Job Opportunity at UNICEF in Iraq: Security Officer

Job Opportunity at UNICEF in Iraq: Security Officer

Iraq 29 Jan 2020


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Nonprofit organization
Host Country
29 Jan 2020
Study level
Opportunity funding
Full funding
Eligible Countries
Eligible Region
All Regions

UNICEF is offering a job opportunity for Iraqis as a security officer in Erbil, Iraq. The Security Officer will be responsible for providing technical, operational and administrative assistance in security management and services through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting technical security-related information while learning organizational/UN system rules, regulations and procedures in the area of security management and emergency/crisis preparedness.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Security Risk Management and Planning:
  • Collect, record and report to supervisor all information related to the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, assets, and resources in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems.
  • In close coordination with the supervisor, assist in the implementation of all technical requirements contained in the UN Area Security Plan, Security Risk Management Measures (SRMM), Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments. Assist in providing technical support to UNICEF contracted security providers.
  • Assist the supervisor in drafting UNICEF security documentation including security contingency plans and the compiling of mandatory reports in accordance with UNICEF security reporting guidelines including Security Incident Reports (SIRs).
  • Safety and Security Services:
  • Monitor the security situation and emerging security threats to UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, assets, and resources.
  • As requested by the supervisor, conduct security activities that support UNICEF operations and participate in security risk management for all locations where UNICEF personnel and eligible family members are present.
  • Draft security-related information and instructions to assist the supervisor in keeping personnel informed on matters affecting their safety and security and actions to take in case of an emergency including those identified in the UN Security Plan as it relates to UNICEF.
  • Security Networking and Partnership Building:
  • Assist the supervisor in identifying appropriate liaison within the UNSMS and NGO community.
  • Innovation, Knowledge Management, and Capacity building:
  • Identify, capture, and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients, stakeholders on security-related preparedness and operations.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant should have a university degree in one of the following fields: Security Risk Management, International Relations, Conflict Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Diplomatic Studies, Conflict and Security, Counter-Terrorism or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of one year of professional experience in global security risk management and/or security analysis is required. Demonstrated international security management experience and understanding of the United Nations Security Management System is highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English and Kurdish is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered an asset.

UNICEF’s core values required for this post are as follows:

  • Care.
  • Respect.
  • Integrity.
  • Trust.
  • Accountability.

Required Skills:

  • Communication.
  • Working with people.
  • Drive for results.
  • Learning and researching.
  • Analyzing.
  • Applying technical expertise.
  • Planning and organizing.
  • Coping with pressure and setbacks.


The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. The Polish physician Ludwik Rajchman is widely regarded as the founder of UNICEF and served as its first chairman from 1946. Most of UNICEF's work is in the field, with a presence in 190 countries and territories. UNICEF's network of over 150 country offices, headquarters and other offices, and 34 National Committees carry out UNICEF's mission through programs developed with host governments. Seven regional offices provide technical assistance to country offices as needed.

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