Local Security Assistant

Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2015-12-16 Deadline: 2015-12-23
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Bachelor Level Degree in Management/Sociology/Arts/Security.
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Local Security Assistant (Open to Nepalese nationals only)

Location : Biratnagar, NEPAL
Application Deadline : 23-Dec-15
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-3
Languages Required : English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year


Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Security Adviser (SA) or the Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO) or Area Security Coordinator (ASC), 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 the country or in the region of assignment.


Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

  • Assists SA/FSCO/ASC in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the region;
  • Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists of the regions;
  • Supports the SA/FSCO/ASC with the assessment of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for the region;
  • Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets in the region;
  • 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 SA/FSCO/ASC.

Assists the SA/FSCO/ASC in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the region:

  • Liaises and coordinates, as appropriate, with the host government security organizations and/or personnel, including national and local provincial 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 SA/FSCO/ASC;
  • Communicates information on security to the heads of United Nations agencies and provides host country security advice to UNDSS in the absence of the SA/FSCO/ASC, as required;
  • Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies in the area of operation.

Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists in the region:

  • Helps in the preparation and review of the UN Security Plan of the area of operation;
  • Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required.

Assists the SA/FSCO/ASC 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 Programme.

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 Report.

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.

Provides general administrative assistance to the SA/FSCO/ASC:

  • 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 other security-related tasks assigned by the SA/FSCO/ASC:

  • Conducts 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;
  • Works closely with and assists their respective Regional Area Security Coordinator (ASC) on all matters concerning safety and security at the duty station and serve as secretary for ASMT.



Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrate commitment to UN mission, vision & values;
  • Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality & age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:


  • Extensive knowledge of the emergency telecommunications polices, structure and strategies;
  • Knowledge of United Nations Security/Emergency policies, procedures and practices;
  • Proficient in driving 4X4 Field Vehicles and possession of a valid driving license.

Planning and Organizing:

  • Ability to organize, plan and implement work assignments;
  • Juggle competing demands and work under pressure.

Knowledge Management & Learning:

  • Shares Knowledge & Experiences;
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Cooperation & Team Spirit:

  • Displays harmonious & cooperative spirit to colleagues;
  • Strives for supportive working environment and positive working relationship.


  • Speaks clearly & articulately;
  • Makes good impression in oral communication;
  • Responds positively even under pressure;
  • Is a good listener and is careful to deliver the message with accuracy.

Leadership & Self- Management:

  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with honesty, integrity, energy & vitality.


Required Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor Level Degree in Management/Sociology/Arts/Security.


  • 3 years’ 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.


  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Nepali languages.


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.


Organization Summary

UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

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