Security Assistant


Job Description

Job Description:
Purpose of the Position:
To provide security management services and support to staff and non-staff; enabling the implementation of programs and project activities in a secure, safe and effective manner in Pakistan.

Objectives of the Program and the immediate Strategic Objective (Overview of the program):

The objective of the post is to implement WHO Pakistan Health Policies by effectively monitoring WHO program activities and responsibly providing risk analysis on the threat environment, simultaneously providing technical guidance in line with the UNSMS to improve the security and safety of WHO staff in Pakistan.

Organizational context (Describe the individual role of incumbent within the team, focusing on the intricacy and difficulty of working environment):

Under the general guidance of WHO Representative and direct supervision of the WHO Field Security Officer (FSO) who provides overall technical direction regarding security policy and procedures and in collaboration with the Regional Field security officer, the incumbent will provide administrative support and guidance for accessing inaccessible areas of the Polio Program and make random visits to various regions to obtain information affecting program implementation, staff and non- staff security thus enabling access for better program delivery.

The incumbent plans steps and performs day-to-day routine tasks independently. Complex issues or deviations from established procedures are discussed and resolved with supervisor. Some judgment is involved to determine appropriate methods to handle the various security issues and to adapt established practices to assigned work.

Summary of Assigned Duties:
Within the framework of WHO's Security Management Structure, the duties are:

  • Collect, update and disseminate information regarding the security of WRO and sub-offices, as well as all staff and non-staff through the following:

a) Compile and verify security information with the Host Government, UNDSS, AFP Security Officers, other stakeholders; to enable proper analysis by the FSO;

b) Disseminate security related information to staff and non-staff; utilizing the common UN communication systems.

c) Conduct preliminary assessment of Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) for WRO and sub offices; as well as the "threat assessment" of inaccessible locations required for the Poliomyelitis Eradication activities; submit findings to FSO for final assessment and implementation of mitigation measures.

d) Report security incidents affecting WHO staff and non-stall offices and assets on a 24-hour basis. Follow lip on arrests and detention of WHO staffs and eligible dependents in line with SOPs

e) Arrange tor the training courses on security awareness and preparedness, security briefings, drills and exercises on (he Contingency Plans, radio communication training for WHO stall' and non-staff including security guards and drivers. Provide security orientation to newly assigned staff ‘members. as instructed by the FSO and in cooperation with UNDSS.

  • Maintain the WHO Security Contingency Plans as well as the WHO Warden System, through the following:

a) Maintain, update and ensure the Implementation of WHO Contingency Plans (Fire Plan. Building Evacuation Plan, etc.) in accordance with the Country Security Plans

b) Maintain WHO Warden System, und administer the Emergency Communications System, Conduct routine radio checks with UNDSS, (IS appropriate)

c) May be required to visit WHO sub offices and guesthouses to assess their compliance to the MOSS and RSM for Pakistan and make appropriate recommendations to the FSO as required.

3. MOSS and MORSS/RSM Compliance:
a) Monitor existing security measures for the safeguarding staffs, visitors, WHO properly and premises, as well as the emergency evacuation plans and report any discrepancies to the supervisor.

b) Conduct periodic checks to ensure that WHO staff and non-staff are in compliance with the United Nations Security Management Structure for Security Clearances.

c) Checks that fire safety precautions (fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, information signs etc.) are installed and in good functional order in all WHO premises. Conduct tire drills, bunker exercises and evacuation exercises as deemed necessary by the Field Security Officer,

  • Provide general administrative assistance to the Field Security Officer, attends Security Cell Meetings and Security Briefings in the absence of the Field Security Officer, and perform other security related duties as deemed necessary,

Achievement Activities Include:

  • Timely updates of the WHO SOPs on office security, as well us staff and non-staff Lists,
  • Timely and prompt dissemination of security advisories. e mails and SM3 to stall' and non-staff to preserve their safety.
  • Monitor, update and maintain records of MOSS and MORSS compliance levels in WRO.


Describe the core, competencies required:
1) Producing Results.

2) Fostering Integration and Team work.

3) Communication in an effective and credible way.

4) Knowing and managing oneself.

5) Moving forward in a changing environment.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
§ Physically fit.

§ Stress and time management skills.

§ Knowledge of UN Held security operations and policies would be an asset.

§ Basic First Aid skills.

§ In possession of a valid Driver's License.

Education (Qualifications):
Essential: Completion of High School education and supplemented by training/courses in security management.

Desirable: First level university degree or equivalent in Political Science, Military Studies, Security Management or relevant field.

Essential: At least five years practical experience in security related issues preferably in an International Organization

Desirable: WHO/UN related experience

Very good knowledge of English and local language

WHO Core Competencies:

  • Fostering integration and teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communicating in a credible and effective way
  • Producing results

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. HEC Attested degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at WHO.
During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present HEC attested degrees.
Make sure to mention your exact degree title(s) in the application profile and P11 form.
Females are encouraged to apply.
This advertisement may be used to fill other positions of similar nature or requirement.

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