Sunday, November 22, 2020

New Job Opportunity at UNHCR Tanzania – Field Security Officer

Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Job Vacancies at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Tanzania 2020
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Field Security Officer
submitting an application, UNHCR staff members intending to apply to
this Job Opening are requested to consult the Recruitment and
Assignments Policy (RAP, UNHCR/HCP/2017/2 and the Recruitment and
Assignments Administrative Instruction (RAAI), UNHCR/AI/2017/7 OF 15
August 2017.


Position: Field Security Officer
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
Field Security Officer reports to the manager, who may be, according to
context, the Representative/Chief of Mission or Head of Office within a
country operation, the Senior Field Security Officer; the Bureau
Director in a Regional Directorate; the Chief, Security Operations
Section at Headquarters, or another.
The incumbent acts as an adviser
to the manager on field security, providing sound, well- reasoned
advice followed by support in implementation of agreed measures or

S/he may directly supervise security personnel at the international or national level.
Field Security Officer may, depending on the context, be expected to
travel on mission to multiple duty stations, where s/he provides advice
and support to the local manager as agreed in mission terms of
The incumbent may, depending on the context, be expected
to monitor, coach, guide and support security personnel in a particular
country, region or sub-region.

All UNHCR staff members are
accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job
description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with
the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN
Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative
Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition,
staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a
manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and
managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism,
integrity and respect for diversity.




  • Advise
    and support the supervisor in managing the safety and security of UNHCR
    personnel, partners, operations, premises and refugees or persons of
  • Undertake security assessments in close co-operation
    with UNHCR senior staff members and interagency partners, analysing
    security factors and levels of risk related to UNHCR activities and
  • Evaluate existing security measures to determine
    their appropriateness and identify areas needing improvement. Follow up
    with actions to oversee or implement those improvements.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with standards established through the Security Risk Management process.
  • Assist in the development of plans for evacuation, medical evacuation and other contingencies.
  • In
    cooperation with UNHCR senior staff members, ensure that security
    measures are fully integrated into operational planning, including
    budgetary provisions, at the earliest stages of development.
  • Participate and support in activities to advise on programme criticality assessment process.
  • As
    a member of a multi-functional team, contribute to efforts to ensure
    the physical protection and security of refugees and other persons of
    concern by providing security assessments, analysis and advice in
    developing and implementing effective strategies which underpin the
    responsibilities of the host state.
  • Develop and maintain
    relationships with security-related actors, including host government
    law enforcement authorities and other stakeholders to ensure effective
    information sharing; provide regular feedback and analysis to country
  • Maintain close co-operation with staff of the UN
    Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), ensuring UNHCR’s
    understanding of applicable requirements, cooperating in security
    assessments and planning and supporting UNDSS understanding of agency
  • Support UNHCR staff serving as members of the
    country Security Management Team (SMT), or Area Security Management Team
    (ASMT), Area Security Coordinators (ASC) and Wardens.
  • Provide
    country-relevant security advice and training to UNHCR personnel, and
    where appropriate, to staff of NGOs and implementing partners in areas
    including, inter alia, preparation for and conduct of road missions,
    radio telecommunications and responding to specific threats within the
  • Conduct rehearsals and practical exercises to
    ensure that staff are familiar with contingency plans and can implement
    them confidently in an emergency.
  • Prepare periodic analytical
    reports on security in accordance with UN and UNHCR standard operating
    procedures, sharing with managers in the country of assignment and FSS.
  • Maintain linkages with the Staff Welfare Section, and the Medical Service, referring cases as required.
  • Undertake other security-related functions or responsibilities as delegated by the supervisor.
  • Provide security-related advice, in written and oral form, to the manager and other staff.
  • Advise on, and upon approval, implement, needed mitigating measures
  • Participate in criticality assessments.
  • Represent UNHCR in interagency working groups and attend SMT or ASMT meetings as an observer.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
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Minimum Qualifications
Years of Experience / Degree Level

  • For
    P3/NOC – 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5
    years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant
    experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education

  • Security Security Management; Business Administration; Political Science;
  • Social Science; International Relations;
  • or other relevant field.
  • (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses

  • Not specified.
  • (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience

  • Security risk management experience in an international capacity.


  • Proven
    competences in security analysis. Experience in high-risk/hardship
    environments is an asset. Experience working within or with humanitarian
    NGOs is an asset. Relevant training an asset.

Functional Skills

  • FS-Field Security Operations
  • FS-Security Analysis
  • FS-Security Planning
  • FS-UN/UNHCR Rules, Regulations and Guidelines on Security Management
  • MG-Negotiation

(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements

  • For
    International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English
    and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For
    National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working
    language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

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is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title
and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional
essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific
operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by
reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the
screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates. C001L3 –
Accountability Level 3

  • C002L3 – Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
  • C003L3 – Communication Level 3
  • C004L3 – Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
  • C005L3 – Client & Result Orientation Level 3
  • C006L3 – Organizational Awareness Level 3
  • M004L3 – Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3
  • M005L3 – Leadership Level 3
  • X001L3 – Analytical Thinking Level 3
  • X007L3 – Political Awareness Level 3
  • X008L3 – Stakeholder Management Level 3

UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures,
languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this
diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working
environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from
all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour,
sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and
gender identity.

Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at
any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting,
travelling, processing, training or any other fees).
Please note that the closing date for vacancies in this addendum is Monday 7 December 2020 (midnight Geneva time).

The deadline for submitting the application is 07 December 2020.
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