Security Officer Job Vacancy In Mekele Ethiopia

The application period will end on Monday, October 2, 2023 | Security Officer Job Vacancy In Mekele Ethiopia

Job no: 565931

Fixed-term appointment kind of position

Location: Nairobi Regn’l (ESARO) / Ethiopia Division

Ethiopian institution/unit

Department/Office: Ethiopia, Mekelle

Sections: Security

Security Officer Job Vacancy In Mekele Ethiopia


To reach the most underprivileged children on the planet, UNICEF works in some of the most difficult locations. to prevent their death. to protect their legal rights. to assist them in achieving their potential.

We strive to create a better future for everyone by working for every child, everywhere, every day, in 190 nations and territories.

We never give up either.

Safety for every youngster

With an estimated 115 million people, Ethiopia is the second most populous nation in Africa and is located in the Horn of Africa. With a surface area of 1,104,300 square kilometers, it shares borders with six African nations: Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan. A little more than 85% of people reside in rural areas. With Middle Eastern and African civilizations clearly present in the ethnic, linguistic, and religious diversity of its population, Ethiopia symbolizes a mingling pot of ancient cultures.

Children and their families in Ethiopia have experienced numerous, complicated situations over the last two years, including the drought and the violence in the country’s north, which left millions of people in need of immediate humanitarian aid. Over 15 million children are served by UNICEF in Ethiopia through its programs in child protection, WASH, health, nutrition, social policy, and education. Join UNICEF Ethiopia to help children and women enjoy better lives.

How can you influence things?

  • The principal responsibility, related obligations, and tasks
  • Planning and Management of Security Risks
  • Gather, document, and report to the supervisor all information pertaining to the premises, resources, employees, and eligible family members of UNICEF in compliance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems.
  • Assist in the execution of all technical requirements outlined in the UN Area Security Plan, Security Risk Management (SRM) Measures, Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other pertinent rules, guidelines, and assessments, in close conjunction with the supervisor.
  • Help the supervisor create UNICEF security paperwork, such as fire and evacuation plans and security contingency plans, and help compile required reports in compliance with UNICEF security reporting criteria.
  • Help the supervisor draft standard security reports and returns, such as Security Incident Reports (SIRs).

Services for safety and security

  • Assist the supervisor in keeping an eye on the security situation and any new threats to the safety of UNICEF employees, eligible family members, and the organization’s facilities, assets, and resources. Participate in security risk management for all places where UNICEF employees and eligible family members are present, as directed by the supervisor, and help in security activities that support UNICEF operations.
  • To help the supervisor advise staff about issues impacting their safety and security and what to do in an emergency, including those mentioned in the UN Security Plan as it relates to UNICEF, draft security-related information and instructions are provided.
  • Building security networks and partnerships
  • Assist the supervisor in choosing the proper UNSMS/NGO community liaison through UNDSS.
  • Knowledge management, innovation, and capacity building
  • Recognize, record, summarize, and disseminate lessons learned for knowledge development and to increase stakeholders’ capacity.
  • Implement measures to increase capacity to improve customers’ and stakeholders’ knowledge of security-related operations and readiness.
  • If you want to be an advocate for every child, you’ll need to…
  • It is necessary to have a first-year university degree in one of the following fields: Security risk management, international relations, intelligence analysis, conflict and security, diplomatic studies, counterterrorism, or another comparable technical subject.
  • It is necessary to have at least one (1) year of relevant professional experience in security analysis or global security risk management.
  • Experience managing international security operations and knowledge of the UN Security Management System are highly desired.
  • Work experience in a developing country and/or acquaintance with emergencies are regarded as assets.
  • English proficiency is necessary. It is advantageous to have knowledge of a local language or another official UN language, such as Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish.
  • You exhibit for each child…

Core Values of UNICEF

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Responsibility and
  • Sustainability

Everything we do and the way we do it is supported by (CRITAS). familiarize yourself with Our Values The UNICEF Charter

UNICEF’s essential qualifications for this position are

  • Self and ethical awareness are displayed (1).
  • Collaboration with Others in the Workplace
  • Creates and Manages Partnerships
  • Invents and Accepts Change (1)
  • Considers and takes strategic action (1)
  • Drive to produce significant results (1)
  • controls complexity and ambiguity (1)

We put candidates through tests during the hiring process using the competency framework. Learn about our competency framework and its various levels here: competency framework.

UNICEF’s global workforce must reflect the variety of the children it serves, who are among the most underprivileged in the world. No one is excluded from the UNICEF family because of their color or ethnicity, age, handicap, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, socioeconomic status, or any other personal trait. We provide our employees with a wide range of perks, including as paid parental leave, nursing breaks, and appropriate accommodations for people with impairments. Flexible work schedules are strongly advised by UNICEF. With regard to behavior that is incompatible with the goals and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, such as sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, misuse of power, and discrimination, UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy. UNICEF is dedicated to promoting the safety and security of every child. Therefore, all chosen applicants will go through thorough reference and background checks, and they will be required to follow these standards and ideals. Verification of academic credentials and employment history will be part of background checks. It could be necessary to request more information from chosen candidates so that a background check can be done.


The best outcomes for children depend on UNICEF’s proactive commitment to diversity and inclusion. Women who are qualified and eligible to apply for this post are strongly encouraged to do so.

Medical clearance is required for UNICEF employment. For IP posts, the issuing of a visa by the host nation of the duty station is necessary. UNICEF will help with this. The obligation for immunization (vaccination), including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid), applies to appointments as well. Normally, government personnel who are being considered for employment with UNICEF must resign from their government in order to accept a position with UNICEF. If a visa, medical clearance, or required immunizations cannot be obtained within a reasonable amount of time for whatever reason, UNICEF retains the right to revoke an offer of employment without pay.

Only those who have been shortlisted will be contacted and moved on to the next phase of the hiring process.

Advertised: September 18th, 2023, Eastern Africa Standard Time

Deadline for submissions: October 2, 2023, Eastern Standard Time

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Ends on October 02, 2023

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