Job Opening

Posting Title: SECURITY OFFICER
Job Code Title: SECURITY OFFICER
Department/Office: FIELD MISSIONS ADMINISTERED BY DPKO
Duty Station: DUNGU_ISC
Posting Period: 22 December 2016 - 05 January 2017
Job Opening Number: 16-Security-FMADPKO-68113-F-Dungu (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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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.

Org. Setting and Reporting

Th is position is located in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) for its office in Dungu. Under the overall supervision of the Principal Security advisor (PSA) and the Chief Security Officer (CSO), the Security Officer FS-5 reports to a Security Coordination Officer on all security operations as assigned.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer FS-5, may be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic and may not be performed by all Security Officers, at FS-5 level).

• Assists the PSA/CSO in the office management procedures and/or supervise a Security Unit, as needed;
• Develops and monitors the implementation of security contingency plans for a security unit;
• Assesses prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising 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;
• Evaluates air, land and sea emergency evacuation capability; conducts evacuation exercises and recommends appropriate action;
• Determines accessible areas, maintains tracking systems and coordinates a 24-hour Emergency Response System;
• Assesses the level of security risk for the area of operations;
• Monitors, conducts or coordinates security operations;
• Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and other UN or non-UN stake holders;
• Briefs the PSA/CSO or Deputy PSA on the status, activity and requirements of the unit;
• 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;
• Maintains office security by conducting 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;
• Provides advice and training to UN personnel and eligible dependents on security matters, as assigned;
• Identifies the training needs of security and mission’s staff;
• Investigates security-related incidents involving UN personnel, project personnel or eligible dependents;
• Identifies gaps in existing capability and make recommendation for amendment where necessary;
• Contributes to the planning process of protective services for Senior UN Officials, as necessary;
• Drafts Statements of Requirement and provides technical specifications for the procurement of section security equipment;
• Inspects Security equipment and ensures minimum equipment requirements are purchased, maintained and deployed in accordance with relevant policy;
• Coordinates issuance of identity cards, background checks and entry controls, as appropriate;
• Sets up and manages a warden system according to policy;
• Acts as Duty Officer within the Security Section;
• Performs other duties as required

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.

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.

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 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. UN DSS certification in any of the following is an asset: Security Certification Program, Security Analysis Practice and Process, Hostage Incident Management, Close Protection Officers Course, Security Investigation, Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environment (SSAFE) Trainers Course.

Work Experience

A minimum of eight years with high school diploma of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required; of which a minimum two years of experience in security operations centres or similar within a military, police or security organization is required; and at least one year experience and exposure at the international level and in a conflict or post conflict environment 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, Security Training.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

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.

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No Fee

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