Job Opening

Duty Station: SANTIAGO
Posting Period: 21 December 2016 - 19 January 2017
Job Opening Number: 16-Security-ECLAC-71889-R-Santiago (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

•A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments.

• Appointment against this post is on a local basis. The candidate will be responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take any examination at the duty station. The candidate would be responsible for any travel, shipment relocation or family arrangements and costs, which may be required to assume this position as a local recruit at the duty station, if selected.

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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the the Security and Safety Section, Santiago, Chile. The Security Lieutenant reports to Inspector of OIC Security Coordination Unit.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five regional Commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities. Please visit our website at for further information.


Within delegated authority, the Security Lieutenant may be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic and may not be performed by all Security Lieutenant.)
• Manages the security responsibilities under his/her command; issues assignment orders, including redeployments, in accordance with operational requirements.
• Instructs and directs subordinate supervisory staff in their duties and responsibilities.
• Recommends and advises on matters concerning the organization and management of the activities of his/her assigned responsibilities.
• Supervises supervisory personnel and all other staff under command.
• Ensures that all posts are properly and effectively supervised.
• Assures the availability of all relevant resources to carry out duties and responsibilities.
• Supervises preparation of all incident and administrative reports, confirming their accuracy and ensuring their prompt dispatch through the chain of command.
• Reviews security arrangements and staffing resources on a continuous basis and makes recommendations to the Security Inspector for improvements in the procedures or more effective deployment of staff.
• Assumes command of emergency or heightened security situations until properly relieved. Performs all other related duties as required.
• Ensures that first-line supervisors make frequent patrols to all static and mobile posts to observe work performance and to further brief officers on duty.
• Carries out patrols to monitor performance of officers under command and to inspect uniforms, equipment and general appearance of subordinates.
• Receives reports of complaints, accidents and unusual incidents occurring in the area of command and personally conducts investigations of all serious accidents, crimes and property losses in the area of operations; reports all pertinent data for complete investigation by the Special Services Unit and/or Office of the Chief of Service.
Training Functions:
• Prepares the annual training plan and training funding requests, determining requirements for internal and external training and identifying potential training courses/venues;
• Oversees and monitors implementation of the training plan;
• Assist the Office of the Chief in liaison with DSS New York/ OAHs on training issues;
• Monitors issuance of passes of newly arrived UN Personnel and reports of lost/stolen cards, and ensures the currentness of the section's databases;
• Assists the Office of the Chief in the provision of services to the United Nations offices in Chile and ECLAC subregional and national offices, including conducting security assessments and the development of contingency plans;
Supervisory Functions:
• Ensures that supervisors under his area of responsibility conduct line - ups of officers to ensure that they are properly attired and equipped, as well as knowledgeable of security requirements for the day;
• Directly supervises the Sergeant and Corporals under his/her command and is responsible for the performance of all Operational Support Unit personnel;
• Issues special orders and oversees the enforcement of orders issued from the Office of the Chief;
• Performs other related tasks as assigned.


• 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• 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.

• Planning and 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. Additional security management or related training is required.

Work Experience

At least seven years of experience in all areas of the security operations such as investigation, physical security, personal protection, strategic and operational planning, fire prevention, emergency response, access control systems or related area are required. Experience on Safety and Security operations (Military/police or other security field’s experience/background) and, a minimum of two years prior experience at a supervisory level is also required. Experience in the area of risk/threat analysis as well as within the UN Security Service, is desirable. Other Safety and Security specialization will be an asset.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written Spanish and Intermediate level of English (oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


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

United Nations Considerations

The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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