Job Opening

Posting Title: SECURITY OFFICER, FS4
Job Code Title: SECURITY OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Support Mission in Libya
Duty Station: TRIPOLI (LIBYA)
Posting Period: 23 May 2022 - 06 June 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Security-UNSMIL-181804-F-Tripoli (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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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 who leads the UNDSS-UNSMIL Integrated Security Workforce (ISW) of Libya.

On 29 April 2022, the Security Council, by its resolution 2629 (2022) renewed the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) through 31 July 2022, by roll-over of its resolutions 2542 (2020) of 15 September 2020, 2570 (2021) of 16 April 2021 and 2599 (2021) of 30 September 2021. The Security Council, in resolution 2542 (2020), 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 organizations; (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 GNA-led efforts to stabilize 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

• Assists the CSA/CSA/SA/Security Coordination Officers in the supervision of a Security Unit, as assigned.
• Drafts and updates security contingency plans for a security unit¿.
• Monitors prevailing local security conditions and trends and advises UN personnel, project personnel and eligible dependents on security issues.
• Serves as a member of the Security Cell, contributing to implementation and evaluation of the security plan.
• Monitors air, land and sea emergency evacuation capability; conducts evacuation exercises.
• Assists in the evaluation accessible areas, maintain¿ tracking systems and assist¿ in the coordination of a 24-hour Emergency Response System.
• keep an up-to-date record of patrols duties and prepare a shift report at the end of each shift.
• Contributes to security risk assessments for the area of operations.
• Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and other UN or non- UN stake holders.
• Assist¿ senior Officers in briefing to the CSA/CSO/SA/Security Coordination Officer or Deputy CSA/CSO on the status, activity and requirements of the unit.
• Assists investigation of security-related incidents involving UN personnel, project personnel or eligible dependents.
• Ensures that fire prevention devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises; Maintains fire evacuation plan and conducts fire drills and training as necessary.
• Conducts routine 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.
• Ensure that the duty log is properly maintained, and all information duly recorded.
• Contributes to the identification of gaps in existing capability and make¿ recommendation for amendment where necessary.
• Assists in planning of protective services for Senior UN Officials, as necessary.
• Prepares Statements of Requirement and provides technical specifications for the procurement of section security equipment.
• Monitors Security equipment and ensures minimum equipment requirements are purchased, maintained and deployed in accordance with relevant policy.
• Acts as Duty Officer within the Security Section, if needed.
• Coordinates issuance of identity cards, background checks and entry controls, as appropriate
• Sets up and manages a warden system according to policy.

Competencies

Professionalism:
Knowledge of security management, combined with solid background of military, police of security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately manage security units; 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas 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.

Technological Awareness:
Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology. Knowledge or maintenance and use of standard security equipment and access control measures, including communication equipment, basic computer skills.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate is required.

Job - Specific Qualification

UNDSS certification or equivalent, in Security Certification Program is desirable.

UNDSS certification, or equivalent in Firearms training, or in the Close Protection Officers Course (R/CPOC) is desirable.

Certification in Security Analysis Practice Process is desirable.

Certification in Security Investigation is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in the military, police, security management or analysis with a military, police or international security management organization is required.

Two years’ experience and exposure at the international level and at least one year of experience in a conflict and post conflict environment is required.

Experience in security planning, security operations, fire safety is desirable.

Experience in Close Protection Operations is desirable.

Experience using Firearms, ETB, IFAK and Fire safety equipment is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

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. The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is taking efforts to improve gender parity, including full implementation of the UN-wide, and Departmental Gender Strategies. We are committed to providing an inclusive culture and exciting opportunities for women in the security and operations field.

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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