Job Opening

Posting Title: ASSOCIATE FIELD SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER (Temporary Job Opening), P2 (Temporary Job Opening)
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 06 June 2023 - 13 June 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Security-IIMM-210638-J-Geneva (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar was established by the Human Rights Council in its resolution 39/2, adopted on 27 September 2018. The creation of the Mechanism was welcomed by the General Assembly in its resolution 73/264, adopted on 22 December 2018. This position is located in the Office of the Head of Mechanism, based in Geneva, Switzerland and reports to the Security Coordination Officer.


Within delegated authority, the Associate Field Security Coordination Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• In coordination with UNOG SSS, assists with implementation and evaluation of the preparedness and compliance of the security measures as decided by the United Nations Security Management Team.
• Supports the implementation of safety and security policies of the UNSMS; liaises with personnel as necessary to ensure compliance with UNSMS policies and procedures, including coordinating security and safety training to Mechanism personnel, as necessary.
• Assist in liaising with UNOG SSS to ensure that safety and security assessments of Mechanism premises are conducted, and that recommendations regarding appropriate upgrades and other actions are undertaken accordingly.
• Ensures security and safety systems (e.g., CCTV, TRAKA key management, Public Address and Fire Safety Systems, etc.) are regularly maintained and keeps a record of scheduled maintenance.
• Conducts security surveys and assessments, including coordinating biannual Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TCSM), in coordination with UNOG SSS.
• Assists the SCO in responding to crisis events and security incidents, prepares draft reports on security-related incidents involving Mechanism personnel or eligible dependents and ensures they are recorded in the Safety and Security Incident Recording System (SSIRS).
• Participates in maintaining cooperation and enhancing collaborations with Swiss authorities and other UN ASFPs and other international institutions.
• Assists the Security Coordination Officer (SCO) in establishing policies and procedures for reviewing crisis situations and preparing contingency plans for emergencies.
• Assists the SCO with the coordination of SUNO security arrangements between field duty stations and headquarters.
• Assist the SCO in preparing a draft security plan and security management documents for assigned elements of the mission, designated county, or geographic area, including assigned aspects related to elaboration, development, implementation and updating of the documents.
• Assists the SCO to ensure the necessary security arrangements for special activities and investigation missions, including conducting routine security assessments to ensure the safety and security of Mechanism personnel on field deployments.
• Performs other duties as assigned and deputizes for the SCO in her/his absence from the duty station.


Professionalism: Knowledge of security management with a background in military, police, or other security specialization field; Ability to be able to recognize and evaluate the seriousness of threats and potential dangers; Well-developed analytical skills; Ability to appraise and evaluate the security-related implications of economic, political, cultural and historical variables in the country. 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 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.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in security management, business administration, political/social science, psychology, criminal justice, law, international relations, or a related field is required. A first level university degree with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A first level university degree may be substituted with a diploma from a police or military education institution, college or academy obtained over a minimum of a three-year period.

Job - Specific Qualification

UNDSS certification in Security Certification Program (SCP) and one of the following: Hostage Incident Management Training (HIM) and Safe and Secure Approach in the Field Environment (SSAFE), is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in security, risk or disaster or emergency management in the public or private service areas, such as national security, military or police, or in corporate environment is required.

Field experience and experience working with international criminal tribunals, international organizations or NGOs is desirable.

Experience in security planning, security operations, security risk assessment, standard operating procedures, coordination with local authorities and law enforcement agencies, emergency communication system, creating and implementing warden system is desirable.

At least one year of experience in military, police or security units operating in a conflict or post conflict environment is desirable.

At least one year of international experience working within the UN Security Management System is desirable


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of one or more of the Myanmar languages is desirable.


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

Special Notice

•This position is temporarily available until 31 December 2023. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to "internal candidates," who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

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.

Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.

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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