Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Duty Station: JUBA
Posting Period: 08 January 2019 - 22 January 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Security-UNMISS-109500-F-Juba (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Security Section of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Under the overall direction and supervision of the Principal Security Adviser UNDSS South Sudan and the management of the DPSA/CSO, the Security Coordination Officer (P3) will be based in Juba and reports directly to the CSO/DPSA or any other Senior Security Officer that may be designated


Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Coordination Officer reports directly to the CSO/DPSA or any other Senior Security Officer that may be designated and may be responsible for performing the following duties:

• Develops and implements Security Standard Operating (SSOP) Procedures applicable to his/her unit operation and participates in the development of the Country Security Plans to preserve the safety and security of all UN personnel, assets and operations;
• Contributes to security risk assessments within the Unity State Field Office; Monitors accessible areas; Identifies gaps in existing capability and makes recommendations for amendment where necessary.
Develop necessary policies to facilitate security operations activities and coordinate crisis response the SOC/SICU in Juba
• Assists the CSO or Chief of Operations in the management of the Field Security Office, prepares inputs for the work program of the unit, determines priorities and allocates resources, monitors performance, determines security resource requirements in other field offices.
• Prepares, develops, updates, and implements functioning security and contingency plans;
• Contributes to security risk assessments within the mission area;
• Establishes productive lines of communication and meets regularly with Security Cell in the Field Office, security focal points, Host Government authorities, as well as Military and Civilian Police components to plan and review information and security related matters;
• Provides training and advice to his/her unit’s personnel on security matters;
• Maintains awareness of prevailing local security conditions, identifies potential threats and advises UN personnel to follow appropriate preventive steps;
• When required, assists the Crisis Management Team, ensures crisis preparedness and coordinates emergency and crisis response in a timely manner;
• Monitors air, land and sea evacuation capability to be used in emergencies; conducts evacuation exercises and recommends appropriate action; Assesses evacuation resources availability and submits requests to cover the needs;
• Assist in the monitoring and plotting of accessible areas, maintain tracking systems, establishes and coordinates an efficient 24-hour Emergency Response System (ERS);
• Identifies gaps in existing capability and makes recommendations for revisions where necessary.
• Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures, and conducts security surveys of installations; Coordinates implementation of security arrangements in coordination with the Premises Security & guard force management unit, as recommended by the security risk assessments;
• Contributes to the review of all Security Risk Assessments and ensures that the implementation of recommended mitigating measures are fully complied in coordination with the relevant Units.
• When required, performs as Operations Officer in the Security Information and Operations Centre and deployed as surge officer to field offices when required.
• Obtains, studies and implements all security policies promulgated by the Inter-Agency Security Management Network (IASMN), HLCM and CEB.
Drafts Statements of Requirements and provides technical specifications for the procurement of specific security equipment;
• Oversee the active functioning of the UNSMS warden system in accordance with policy in coordination with the respective FSA of the UNSMS Organizations.
Oversee the development and review of all Area Security Risk Management measures, Area Security Plan, Area Emergency drills in coordination with the other FSCOs in the field.
• Performs any other duties as directed by the CSO/DPSA or Chief of Operations or delegated authority.

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.


Excellent knowledge of security management, combined with solid background of military, police of security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately manage multiple and divers 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; always acts ethically and with integrity.

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.

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; Builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions ay not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


• An advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent such as a senior command and staff qualification) in security management or business administration, political/social science or international relations with focus on security management;
• A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
• A first-level university degree may be substituted with a diploma and/or certification resulting in an appointment as commissioned officer from a national police or military academy, in combination with two years of qualifying experience in military or police at the rank of a commissioned officer (i.e. Lieutenant / Inspector or equivalent).

Completion of the UNDSS Security Certification Program (SCP) successfully is highly desirable.

Work Experience

• A minimum of five years with advanced university degree (seven years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required; of which
• At least three years of progressively experience in security operations centre (SOC); and/or close protection operations within a military, police or security organization is required; and
• At least two years of experience in managing multiple and diverse military, police or security units operating in a conflict or post conflict environment is required; and
• At least one-year experience and exposure at the international level is required;
• Desirable experience:
Management of security units in a multi-cultural environment, 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, logistics for security in a high risk, conflict or post-conflict environment and multicultural environment.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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.

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