Senior Field Security Adviser

Senior Field Security Adviser ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT The post of Senior Field Security Adviser takes on the role of leading, coordinating and supervising all activities related to security issues within a country or operation. The incumbent maintains contact with other UN agencies, NGOs, government partners and implementing partners to facilitate the operation. The incumbent directly supervises UNHCR Field Security personnel within the operation, and reports to the Representative or the Deputy Representative. The incumbent has a responsibility to monitor, coach, guide and support staff within the given area of responsibility. ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master's) with a focus on Security Management and/or related disciplines (Business Administration, Political/Social Science, International Relations) plus minimum 8 years of previous work experience relevant to the function including 5 years security risk management experience in an international capacity. Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) plus 9 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 7 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted. Also relevant would be military or police academy degree (at Officer level) at the equivalent of a Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master's) specifically successful completion of the Command and General Staff at a recognized military staff college or police equivalent. Strong drafting skills. Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES Excellent communication skills, written and oral. Proven competences in security analysis. Negotiating skills. Organisation management. Proven training skills. Knowledge of additional UN languages. How to apply: Application Interested candidates should submit their application online on the UNHCR career page at by clicking on 'international vacancies'. Please note that the closing date for vacancies in the Addendum 4 is Thursday 28 February 2019 (midnight Geneva time). The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.


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