Job Opening

Posting Title: SECURITY OFFICER, FS4
Job Code Title: SECURITY OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
Duty Station: KABUL
Posting Period: 15 July 2019 - 29 July 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Security-UNAMA-119808-F-Kabul (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 United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan with duty station in Kabul. Under the overall supervision of the Principal Security Advisor (PSA), the Security Officer FS-4 reports to the Deputy Chief Security Officer (CSO) through the Chief Guard Force and Premises Security on all security operations as assigned.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer, FS-4, may be responsible for the following duties:

• Assists the CSA/DCSA/DCSO/Security Coordination Officers in the supervision of a Security Unit, as assigned;
• Drafts and updates security contingency plans for Security Unit.
• Monitors prevailing local security conditions and trends and advises UN personnel, project personnel and eligible dependants on security issues;
• Monitors air, land and sea emergency evacuation capability; conducts evacuation exercises;
• Assists in the evaluation accessible areas, maintain tracking systems and assist in the coordination of a 24-hour Emergency Response System;
• Contributes to security risk assessments for the area of operations;
• Monitors or conducts security operations;
• Assists in the management of the Guard Force and Premises Security
• Assists senior Officers in briefing to the PSA/CSO or Chief Guard Force and Premises Security on the status, activity and requirements of the unit;
• Performs other duties as required.

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.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 the 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

•High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate.

Work Experience

•A minimum of six years with high school diploma of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required;
•A minimum two years of experience in security operations centres or similar within a military, police or security organization is required; and
•At least one year experience and exposure at the international level and in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.
•Desirable experience: experience in guard force management and premises security, experience in hostile surveillance and observation, knowledge and experience and in conducting/preparation of security assessment, 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 (SCP), Security Analysis Practice and Process (SAPP), 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

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, 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.

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No Fee

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