Job Opening

Posting Title: Security Coordination Officer, P3
Job Code Title: SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Support Mission in Libya
Duty Station: TRIPOLI (LIBYA)
Posting Period: 11 September 2021 - 25 September 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Security-UNSMIL-163446-F-Tripoli (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the Integrated Security Section of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya. The position is based in Tripoli, Libya (Tripoli is classified as a Hardship "E" duty station and a non-family duty station). The incumbent will be under the overall supervision of the Chief Security Adviser (CSA) and will report directly to the Deputy Security Adviser (DSA) on the coordination of UNSMIL Protective Services

On 15 September 2020, the Security Council renewed the mandate of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for one year, through resolution 2542 (2020). The Security Council has tasked UNSMIL, as an integrated special political mission, in full accordance with the principles of national ownership, to exercise mediation and through its good offices to: (i) further an inclusive political process and security and economic dialogue; (ii) further the continued implementation of the Libya Political Agreement; (iii) help consolidate the governance, security and economic arrangements of the Government of National Accord, including support for economic reform in collaboration with international financial institutions; (iv) help to achieve a ceasefire and, once it is agreed by the Libyan parties, provide appropriate support to its implementation; (v) support subsequent phases of the Libyan transition process, including the constitutional process and the organisation of elections; (vi) coordinate and engage closely with international actors including neighboring countries and regional organisations; (vii) provide support to key Libyan institutions; (viii) support, on request, the provision of essential services and delivery of humanitarian assistance, including in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with humanitarian principles; (ix) monitor and report abuses and violations of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, including sexual violence in conflict, notably through the effective deployment of women and child protection advisers; (x) provide support in securing uncontrolled arms and related materiel and countering their proliferation; and (xi) co-ordinate international assistance, and provision of advice and assistance to Government-led efforts to stabilise post-conflict zones, including those liberated from Da’esh. On 16 April 2021, the Security Council, through resolution 2570 (2021), tasked UNSMIL to provide support to the Libyan-led and Libyan-owned ceasefire monitoring mechanism including through the facilitation of confidence-building measures and the scalable and incremental deployment of UNSMIL ceasefire monitors.

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the DSA, the incumbent performs the following functions:

• Advises the CSA and DSA on close protection operations of the mission.
• Responsible for developing the standard operating procedures and security risk assessments within which the Close Protection Units will deploy.
• Assists the Unit in identification and the deployment of close protection assets required to support the travel Senior United Nations Officials in locations where complex operations are deployed; develops and maintains the effective monitoring of close protection operations.
• Assists in determining the requirement for personal protection measures to be provided to the Senior United Nations Officials of the United Nations, at their duty station or when visiting locations which require enhanced protection coordination and makes recommendations to the CSA through DSA.
• Liaise with the office of the Protectee, to obtain personal protection profiles and ensures they are maintained, accurate and up to date.
• When required, Liaises with Member States' law enforcement agencies in order to ensure effective security arrangements.
• Liaises with expert institutions and organizations in the field of close protection in order to keep abreast of innovations and best practices.
• Provides enhanced protection coordination in regard of the close protection of SUNO, if and when required.
• Monitor and oversee the travel of key SUNO as it relates to their security.
• Coordinates the delivery of threat and risk assessments in support of close protection security initiatives.
• Identify sources of information with the UN organization to be used in gathering data in support of threat analysis.
• Carries out administrative responsibilities related to the Unit including programme planning, budget development, financial monitoring of close protection assets.
• Closely monitor and review of close protection officers' qualifications and makes recommendations on training as necessary.
• Performs other duties as tasked by the CSA and DSA.

Competencies

Professionalism - Ability to plan and review close protection operations in the field; 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 concern; 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.

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 & 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

An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in security management, business administration, political/social science, psychology, criminal justice, law, international relations or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A first-level university degree may be substituted with a diploma from a police or military academy (for commissioned officers), which may be considered its equivalent, and in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management. Completion of an international, national or commercial close protection training is required. UNDSS certification of the following is desirable: Security Certification Programme (SCP) and Close Protection Officers Course (CPOC).

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in close protection within governmental special services, military, police or security organizations (national or international) is required.
A minimum three years of experience in close protection management at least at the level of a close protection team leader within governmental special services, military, police or security organizations (national or international) is required.
At least two years of experience and exposure at the international level is required.
At least one year of experience in a conflict and post-conflict environment is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is a desirable.

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

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 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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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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