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Security Adviser in Nouakchott, Mauritania (UN)

Security Adviser in Nouakchott Mauritania (UN)

Country: Mauritania
City: Nouakchott
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Security Adviser Internship in Nouakchott Mauritania (UN)

The Security Adviser will report to the Division of Regional Operations of the Department of Safety at UN Headquarters in New York. The post is presently located in Nouakchott, Mauritania and this duty station has been designated by the International Civil Service Commission as a “D” hardship and a family duty station.

Responsibilities of Security Adviser 

Within delegated authority, the Security Adviser may be responsible for the following duties:

  • Serves as Adviser to the Designated Official and/or Head of Mission, and to the United Nations Security Management System organizations on all security risk management matters, security policy and procedures.
  • Serves as a member of the Security Management Team.
  • Chairs the Security Cell, building consensus to ensure alignment and support for security operations and initiatives to best enable UN activities.
  • Monitors and contributes to activities that relate to the implementation and evaluation of preparedness and compliance; drives results that help support operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Collaborates closely with peers and colleagues, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, and Host Government representatives.
  • Strengthens awareness and capacity of personnel by supporting the development, updates and delivery of contextually relevant security training and advice.
  • Ensures implementation and maintenance of a functioning Security Communication System.
  • Ensures conduct of budget, finance and logistical planning for the security office and participation in relevant United Nations administration, finance, and logistics forums. Supports resource mobilization,
  • Leads and manages the security team, anticipate human resources needs through workforce planning, assesses performance and support the development security personnel under his/her supervision.
  • Performs other functions as directed.

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Selection Criteria


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, political/social science, psychology, criminal justice, law, international relations, security management or a related field is required.
  • A relevant first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A first-level university degree may be substituted with a diploma from a police or military education institution, college or academy obtained over a minimum of a three-year period.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in international relations, disarmament affairs, conflict resolution, crime or terrorism prevention, security, risk or disaster or emergency management and preparedness in the public or private sector areas responsible for responding to emergency situations that directly impact security is required.
  • Experience in planning, design, implementation, or review of risk mitigation measures related to operations impacted by insecurity is desirable.
  • One (1) year of experience in field operations is desirable.
  • International experience is desirable.
  • Specialized experience in such areas as security programmes, risk assessments, or analysis is desirable.
  • Experience in using applied analytics, business intelligence, information management to advance decisions, strategies an execution is desirable


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French (oral and written) is required. Fluency in Arabic is desirable.


  • Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline22 October,2023
FieldDepartment of Safety and Security
OrganizerUnited Nations



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