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UNDP Security Analyst Internship in Libya

UNDP Security Analyst Internship in Libya

Country: Libya
City: Tripoli (LBY)
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UNDP Security Analyst Internship in Libya

UNDP Security Analyst Internship personnel are expected to collaborate across units, functions, teams, and projects in multidisciplinary teams to adapt to changing business needs and leverage linkages for strategic goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide support in security management and policy guidance to enable effective UNDP programme delivery throughout the country within the framework of all UN and UNDP security policies and procedures while protecting and minimizing risk to UNDP personnel and operations in all covered locations.
    • In consultation with the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in the Country Office (or Field Security Specialists, if applicable), support and conduct security risk management for the UN Security Management Systems (SMS) and UNDP Programmes. Advise on the mainstreaming of security and security costs into all levels of programme design, implementation and delivery through the substantive monitoring of ongoing and future projects, programmes and costs; and provide proactive support and solutions where required.
    • Actively contribute to the UN SMS-wide security risk management process in designated/security area. Review and analyze potential security factors and trends to identify possible impacts on UNDP planning, programme design and delivery as well as the possible impact of programme design on stability and security. Identify and address security support needs.
    • Conduct security risk assessment of key components of operations in the districts and regions where UNDP projects are implemented; and identify and implement appropriate risk mitigation measures within assigned areas.
  2. Work in collaboration with the UN Department of Security and Safety (UNDSS) and the country office security team to ensure that UNDP procedures conform to the UN security framework.
    • Provide inputs and assist UNDSS in establishing, maintaining and updating country specific security and contingency plans in accordance with the UN Security Policy Manual (SPM) as well as providing security related contributions to updating emergency business continuity plans for the country office in concert with the UN Country Team business continuity plan and with guidance from the Regional Security Advisor.
    • Coordinate with UNDSS in implementation of fire safety, first aid, and radio communications training for the appropriate staff members.
    • Monitor security compliance of UNDP personnel, operations and equipment. Provide advice on selection and procurement of appropriate security equipment.
  3. Monitor that UNDP premises and international staff residences are security compliant.
    • Support the implementation of physical security and security risk management measures for UNDP premises. and when requested, participate in ensuring security management oversight of common premises.
    • Conduct periodic appropriate security assessments of UNDP premises and equipment and advise on shortfalls in security preparedness with recommended mitigation measures.
    • Represent UNDP security interests in any common premises that UNDP occupies in the country ensuring that staff safety and security are primary considerations.
  4. Provide timely and accurate security advice and briefings to UNDP Management and Personnel; and maintain contact with security partners internally and externally to ensure a constant flow of information on important security matters affecting UNDP programmes, the Country Office and its personnel. 
    • Produce security reports as required by the Country Office and the Security Office in a timely and efficient manner.
    • For all security related incidents involving UNDP staff and eligible dependents, contribute to coordination with the Department of Safety and Security (DSS) on 24-hour response, and immediately report such incidents to the UNDP Security Office (or Field Security Specialist if present in the duty station) and UNDSS in the country.
    • Implement internal communication systems, including integration of UNDP communications into the appropriate UN Security Emergency Communications System.
    • Contribute to knowledge networks and professional communities.
  5. The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

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Required Skills and Experience for UNDP Security Analyst Internship

  • An advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) preferably in social sciences, management, or a related security field is required, or
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in combination with two years of qualifying work experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree, or
  • A formal multi-year education in security management, such as military or police Command and Staff College (minimum 9 months full-time) with senior level command experience.
  • Formal training in security risk management is an asset.
  • Minimum 2 years (with master’s degree) or 4 years (with bachelor’s degree or formal multi-year security management education) of relevant security or development experience.
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advanced knowledge of web-based management systems such as ERP.
  • Previous experience working in a conflict/post-conflict or crisis environment is an asset.
  • Previous experience working for a United Nations organization with knowledge of the UN Security Management System as well as UNDP business, operations and programming cycle and Country Office structure/roles and responsibilities is an asset

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in the UN language of the duty stations is required
  • Fluency in the national language of the duty station is required for local staff
  • Knowledge of another UN language is desirable
Note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline26 May,2024
CityTripoli (LBY)



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