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Security Officer (NO-2), Cairo, Egypt, Egyptians Only - Unicef

Job description

The Security Officer GJP is to be used in a Country Office (CO) and reports to the Security Specialist or Chief of Operations/Operations Manager. (Contract duration is for one year)

Purpose for the job: The Security Officer reports to the Security Specialist or Chief of Operations/Operations Manager for supervision. The Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance to the Supervisor to manage a range of activities on security planning, management and risk assessments to ensure the safety and security of personnel and their eligible family members and safeguarding of UNICEF premises, assets and resources at the duty station.

  • Security Risk Management and Planning

  • Provide supervisor with input related to the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, assets, and resources in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems. Participate as a member of the security coordination cell established by United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS).

  • Assist in the implementation of all technical security requirements contained in the UN Security Plan, Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments. Provide technical support for contracted security providers.

  • Provide technical input to UNICEF security documentation including security contingency plans and assist in drafting mandatory reports in accordance with UNICEF security reporting guidelines including Security Incident Reports (SIRs).

  • Safety and Security Services

  • Monitor the security situation and provide information, through the supervisor, on emerging security threats to UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises assets and resources. Assist in security activities that support UNICEF operations and participate, as requested, in security risk management for all locations where UNICEF personnel and eligible family members are present.

  • Ensure that UNICEF personnel are kept informed of matters affecting their safety and security and the actions to take in the event of an emergency including those identified in the UNICEF/UN Security Plans. Support the establishment of an effective and functioning communications system for security management within UNICEF that this is fully integrated into the UN Emergency Communications System. Coordinate with UNDSS to ensure all UNICEF personnel undertake all mandatory security training/briefings and participate in all security related contingency exercises. Assist in the conduct security surveys of international personnel residences in accordance with the Residential Security Measures (RSM)

  • Security Networking and Partnership Building

  • In close coordination with UNDSS, actively participate and maintain official liaison with host government agencies, local authorities responsible for security, law and order and counterparts in the UN.

  • Knowledge management and capacity building

  • Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.

  • Implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders on security related preparedness and operations.

Impact of Results

The efficient and effective support provided by the Security Officer facilitates the timely and appropriate planning and implementation of security plans and measures that directly impact on the safety and security of personnel and their dependents and organizational premises, assets and resources.

Competencies required (based on UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles)

Core Values

  • Commitment

  • Diversity and inclusion

  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication

  • Working with people

  • Drive for results

Functional Competencies

  • Applying technical expertise

  • Learning and researching

  • Planning and organizing

  • Coping with pressure and setbacks

  • Relating and Networking

  • Analyzing


Recruitment Qualifications

A University degree in a discipline related to security management, international studies or security analysis.


A minimum of 2 years of experience in a security management related environment including security analysis. Demonstrated understanding of the United Nations Security Management System and/or experience at the international level with an international agency or corporation on security planning and management is desirable.

Language Requirements

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset

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