Security Guards

UNDP Careers

Job Description


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Creates a fulfilling work environment for security satisfaction of UNSMS personnel to confidently conduct their duty and other routines with peace of mind and comfort in a hostile security environment.

Duties And Responsibilities

The UN Security Guard Unit is a security operation support component administratively managed under UNDP and operationally supervised by UNDSS in the Benghazi Duty Station. It is responsible for ensuring safety and security of all UNSMS personnel and protection of UN assets within the UN-Hub. The UN Security Guard is responsible to make sure unauthorized person(s) do not enter the compound of the UN Hub, by enforcement of detection, deterrence, delay, and prevention tactics. He/she is charged with the duties and responsibilities to check IDs of all person(s) before entering the premises of the UN-Hub, to ensure that they are cleared and pose no harm. He/she is charged with the duty and responsibilities to properly search all vehicles entering the compound to make sure they are not transporting harmful items or substances. Work collaboratively with the local Diplomatic Police assigned around the outer perimeter of the UN-Hub to enhance physical security protection of the compound and UNSMS personnel residing and working in UN Hub. The position is based in Benghazi, Libya under the overall supervision of the Chief Security Adviser (CSA) and the Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO).


Corporate Competencies

  • Professionalism
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Vision
  • Leadership

Functional Competencies

  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork

Planning and Organizing


Required Skills and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.


Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant Information About UNDP Rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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