SECURITY OFFICER [Temporary]

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 10 July 2019
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 17 July 2019

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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO).United Nations field Peacekeeping Operations and Special Political missions. Under the overall supervision of the Chief Security Officer (CSO), FS-5, reports to a Security Coordination Officer, on all security operations as assigned.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer, FS-5, may be responsible for the following duties:

•Assists the CSO/Security Coordination Officer in the office management procedures and/or supervise a Guard Force Unit;
• Develops and monitors the implementation of security contingency plans for a security unit;
• Assesses prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising UN personnel, project personnel and eligible dependents on security issues;
• Serves as a member of the Security Cell, contributing to implementation and evaluation of the security plan;
• Evaluates emergency evacuation capability; conducts evacuation exercises and recommends appropriate action;
• Determines accessible areas, maintains tracking systems and coordinates a 24-hour Emergency Response System;
• Assesses the level of security risk for the area of operations;
• Monitors, conducts or coordinates security operations;
• Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and other UN or non-UN stake holders;
•Briefs the CSO/Security Coordination Officer or Deputy CSO on the status, activity and requirements of the unit;
• Ensures that fire prevention devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises;
• Maintains fire evacuation plan and conducts fire drills and training as necessary;
• Maintains office security by conducting physical security inspections of facilities;
• Assumes responsibility for guard force management; Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures, and conducts security surveys of installations and facilities; implements security arrangements;
• Provides advice and training to UN personnel and eligible dependants on security matters, as assigned;
• Identifies the training needs of security and mission’s staff;
• Investigates security-related incidents involving UN personnel, project personnel or eligible dependants;
• Identifies gaps in existing capability and make recommendation for amendment where necessary;
•Contributes to the planning process and execution of protective services for Senior UN Officials, as necessary;
• Drafts Statements of Requirement and provides technical specifications for the procurement of section security equipment;
• Inspects Security equipment and ensures minimum equipment requirements are purchased, maintained and deployed in accordance with relevant policy;
• Coordinates issuance of identity cards, background checks and entry controls, as appropriate;
• Sets up and manages a warden system according to policy;
• Acts as Duty Officer within the Security Section;
• Performs other duties as required.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
• Mission leadership and other United Nations Officials;
• Security personnel operating in the mission’s area of responsibility;
• Personnel from Military and Civilian Police Components of the field mission;
• Project Managers and other personnel;
• Host Government officials and local law enforcement personnel.

RESULTS EXPECTED:
Effective planning, implementation and coordination of a security system capable to enable the conduct of United Nations activities while ensuring the safety, security and well-being of personnel and the security of United Nations premises and assets.

Competencies

Professionalism:
Knowledge of security management, combined with background in military, police of security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately supervise security units; Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations.

Teamwork:
-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
-Places team agenda before personal agenda
-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Planning & Organizing:
-Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
-Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required
-Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
-Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
-Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary
-Uses time efficiently


Managerial Competencies:

Managing Performance:
-Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority
-Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member
-Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills
-Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines
-Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff
-Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative
-Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff
-Appraises performance fairly

Education

High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate

Work Experience

•A minimum of eight years with high school diploma of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required; of which
•A minimum of two years of experience in security operations centres or similar within a military, police or security organization is required; and
•At least of one year experience and exposure at the international level and in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.
•A minimum of three years of experience in operational environment in the Middle East is required;
•Experience as military paramedic is desirable;
•Desirable experience: security planning, security operations, security risk assessment, standard operating procedures, physical security, coordination with local authorities and law enforcement agencies, emergency communication system, crisis management, hostage incident management, security administration, security logistics in a post-conflict environment, security staffing in post-conflict and multicultural environment.

Other:
• UN DSS certification in any of the following is an asset: Security Certification Program, Security Analysis Practice and Process, Hostage Incident Management, Close Protection Officers Course, Security Investigation

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available from 2 September 2019 until 27 February 2020. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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