Deadline: 21 June 2016
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Field Security Officer in Kabul, Afghanistan. The duration of this post is 2 years.
The Field Security Officer will be responsible for providing advice and technical expertise to the Head of WHO Country Office (HWCO) in Afghanistan, in accordance with the UN Security Management System (UNSMS) and the WHO security policies and procedures.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Field Security Officer will perform the following functions-
- Assess and analyze prevailing local security conditions and identify security trends, security factors and levels of risk related to WHO/AFG staff and activities and advise WHO personnel and program accordingly.
- Develop and monitor the implementation of security contingency plans for WHO/AFG, undertake security assessment and evaluate existing security measures to the safeguarding of staff, property and premises of WHO/AFG.
- Provide advice and training to WHO/AFG personnel and identify the training needs of security and program staff.
- Investigate all security-related incidents involving WHO personnel or their eligible dependents including, but not limited to, road traffic accidents, loss and damage to WHO property.
- Inspect Security equipment and ensure minimum equipment requirements are purchased, maintained and deployed in accordance with relevant policy.
- Conduct security briefings to WHO staff on mission or appointed to Afghanistan.
- Prepare guidelines for implementing security measures/standards for WHO/AFG, both at the country office and in the field.
- Provide systematic reports and regular updates on security issues to WHO Representative/AFG, consulting and collaborating with the UNDSS as and when necessary.
- Maintain close liaison with UNDSS/FSCOs, NGOs and other partners both in the country level and in the field locations where WHO operates, and assist when required.
- Provide security coverage and advice to other sister UN Agencies, Funds and Program (UN AFPs) system staff when required.
Applicants must have-
- University degree (BA or equivalent) with a focus on security management and/or related discipline (business administration, political/social science, psychology, international relations).
- Military or police academy degree (at officer level) equivalent to advanced university degree.
- Successfully completed and certified in one or more UNDSS core courses i.e. SCP, SAPP, HIM, etc, desirable.
- 5 years of relevant professional experience at both national and international levels within the UN system or governmental and corporate agencies and /or relevant military and police service.
- UN professional experience as field security Officer/Advisor within Afghanistan or similar context.
- Competency in Word, Excel, Power point and familiarity with EPI INFO or other statistical software.
- Excellent knowledge of English.
- Knowledge of another working language of WHO an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WHO.