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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Programming

 

Provide security policy guidance through the DRSA policy guidance and security management support to the Resident Representative (RR) and CO management team to enable effective programme planning, implementation and delivery within the framework of all UN security policies and procedures;

Support the mainstreaming of security into all levels of programme design, implementation, and delivery through the substantive monitoring of ongoing and future projects and programmes providing innovative and proactive support, direction and solutions where required, with the guidance of the DRSA. Serves as permanent member of project appraisal committee (PAC);

Review the potential impact of current as well as future potential security factors and trends on UNDP planning, programme design and delivery, as well as the possible impact that programme design might have on the stability and security, ensuring that possible support needs are identified, and improvements are implemented;

Support in liaison and facilitating activities of partner organizations and counterparts in the planning, preparation and execution of missions, ensuring the safety and security of UNDP staff as the highest priority;

To support UNDP to protect and minimize the risk to UNDP staff, project personnel, property and operations in all locations and at the same time enabling UNDP programme delivery throughout;

Maintain a security network of international and national personnel;

Participate as a member of the security cell established by DSS in country.

Threat and Risk Assessment

  • Conduct a threat and risk assessment of operations in the districts and regions where UNDP projects are implemented, identify and implement appropriate risk mitigation measures;
  • Assist/provide inputs to UNDSS in preparing a comprehensive threat and risk assessment of the country to include all locations where UNDP staffs, dependents and equipment are present;
  • Assist/provide inputs to the Security Management Team through the UNDP Resident Representative (RR);
  • Assist local UNDP travel managers with risk assessments related to air travel.

Security Plan and Business Continuity

  • Ensure that UNDP procedures conform to the UN Security Framework;
  • Provide inputs and assist UNDSS to establish, maintain and update the country specific security plan and contingency plans in accordance with the Security Policy Manual;
  • Ensure that all UNDP personnel are included in the Security Plan of the respective duty stations, (including all UNDP offices housing staff covered under the security umbrella) to be prepared by UNDSS;
  • Update the UNDP component within the country-specific security plan and contingency plans in accordance with UNDSS;
  • Train UNDP wardens and follow up according to their specific needs for both international and national staff;
  • Provide security related contributions to the CO Business Continuity Plan, with guidance from the DRSA;
  • Facilitate security clearances for all UNDP staff covered under the security umbrella when travelling in areas where required.

Minimum Operating Security Standards/ Security Compliance

  • Provide timely and accurate security advice to the UNDP Management, programme managers, project managers and visiting consultant;
  • Immediately report all security -related incidents involving UNDP staff and eligible dependents to the Resident Representative (RR), RSA (or FSS, if present in the duty station) and UNDSS in country;
  • Ensure that UNDP programme staff members are provided with situation reports and other appropriate security-related information generated by UNDSS in a timely and efficient manner;
  • In cooperation with the HR unit, maintain updated UNDP staff lists, including details of visiting missions and consultants;
  • In coordination with UNDSS in country, establish good relationships with national law enforcement, military and civil intelligence authorities, counterparts in the Diplomatic Missions and municipal/civic/traditional leaders;
  • Encourage an exchange of information relative to risk management for UNDP programme implementation;
  • In coordination with UNDSS in country, support investigations of death of a staff/family member under suspicious and unclear circumstances;
  • Participate in inter-agency security coordination efforts.

Threat and Risk Assessment

 

Conduct a threat and risk assessment of operations in the districts and regions where UNDP projects are implemented, identify and implement appropriate risk mitigation measures;

Assist/provide inputs to UNDSS in preparing a comprehensive threat and risk assessment of the country to include all locations where UNDP staffs, dependents and equipment are present;

Assist/provide inputs to the Security Management Team through the UNDP Resident Representative (RR);

Assist local UNDP travel managers with risk assessments related to air travel.

Security Plan and Business Continuity

 

Ensure that UNDP procedures conform to the UN Security Framework;

Provide inputs and assist UNDSS to establish, maintain and update the country specific security plan and contingency plans in accordance with the Security Policy Manual;

Ensure that all UNDP personnel are included in the Security Plan of the respective duty stations, (including all UNDP offices housing staff covered under the security umbrella) to be prepared by UNDSS;

Update the UNDP component within the country-specific security plan and contingency plans in accordance with UNDSS;

Train UNDP wardens and follow up according to their specific needs for both international and national staff;

Provide security related contributions to the CO Business Continuity Plan, with guidance from the DRSA;

Facilitate security clearances for all UNDP staff covered under the security umbrella when travelling in areas where required.

 

Minimum Operating Security Standards/ Security Compliance

  • Provide timely and accurate security advice to the UNDP Management, programme managers, project managers and visiting consultant;
  • Immediately report all security -related incidents involving UNDP staff and eligible dependents to the Resident Representative (RR), RSA (or FSS, if present in the duty station) and UNDSS in country;
  • Ensure that UNDP programme staff members are provided with situation reports and other appropriate security-related information generated by UNDSS in a timely and efficient manner;
  • In cooperation with the HR unit, maintain updated UNDP staff lists, including details of visiting missions and consultants;
  • In coordination with UNDSS in country, establish good relationships with national law enforcement, military and civil intelligence authorities, counterparts in the Diplomatic Missions and municipal/civic/traditional leaders;
  • Encourage an exchange of information relative to risk management for UNDP programme implementation;
  • In coordination with UNDSS in country, support investigations of death of a staff/family member under suspicious and unclear circumstances;
  • Participate in inter-agency security coordination efforts.

Funds Management

  • Support mainstreaming of security costs into country projects/programmes. Monitors that all projects/programmes contribute resources to implementation of security measures;
  • Formulate and manage the annual work plan and related budget for security related projects, initiates budget revisions for approval;
  • Monitor that allotted UNMSM funds are budgeted in ATLAS in a timely fashion;
  • Ensure that costs and expenditures remain within budgeted and approved limits through the monitoring of monthly ATLAS budget reports.

Office and Residential Security

  • Conduct periodic appropriate security assessments of all UNDP premises, project offices and equipment, providing advice on shortfalls in security preparedness with recommended mitigation measures and ensuring the implementation thereof.
  • Implement and ensure the highest degree of access control mechanisms (visitor/vehicle screening) at all UNDP facilities in Lebanon, including project offices, ensuring compliance with security SOPs.
  • Represent UNDP security interests in any common premises that UNDP occupies ensuring that staff safety and security are primary considerations.
  • Day to day security operations, including security guard management at all UNDP facilities in Lebanon

General

  • The NSO will, in consultation with the RSA/DRSA, respond to requests from the DO/DSS, to perform UN system related security tasks;
  • Any other security related tasks assigned by the RSA/DRSA.

COMPETENCIES:

Core

Achieve Results

  • Demonstrate focus on achieving quality results and impact

 

Think Innovatively

  • Propose new ideas, approaches and solutions to problems

Learn Continuously

  • Keep abreast of new developments in one’s professional area
  • Contribute to learning of others

Adapt with Agility

  • Be flexible in handling change, and adopt new ideas, approaches and ways of working.
  • Seamlessly adapt to working within new situations or contexts, with new people and in different ways.

Act with Determination

  • Pursue everything with motivation and drive
  • Not give up in the face of adversity and setbacks; demonstrate resilience and composure

Engage and Partner

  • Demonstrate and encourage teamwork and co-creation internally and externally to achieve joint objectives and results.
  • Establish and develop networks that deliver powerful collaborations.

Enable Diversity and Inclusion

  • Treat all individuals with respect, consider ethical implications and respond sensitively to all differences among people
  • Understand that inclusion is multi-faceted (e.g race, gender, age, disability, culture, etc)
  • Demonstrate honesty and transparency.

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies :

Operations                                 

  • Security advice, planning and coordination
  • Security incident management & monitoring
  • Security policy awareness & implementation.

Business Management – Customer Satisfaction/client management:             

  •  Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers’ needs.
  • Provide inputs to development of customer service strategy.
  • Look for ways to add value beyond clients’ immediate requests.
  • Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs  concerns.

Business Direction & Strategy 

  • Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise and resources.

Strategic Thinking 

  • Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP’s objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities; linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible  solutions.
  • Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) preferably in Social Sciences, Management, or a related security field.
  • In lieu of an advanced degree, a Bachelor university degree with two additional years of experience may be considered.

 Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Master Degree or 2 years with Bachelor degree of progressive experience related to  security and development;
  • In-depth knowledge of security management and risk management;
  • Previous experience of working in a conflict/post-conflict or crisis environment is an asset;
  • Knowledge of UN/UNDP business, operations and programming cycle an advantage; 
  • Knowledge of UN/UNDP Country Office structure; roles and responsibilities of the Resident Coordinator, RR, DO, SMT, UNDSS and UN Security Management System;
  • Formal training in security risk management an asset;

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is required.

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معلومات الفرصة

  • المسمى الوظيفي
    National Security Officer
  • الشركة/المؤسسة:
    UNDP LEBANON
  • نوع العقد:
    Full time
  • الشهادة المطلوبة:
    Masters Degree
  • اللغات:
    Arabic
    English
  • نوع العقد:
    Full time
  • القطاع:
    إدارة
  • تاريخ الانتهاء:
    Jan 17, 2022

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