Security Associate

Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted May 18, 2022
Category Security
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


The Position: 

The Security Associate post is located in UNFPA Sub-office in Mikelle, Tigray and reports to the Head of Field Office on daily functions. The Security Associate maintain technical line of reporting with the Country Security Specialist based in Addis Ababa, in discharge of his/her safety and security responsibilities.

How the Security Associate can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA's strategic plan focuses on three transformative results: ending preventable maternal deaths, ending unmet family planning needs, and ending gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates who transform, inspire, and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need transparent staff who are exceptional in managing the resources entrusted to them and who commit to providing excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Sub-office Mikelle, and technical guidance of the Security Specialist Addis Ababa, the Local Security Associate assists the Field and CO Management team in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UNFPA personnel based in northern regions of Tigray, Afar and Amhara of Ethiopia to assist UNFPA humanitarian operations.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Security Planning
  • Safety and Security Services
  • Security Networking and Coordination
  • Work Relations

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Experience


  • Completed Secondary Level Education required. (University Degree in Social Science desirable)
  • Studies in Police or any other security school being an asset.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 6 years’ experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work. Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.
  • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;
  • Experience in diplomatic security, or protection or related area is considered as an asset;
  • Knowledge of the country safety codes;
  • Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license


  • Fluency in English language is a requirement.
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