Field Security Associate, Tunis

IOM - International Organization for Migration

IOM Tunis

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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.


Under the overall supervision of the COM and the direct supervision and guidance of the Senior Field Security Officer, the Local Security Assistant will assist in the overall implementation and coordination of security and administrative related services and tasks to ensure the high quality and accuracy of work within the Security office.

The Local Security Assistant promotes a client, quality, and results-oriented approach while performing crucial operations functions. Additionally, the incumbent will also continue to play a major role in the implementation of recommendations stemming from the audit of the IOM Safety & Security function.

The Local Security Assistant works closely with the other Local Security Assistants within the mission and with the Senior field security officer. He/she keeps professional work relations with other UN agency staff to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.


Duty Station: Tunis, Tunisia

Assists in conducting security training for IOM personnel, locally recruited guards/contracted, and others as appropriate. Monitoring the operation of CCTVs for effective implementation of all joint security measures, perimeter security, and access control. Support the Implementation of all new security measures on the advice of the SFSO. Assist in developing and maintaining Adequate Office access and egress SOPs, ensuring only authorized persons enter IOM premises. Conduct interior patrols and fire safety observation when required. Report to the SFSO any potential/actual preaches of IOM office security and any unusual activity Verify that all relevant security information received from UNDSS Tunis is conveyed properly and accurately to the SFSO and the appropriate IOM mission staff members. Assist the SFSO in implementing the designated safety/security contingency plans, procedures, and policies under UNDSS and the IOM Security Management System. Maintain the required networking in support of the security unit with all UN stakeholders, UN, NGOs, and HG security units achieving a common standard supporting IOM program and safe delivery of these objectives. Establish and update Tunis staff lists and develop the Warden System for all IOM staff in Tunis, including TDYs advised by the SFSO. Conduct Tunis in-country security briefings (including cultural orientation) for new arrivals or TDYs. Assist and support required monitoring of the in-country security situation through reporting significant incidents on time to designated management staff using prescribed reporting forms/templates and IOM security modalities. Maintain a filing system for the security unit with a hard copy and soft copy in IOM security shared folders to support staff awareness and access to all security contingency plans. Keep and update an Inventory List and Tracking System of all IOM Office of Staff Security (OSS) assets in IOM Tunis and set up/streamline procedures to manage and safeguard all IOM-OSS assets in the office. Work closely with IOM logistics to ensure that all vehicles are SRM compliant. Report to duty, if needed during official holidays and after normal working hours to support IOM emergency programs or any other security-related matters. Share all advisories, either sent by UNDSS or OSS and conduct headcount on weekly basis Via SCAAN App and SMS. Meet and assist VIPs traveling in/out of Tunis, ensure proper protocol support, and maintain the required network within Airport authorities. Respond to staff queries on security issues and provide immediate assistance as required Perform such other duties as assigned by the CoM/SFSO.


High School degree with five years of relevant security professional experience or

Bachelor’s degree in business management, international relations, or another relevant field from an accredited academic institution with a Minimum of three years of experience in security, law enforcement, military, or police context Added advantage if previous experience in UN/IOM Missions, International Peacekeeping or International Emergency Missions;


Experience in planning and operational execution of security management systems, private sector or otherwise, is an added advantage.

Previous experience in dealing with law enforcement agencies.

Prior professional experience in the field of migration and assistance to vulnerable populations with a Government or UN agency, or a regional or international organization in the Middle East and/or North Africa


Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively with clients;

Excellent organization and analytical skills, attention to details, and ability to work with minimum supervision.

Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision


Fluency in English and French is required.

Arabic is an a dvantageous


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: 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.


IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the Success Factor system.

The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

candidates who applied to the initial job posting do not need to re-apply

This position is based in Tunisia and may only be filled by the country’s nationals.

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.