UNDSS Field Security Associate Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs

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UNDSS Field Security Associate Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs.

UNDSS Kenya looking for “Field Security Associate”.

Applicants with a High School Diploma may apply on or before 03rd June, 2024.

The Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is a department of the United Nations providing professional safety and security services to enable the United Nations to deliver its programmes globally. UNDSS reports directly to the Secretary-General. UNDSS manages a network of security advisers, analysts, officers and coordinators in more than 100 countries in support of around 180,000 United Nations personnel, 400,000 dependents and 4,500 United Nations premises worldwide.

The UNDSS has published a job vacancy announcement on 21st May, 2024 for qualified Kenyans to fill in the vacant post of Field Security Associate to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

UNDSS Job Vacancy 2024


  • 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 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;
  • Communicates information on security issues to the heads of United Nations agencies and provides host country security advice to UNDSS, as required;
  • Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies;
  • May be requested to provide technical assistance at Area/Security Management Team meetings.
  • Helps in the preparation and review of the UN Security Plan;
  • Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required. Assists with the monitoring of the security measures implementation as recommended in the Security Risks Management (SRM) process for the AoR. Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets, and assists in the preparation of security reports, such as the Security Incident Report and other Security Assessments.
  • 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.
  • Provides support in conducting security evaluations and provides advice on Residential Security Measures of UN staff, as well as on latest trends and threats to staff safety and security;
  • Establishes and maintains warden system and keeps update of information related to UN offices and residences;
  • Administers a pass and ID system;
  • Maintains liaison with commercial companies used for UN security at offices and residences in order to facilitate the effective and efficient use of the guard force.
  • Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents;
  • Maintains a database on contact details of host country security authorities;
  • Arranges appointments, receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls with discretion, and takes minutes and/or notes at meeting. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position in Organization:

  • Posting Title: Field Security Associate
  • Job Opening ID: 235276
  • Job Network: Internal Security and Safety
  • Job Family: Security
  • Category and Level: General Service and Related Categories, G-6
  • Duty Station: DADAAB
  • Department/Office: Department of Safety and Security
  • Date Posted: May 20, 2024
  • Deadline: Jun 3, 2024

Minimum Requirement:


  • High school Diploma or equivalent is required.


  • Seven (7) years of work experience in security, risk or disaster or emergency areas with security responsibilities, in the public or private service areas is required.
  • The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five (5) years for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft applications i.e. Word, Excel Access and Powerpoint is required.
  • Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.
  • Experience in the use of radio communication systems is desirable


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency (oral and written) in English and the local language of the duty station, Somali, is required. Knowledge of another UN Official language is an advantage. Fluency equals a rating of “fluent” in all four areas (speak, read, write and understand). Knowledge of equals a rating of “confident” or “fluent” in at least two of the four areas.

How to Apply UNDSS Field Security Associate Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://careers.un.org/jobSearchDescription/235276?language=en

The Closing Date: 03rd June, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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