Security Associate at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Security Associate at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Security Associate at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee. As a matter of fact, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband. Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Security Associate

Position Number: 10030878

Location: Adikpo – Benue

Category: Field Security

Grade: GS – 6

Duration of Contract: One Year

Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Essential Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of secondary education with relevant training and experience in security and safety issues. Military or Police background preferred.

  • Also, Minimum of 8 years (6 with advanced training/certificate) of previous relevant job experience.

  • Also, Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

  • Ability to work in a team under pressure with minimum supervision; good analytic and training skills, organized and good sense of initiative.

  • Also, Be professional, discrete, organized, flexible and available at short notice.

  • Also, Good communication skills (written and oral).

  • Good knowledge of areas within the field office territory.

Desirale Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Good computer skills – (MS Word; MS Excel; MS PPT).

  • Also, Excellent knowledge of local security apparatus.

  • Also, Sensitive to and good knowledge of the local culture.

  • Knowledge of another relevant UN or local languages.

  • Also, United Nations experience in the field of security an asset.

  • Graduation from Military or Police Academy.

Application Closing Date

5th April, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online


Email Application

  • First of all, Kindly prepare an application/letter of motivation, Resume as well as fully completed and signed UNHCR Personal History Form (P11)

  • Submit the application, resume and Personal history form (P11) via email to: quoting in the subject line the vacancy number and title of the position (VERY IMPORTANT).

  • Also, Kindly make sure you use the “UNHCR Personal History Form”.

  • Finally, Kindly note that a written test will be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency based interview.

Click Here to Download UNHCR Personal History Form (P11) (Doc)


  • “There is no need to send other CERTIFICATES with the application at this stage”.

  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

  • Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.

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