Announcement Kabul-GS- 09

Date: 27 March 2015
Announcement No. KABUL/GS/09(2015) E
Post Title:
Local Security Assistant
Road to Jobs: Bringing Decent Work to Rural Households of
the Northern Provinces in Afghanistan
Post Level:
One-year fixed-term contract (with possibility of renewal)
Duty Station:
Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan
Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical
cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct
selection by the Director-General.
In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the following vacancy by direct
selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their applications by the above date.
Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not
carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization.
A fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to
various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and
satisfactory conduct and performance.
The following are eligible to apply:
- ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff
- External candidates.
The project “Road to Jobs” aims to unleash the economic potential of the expanding rural road
network in Afghanistan, The new roads provide rural communities with the opportunity for better
connectivity to product/labour markets. Road to Jobs will help turn that opportunity into reality in
selected Northern Provinces: Samangan and Balkh. The project will enhance competitive agro value
chains and urban labour market connected by the road network through multi-faceted interventions
that respond to the underlying constraints inhibiting pro-poor sector growth. Giving special attention
to vulnerable and marginalized groups, including women, the project will build on knowledge from
the recent JICA-ILO study on cross-country agriculture value chains. It will draw on lessons from
the successful model of a market development approach, as deployed with success elsewhere by
SIDA-ILO, to promote market-driven, locally-owned strategies that build on the incentives and
capacities of various public and private actors to change and hence increase prospects for more and
better jobs to be created and sustained - based on social dialogue at the local level.
ILO Kabul Office
c/o WFP Compound
Street #4 Kashani, Shahr-e-Naw
Kabul, Afghanistan
Tel. +93-793-110038
E-mail: [email protected]
Within the policy and procedural requirements established by the ILO, the incumbent will be
responsible for assisting the overall safety and security operations of the project.
There will be 12 project staff led by a Chief Technical Advisor (CTA). The incumbent will
report to the project's CTA and will receive overall supervision of Senior Coordinator of the ILO
Office for Afghanistan (ILO-Kabul) and technical safety & security-related guidance from the
relevant security officer of ILO-Kabul and the FIELDSECURITY unit of ILO headquarters.
The project will further be supported by other relevant technical specialists at the HQ (among
others of the Enterprises Department and its small enterprise programme – SME/ENT – as well
as The Lab project on value chain development) and in the region as well as selected
international senior advisors appointed by ILO/CTA.
The successful candidate will assist in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of all
appropriate security management procedures related to the safety and security of ILO staff as
well as consultants/contractors related to this project, and the protection of project-related
assets/facilities. The duty station for this position is Mazar-e-Sharif.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Liaison with Security Personnel and Guard Forces:
Develop a close working relationship and regularly liaise with relevant security
personnel as follows:
- Guard forces at project premises in Mazar-e-Sharif and elsewhere;
- DPS personnel;
- ANP and other ANSF personnel in areas with premises and operational areas
in the Northern provinces;
- Security Focal Points at relevant government ministries and project sites;
- Security personnel, including other UN Agencies, of compounds in Mazar-eSharif; and
- UN DSS and other UN Security personnel in the Northern provinces and in
In coordination with the Local Security Assistant at ILO-Kabul, liaise with with
FIELDSECURITY unit at ILO HQ in Geneva, and relevant individuals at ILO
regional office in Bangkok (ROAP) and Decent Work Technical Support Team for
South Asia in Delhi (DWT-New Delhi).
Security Reporting:
Perform routine monitoring of the security environment in Mazar-e-Sharif, the
provinces covered by ILO project and Afghanistan.. Monitor daily threat reporting
from UN and other sources. Ensure that any relevant security information is
disseminated in a timely manner to project staff and consultants/contractors in
Afghanistan, the LSA in Kabul, as well as relevant staff in Geneva, Bangkok and
Delhi if needed.
Prepare and send daily staff tracking and weekly reporting documents to UN DSS.
Prepare security incident reports as required.
Assist in the briefing of new staff, consultants/contractors, and visiting ILO staff.
Assist in the development and maintenance of security policies and procedures,
including emergency and contingency plans for the project.
Assist in the maintenance of security-related databases and documents, including
training matrices, ID card databases, communications lists (including emergency
contact numbers), and other relevant documents.
MOSS Compliance and Accountability and Maintenance of Security Equipment:
Check and maintain all emergency and security equipment to ensure proper location,
condition, serviceability, and compliance with MOSS standards.
Maintain records of purchase, handover, and inspection of all safety and security
Arrange for the repair or replacement of unserviceable safety and security equipment.
Assist in the development, implementation, and supervision of a radio communication
monitoring mechanism.
Compile information from security surveys and assessments and highlight areas of
concern to the relevant security officer of the Office.
Operations Management and Administration:
Assist with vehicle fleet management and assignment of drivers.
Monitor staff and vehicle movements within Mazar-e-Sharif as well as in districts
and ensure staff reporting in compliance with ILO-Kabul policies.
Facilitate visitor entry into the project office premises.
Provide security-related administrative support for the project, including supply,
communications, logistics, and travel.
Undertake field security missions as required, typically in conjunction with the
planned technical or managerial missions.
Perform any other job-related duties as may be required by the Office/project and
requested by the CTA of the project, Senior Coordinator of ILO-Kabul or the
relevant ILO security officer.
Qualifications requirements:
• Completion of secondary school education, supplemented by technical or university level
courses in security management or equivalent practical experience.
• Formal training in security management is required, preferably in a diverse range of skills
(such as principles of security management, fire training, first aid, etc.). Certified UN
training such as LSA, ETB, etc. will be desirable.
• At least 5 years of experience in security management. Security experience within the UN
system, donor-funded projects or international NGOs would be an advantage.
• Previous work experience in the Northern provinces or military or police service would be
an asset.
Languages - Excellent command of English, Dari and Pashto.
- Knowledge and understanding of concepts and approaches relevant to safety and security
management, with particular relevance to the ILO mandate and affiliated projects;
- Ability to clearly formulate positions on security-related issues, to articulate options and
potential solutions that convey the maximum amount of necessary information, and to offer
defendable recommendations based on sound security management principles and ILO or UN
- Good research, analytical, and problem-solving skills;
- Proven ability to use information technology (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet
browsers, email, Skype);
- Ability to assist in preparing reports and conduct presentations;
- Ability to organize own work;
- Excellent inter-personal skills;
- Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with people in a polite, courteous and
cooperative manner;
- Ability to liaise with senior UN or government officials;
- Ability to apply diplomacy and tact to convey difficult and complex issues or positions;
- High standards of ethical conduct;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people in a multi-cultural
and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
- Must demonstrate a high level of commitment and responsibility towards completing
assignments efficiently, accurately and in a timely manner;
- Ability to take initiatives. Discretion.
- Understanding of the mission and work of the ILO and the UN system.
Conditions of employment:
Starting salary:
Allowances & benefits:
USD 21,110 per annum
Affiliation to the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
Affiliation to the ILO-ITU Staff Health Insurance Fund
Dependants’ allowance
30 working days of annual leave
Application process:
Interested candidates are requested to send their applications to the Regional Human Resources
Unit, International Labour Organization via e-mail to [email protected] by 11 April 2015.
Only candidates under positive consideration will be notified. Short-listed candidates will be
invited for interview.
The ILO values diversity among its staff.
We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities.