Job Opening

Posting Title: DEPUTY CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER, P4
Job Code Title: DEPUTY CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Duty Station: BANGUI
Posting Period: 22 May 2020 - 05 June 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Security-MINUSCA-135918-F-Bangui (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 multidimensional integrated stabilization mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The Deputy Chief Security Officer will be based in Bangui and reports directly to the Chief Security Adviser (CSA) UNDSS MINUSCA.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Deputy Chief Security Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Operations
• Assists in leading, supervising and managing the Mission Security Section.
• Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures, such as barriers, issuance of identity cards, background checks, and entry controls, as appropriate, for normal or emergency conditions.
• Evaluates effectiveness of prevailing fire safety measures in effect in assigned areas of responsibility, including fire prevention devices, fire-fighting equipment, and evacuation plans.
• Determines need for, and provides training and advice to UN staff and dependents on residential security measures such as window guards, alarm systems and locks to prevent burglar intrusions.
• Ensures availability of emergency communications by making periodic checks to determine if system is functioning properly. Arranges for necessary repairs or adjustments.
• Assumes responsibility for guard force management, as assigned.
• Arranges protection detail for senior personnel or visiting VIP’s as necessary.
• Conducts and supervises security training in such subjects as the security management system, responsibilities of Area Coordinators and Wardens and personal security awareness.
. Assumes responsibility for logictic, budget and finance for Security Section.

Advice and Coordination
• Assists in providing advice to the Head of Mission on all security-related matters and participate in discussions and development of security policies and procedures.
• Establishes lines of communication with security focal points and all other agencies involved in peacekeeping and other missions to ensure maximum security coordination.
• Establishes and maintains dialog with local security authorities and international institutions for coordination of efforts in the event of natural disasters.

Planning
• Assists in reviewing and monitoring activities related to security risk management including the preparation of security risk assessments and the development of risk mitigation measures.
• Reviews and monitors activities related to preparation of security plans for the mission, a designated country, or geographic area, including all aspects related to elaboration, development and updating of the plan and, if necessary, its implementation.
• Serves as member of the mission Security Management Team, contributing to planning, implementation and evaluation of effectiveness of security plans and other aspects of security operations.
• Plans for air, land and sea evacuation capability to be used in emergencies, ensuring availability of aircraft, vessels, railways, vehicles, fuel supply, assessable roads, ports and airfields.

• Performs other duties, as assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism
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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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.

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; 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.

Judgment and Decision-making:
Ability to make quick decisions in emergencies or when rapid response is required; Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information before making a decision; Considers positive and negative impact on others and on the Organization; Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; Checks assumptions against facts; Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; Makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in security management, business administration, political/social science, psychology, international relations or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Relevant would be military or police academy/staff college education equivalent to a first level or advanced university degree.
Certification in Security Certification Program (SCP) is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in security, police or military service with extensive command or leadership experience; of these, at least two (2) years of international exposure in a management function in the United Nations or other international organizations are required .
Direct experience in United Nations Security Management System with proven crisis management capabilities is an asset.
Proven experience in handling a hostage incident is highly desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required.

Assessment

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

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.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity 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, 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.

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