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Job Opening

Posting Title: SECURITY OFFICER (Head of Liaison Unit)
Job Code Title: SECURITY OFFICER
Department/Office: FIELD MISSIONS ADMINISTERED BY DPKO
Duty Station: BAGHDAD
Posting Period: 16 December 2016 - 30 December 2016
Job Opening Number: 16-Security-FMADPKO-70821-R-Baghdad (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
- 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.
- An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. All staff of the Ethics Office are required to submit a financial disclosure statement upon appointment and annually thereafter.
- This vacancy is subject to availability of post. Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfill the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover note.
- These posts are financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval.
- This position is vacant due to the temporary assignment/secondment of the regular incumbent to another office/organization. The selection and extension of appointment of the selected candidate will be contingent on the return of the incumbent who maintains a lien against this post. If the selected candidate is an internal staff member of the UN Secretariat, the selection will be recorded as a temporary assignment.
-The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) is an independent inter-agency body established by the United Nations General Assembly. The applicable human resources procedures are governed by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Fund and the UN Secretariat. On the basis of that MoU and in light of the status of the UNJSPF, it was decided that staff members applying to posts at the P-5 level in the UNJSPF are exceptionally not subject to the lateral move requirement for purposes of eligibility. However, selected candidates who do not meet the lateral move requirements will be granted appointments strictly limited to service with the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The incumbent will be based in Baghdad. Under the overall supervision of the Chief Security Advisor (CSA), the Security Officer (Head of Liaison Unit), reports to a Security Coordination Officer at a higher level, on all security operations as assigned.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer (Head of Liaison Unit), may be responsible for the following duties:

• Contributes to the CSA and Security Coordination Officers in the office management procedures and/or supervises a Security Unit, as needed;
• Strategizes and develops effective security and contingency plans for a security unit and its operations;
• Conducts assessment of 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, implements and evaluates the security plan;
• Evaluates air, land and sea emergency evacuation capability; assists in the supervision of evacuation exercises and recommends appropriate action;
• Determines accessible areas, maintains tracking systems and coordinates a 24-hour Emergency Response System;
• Analyzes 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 CSA and Security Coordination Officer or Deputy CSA on the status, activity and requirements of the unit;
• Ensures that fire prevention devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises; Reviews fire evacuation plan and coordinates fire drills and training as necessary;
• Conducts 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;
• Identifies the training needs of security and mission’s staff;
• Supervises the investigation of security-related incidents involving UN personnel, project personnel or eligible dependents;
• Identifies gaps in existing capability and recommends amendment accordingly;
• Participates in 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;
• Supervises the issuance of identity cards, background checks and entry controls, as appropriate;
• 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 solid background of military, police or security specialization; 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 and Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities where necessary; 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 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

• A high school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate OR a first level University degree.

• UN DSS certification in any of the following is desirable: Security Certification Program, Security Analysis Practice and Process, Hostage Incident Management, Close Protection Officers Course, Security Investigation.

Work Experience

• A minimum of ten years with high school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate (five years with a first-level university degree) 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;
• At least three years of field experience with an international peacekeeping operation;
• Desirable experience: security planning and operations, security risk assessment, standard operating procedures, coordination with local authorities and law enforcement agencies, emergency communication system, crisis management, hostage incident management, security logistics and staffing in a conflict or post-conflict environment.
The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to 5 years for candidates who possess a first level university degree.

Languages

Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic 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.

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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No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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