Job Opening

Posting Title: Security Officer, G4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: Security Officer
Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 10 August 2021 - 06 September 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Security-ESCWA-161549-J-Beirut (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA unescwa.org) forms part of the United Nations Secretariat and, like the other regional commissions, operates under the supervision of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. ESCWA comprises 20 Arab countries in Western Asia and North Africa. ESCWA provides a framework for the formulation and harmonization of sectoral policies for member countries, a platform for congress and coordination, a home for expertise and knowledge, and an information observatory. ESCWA activities are coordinated with the divisions and main offices of the Headquarters of the United Nations, specialized agencies, and international and regional organizations, including the League of Arab States and its subsidiary bodies, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

This position is within the Security and Safety Section (SSS) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). Under the overall command of the Chief of Security and Safety Section, the Security Officer is required to perform armed security functions and reports directly to the Security Sergeant.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

(1) Provide security coverage at entry points throughout the United Nations premises and at the annex buildings to prevent entry to unauthorized persons and the unauthorized removal of UN property;
(2) Screen all personnel, packages and vehicles entering the premises including clearance through metal detectors and by use of x-ray equipment;
(3) Conduct exterior, garage, garden and watch-tour patrols within the Headquarters district and at the annex buildings for the purpose of intercepting unauthorized persons attempting to gain entry to the premises;
(4) Provide information and directions to all persons associated with the Organization, including visitors;
(5) Control, identify and clear pedestrian and vehicular traffic entering and exiting the premises;
(6) Maintain log books and records as required;
(7) Maintain alertness for any potential or actual breach of security and any disturbance or unusual activity and report these and all security, fire, and safety violations to the Security Control Centre;
(8) Ensure that all UN property being carried from the complex is checked for appropriate documentation;
(9) Perform other related duties as assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism - Knowledge of United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices. Demonstrated sound judgment in applying technical expertise in applying United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

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.

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.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in Security or Civilian Police Service and/or relevant military and/or corporate security experience is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. Arabic is also a working language of ESCWA.

For this position, fluency in English is required. Fluency in Arabic is required.

Note: "Fluency" equals a rating of "fluent'' in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and "Knowledge of"' equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.

Assessment

Applicants meeting the requirements of the post may be invited to sit for written and practical tests.

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a series of assessments including the following but not limited to:

1. a physical fitness assessment;
2. a written technical assessment;
3. an interview;
4. a psychological assessment;
5. a firearm test simulation;
6. a medical exam including toxicology test.

Candidates must pass each stage in order to progress to the next assessment to be considered for possible recruitment.

Special Notice

• Applicants should be between 22 and 35 years of age. Must be mentally and physically fit. All duties are performed in uniform. At times, however, the officer may be required to perform duties in civilian clothes. Duties may require long periods of standing, working evenings, overnights and on weekends. The officer is required to meet all UN firearms qualification standards. Computer skills, investigative skills, hazardous materials skills, close/personal protection skills are an asset. Candidates will be required to obtain appropriate firearms permits once on board.
• This position is temporarily available for 364 days from the date of appointment/assignment. Extension of the appointment/assignment is subject to availability of funds, extension of the mandate, continued need for services, and satisfactory performance.
• This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
• Candidates are fully responsible for all arrangements and costs for attending all assessments and interviews. All candidates shall receive the same notice period for attending the assessments and interviews.
• A formal offer of appointment shall not be issued unless the candidates has the legal right to live and work in Lebanon. The candidate is fully responsible for all costs and arrangements related to travel and relocation (including visas and permits) to the duty station and for continued employment at ESCWA.
• Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any task or function in the organization. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions during 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.
• At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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