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Job advert: Local Security Assistant

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Job advert: Local Security Assistant


Position title:
Local Security Assistant

Position grade G6

Duty station Yaounde, Cameroon

Organizational unit OSS, RMU

Type of appointment Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management; advance understanding of migration issues; encourage social and economic development through migration, and; uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the technical supervision of the Regional Security Officer for West and Central Africa, the incumbent will be responsible for managing the implementation of security operations and all aspects relating to the management of IOM staff safety & security in Cameroon with focus Yaoundé.

  • Ensure the collection, processing, dissemination and updating of the country's security information.
  • Ensure in all aspects of the development, development and drafting of the IOM security plan for the country and the security regions including the updating of the international and national staff lists, the evaluation document of Security risks of IOM programmes (SARS programme); The IOM security briefing and the IOM contingency plan.
  • Ensure the updating, evaluation and application of the approved Security risk Management Measures
  • (SRMM) and in the Residential Security Measures (RSM).
  • In consultation with the CoM and the Program leader (s), will manage security incidents affecting or involving IOM personnel, facilities, and assets.
  • Conduct security and safety training for IOM personnel and their eligible dependents, includingtraining of security guards, security briefing, mission briefing,
  • Ensure administrative tasks including updating the list of all IOM personnel in relation to the BSAFE, security reviews, SCAAN, TRIP profiles and internal security clearance for the staff of/ service providers.
  • Build a strong relationship network with the defence and security forces of the host country, both at national and regional level.
  • Liaise and coordinate with the Cameroon defence and security forces and any other national authority responsible for security matters.
  • Collect all relevant information on the security and safety of the Organization's personnel, assets,  operations, and premises.
  • Represent IOM in security cell meetings and act as an observer at the SMT, keeping informed the Chief of Mission about ongoing discussion.
  • Manage internal security groups and maintain IOM personnel informed with relevant security and safety information on SCAAN and others approved platform.
  • Contribute and update country security and other documents: Business Continuity Plan, Staff List, Warden System (GPS coordinates of staff on Google Earth), Fire Safety Plan, program assessment.
  • Ensure the physical evaluation of IOM premises (FSSS or PSA) is done and work closely with the Procurement & Logistics Unit to ensure the implementation of recommendations.
  • Conduct regular field security assessment missions, particularly in Maroua, Douala, Buea and submit mission reports after each field mission.
  • Carry out any other task assigned by Chief of Mission and in strict adherence to the values,  policies, rules, and regulations of IOM.
  • University degree in social science, law enforcement or certified graduation from military/police
  • academy .
  • Have a valid driving license
  • At least 4 years’ relevant experience with UN agencies or other international organization in the field of security or information analysis.
  • Police/ Military experience is an advantage.
  • Good political and social knowledge of the sub region and Cameroon in specific.
  • The ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with others with diverse professional backgrounds is required.
  • The ability to handle a heavy workload efficiently with minimal supervision and understanding the importance of close teamwork is highly regarded. In security/emergency services dedication to one’s duty is paramount and flexibility and commitment to these duties in an emergency will be expected and appreciated.
  • Knowledge of the UN radio system and the use of its related security equipment.
  • Good computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Earth, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams and email.
  • Have a mastery of communication tools (Satphone, HF and VHF).
  • Good communications and negotiations skills.

(specify the required knowledge) Desirable
Fluency in English & French is required Local languages:


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:
Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain 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 1,2, or 3 (depending on grade)
  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Competencies and respective levels should be drawn from the Competency Framework of the Organization.
  • 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.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV and motivation letter to the attention of the Chief of
Mission; IOM Cameroon at latest July 04, 2021, with subject of the email “Local Security Assistant”

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

NB: Ne donnez pas d'argent pour obtenir un emploi

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