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Activation Date: 25 Mar, 2021   Announced Date: 25 Mar, 2021   Expire Date: 06 Apr, 2021

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Category: General
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per organization salary scale
Vacancy Number: VA#02/03/2021
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul
Organization: UNAMA
Years of Experience: Five (5) years
Contract Duration: Fixed Term (One year)
Gender: Male/Female
Education: High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate is required. Training in mili
Close date: 06 Apr, 2021

About UNAMA:

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

Job Description:

Within limits of delegated authority and depending on location, the Field Security Assistant will carry out the following duties:


Within limits of delegated authority and depending on location, the Field Security Assistant will carry out the following duties:

• The incumbent will be assigned as Compound Security Guard Supervisor who is responsible for overseeing the activities of all the security guards in the UNAMA Managed Compounds ensuring the safety and security of all personnel and assets inside the compound. He/she supervises the security guards in terms of access control, internal patrols, monitor electronic security systems, response to incidents/accidents and among all others.  He/she reviews staffing levels to maintain full coverage of all security posts, assign responsibilities to the Shift Supervisors and conduct initial investigation of any incidents/accidents and render report to the Chief Guard Force Unit through the Compound Security Manager.

• Assist the Compound Security Manager in overseeing the security operations in the UNAMA Managed Compound.

• Supervise and manage all security guards assigned in the UNAMA Managed Compound including the Private Security Company unarmed guards.

• Controls the opening, closure, and entry into buildings to ensure security of the mission premises and issue building entry passes as appropriate.

• Manages all aspects of the administration and work of security guards and watchmen.

• Ensures that routine patrols and/or sector patrols are conducted to check security of buildings, personnel, equipment, and adherence to rules and regulations.

• Receives, records, and appropriately acts based on information received through all communication means.

• Monitors and controls communications network to ensure security and discipline.

• Monitors adherence to computer and information security guidelines.
• Works closely with the mission IT section to ensure the implementation and maintenance of all technical related matters that are necessary for a secure IT network environment.

• Investigates IT security breaches in conjunction with the IT section.
• Conducts security surveys of offices and other mission facilities.

• Obtains comprehensive security information and produces background papers relating to incidents that affect safety and security in the mission.

• Instructs personnel in the performance of security services, including fire control and physical security of the premises, first aid procedures, use of equipment and operation of automated alarm and video surveillance system.

• Conducts investigations as directed and prepares comprehensive reports on accidents and incidents involving UN personnel, installations, and equipment.

• Liaises where necessary with designated host government security, safety, and emergency officials.

• Liaises and exchanges security related information with all components of the mission and other UN agencies in the area.

• Conducts threat assessments and site surveys.

• Prepares and provides security briefings, written security advice and recommendations to the mission hierarchy.

• Produces incident-based security and travel advisories.


Job Requirements:


Education: High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate is required.  Training in military or police procedures and practices, and self-defense techniques is required. Training in martial arts and/or specialized security practices would be an asset
Work Experience: A minimum of Five (5) years of progressively responsible security experience with a local, national or private police, security or fire brigade organization.
Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.  Fluency in Pashto or Dari is also required (both oral and written).


Professionalism: Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

Submission Guideline:

Important note: UNAMA will only accept properly completed and signed Personal History Form (P.11) received before closing date. CVs or Resumes will not be considered nor will late submissions after closing date.

No Fee


• Applicants are reminded that the United Nations cannot appoint a person who is the father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister of a staff member. For this reason, applicants are required to disclose at the time of their application, whether they bear any of the above relationships to a staff member of UNAMA or any other UN entity which is part of the Secretariat. In addition, selected candidates would be required to complete a family declaration form prior to assuming their duties with the Mission. Failure to disclose any of the above relationships constitutes a material omission, that could lead to termination or dismissal from the United Nations.

• Applicants must accurately complete, sign and date the United Nations Personal History form (P.11) and forward the duly completed signed P.11 copy by e-mail to: [email protected] 

• Required documents: Serving UN staff members: The two most recent e-Performance Evaluation Reports must be submitted with the application.

• For External applicants: Two most recent performance evaluation reports or if not available, two reference letters. If the applications received do not contain the latest two performance evaluation reports candidates must provide a short explanation as to why they are not available.

• IMPORTANT: Applicants should copy and paste VA Number as VA#02/03/2021 into the email subject line when submitting duly completed and signed P.11 Form. UNAMA will not consider any applications received without VA Number in the email subject line and after the closing date of the VA. Incomplete P.11 will not be accepted. Please only indicate VA#02/03/2021 in the subject line of your email; please do not add any other information in the subject line of your email except the VA Number; Do not add any additional word or space in the VA Number.

• Please note that any information provided on the P.11 form will be considered binding.

• The selected candidates will be subject to a reference checks process to verify the information provided in the P.11 form.

• Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgement within two (2) to four (4) weeks from the deadline indicated on the VA.

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply
The necessity for ensuring the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity remain the paramount considerations in the employment of personnel. To ensure fairness and transparency, selection will be made on a competitive basis through a selection panel.

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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