Local Security Associate

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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Security support and implementation of security plan measures for UNDP Personnel, Assets and Programs in the KP province.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in implementation of Country Office Security Plan
  • Provide assistance to the CO in the implementation of the Country Security Plan, Contingency Plans and the UN Security Framework, including ensuring that all
  • UNDP personnel are covered by relevant Security Plans.
  • In conjunction with the HR Unit, ensure Staff Lists are maintained and regularly provided to UNDSS (in conjunction with the HR unit);
  • Maintain and test UNDP CO Communications Plan.
  • Maintain Entrance/Exit Check Lists.
  • Administer and test the UNDP CO Warden Plan.
  • Facilitate security clearances for staff in all UNDP presences in country.
  • In coordination with UNDSS, ensure availability of updated and adequate procedures for dealing with emergencies involving UNDP staff in all project locations/offices.
  • In coordination with UNDSS be prepared for 24-hour response to all security and safety related incidents involving UNDP staff.

Security Risk Management (SRM) / Residential Security Measures (RSM) Compliance

  • Ensure that UNDP personnel, offices, residences, and equipment are SRM/RSM.
  • Ensure that all staff members posted to UNDP have completed the BSAFE and SSAFE training, and that records of certificates are maintained with the HR Unit.
  • Provide advice on the selection and procurement of appropriate equipment for security (vehicles, telecommunications equipment, etc). Monitors the procurement, deployment, and functionality of the same.
  • Coordinate with the NSC and UNDSS to conduct periodic appropriate security assessments of UNDP premises and equipment and provides advice on shortfalls in security preparedness with recommended improvements and solutions.;
  • Coordinate with the NSC, UNDSS and building occupants in implementing UNDP office security measures and procedures (access control of visitors and vehicles).
  • As requested, provide inputs to UNDSS to assist in the preparation of comprehensive Security Risk Assessments (Country, Regional, Site, Project or Individual specific).
  •  Under the direction of the NSC and in close cooperation with UNDSS, assists in the conducting of UNDP security risk assessments, evaluations and surveys and advises the CO on security measures for UNDP offices and projects in all locations.

Liaison & Knowledge Sharing

  • In close coordination with UNDSS, ensure appropriate professional liaison with host government agencies, local authorities responsible for security, law and order, counterparts in UN and diplomatic missions and municipal/traditional leaders.
  • Provide timely and accurate security advice to all staff via phone, email or in person.
  • Immediately report all security and safety related incidents involving UNDP staff to the NSC and UNDSS.
  • Ensures that UNDP Programme staff members are provided with situation reports and other appropriate security related information generated by UNDSS.
  • Encourage an exchange of security related information with UNDP project staff.
  • Assist in the preparation of UNDP security reports such as the Incident Reports and Weekly Reports.
  • Provides substantive support to the CO in collecting and updating information with regards to security issues and communicating them to key interlocutors.


  • Provides advise on relevant security policies and regulations (e.g. SRM, the Accountability Framework, SOPs and safe and secure practices) to assist decision makers in determining potential effects on UNDP activities;
  • Under the direction of the NSC and in close coordination with UNDSS and the UNDP Management, review the impact of security factors on UNDP Programme design and delivery, as well as the potential impact that programmes might have on stability and security (both positive and negative), and makes preliminary recommendations regarding possible security needs and improvements.

General Tasks

  • Maintain routine and confidential correspondence files/documents related to security issues;
  • Takes minutes and/or notes at UNDP Security meetings.
  • Assist in implementation of Business Continuity Management, as required.
  • This position is based in UNDP Peshawar sub office KPK. LSA will be primarily responsible for supporting in implementation of security plan, policies, and support in KPK province however Surge support for other regions may be required, if directed by the NSC.
  • Provide support in the conduct and follow up of investigations and incidents affecting UNDP staff and offices.
  • In close cooperation with UNDSS, provides support in organizing and conducting training briefings and courses on security issues/awareness and preparedness and giving orientation to newly assigned staff members.
  • Represent UNDP at security meetings, as appropriate and directed.
  • Perform other security-related tasks assigned by the NSC, NSO and Head of Sub office Peshawar, KPK.
Planning and Organizing: Basic knowledge of work 
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities 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: Basic research and analysis
  • Ability to actively seek to improve services.
  • Offer new and different options to solve problems/meet client needs.
  • Promote and persuade others to consider new ideas.
Teamwork: Basic research and analysis
  • Proven interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural.
  • Multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
Communication: Demonstration 
  • Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. 
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.  
  • Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. 
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
Security Services Basic knowledge of work
  • Ability to provide with authoritative advice and guidance on security management.
  • Plan and coordinate security activities.
Administration & Operations Basic knowledge of work
  • Knowledge of policy & procedures on fleet management.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license 
Security risk management Basic research and analysis
  • Ability to assess threats and risks, identify and oversee implementation of mitigation measures, including ability to design and test security plans
Required Skills and Experience
  • High Secondary School Education with minimum 6 years of relevant experience OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field (Political Science, Military Studies, Security Management, Management or a relevant field) with 3 years of relevant experience.
  • 6 years of experience with Higher secondary education, 3 years of experience with Bachelor’s degree. Previous relevant experience of working in a conflict/post-conflict or crisis environment.
Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.
Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. 
UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.
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