Local Security Assistant, Tripoli, Libya

IOM - International Organization for Migration

IOM Tripoli, Libya

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.

Organizational Context and Scope:

Under the overall supervision of the Chief Of Mission 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 in close collaboration with the other Local Security Assistants within the mission and with the Senior field security officer. He/she keeps professional work relation with other UN agencies staff to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.

Duty Station: Tripoli Libya

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

1. Assists the Senior Field Security Officer in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation Libya; 2. Helps to assess the security situation at the duty station and ensures adequate gathering and verification of security information that may be required for a proper analysis of the situation; 3. Monitoring operation of walk-thru device, CCTVs for effective implementation of all joint security measures perimeter security and access control. Ensure that issued security equipment’s are always functional, report for any damage or deficiency to the SFSO. 4. Support the Implementation of all new security measures on advice of the SFSO. 5. Develop and maintain Access Control System and egress SOPs, ensure only authorized persons entering IOM premises. 6. Conduct interior patrols (Security survey) and fire safety observation when required. 7. Report to the SFSO any potential/actual preaches of IOM office security as well as any unusual activity. 8. Ensure all relevant security information is conveyed properly and accurately to the SFSO and the appropriate IOM mission staff members by maintaining regular/flash security reports. 9. Develop a comprehensive working knowledge of the present IOM/UNDSS Memorandum of Understanding, related to the various security protocols stipulated by this agreement. 10. Assist the SFSO in conducting the security assessments, offering appropriate recommendations, design and implement evacuation/emergency plans and drills. 11. Under the guidance of the IOM SFSO, verify IOM office by reviewing the Physical Security Assessment, and international staff residences and make sure it meet the existing security standards such as Security Risk management measures(SRM) and Residential Security Measures (RSM); 12. Maintain the required networking in support of the security office with all UN stakeholders, external partners, UN, NGOs and HG security units achieving a common standard supporting IOM programs, and safe delivery of these objectives. 13. Establish and update staff files/lists and develop the Warden System for all IOM staff as advised by the SFSO. 14. Under the supervision of the IOM SFSO, maintain and provide inputs for the development of a security plan. This includes, but not limited to: Building and fire evacuation plan, warden system, emergency communications tree, up-to-date staff list, emergency contact list, and other contingency plans; 15. Conduct security briefing (including cultural orientation) for new hired staff. 16. Ensure that all IOM staff completed the mandatory security requirements. Identify the security trainings required and ensure that the IOM SFSO is aware of these training requirements. 17. Assist and support required monitoring of the in-country security situation through reporting of significant incidents on a timely manner to designated management staff using prescribed reporting forms/templates and IOM security modalities. 18. Maintain a filing system for the security office with a hardcopy and soft copy in IOM security shared folders to support staff awareness and access to all security contingency plans. 19. Keep and update an Inventory List and Tracking System of all IOM Office of Staff Security (OSS)assets in IOM Libya and set up/streamline procedures to manage and safeguard all IOM-OSS assets in the office. 20. Work closely with IOM logistics to ensure that all vehicles are compliant with Security Risk Management (SRM) and Road Safety Policy. 21. Escort IOM staff on missions according to UNDSS approved SRM IOM SFSO assessment and keep continued contact with the DSS radio room. 22. Report to duty when required during official holidays and after normal working hours to support IOM emergency programs or any other security-related issue. 23. Monitor and supervise the security guard supervisors and security guards in accordance with relevant to their ToR’s and performance. 24. Provides training and advice on security matters for the security guards. 25. Respond to staff queries on security issues and provide immediate assistance as required. 26. Perform other safety and security-related duties as may be required.


  • High School degree with five years of relevant security professional experience or;
  • Bachelor degree in business management, international relations or other relevant field from an accredited academic institution with 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


Fluency in English is required.

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

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.

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