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Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments (SSAFE) Training Course

Formación en curso


SSAFE training was first introduced in the year 2007. Both the UN Systems Staff College (UNSSC) and UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) collaborated in designing and developing an enhanced safety and security training package for UN and I/NGO personnel deploying to high risk locations. The training became mandatory for a number of duty stations where the UN and I/NGO operates, for which, staff members on both staffing categories “National and International” are required to be SSAFE certified before or upon deployment, as endorsed by the Security Management Team (SMT) at the specific duty station.

The objectives of SSAFE is to raise participants’ awareness of prevailing threat in their operational environments and equip them with pertinent knowledge and skills required to prevent and respond to various security incidents that they might encounter in the field.


SSAFE-Amman is tailored to the context of prevailing threat environment where the UN is operating in the entire Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region; combining theory and practical scenario-based exercises in the field to achieve course objectives. It is a-four-day high-intensity interactive training facilitated by seasoned security professionals, medical doctors/paramedics and critical incident staff counselors with extensive field humanitarian operations experiences. Subjects covered include:

  1. United Nations Security Management System “UNSMS”

  2. Hostage survival

  3. Active shooter response

  4. Mission planning and convoy security

  5. Access negotiation in high risk environment

  6. Stress management and resilience in high risk environment

  7. Radio communication system

  8. Cultural awareness

  9. Personal security

  10. Weapon awareness

  11. Basic life support on CPR, use of AED & IFAK

  12. Mine awareness and UXO.

Información sobre tarifas

The course cost in total of $1,480 per participant, includes the course materials and logistics, meals and transportation to/from the Field Training Center for the scenario-based field practical exercise on day four.

Cómo registrarse

The training is open to all UN and I/NGO personnel. To request more information and subscription please contact the training officer / coordinator: Munther Yousef at copying Rageh Al-Jamal at