Job Opening

Department/Office: Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 24 August 2022 - 29 September 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Security-UNSCOL-188905-R-Beirut (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 in the Office of the Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL). Under the overall supervision of the Chief Security Officer (CSO), and the direct supervision of Close Protection Team Leader (CPTL), the Close Protection Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:


• Carries out all necessary actions/functions related to the personnel protection of the Special Coordinator for Lebanon (SCL) and the Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon (DSCL). These functions include, but are not limited to, escorting the SCL and DSCL at all times and ensuring their personal safety and security.

• Performs other functions as instructed by the CSO and CPTL.

• Trains new or lower-graded staff on work procedures.

• Distributes, coordinates, or consolidates work of others in the team.

• Provides personal protection and safety of the SCL and DSCL, and may be required to provide security, safety fire prevention and emergency security-related services for all UNSCOL staff members, delegates, visitors, VIPs and the property and premises of UNSCOL. These include the following:
a) Enforces the UN access control policies, screens and searches all persons entering and leaving the premises and arranges the issuance and control of daily visitors’ passes;
b) Undertakes ground patrols to enhance the security of UNSCOL offices and conference areas, the perimeter of the compound during and after working hours;
c) Supervises and controls the movement of UNSCOL’s property into and out the premises;
d) Reports to the Chief of the Unit any anomalies and/or intervenes, alone or in small unit, based on the circumstances preventing the good functioning of activities at the UNSCOL premises;
f) Assists with evacuations and intervenes while awaiting the arrival of specialized assistance in cases of fire, bomb alerts, elevator malfunctions and any other related incidents;
g) Co-ordinates with local authorities for the protection of staff members and property at the premises and conduct regular checks on police patrol around the premises;
h) Takes appropriate action in cases of unpredictable security situations in accordance with UN Firearms Rules and Regulations;
I) Conducts communication services of telephone operators after normal working hours


•Professionalism: Knowledge of United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices. Demonstrated sound judgment in applying United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices and in applying technical expertise to resolve a range of protection management issues/problems. Ability to lead, motivate officers under command as well as manage and evaluate performance of officers under command. Ability to provide oversight and take responsibility for delegated assignment of officers under command. Demonstrated decision-making capacity. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

•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.


•High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in Close Protection or related area is required.

Experience in the establishment of effective working relationships with local authorities is desirable.


Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic is a requirement. .


Candidates will be assessed through a written test related to the functions of the post which will be followed by a competency based interview.

Special Notice

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.

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

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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