Associate Field Security Coordination Officer

United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)

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Associate Field Security Coordination Officer

Associate Field Security Coordination Officer

Position Title: Associate Field Security Coordination Officer
Job ID: 231788
Duty Station: Cairo
Department/Office: Department of Safety and Security
Date Posted: April 2, 2024
Deadline: April 8, 2024


The Department of Safety and Security is seeking an Associate Field Security Coordination Officer to join its team in Cairo. This position plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of United Nations personnel and assets in the region.


  1. Security Coordination:

    • Assist in the coordination of security operations and activities to ensure the safety and security of UN personnel, premises, and assets.
  2. Risk Assessment:

    • Conduct security risk assessments and provide recommendations for mitigating risks and enhancing security measures.
  3. Incident Management:

    • Support the management of security incidents and emergencies, including the implementation of crisis response procedures.
  4. Information Management:

    • Maintain and update security-related information, including threat assessments, security plans, and contact lists.
  5. Training and Awareness:

    • Assist in organizing security briefings, training sessions, and awareness-raising activities for UN staff on security-related matters.
  6. Liaison and Networking:

    • Establish and maintain effective communication and coordination with local authorities, host government counterparts, and other stakeholders on security issues.
  7. Logistical Support:

    • Provide logistical support for security-related activities, including the procurement of security equipment and supplies.
  8. Reporting:

    • Prepare and submit regular reports on security incidents, trends, and operational activities to senior management.
  9. Compliance:

    • Ensure compliance with UN security policies, procedures, and guidelines, and assist in the implementation of security-related initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in security management, political science, international relations, or a related field.
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience in security coordination, risk management, or related areas.
  • Knowledge of security protocols and procedures, preferably within the United Nations system.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess security risks and develop appropriate responses.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with fluency in English and Arabic.
  • Ability to work effectively in a high-pressure environment and under tight deadlines.

Application Procedure:

Interested candidates should submit their application, including a cover letter and CV, through the UN careers portal by April 8, 2024. Please reference the job ID (231788) in your application.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment.



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