Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC), within the UNDSS Integrated Security and is based in Bogotá. The incumbent will report to the Deputy Security Coordination Officer through the Security Training Coordination Officer. The Security Training Assistant at GS-5 level assists the planning, preparation, and execution of all types of training conducted by the Training Unit of the UNDSS Integrated Security Section.

Responsibilities Within the limits of delegated authority, the Field Security Assistant may be responsible for performing the following duties:

– Controls the opening, closure, and entry into buildings to ensure security of the Mission premises and issues 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 takes action 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. – 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. – 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. – Assists to ensure that all UNVMC policies are applied and followed thoroughly across all processes, including adherence to UNVMC code of conduct and ethics, and integrates a gender-sensitive approach in all functions. – Contributes to the design, organization and delivery of training and development programmes for the enhancement of competencies and upgrading of staff technical skills and to meet mandate implementation. – Collects and maintains statistical data on training activities and responds to queries and requests for information on training programmes. – Arranges venues and addresses logistics and other administrative requirements for meetings, travel, training and learning activities and ensures authorization and processing of payments and follow up on administrative arrangements and forms related to official travel of staff, in conjunction with Executive Office and Travel Section. – Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies Professionalism: 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Communication: 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. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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.

Education High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job – Specific Qualification A valid driver’s license is desirable.

Training in martial arts and/or specialized security practices is desirable.

Training in military or police procedures and practices, and self-defense techniques is required.

Work Experience A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible security experience with local, national or private police security or fire brigade organization, military, police, or any related field of work is required.

Experience with the UN system or an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) is desirable.

At least two (2) years of experience in the design and delivery of training to adults is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Spanish is required.

NOTE: Fluency equals a rating of “fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and “knowledge of” equals a rating of “confident” in two of the four areas.

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located. Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

As per the Secretary General´s Gender Parity Strategy, the United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. #United_for_Gender_Parity.

Candidates interested to work for the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia may wish to check out our Realistic Job Preview videos to get an idea of the living and working conditions in different duty stations in Colombia:

Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment Test in English at the United Nations headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office at Vienna, International criminal tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.

United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.



Libya Site Security Project Manager – Field Location


The Site Security Project Manager will support our client in optimizing security processes during the construction of an EPF in Libya. The main focus for security activities is the protection of our client’s employees and assets at the project location while supporting the construction efforts to ensure the project remains on schedule.

This project is anticipated to last a minimum period of 18 months and will be a Back to Back rotation on a 6/6 week basis.


A minimum of 10 years of military or law enforcement experience.

A minimum of 5 years of commercial security project management experience in High-Risk environments.

Prior experience in Libya is required.

Prior experience with Oilfield Services and/or Construction is Highly Desirable.

Fluency in English is required, and spoken Arabic is highly desirable.

Physical fit for remote postings


Field Security Assistant, Yemen

Job Description


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Job Purpose and Organizational Context

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Chief Security Adviser (CSA)/ Deputy Chief Security Adviser (DCSA)/ Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO), the Field Security Assistant (FSA) assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel, Assets and Operations.

The incumbent will be required to undertake administrative functions within his/her duties.

Duties and Responsibilities

1- Assists the CSA/Deputy CSA/FSCO in collecting, updating, and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country:

  • 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 CSA/Deputy CSA/FSCO;
  • Communicates information on security to the heads of United Nations agencies and provides host country security advice to UNDSS in the absence of the CSA/Deputy CSA/FSCO, as required;
  • Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies;
  • May be requested to provide technical assistance at ASMT meetings, in the absence of the CSA/Deputy CSA/FSCO.

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

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

3- Assists in drafting security risk management/ SRM process and Compliance:

  • Supports in drafting security risk management/ SRM process, Security Contingency and Emergency Plans. Facilitates Agencies in the implementation of the Plans as required;
  • Assists the CSA/Deputy CSA/FSCO with monitoring compliance with the SRM process established for the duty stations. Also assists with the compilation of data required for the SRM Self-Assessment Programme

4- Assists in reporting security incidents:

  • Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets, and assists in the preparation of security reports, such as the Significant Security Incident Report (SSIRS system), the Security Assessments and the Weekly as well as Daily Situation Reports – SITREPs;
  • 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

5- Provides general administrative assistance to the CSA/Deputy CSA/FSCO:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Administers a pass and ID system
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by the CSA/Deputy CSA/FSCO.


Core Competencies:

Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies:
Thematic Area Name Definition
Safety& Security Communication

Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.

Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels

Safety& Security Monitoring Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results
Safety& Security Negotiation and influence Ability to reach an understanding, persuade others, resolve points of difference, gain advantage in the outcome of dialogue, negotiates mutually acceptable solutions through compromise and creates ‘win-win’ situations
Safety& Security

Security risk management

Ability to assess threats and risks, identify and oversee implementation of mitigation measures, including ability to design and test security plans
Safety& Security Security crisis management & response Knowledge of crisis management and response arrangements as well as the ability to prepare for, respond to, support/manage security crisis events.
Safety& Security

Security advice, planning and coordination

Ability to provide with authoritative advice and guidance on security management, plan and coordinate security activities
Safety& Security Security information management Analytical capabilities to process diverse security information and develop recommendations

Required Skills and Experience:


  • Secondary education is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Political Science, Military Studies, Security Management, Management, or a relevant field is highly desirable, but is not a requirement.


  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work with secondary education is required, or at least 2 years of relevant experience associated with a first university degree is required. Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is preferable.
  • Good understanding/knowledge of the risk assessment and security risk management is required.
  • Experience in diplomatic security, protection and intelligence considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of host country safety codes is an advantage.
  • Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) is an advantage.;
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license is an advantage.
  • Preference will be given to successful candidates from the locality of the duty station is desired.

Language requirements

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Arabic required.


Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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CPO Maputo, Mozambique

Looking for a CPO to work in Maputo, Mozambique. It’s a 12 month contract and only applicable to SADC citizens and preference given to individuals residing closer to Maputo border (apologies to those residing in the cape) and passable portuguese would be good.

The position is to start in the next 4-6 weeks so we do need to be able to verify certifications and history quickly.

Further details on renumeration package and duties will be given during the 1st online interview, after we have received an application letter and verifiable CV.

Applicants must send documentation via email to the address below with the heading “Maputo CPO 002”

Email address:

Medic, Baghdad, Iraq


Baghdad, Iraq


FCDO Baghdad




8 weeks on, 4 weeks off subject to operational requirements

Role Requirements

Candidates must be able to demonstrate from their prior education and experience that they are operating at level F or higher of the Royal College of Surgeon’s Edinburgh PHEM Skills Framework

  • Demonstrable experience in close escorting and body-guarding with an accredited close protection training organisation and undergone at least two weeks dedicated training by their current employer. Able to provide training to all team members in trauma and life support.
  • Must have min of 7 year’s military experience with a minimum of 2 operational tours. 
  • Valid SIA License (Close Protection front-line) – Demonstrable experience in close escorting and body-guarding with an accredited close protection training organization
  • British & Commonwealth passport holders only* – see note below
  • Current and valid UK C or C1 Driver’s license (for B6 vehicles) and D or D1 (for the armoured bus) or other as accepted by the Authority.
  • Active experience in the use of firearms, specifically pistol, sub-machine gun, carbine and light machine gun. Compliant with the Authority’s specified firearms training and fitness standards.
  • Capable and safe driver of heavy armoured four-wheel drive vehicles.
  • Communication equipment and voice procedure


  • Recent military or security experience in Iraq or Afghanistan.
  • Recent commercial security guarding experience on a similar security guarding contract.

*All candidates will need to be screened to SC level – or eligible for screening so only British & Commonwealth passport holders can apply. Proviso: You must have been resident in the UK for at least two of the previous 5 years immediately prior to your application, at least one year of which must have been a consecutive twelve-month period unless you have served overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty’s Government, or have lived overseas as a result of your parents’ or partner’s Government employment


Services provided by the Contractor shall be those typically expected for someone in the Position and include, but not be limited to the provision of Close Protection Medical support services to ensure the safety and security of all client staff and other personnel who come under duty of care of FCDO Baghdad. Services the Contractor can expect to carry out, would include: 

  • Providing mobile armed protection to Authority staff and other tenants
  • Providing medical support to GW and client staff at a stand-alone client location.  Including general medical assistance and first line support for trauma incidents.  Management and administrative support to the project manager as required.
  • Ensuring all team medical equipment is maintained in an operational condition.
  • Maintaining all equipment and medicines in a sterile state before, ‘use by date’
  • Providing immediate emergency medical support (trauma or primary care) to personnel.
  • Liaising with specialist medical departments at local hospitals and clinics.
  • Demonstrating continuous professional development of medical skills and treatment techniques.
  • Maintaining contemporary knowledge of clinical guidelines and treatment techniques.
  • Ensuring that GardaWorld Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are followed at all times.
  • Assist with APT medical training as required.
  • Undertaking any other direction or reasonable request given by appropriate GardaWorld Management team in accordance with GW Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines

GardaWorld: Make the world a safer place

GardaWorld is a global leader in the security industry, offering a wealth of opportunity to individuals looking to gain experience and develop professionally in a growing industry. We offer flexible schedules, diverse work assignments spanning multiple industries, and training and career advancement opportunities. We embrace diversity and welcome newcomers, women, students, retirees, reservists, veterans, and more to join our team, as we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will communicate only with the selected candidates.