Job Opening

Posting Title: CLOSE PROTECTION OFFICER, FS4
Job Code Title: CLOSE PROTECTION OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation
Duty Station: JERUSALEM
Posting Period: 23 November 2021 - 06 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Security-UNTSO-169014-F-Jerusalem (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) in Jerusalem. The Close Protection Officer at FS-4 level reports directly to the Close Protection Coordinator on all close protection issues.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the Close Protection Coordinator, the Close Protection Officer will carry out the following duties:
Conducts close protection operations for Senior UN Officials;
Remains within the proximity of the Senior UN Officials at all times and implements mitigating measures to preserve his/her security and safety;
Remains vigilant and alert at all times to potential threats to the Senior UN Official;
The Close Protection Officer accompanies the Senior UN Official during international travels to other countries within UNTSO AOR.
Maintains an effective and efficient security coverage for the office and personal residence of the Senior UN Official;
Conducts close protection operations in accordance with UNDSS Manual of Guidance and policies on Close Protection Operations;
Coordinates activities with relevant parties and interlocutors including other appropriate security organizations as required;
Coordinates with local authorities during close protection operations;
Conducts advance work and implement pre-established security arrangements;
Contributes to pre-deployment briefings;
Operates all close protection equipment and logistics to ensure its operational readiness;
Assists in training sessions on close protection matters to keep abreast with current tactics and techniques;
When necessary, supervises the Close Protection Unit drivers and Local Security Assistants in the performance of their assigned duties;
Perform any other duties as required.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
a. Close Protection Coordinator
b. Other Close Protection Officers, DSS and Mission Security Officers in UNTSO AOR.
c. FSA from UN Agencies
d. Office of Senior UN Officials
e. Host Government officials
f. UNSCO and Security officials from other national and international organizations

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of internal security policies, processes and procedures generally and in particular those related to the place of assignment; knowledge of local laws and practices related to mission area; ability to gather information from a variety of sources; demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given; ability to detect and identify dangerous objects and knowledge of how to deal with such objects; ability to remain calm in an emergency situation; willingness to work shifts and travel with UNTSO AOR for long periods at a time; trustworthy; high sense of responsibility; alertness; physically fit for duty; emotional stability and neatness; good knowledge of the location of organizational units, functions and key personnel; shows pride in work and achievements; 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. Has a high sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment.. Demonstrated ability to guide security functions and supervise security staff. Staff member is well trained in security work to be performed. 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; 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 technical or vocational certificate.
•A valid driver’s license is required;
•Participation in any of the DSS programs i.e. Security Certification Program (SCP), Security Analysis Practice Process (SAPP) and Hostage Incident Management is highly desirable.
• UNDSS Close Protection Officer Certification (CPOC) is highly desirable (and will be expected for future advancement in this field);
•Completion of an international, national or commercial close protection training is desirable.
•Successful completion of the UNDSS Emergency Trauma Bag certification is desirable. Equivalent paramedical or emergency medical training is desirable.
•High standard of physical fitness is required.
•Experience and proficiency in the use of, communications and surveillance equipment, and vehicles is required.
•Training in martial arts and/or specialized security practices is desirable.

Work Experience

At least 6 years of progressively responsible experience in close protection with a local, national, private or international security organization is required.

Candidate must be currently employed in Close Protection roles is highly desirable.

At least one-year experience and exposure at the international level in a conflict or a high-risk duty station is required.

Knowledge of CP operations in a high-risk environment is desirable.

Experience in close protection of one or more principals, static and mobile protection, close protection command post operations, close protection response techniques, and conduct of close protection training is desirable.

Experience and proficiency in the use of communications and surveillance equipment, and vehicles is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

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 is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 August 2021, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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