Job Opening

Posting Title: CLOSE PROTECTION OFFICER, FS4
Job Code Title: CLOSE PROTECTION OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Support Mission in Libya
Duty Station: TRIPOLI (LIBYA)
Posting Period: 25 July 2022 - 08 August 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Security-UNSMIL-186452-F-Tripoli (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

Org. Setting and Reporting:
These multiple positions are located within the Security Section of the United Nations Support Mission in Sirte, Libya (UNSMIL). The incumbents will be under the overall supervision of the Chief Security adviser for Libya based in Tripoli.

These positions are expected to redeploy to Sirte, subject to certain conditions or when authorized by the Officer-in-Charge, Head of Mission, or the Chief of Mission Support. Sirte is classified as an "E" duty station and a non-family duty station.

On 31 January 2022, the Security Council, by its resolution 2619 (2022) renewed the mandate of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) through 30 April 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 organization 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

Within delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of the Protection Team Leader, the Close Protection Officer will carry out the following duties:
• Conducts and coordinates Specialized Security operations for the Local Cease-Fire Monitoring mechanism officials.
• Remains within the proximity of the designated staff at all times and implements mitigating measures to preserve his/her security and safety.
• Remains vigilant and alert in case of any threat to the protected person and acts accordingly.
• Conducts all Specialized Security operations using references from the UNDSS Manual of Guidance and UNSMIL policies on Specialized Security Operations.
• Coordinates activities with relevant parties and interlocutors including other appropriate security organizations as required.
• Coordinates activities with relevant parties and interlocutors including other appropriate security organizations as required.
• Carries all issued equipment while on duty.
• Conducts advance preparation and implements pre-established security arrangements.
• Contributes to pre-deployment briefings.
• Operates all Team equipment and logistics to ensure its operational readiness.
• Assists in training sessions on Operational Techniques, Tactics and Procedures.
• Performs other duties, as assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism:
Knowledge of security management, combined with background in military, police of security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately supervise 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.

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 the 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.

Job - Specific Qualification

Successful completion of the UNDSS Emergency Trauma Bag, or IFAK certification or equivalent Emergency Medical Response training is desirable.

UNDSS Close Protection Officer Certification (CPOC) or equivalent acknowledged training is required.

Work Experience

A Minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in close protection with a local, national, private, or international security organization is required.

Experience and proficiency in the use of personal protection weapons (pistol and shoulder-fired weapon), communications and surveillance equipment, and vehicles is required.

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

At least one (1) year of experience and exposure at the international level in a conflict or a high-risk duty station is desirable.

Experience in close protection operations in a high-risk environment is desirable.

Participation in conducting close protection training is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by informal 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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