Job Opening

Posting Title: SECURITY OFFICER, FS6
Job Code Title: SECURITY OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station: KALEMIE
Posting Period: 07 October 2021 - 21 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Security-MONUSCO-165103-F-Kalemie (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the Safety & Security Section of the United Nations' Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). Based in Kalemie, the Security Officer, FS6 will report to the Principal Security Adviser through the Chief Security Officer. The principal duty of the Security Officer is to effectively ensure the safety and security of UN staff, eligible dependents, UN property while enabling effective operations in the duty station.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the incumbent of the post would be responsible for the following duties:

•Manages the security unit,
•Develops, updates and implements effective security, evacuation and contingency plans for the Mission staff in close collaboration with UNDSS;
•Conducts assessment of prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising UN personnel, project personnel and eligible dependents on security issues, in close collaboration with UNDSS;
•Evaluates air, land and sea emergency evacuation capability; assists in the supervision of evacuation exercises and recommends appropriate action, in close collaboration with UNDSS;
•Determines accessible areas, maintains tracking systems and coordinates a 24-hour Emergency Response System;
•Analyzes the level of security risk for the area of operations;
•Monitors, conducts or coordinates security operations;
•Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and other UN or non-UN stake holders;
•Briefs the Area Security Coordinator and relevant senior officials on the status, activity and requirements of the unit;
•In accordance with operational guidance and policy direction provided by UNDSS, develops and ensures that security and safety management procedures are in place for the physical security of UN staff, premises and properties;
•Ensures that fire prevention devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises; Reviews fire evacuation plan and coordinates fire drills and training as necessary;
•Conducts physical security inspections of facilities;
•Assumes responsibility for guard force management;
•Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures, and conducts security surveys of installations and facilities; implements security arrangements;
•Provides advice and training to UN personnel and eligible dependents on security matters;
•Identifies the training needs of security and staff;
•Supervises the investigation of security-related incidents involving UN personnel, project personnel or eligible dependents;
•Identifies gaps in existing capability and recommends amendment accordingly;
•Participates in the planning process of protective services for Senior UN Officials, as necessary;
•Drafts Statements of Requirement and provides technical specifications for the procurement of section security equipment;
•Inspects security equipment and ensures minimum equipment requirements are purchased, maintained and deployed;
•Supervises the issuance of identity cards, background checks and entry controls, as appropriate;
•Manages a warden system according to policy;
•Performs 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.

Accountability:
Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

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 technical or vocational certificate in the field of security, police, investigative skills or related area is required.
UN DSS certification in Security Analysis, Practice and Process and Field Safety Training Program is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in security management is required, either within the UN security system, or a nationally recognized civilian, police or military entity. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to 5 years for candidates who possess a first level university degree.

Commissioned military or senior level police experience is also required.

Experience of command in a military or police organization in a moderately-sized country, or membership in a larger military/police force or a leadership role is desirable

Knowledge of and experience working in post-conflict area is desirable.

Experience working as a security officer in a United Nations Field Office or Special Political Mission is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English (oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is 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 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.

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.

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