Job Opening

Posting Title: Security Inspector, G7
Job Code Title: Senior Security Inspector
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 17 May 2017 - 15 June 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Security-ECA-77330-R-Addis Ababa (R)
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. Passing the United Nations Security Officer Test (SOT) administered at the Duty Station is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration for this post. Candidates are responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take the examination at the Duty Station and upon initial appointment and separation.

Org. Setting and Reporting

Under the overall command of the Chief of Safety and Security Service, the Security Inspector is required to report directly to the Deputy Chief and Assistant Chief of Safety and Security Service.


Within delegated authority, the Security Inspector may be responsible for the following duties.
•Consults with and advises the Chief of all matters and activities of concern planned or taking place within the UN complex.
•Advises and makes recommendations in the formulation of goals and objectives of the Service.
•Ensures that the established goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with prescribed priorities, time limitations and financial conditions.
•Manage the security responsibilities under his/her command; issue assignment orders, including redeployments, in accordance with operational requirements;
•Recommends and advises on matters concerning the organization and management of the activities of his/her assigned responsibilities.
•Determines work schedules and make adjustments thereto in light of changing requirements; plans coverage for special events, VIP visits in consultation with the Chief of the Service, officials of Secretariat departments and external security representatives.
•Supervises subordinate supervisory personnel and oversees the performance of all other staff under command.
•Conducts regular briefings with supervisory personnel under command.
•Counsels and coaches staff as required.
•Ensures that all posts are properly and effectively supervised and staffed by making adjustments in light of operational requirements.
•Assures the availability of all relevant resources to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the section/unit.
•Reviews the recommendations of subordinate supervisors on candidates for recruitment and selection of staff for higher level positions and lateral reassignments, and prepares final recommendations for approval by the Chief of Service.
•Receive reports of complaints, accidents and unusual incidents occurring in the area of command and personally conduct investigations of all serious accidents, crimes and property losses in the area of operations; report all pertinent data for complete investigation by the Special Services Unit and/or Office of the Chief of Service
•Supervise preparation of all incident and administrative reports, confirming their accuracy and ensuring their prompt dispatch through the chain of command
•Assumes command of emergency or heightened security situations until properly relieved.
•Assists in the preparation of budget proposals and performance reports.
•Manages and processes overtime and attendance of personnel under command.
•Review security arrangements and staffing resources on a continuous basis and make recommendations to the Security Inspector for improvements in the procedures or more effective deployment of staff.
•Ensure that first-line supervisors make frequent patrols to all static and mobile posts to observe work performance and to further brief officers on duty.
•Carry out patrols to monitor performance of officers under command and to inspect uniforms, equipment and general appearance of subordinates.
•Performs all other related duties as required.


•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 supervise, 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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.

•Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.


High school diploma or equivalent. Additional security or military training is required. Must have passed the United Nations Security Officer Test (SOT).

Work Experience

Ten years of experience in all areas of the security management including investigation, physical security, personal protection, strategic and operational planning, fire prevention and suppression, emergency medical and hazardous material response, video imaging badge systems and methods of instruction or related area.


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


Evaluation of qualified candidates includes 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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