OSS - Office of Staff Security


OSS Americas and Caribbean (AMCA) is tasked with the safety and security of all IOM staff and the protection of its assets in the Americas and the Caribbean, throughout the organization’s 24 field locations in the region and more than 2800 staff working on programmes and projects with particular focus on missions operating in countries where higher UNSMS Security Levels are in place.



The OSS is responsible for providing leadership on safety and security policy management and operational support enabling the safest and most effective implementation of IOM programs and activities.



Our vision is that of a world where IOM staff, offices and resources are operationally safe and secure, thus enabling and enhancing IOM’s program delivery.

This vision will be achieved through the implementation of "effective staff and security risk management."


OSS Services:

  • Advises senior managers, program managers and decision makers within IOM on relevant safety and security policies, procedures and protocols; empowerment of IOM personnel and the improvement of security awareness and security management capacity by providing specialized trainings.
  • Manages the IOM Security Funding Mechanism.
  • Assists field offices in forming their own safety and security management within programs and projects