Physical Security Officer Job in Kenya - UN

Duties and Responsibilities

The Physical Security consultant will be responsible for the following duties:  

  • Provides substantive inputs in the designing of the physical security environment and the UN’s security and operational responses.
  • Using analytical techniques and collaborative team research, supports planning and ensure awareness of the current trends to enhance or adjust security programmes.
  • Maintains continuing lines of communication with DSS and all other concerned offices involved in physical security arrangement to ensure maximum security coordination.
  • Under UNDSS guidance, assesses prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising project personnel on potential security problems on the designing and construction of new buildings.
  • Coordinates the issuance of identity cards, submission of background checks, and entry control.
  • Provides notification to relevant issues coming through the project team and provide support where possible to actions requested.
  • Advises on, and supports, the inclusion of physical security arrangement in all stages of the project activities and programmes.
  • Provides advice and support to the project team responsible for security.
  • Enables the delivery of mandates and programmes through direct operational assistance.

  • Supports and collaborates with relevant parties, building consensus to ensure alignment and support for physical security arrangement and initiatives to best enable the project.
  • Monitors and contributes to the project activities that relate to the implementation and evaluation of preparedness and compliance; drives results that help support efficiency and effectiveness of the project operations.
  • Enhances communication and trust through active collaboration, consultation and exchanges with the Gigiri Master Plan Project team, and other stakeholders, for information sharing, coordination of responses, provision of physical security arrangement.
  • Supports organizational resilience and contingency planning, crisis decision-making by providing information and analysis including situational monitoring and updates.
  • Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning,decision-making, presentation and reporting.
  • Ensures the project activities are in line with the UN Headquarters Minimum Security and Safety Standards (HMOSS), fire safety guidelines, host country fire and safety codes, other applicable guidelines, codes and standards.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Special Skills

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in criminal justice, law, security management, architecture or engineering or related fields is required.
  • A first-level university degree may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree provided that the first-level university degree is accompanied by a diploma or continuing education certificate (s) issued by a police or military education institution, college or academy obtained over a minimum of a three-year period.  
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in military, police, security and safety services or related area are required.
  • Experience in the management of design and/or construction of physical security installations, either stand-alone or part of a capital construction project in the UN or similar International Organisation is required.
  • Experience in planning, design, implementation, or review of risk mitigation measures related to operations impacted by insecurity is desirable.
  • Experience in the design of a Security Management System within the United Nations or similar International Organizations is desirable.

Deadline: Jul 8, 2024

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