Local Security Assistant at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) assists upcoming nations to attract and utilize aid effectively. In all their doings, they encourage the preservation of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

They welcome applications from aptly qualified individuals to fill the following positions described below.

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Job Title: Local Security Assistant (Maiduguri; with the possibility of building a roster)

Job ID: 27645
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – Security
Grade: G6
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists CSA/SA/FSCO in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country;
  • Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists;
  • Supports the CSA/SA/FSCO with the assessment of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for the duty station;
  • Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets;
  • Organizes and delivers training courses on security awareness and preparedness;
  • Assists in ensuring residential (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards – MORSS)and office safety, and security preparedness;
  • Provides general administrative assistance to the CSA/SA/FSCO
  • Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies;
  • May be requested to provide technical assistance at SMT meetings, in the absence of the CSA/SA/FSCO.
  • Helps in the preparation and review of the UN Security Plan;
  • Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required.

Provides general administrative assistance to the CSA/SA/FSCO:

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  • Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents;
  • Maintains a database on contact details in relation to host country security authorities;

Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the CSA/SA/FSCO:

  • Establishes and maintains the warden system and keeps an update of information related to UN offices and residences;
  • Administers a pass and ID system;

Required Skills and Experience


  • Secondary education. University Degree desirable, but it is not a requirement.


  • 6 years’ experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.

Other Skills and Requirements:

  • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;
  • Experience in diplomatic security and protection is considered as 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 for deployment to the high-risk environment.

Application Closing Date
24th December 2019.

How to Apply

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