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About FAO:

Organizational Setting

FAO Afghanistan is investing, across all 34 provinces, in resilience reinforcing actions that focus on protecting agriculture livelihoods and local ecosystems, boosting local production of nutritious foods and cash-incomes, and safeguarding critical agriculture sectoral development gains achieved over the past couple of decades through revitalizing rural markets and economy. In 2022-2023, FAO will, under the life-saving assistance Outcome (1) of the UN Transitional Engagement Framework (TEF), focus on the following four priority actions: (i) Safeguarding Wheat Seed Security, (ii) Enhancing Local Production of Nutritious Food, (iii) Livestock Protection and Dairy Sector Support, and (iv) Restoring Irrigation Structures to Boost Cash Incomes. Additionally, FAO will contribute towards resilience building activities under Outcome 2 of the TEF.

Job Description:

Organizational Setting

FAO Afghanistan is investing, across all 34 provinces, in resilience reinforcing actions that focus on protecting agriculture livelihoods and local ecosystems, boosting local production of nutritious foods and cash-incomes, and safeguarding critical agriculture sectoral development gains achieved over the past couple of decades through revitalizing rural markets and economy. In 2022-2023, FAO will, under the life-saving assistance Outcome (1) of the UN Transitional Engagement Framework (TEF), focus on the following four priority actions: (i) Safeguarding Wheat Seed Security, (ii) Enhancing Local Production of Nutritious Food, (iii) Livestock Protection and Dairy Sector Support, and (iv) Restoring Irrigation Structures to Boost Cash Incomes. Additionally, FAO will contribute towards resilience building activities under Outcome 2 of the TEF.

 

Reporting Lines

The Local Security Assistant (LSA) – Kunduz will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, the direct technical supervision of the International Security Officer (SO) and FAO Senior Security Assistant (SSA) and in close collaboration with the Regional Coordinator for North/North-East Region.

 

Technical Focus 

The Local Security Assistant (LSA) – Kunduz reports and manages all security-related matters and acts as the primary security focal point for management and staff in the Region.

 

Tasks and responsibilities

•    Assist the Senior LSA and International SO with developing, recommending, and implementing appropriate safety and security procedures related to all aspects of the mission’s and its program’s safety and security;
•    This will include effectively addressing emergency management preparation, oversight, and response, as well as supporting the SO with the drafting of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for operational and In Extremis (IE) response scenarios;
•    Strengthens the security arrangements of FAO facilities and contingency planning, and in close cooperation with the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and coordinates 24/7 response to all safety and security-related incidents involving FAO staff and assets;
•    Coordinates safety and security-related activities with UNDSS in the Region, security focal points of other agencies and humanitarian partners, and liaises with local authorities responsible for security;
•    Review and make recommendations regarding safety/security requirements of FAO Regional Office and liaise regularly with the SLSA and SO  on emerging threats and specific security  conditions, among others;
•    Assist in developing and regularly reviewing all internal evacuation and emergency contingency plans and make recommendations as necessary (emergency evacuation, assembly/safe areas, mass casualty management, warden system, and emergency communications), to develop appropriate responses, including required human and technical resources for effective implementation;
•    Conduct regular physical security surveys of facilities and staff housing (guest-houses, hotels) within the Region Provinces;
•    In coordination with the SLSA and SO, produce a consolidated Security Risk Assessment document for the Regional office;
•    Develop Ad hoc SRM for various field missions;
•    Organize DfPS armed escort when necessary as per SRM;
•    Collaborate as required with the SLSA and UNDSS regarding  all aspects of threat/risk analysis;
•    In coordination with the Regional Coordinator, SLSA, and SO, assist with the preparation of the Contingency Security Plan;
•    Provides FAO staff with specific security briefings, situation reports and other appropriate security-related information and training;
•    Undertakes field security missions to FAO operations in the area of responsibility and conducts security assessments to determine the level of risk to FAO operations; identifies and implements appropriate risk mitigation measures;
•    Participates in an observer capacity in the Region specific Area Security Management Team (ASMT) meetings and provides all necessary assistance to the FAO Regional Coordinator on security-related matters;
•    Advises the Area Security Management Team (ASMT) through the Regional Coordinator on particular priority security concerns to FAO programme operations activities;
•    Participates as a member of the Region specific Security Cell and provides advice on particular FAO concerns regarding the security of the Organization’s operations activities;
•    Supervises security equipment and personnel, including inventory, extended training, and performance of in-house unarmed-guards and arranges security escorts for FAO mission’s personnel;
•    Establishes and maintains contacts with regional, national law enforcement, military and civil intelligence authorities, counterparts in the Diplomatic Missions and municipal/civic/traditional leaders and UNDSS, Field Security Coordinator (FSCO), and donor community;
•    Conduct security assessments within the area of responsibility as required in support of FAO operations;
•    Establish contact across their area of responsibility with all relevant local authorities as appropriate;
•    Maintain appropriate level of confidentiality regarding FAO security matters and ensure that FAO personnel are kept informed of matters affecting their safety and security;
•    Monitor the security situation in  and provide the Regional Coordinator and Senior staff, both  National and International, while keeping SLSA and SO in the loop;
•    Ensure that all FAO personnel and recognized dependents comply with a specific security advisory, instructions at the duty station in line with UN Security Management System (UNSMS) policy and in accordance with the framework of accountability;
•    To ensure that all FAO personnel, and particularly drivers enhance their familiarity with area-specific major routes and alternate routes, availability of safe havens, outlined in the specific Quick Security Risk Assessment (QSRA) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) on road accidents, breakdown, checkpoints, ambush, mine/UXO procedure, and guideline;
•    Carry out appropriate safety and security training programmes, including proper use of available emergency communication equipment in a professional and timely manner;
•    Perform any other related duties as required.

Job Requirements:

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

 

Minimum Requirements

•    University Degree (Bachelor) in security management, business administration, political/social science, international relations, or a related field. Military or Police Academy degrees (at officer’s level), may also be considered in lieu of the first-level university degree;
•    A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in field security management within the UN security management system (UNSMS) or relevant organization is desirable;
•    Working knowledge (level C) of English and local languages (Pashto and/or Dari);
•    Resident of Kunduz, Afghanistan;
•    National of Afghanistan.

 

FAO Core Competencies

•    Results Focus
•    Teamwork
•    Communication
•    Building Effective Relationships
•    Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

 

Technical/Functional Skills  

•    UNDSS certification in any of the following is an asset: Security Certification Programme (SCP), Hostage Incident Management and Emergency Trauma Bag (ETB) Qualification;
•    UN experience in the field of security within Afghanistan, preferably in the applicable Region;
•    Extent and relevance of experience with emergency communications equipment operation, including Very High Frequency /High Frequency/Satellite /DMR;
•    Problem-solving, client orientation, behavioral flexibility, initiative, attention to detail, good communication skills, and teamwork.  Trustworthy with a high sense of responsibility;
•    Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with other staff/colleagues from different cultural backgrounds and with relevant counterparts;
•    Strong professional command of Microsoft Office, in particular Word and Excel..
 

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/ 
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  •  Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required. Vaccination status will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 

Submission Guideline:

HOW TO APPLY

• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org

 

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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