Local Security Assistant job at FAO in Kabul

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Job Detail

  • Job ID 17780
  • Salary As Per Organization Salary Scale (SB-4 Level)
  • No. of Opportunity 1
  • Experience 7 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Qualification Bachelor Degree
  • Hour full-time
  • Opportunity type Job
  • Duration 12 months (with extension subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability
  • Vacancy No. 2301409
  • Organization FAO
  • Location Kabul

Job Description

Job Description:

The Local Security Assistant (LSA) – Kabul will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, the direct technical supervision of the International Security Officer (SO) and in close collaboration with Senior Security Assistant (SSA).

Technical Focus

The Local Security Assistant (LSA) – Kabul reports and manages all security-related matters and acts as the primary security focal point for management and staff in the Kabul.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Assist the Senior LSA and International SO with developing, recommending, and implementing appropriate safety and security procedures related to all aspects of the mission’s and its program’s safety and security;
  • This will include effectively addressing emergency management preparation, oversight, and response, as well as supporting the SO with the drafting of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for operational and In Extremis (IE) response scenarios;
  • Strengthens the security arrangements of FAO facilities and contingency planning, and in close cooperation with the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and coordinates 24/7 response to all safety and security-related incidents involving FAO staff and assets;
  • Coordinates safety and security-related activities with UNDSS in the Kabul, security focal points of other agencies and humanitarian partners, and liaises with local authorities responsible for security;
  • Assist in developing and regularly reviewing all internal evacuation and emergency contingency plans and make recommendations as necessary (emergency evacuation, assembly/safe areas, mass casualty management, warden system, and emergency communications), to develop appropriate responses, including required human and technical resources for effective implementation;
  • Conduct regular physical security surveys of facilities and staff housing (guest-houses, hotels) ;
  • In coordination with the SLSA and SO, produce a consolidated Security Risk Assessment document for the Kabul;
  • Develop Ad hoc SRM for various field missions;
  • Organize DfPS armed escort when necessary as per SRM;
  • Collaborate as required with the SLSA and UNDSS regarding  all aspects of threat/risk analysis;
  • In coordination with, SLSA, and SO, assist with the preparation of the Contingency Security Plan;
  • Provides FAO staff with specific security briefings, situation reports and other appropriate security-related information and training;
  • Undertakes field security missions to FAO operations in the area of responsibility and conducts security assessments to determine the level of risk to FAO operations; identifies and implements appropriate risk mitigation measures;
  • Participates as a member of specific Security Cell and provides advice on particular FAO concerns regarding the security of the Organization’s operations activities;
  • Supervises security equipment and personnel, including inventory, extended training, and performance of in-house unarmed-guards and arranges security escorts for FAO mission’s personnel;
  • Conduct security assessments within the area of responsibility as required in support of FAO operations;
  • Establish contact across their area of responsibility with all relevant local authorities as appropriate;
  • Maintain appropriate level of confidentiality regarding FAO security matters and ensure that FAO personnel are kept informed of matters affecting their safety and security;
  • Ensure that all FAO personnel and recognized dependents comply with a specific security advisory, instructions at the duty station in line with UN Security Management System (UNSMS) policy and in accordance with the framework of accountability;
  • To ensure that all FAO personnel, and particularly drivers enhance their familiarity with area-specific major routes and alternate routes, availability of safe havens, outlined in the specific Quick Security Risk Assessment (QSRA) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) on road accidents, breakdown, checkpoints, ambush, mine/UXO procedure, and guideline;
  • Carry out appropriate safety and security training programmes, including proper use of available emergency communication equipment in a professional and timely manner;
  • Perform any other related duties as required.


  • University Degree (Bachelor) in security management, business administration, political/social science, international relations, or a related field. Military or Police Academy degrees (at officer’s level), may also be considered in lieu of the first-level university degree;
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in field security management within the UN security management system (UNSMS) or relevant organization is desirable;
  • Working knowledge (level C) of English and local languages (Pashto and/or Dari);
  • National of Afghanistan.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills  

  • UNDSS certification in any of the following is an asset: Security Certification Programme (SCP), Hostage Incident Management and Emergency Trauma Bag (ETB) Qualification;
  • UN experience in the field of security within Afghanistan;
  • Extent and relevance of experience with emergency communications equipment operation, including Very High Frequency /High Frequency/Satellite /DMR;
  • Problem-solving, client orientation, behavioural flexibility, initiative, attention to detail, good communication skills, and teamwork.  Trustworthy with a high sense of responsibility;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with other staff/colleagues from different cultural backgrounds and with relevant counterparts;
  • Strong professional command of Microsoft Office, in particular Word and Excel.

How to Apply

  • To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications and language skills;
  • Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile;
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply and submit your application;
  • Your application will be screened based on the information provided on your online profile;
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
  • Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications;
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered;
  • Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
  • Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered;
  • Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
  • We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
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