Security Officer - NOA - WCARO Dakar, Senegal
Security Officer - NOA - WCARO Dakar, Senegal

Job description

Organization:UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund
Category:Security & Safety
Deadline: 13 Jan 2017


If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

Due to the substantive nature of the UNICEF presence in Dakar the purpose of the post is to enhance the security support to all UNICEF personnel employed in Dakar (Country and regional office).

The post will serve as the focal point for liaison with local and national authorities, as well as the agency specific support to all personnel in all security matters, including but not limited to:

Management and oversight of UNICEF warden system

Travel advisories and mission support in Senegal

Briefings and advisories to visitors and newly arrived personnel

Monitoring and analysis of the security situation in Senegal

Duties and Responsibilities

The function will ensure consistency in the security support to Dakar / Senegal based UNICEF personnel, assets and operations and is expected to enhance the operational efficiency of same.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

Security Officer

Assists the RSA in monitoring the implementation of security policies and procedures;

Assists in all supporting matters pertaining to the safety and security of UNICEF personnel,
premises and assets;

Assists in developing UNICEF security plans and the country security plan;

Assists in preparing security risk assessments on UNICEF operations, residences and

Assist in monitoring the implementation of MOSS and Residential Security Measures and
monitor overall compliance for UNICEF;

Assists in conducting security training for UNICEF personnel, locally-recruited guards and
others as appropriate;

Liaise on regular basis with local and national authorities (Police, Gendarmerie, Fire
brigade and civil protection);

Any other tasks as assigned by the Regional Security Advisor


First university degree or equivalent in Security Risk Management, Political Science, Military Science, Law Enforcement, Law or related area. Substantial qualifying experience and training may be considered in lieu of the first university degree.

Work Experiance

A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience in security risk management including working as senior officer, senior management in the Senegalese security forces. Experience from working in multinational environments is an asset.


Core Values


Diversity and Inclusion


Core competencies

Communication (II)

Working with People (I)

Drive for Results (I)

Functional Competencies

Learning and researching (II)

Analyzing (I)

Applying technical expertise (I)

Planning and organizing (I)

Coping with pressure and setbacks (I)


Fluent in French and local language. Working knowledge of English (written and oral)

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