Field Security Assistant, Mexico City, Mexico
Field Security Assistant, Mexico City, Mexico

Job description

Organization:UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Category:Security & Safety
Grade: G-6
Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Deadline: 21 December 2016


Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Security Adviser (SA) the Local Security Assistant assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in Mexico.

The position is locally administered by UNDP but is financed centrally by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS ).

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions

Assists the Security Adviser in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation
in Mexico;

Assists in maintaining the Security Plan and Security Risk Management Process, including updating staff lists;

Supports the Security Adviser 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 Security Adviser;

Performs any other duties as assigned.

Assists the Security Adviser in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation
in the country.

Liaises and coordinates, as appropriate, with the host government security organizations and/or personnel,
including national and local state authorities, military, and police officers, as well as non-governmental
organizations and other non-State actors in the area of operation.

Helps to assess the security situation at the duty station and ensures adequate gathering and verification of
security information that may be required for a proper analysis of the situation by the Security Advisor.

Communicates information on security to the heads of United Nations agencies and provides host country security
advice to UNDSS in the absence of the Security Advisor, as required.

Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN Agencies Fund and Programmes.

May be requested to provide technical assistance at SMT meetings, in the absence of the Security Adviser.

Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists: Helps in the preparation and review of the
UN Security Plan

Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required.

Assists the Security Adviser in monitoring compliance with Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS)
established for the duty station. Also assists with the compilation of data required for the MOSS Self-Assessment

Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets, and assists in the preparation of
security reports, such as the Security Incident Report, the Security Assessments and the Quarterly Incident

Provides support in organizing and conducting training courses on security awareness and preparedness, and
providing security orientation to newly assigned staff members. Conducts security briefings, as required.

Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the Security Adviser:

Provides support in conducting security evaluations and provides advice on security measures for the residences
(Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards - MORSS) of UN staff, as well as on latest trends and threats
to staff safety and security;

Establishes and maintains warden system and keeps update of information related to UN offices and residences;

Administers a pass and ID system;

Maintains liaison with commercial companies used for UN security at offices and residences, in order to ensure
the effective and efficient use of the guard force.

Provides general administrative assistance to the Security Adviser

Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents;

Maintains a database on contact details in relation to host country security authorities;

Arranges appointments, receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls and answers queries with discretion,
and takes minutes and/or notes at meetings.

Performs any other duties as assigned.

IV. Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on the accurate and timely implementation of the overall UN security programme
in Mexico.


Secondary education. University Degree or equivalent is desired.

Work Experiance

6 years of experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work. Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.

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

Mexican Nationals or with a valid Mexican working permit

Physically fit


Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her
own work plan with minimum supervision. Ability to work under pressure or in crisis situations. Availability to travel
within the area of responsibility.

Creativity: Ability to actively seek to improve services, offer new and different options to solve problems/meet
client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new ideas

Teamwork: Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic
environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

Communication: Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills.


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