Job Opening

Duty Station: TUNIS
Posting Period: 22 December 2016 - 05 January 2017
Job Opening Number: 16-Security-FMADPKO-67303-F-Tunis (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

This position is currently located in Tunis, however, it may be redeployed to Tripoli in the future as part of the ongoing efforts for the phased return of UNMSIL back to Libya.

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.

Priority consideration for vacancies at the P-2 level will be given to internal candidates and candidates who have passed a competitive examination. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers In accordance with established rules and procedures.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in United Nations Support Mission in Libya. The Associate Security Coordination Officer at P-2 level reports to a higher level Security Coordination Officer as delegated by the Chief Security Adviser (CSA).


Within limits of delegated authority, the Associate Security Coordination Officer, P-2, is
responsible for the following duties:
•Supervises a Security Unit, as assigned by the CSA;
•Assists higher level Security Coordination Officers in the management of the Security Section;
•Contributes to security risk assessments in the mission area of operations;
•Establishes lines of communication with security focal points, other UN personnel, Host Government authorities, and representatives of Military and Civilian Police components to plan and review security related matters;
•Act as focal point for security information flow;
•Maintain continuing awareness, identifying potential threats and advising UN personnel on appropriate mitigation steps;
•Acts as a member of a Crisis Management Team in crisis situations, ensures crisis preparedness and timely coordinate emergency and crisis situations response;
•Monitors air, land and sea evacuation capability to be used in emergencies; conducts evacuation exercises recommending appropriate action;
•Monitors accessible areas, maintains tracking systems, establishes and coordinates an efficient 24-hour Emergency Response System (ERS);
•Identifies gaps in existing capability and makes recommendation for amendment where necessary.
•Participates in the development of Principal Security Risk Assessment and implements recommended mitigating measures; assist delivery of protective services for Senior United Nations Officials or visiting VIP’s as necessary;
•Performs other duties as directed by the Chief Security Advisor CSA or delegated authority.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
•Senior Officers and Directors;
•Security personnel from Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations Department for Safety and Security (UN DSS), Agencies, Funds and Programs (AFPs) operating in the mission’s area of responsibility and/or other field missions;
•Personnel of Military and Civilian Police Components of the field mission;
•Project Managers and other personnel;
•Host Government officials and local law enforcement personnel.

Results Expected:
Effective planning, implementation and coordination of a security system capable to enable the conduct of United Nations activities while ensuring the safety, security and well-being of personnel and the security of United Nations premises and assets.


Excellent 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.

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.

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.

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by; be willing to learn from others; Place team agenda before personal agenda; Build consensus for task purpose and direction with team members; Support and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Share credit for team accomplishments and accept joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


•A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
•SCP certification is desirable.

Work Experience

•A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in security operations within a military, police or security organization is required; of which
•At least one year of experience in managing a military, police or security unit is required; and
•At least one year experience and exposure at the international level is required;
•Desirable experience: security planning, security operations, security risk assessment, standard operating procedures, physical security, coordination with local authorities and law enforcement agencies, emergency communication system, crisis management, hostage incident management, security administration, security logistics in a post-conflict environment, security staffing in post-conflict and multicultural environment.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise

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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

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