSS) will primarily focus on supporting the Regional Director, Sub-Regional Directors, Country Representatives and managers with their responsibility for implementation of UN and UNFPA security policy, and in-country security and contingency plans in conjunction with UNDSS.  Monitor Security Risk Management Measures (SRMM) former MOSS and Residential Security Measures (RSM) compliance, by proposing security cost effective and pragmatic solutions to enable UNFPA programmes and projects to be delivered in a safe and secure manner.  Advocate for mainstreaming and integrating security risk management in all programmes and operations.  For the support role and related deliverables, the RSS will report to the relevant Directors.


Qualifications and Experience

• Advanced university degree in social or political science, law or public administration or equivalent formal training in security and risk management, Conflict Analysis, Diplomatic studies, or related technical field.

• At least seven years command experience in security management field, including at international coordination level. 

• At least two years field experience as a United Nations Field Security Officer, Chief Security Officer or Agency Security Officer.

• Direct experience in the United Nations Security Management System with proven crisis management capabilities.

• Oral and written proficiency in English and French required.  Knowledge of other UN languages an added asset. 

• Knowledge of UN Security Management System, practices and procedures

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