Job Opening

Posting Title: SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER, P3
Job Code Title: SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER
Department/Office: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Duty Station: BAMAKO
Posting Period: 23 January 2019 - 21 February 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Security-OHCHR-109702-R-Bamako (X)
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 G5 Sahel Joint Forces Project, United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) Human Rights Office. The Security Officer in the field reports to the Chief G5 Sahel Joint Forces Project and to the Senior Security Manager in OHCHR Geneva through the Field Safety and Security Coordinator.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Field Security Officer may be responsible for the following duties.

•Reviews and monitors the situation in the region of assignment with specific regard as to how it relates or may have an impact on OHCHR operations in the country.
•Advises the Chief G5 Sahel Joint Forces Project with regard to all security and related matters and develops tactics, techniques and procedures in accordance with the provisions of the UN Security Management System for the safe conduct of OHCHR operations in the region of assignment.
• Closely supervises the work of Project Local Security Assistants deployed in the region.
• Prepares draft of security plan for the project, designated region or geographic area, including all aspects related to elaboration, development, implementation and updating of the plan.
• Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and all other agencies involved in peacekeeping and other missions to ensure maximum security coordination.
• Participate in the area Security Cell, contributing to implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of the security plan.
• Assesses prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising project personnel and dependents on potential security problems, such as mines, kidnapping, armed attacks, arrest and detention.
•Maintains an ongoing evaluation of air, land and sea evacuation routes and resources for use in emergencies, ensuring the availability of vehicles, aircraft, vessels, fuel supply and assessable roads.
•Ensures that fire detection 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, issuance of identity cards, if possible background checks, and entry control.
•Provides advice and training to staff and dependents on residential security measures such as window guards, alarm systems and locks to minimize burglar intrusions.
•Maintains dialog with authorities and international institutions such as Red Cross/Red Crescent in the event of natural disasters.
•Ensures availability of emergency communications system by making periodic checks to determine if system is functioning properly; arranges for necessary repairs or adjustments.
•Investigates accidents involving UN vehicles and prepares report of findings.
•Investigates security-related incidents involving project personnel or eligible dependent.
•Assumes responsibility for guard force management.
• Maintains protection detail for senior officials as necessary.
•Conducts security training in such subjects as the security management system, responsibilities of Area Coordinators and Wardens and personal security awareness. Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of security management combined with solid background of military or other security specialization and some political and social knowledge of region of assignment. Ability to deal effectively with stress factor when encountered in security management. Ability to apply technical skills to understand and consolidate the varying specializations such as electronics, communications, mechanics, explosives and other sophisticated devices encountered in security system management. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in security management, business administration, political/social science, psychology, international relations or a related field.
A first level university degree with a focus on security management or related disciplines, in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Military or Police Academy degrees (at officer's level), in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may also be considered in lieu of the first level university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in military, police, security management preferably in the police or military context, or related area is required. Three years of experience working in the field, preferably with UN Security Management System (UNSMS), is desirable. Experience in the area of human rights or international humanitarian law would be an asset.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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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No Fee

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