Job Opening

Posting Title: SECURITY SERGEANT, G5 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: SERGEANT
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Duty Station: MEXICO CITY
Posting Period: 06 November 2019 - 12 November 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Security-ECLAC-126452-J-Mexico City (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is temporarily available until 30 June 2020 with possibility of extension. This position is located in the Subregional Headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Mexico City. The Security Sergeant reports to the Chief of the Administration Section and the technical supervision of the Chief of ECLAC Security and Safety Section in Santiago de Chile.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five regional Commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities. Please visit our website at www.eclac.org for further information.

Responsibilities

The Security Sergeant will work under the immediate responsibility and supervision of the Chief of Administration of ECLAC-Mexico on all matters related to day-to-day security and safety operations at ECLAC Sub regional Headquarters, Mexico. He/She will be under the technical supervision of the Chief of ECLAC Security and Safety Section, Santiago de Chile.

Within delegated authority, the Security Sergeant will be responsible for the following duties:

•Advise the Chief of Administration of ECLAC-Mexico in conducting security threat and risk evaluations and on physical security measures and procedures for ECLAC-Mexico Personnel, their dependants and on ECLAC Facilities
•Participate in the implementation of the ECLAC-Mexico Security Plan and all matters relating to safety and security management, including conducting physical security assessments and collecting and updating information with regard to security issues.
•Work in close coordination with the Chief of Administration of ECLAC-Mexico in all related security and safety matters.
•Keep a permanent communication channel for operational support with the Chief of ECLAC SSS in Santiago de Chile
•Provides to the Chief of Administration of ECLAC-Mexico with assistance in responding to incidents and alerts relevant UN Personnel in such situations.
•Maintains close contact and liaises with the relevant Host Country authorities, Mexico UNDSS and UN System Security Focal points from other Agencies

Competencies

•Professionalism: Demonstrated sound judgment in applying security policies, procedures and practices and in applying technical expertise to resolve a range of security and safety issues according to the country policies and in line with the organization's policies. Awareness of the general security situation in the country and able to identify threats that could escalate to hostile actions against the organization. Knows the security and safety standards of the Organization and apply them to ECLAC premises in Mexico. 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. Expertise in conducting briefings regarding schedules, events, possible security threats or operational plans and in preparing and submitting incident and administrative reports related to complaints, accidents and unusual incidents through a chain of command are assets to be considered.

•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 and 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.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Additional Security, police or military studies are also required. Relevant University level studies in Political Science, International Relations, Criminology, Legal Studies or related field is an asset due to the responsibilities to be assumed when fulfilling the related functions. United Nations Security Officer Test (SOT) may be requested.

NOTE: For positions in the General Service category, candidates are required to clearly indicate in their PHPs relevant information confirming completion of High School.

Work Experience

A minimum of 5 years of relevant progressively responsible experience in security, police or military service, including investigation, physical security, strategic and operational planning are required.
Extensive experience in a command or leadership position is highly desirable.
Experience in fire prevention and suppression, emergency medical and hazardous material response, video imaging badge systems information technology and electronic applications in the area of physical security is desirable.
Any other specialization in the security related area is an asset.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, Fluency knowledge of Spanish and knowledge of English both written and oral is also required due to the nature of the work to be done.

NOTE: ‘’Advanced level’’ equals a rating of ‘’fluent’’ in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and ‘’Intermediate level’’ equals a rating of ‘’confident’’ in two of the four areas.

Assessment

Applicants will be assessed based on the information provided in their PHPs. Short-listed applicants might be contact by the Hiring Manager for further assessment.

Special Notice

- This position is temporarily available until 31 December 2019 with possibility of extension.
- 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.
- Appointment for positions in the General Service category is done on a local basis. Applicants shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of the office, irrespective of nationality and length of time the candidate may have been in the country. Applicants will be responsible for any expenses incurred in taking the relevant examinations at the duty station, and of any costs related to traveling and relocating to the duty station in the event of an employment offer.
- A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade.
- A staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments.
- Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
- The expression "Internal candidates", shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15. Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position.
- The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
- For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English 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.

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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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.

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No Fee

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