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Posted on 19 May, 2021
Closing on 01 Jun, 2021

Job Description


Open to Internal and External Candidates 

 Position : Junior Security Assistant  

 Organizational Unit : Staff Safety & Security (SSU) 

 Duty Station : Yemen, Marib 

 IOM Classification : G 3 

 Type of Appointment : Special Short-Term (SST) Graded Contract, 

6 Months (With a possibility of renewal) 

 SVN No. : SVN2021/053 

 Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible 

 Closing Date : Tuesday 01 June 2021 


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with  governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly  migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. 

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply  to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

Organizational Context and Scope: 

Working under the overall supervision of the Marib Sub Office’s Field Security Officer and the direct supervision of the  Senior Local Security Assistant Marib, the incumbent will directly support and provide clerical assistance to the  implementation of appropriate safety and security management procedures related to the safety and security of IOM staff  and the protection of IOM assets at the Marib Sub Office: 

Core Functions / Responsibilities: 

1. Provide clerical support to the day-to-day tasks of the IOM Marib Sub Office’s Staff Security Unit as required.  2. Develop a basic understanding of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) Security  Management System (UNSMS) in Yemen, including the Security Risk Management Process (SRM), and its application. 3. Provide administrative support to the Senior Local Security Assistant in maintaining archives and filing systems for both electronic and physical files. 

4. Support the Senior Local Security Assistant in dissemination of security related information to IOM staff members,  and in monitoring staff adherence to various security plans and advisories. 

5. Provide support to the Senior Local Security Assistant in maintaining an updated list of staff members with all  relevant information, agency-based warden system, radio sign listing, and other safety information for the Sub Office  as required. 

6. Support the Senior Local Security Assistant in verifying that all security/safety and communications equipment is  operational with a regular inventory duly maintained.  

7. Assist the Senior Local Security Assistant in maintaining the security database of all staff including all contact details,  call signs and residence locations, in coordination with the Sub Offices’ HR unit. Support the Senior Local Security  

Assistant that all security administration (CONOPS, MSCR, Deconfliction, Travel & Security Clearances etc) is  processed in a thorough and timely manner and archived for future process if required. 

8. Provide support with the implementation of fire safety and emergency plans. 

9. Perform other duties as assigned by SLSA, FSO, and MFSO. 

Required Qualifications and Experience 


  • Bachelor degree/Certificate in social science, law enforcement or certified graduation from military/police academy; or  an equivalent combination of education training and experience; 


  • Minimum three years experience (one year for University Degree holders) in security, police or military service with  extensive command or leadership experience, with at least two years of international exposure in a managerial function at  the United Nations, or other international organization; direct experience in the United Nations Security Management  System is a distinct advantage; previous experience in providing security training to all levels of staff, including radio  communications, warden management and incident management. 


  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; strong negotiation and interpersonal skills; ability to analyse and  report on complex security issues to high level stakeholders and advise on and implement measures for mitigation; good  computer skills in the MS Office applications of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; ability to develop and manage  databases; personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, drive for results, respect for diversity, creative thinking; ability to  work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and backgrounds; political and social knowledge  of Marib and Hadramout governorates including knowledge of the security situation is a distinct advantage. 


English and Arabic 

Required Competencies 

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies: 


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages  diversity and inclusion wherever possible. 
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with  organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct. 
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and  exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges. 
  • Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1 
  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals  and optimize results. 
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action  oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes. 
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate. Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own  action and delegated work. 
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in  an informative, inspiring and motivational way.



  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation. 
  • Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station within commuting distance of the duty station will be  considered. 
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, national of the country with automatic right to live and work in the country, and security clearances. 
  • Female with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply. 



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