Job Listing: Field Security Assistant at International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Company Name: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Job Title: Field Security Assistant
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Job Type: Full-time
Application Deadline: 21/07/2024

Job Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission and the technical supervision of the office of Staff Security (OSS) as represented by the Regional Security Officer (RSO) based in the Regional Office in Nairobi, the Field Security Assistant will provide support to enable IOM’s activities and assist the Office of Staff Security with all security-related aspects of field operations in the Country Office.

Reference No: SVN_UG_004_2024
Reports to: Chief of Mission

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain effective working relationships with the country United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) office, host government agencies, and local authorities responsible for security to obtain up-to-date security-related information.
  • Assist the National Security Officer in collecting, updating, and communicating information regarding the security situation in Uganda.
  • Support the National Security Officer in the development and implementation of IOM Country Office-specific security plans including contingency and emergency response plans, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and providing security-related inputs into the Business Continuity Plan (BCP).
  • Follow up on staff member compliance with safety and security protocols including completion of mandatory security training and obtaining security clearances as required.
  • Provide support in conducting security surveys of offices in IOM Uganda.
  • Support the effective management of the Country Office Warden system by maintaining updated staff lists, including call sign lists, and ensuring the overall operability of communications systems, particularly SCAAN.
  • Ensure that all safety and security communications equipment is functioning and in good condition, with a regular inventory duly maintained.
  • Assist in reporting security incidents affecting IOM personnel, premises, assets, and operational activities in Uganda, including preparation of security reports such as Security Incident Reports and Weekly Reports.
  • Support in organizing and conducting training courses on security awareness and preparedness and providing security orientation to newly assigned IOM personnel in the duty station. Conduct security briefings as required.
  • Maintain an orderly filing system for confidential correspondence, security files/documents, and a database on contact details of the country UNDSS office and host country security authorities.
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:


  • University degree in Security, Social Sciences, International Studies, Communications, or a related field from an accredited academic institution, with three years of relevant professional experience.
  • Completed High School degree from an accredited academic institution, with five years of relevant professional experience.


  • Relevant professional experience in the humanitarian, public, private, or corporate sector is desirable.
  • Experience in providing security coordination and administrative support for an international organization is desirable.
  • Experience in the use of radio communications is desirable.
  • Successful completion of the UNDSS Field Security Associate (FSA) course is desirable.


  • Ability to collaborate with senior government security counterparts and relevant stakeholders is an advantage.
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral and written skills. Listens actively and responds effectively.


  • Fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Swahili or French is an advantage.



  • 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.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected, and fairly treated.

Core Competencies – Behavioral indicators Level 2:

  • 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 actions and delegated work.

How to Apply:
All interested applicants may send their applications to no later than 19th July 2024. Reference Number and Position Title (SVN_UG_004_2024 – Field Security Assistant) should be specified in the SUBJECT field.

After sending your application through, you are required to fill in the recruitment Questionnaire using the link: Pre-Screening Form.

Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Deadline: 21st July 2024

IOM – Jobs in Uganda
Industry: NGO
Location: Kampala, Uganda

The International Organization for Migration is a United Nations-related organization working in the field of migration. The organization implements operational assistance programmes for migrants, including internally displaced persons, refugees, and migrant workers.



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