Job Opening

Posting Title: Close Protection Officer, FS5 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: CLOSE PROTECTION OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh/ISIL
Duty Station: BAGHDAD
Posting Period: 04 March 2020 - 10 March 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Security-UNS-SPM UNITAD-133188-J-Baghdad (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 within the United Nations Investigative Team for Accountability of Da'esh / ISIL (UNITAD) and will be based in Baghdad, Iraq. The Close Protection Officer reports to the Close Protection Coordination Officer.

UNITAD was established by the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 2379 (2017), according to which it is mandated to support domestic efforts to hold ISIL (Da'esh) accountable by collecting, preserving and storing evidence in Iraq of acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the terrorist group ISIL (Da'esh) in Iraq.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority and under the general supervision of the Chief Security Advisor (CSA) the Close Protection Officer at the FS-5 level will carry out the following duties

•Provides supervision to a close protection team to conduct close protection operations for a Senior UN Official;
•Provides advice on operational requirements within the mandated area of operations and the time of assignment;
•Maintains security coverage for the working office and personal residence of the Senior UN Official;
•Ensures that mitigating measures are in place at all time to deter or deny identified threat and to preserve the security, safety and wellbeing of the Senior UN Officials;
•Ensures that continued effectiveness of the close protection team remains in relation to the changes of the local threat level;
•Conducts close protection operations;
•Accompanies the Senior UN Official during official travels and coordinates all related security requirements;
•Reports to the Close Protection Officer (Team Leader) on official moves of the Senior UN Official; FS5 is one of the Team Leaders in UNITAD, therefore he reports to Close Protection Coordinator. Refer to the first point up.
•Within delegated authority, liaises with relevant security focal points and briefs members of the CP Team;
•Prior to initiating a deployment, coordinates with representatives of mission units or departments on issues of the location, current threat and political climate and assesses, plans, coordinates and executes close protection operations;
•Conducts pre-deployment briefings with the Close Protection Officers and coordinates with the staff in the office of the Senior UN Official under the Close Protection Coordination Officer;
•Provides guidance on changes that might occur whilst on duty;
•Deploys CP officers, in advance, for official moves to ensure implementation of security arrangements;
•De-briefs CP Officers and assesses each move upon conclusion;
•Contributes to the forecasting, planning and executing security training for his/her team and liaises with other UN Missions to keep abreast with current training methods;
•Maintains the qualification records and ensures that security officers are certified according with the UN standards;
•Contributes to supervise the performance of Close Protection Officers, Close Protection Drivers;
•Identifies gaps in existing capability and makes recommendation for amendment;
•Monitors team equipment and ensures minimum equipment requirements are supplied, maintained and deployed;
•Assists the Close Protection Coordinator, or equivalent in drafting the Statements of Requirement and provides technical specifications for the procurement of unit and team equipment.
•Determines equipment, facility and supply needs based on operational requirements;
•Performs as Close Protection Coordinator in the absence of CP Coordinator.
•Performs any other duties as required.

Competencies

• Professionalism - 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

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Training in military or police procedures and practices along with training in self-defence techniques is a requirement as well as a valid driver's license.

UNDSS CPOC (Close Protection Officers Course) is required (and will be expected for future advancement in this field), ETB (Emergency Trauma Bag) Course, SCP (Security Certification Program), high standards of physical fitness, training in martial arts, training in security practices, certification in UN weapons, official training related to explosives/explosive devices/IEDS’s, any type of basic or advance Armorers Course, training on counter-terrorism techniques and procedures, official training on investigations, official higher education in security related studies is highly desirable (Bachelors or Masters).

Work Experience

A minimum of eight years with high school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate is required.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in close protection with a national, private or international security organization is required.
A minimum of two years of experience in close protection management at least at the level of a close protection team leader with a national, private or international security organization is required.
Experience working in close protection in Iraq or the region is required.
At least one year experience and exposure at the international level and in a conflict or a post conflict environment is required.
Experience and proficiency in the use of close protection weapons, communications, surveillance equipment, and vehicles is required.
Security management experience is required.
Experience in close protection of one or more principals, static and mobile protection, close protection command post operations, close protection response techniques, and conduct of close protection training are desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available until 31 December 2020, with the possibility of extension. 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.

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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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