Job Opening

Posting Title: Sergeant- Multiple Positions, G5
Job Code Title: SERGEANT
Department/Office: ECA Security and Safety Section
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 27 December 2021 - 25 January 2022
Job Opening Number: 21-Security-ECA SSS-163281-R-Addis Ababa (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) mission is to deliver ideas and actions for an empowered and transformed Africa; informed by the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.

The mission will be guided by ECA’s five new strategic directions which are: advancing ECA’s position as a premier knowledge institution that builds on its unique position and privilege to bring global solutions to the continent’s problems and take local solution to the continent; developing macroeconomic and structural policy options to accelerate economic diversification and job creation; designing and implementing innovative financing models for infrastructure, and for human, physical and social assets for a transforming Africa; contributing solutions to regional and transboundary challenges, with a focus on peace security and social inclusion as an important development nexus; advocating Africa’s position at the global level and developing regional responses as a contribution to global governance issues.

These positions are located at ECA's Security and Safety Service (SSS). Under the overall command of the Chief of SSS, the Security Officer is required to perform security functions and reports directly to the Security Sergeant or supervising officer in the assigned working area.

Responsibilities

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

1. Performs a variety of security and safety duties by
a. Responding promptly to security and safety incidents including thefts, accidents, fires and preparing reports on action taken.
b. Enforcing security and safety measures including screening of visitors into the compound checking the movement of persons within the premises to detect any unlawful entry or acts as well as the implementation and enforcement of fire prevention and fighting measures/precautions.
c. Monitoring traffic flow and enforcing parking regulations and reprimanding any violation as well as reporting such violations.
d. Briefs officers under command of possible security threats and related operational plans.
e. Making ground and building patrol inspection and conducting routine search to detect any suspicious acts or irregularities
f. Taking investigation on reported incidents including interviewing and obtaining statements or complainants and witness, following up on going investigations, reviewing investigative reports as well as preparing reports
g. Participating in the development of Emergency Operation Plans and co-coordinating activities during emergency response back-up operation and recovery actions.
h. Assisting in organizing fire and general safety exercises covering preventive and protective measures including organizing fire and building evacuation drills.
i. Organizing tours of visitors to the complex including the Conference Center and enforcing the necessary security and safety checks.
j. Organizing Flag hoisting ceremonies.
k. Providing emergency First Aid assistance

2. Assists the Security Lieutenant in the general administration monitoring and follow-up on assignment by giving daily wok instructions and direction to assigned sergeants and security officers.
a. Preparing correspondences and other reports as necessary.
b. Maintaining records and other information as required.
c. Counsels, coaches and mentors officers under command.
d. Provides input for the performance evaluation of security personnel under command.
e. Liaising with local security and law enforcement officers on security and safely incidents and other matters under investigation.

3. Acts in the absence of the Security Lieutenant.

4. Performs all other duties as required and instructed by the Chief.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices. Demonstrated sound judgment in applying United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices and in applying technical expertise to resolve a range of protection issues/problems. Ability to lead and motivate officers under command as well as manage and evaluate performance of officers under command. 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.

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 is required. Additional security, police or military training is required. Passing the United Nations Security Officer Test (SOT) administered at the Duty Station is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration for this post.

Work Experience

At least five (5) years of progressive experience in security work in military or police establishment with at least two (2) years at supervisory level is required.
Practical experience in UN security services operation combined with ability to lead small tactical security unit is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required; and knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by a competency-based interview. Passing the United Nations Security Officer Test (SOT) administered at the Duty Station is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration for this post.

Special Notice

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.

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.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

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.

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No Fee

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