Job Opening

Posting Title: Security Sergeant, G5
Job Code Title: SERGEANT
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 17 July 2017 - 15 August 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Security-ECA-82582-R-Addis Ababa (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

This position is open only to internal candidates of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa due to the on-going Recruitment Freeze against General Service positions. External candidates will only be considered when none of the internal candidates are successful. Such external candidates, if selected, will be offered Temporary Appointment through 31 December 2017.

Recruitment for this position is done on a local basis, whether or not the candidate is a resident of the duty station. External candidates will be responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take the SOT examination and, in the event of an employment offer, any cost related to travel and relocation to the duty station on appointment and separation. The candidate will also be responsible to obtain any visas and work permits in order to take up the appointment. If selected, external candidates will be recruited on a local basis and would not be entitled to international benefits.

Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Org. Setting and Reporting

Under the overall command of the Chief of Service, the Security Sergeant is required to perform security functions and reports directly to the Security Lieutenant or supervising officer.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Security Sergeant will be responsible for the following duties:

•Conducts daily briefings and assign officers to various functions or posts.
•Supervises staff and carries out inspections to ensure that officers on duty are discharging their functions appropriately.
•Examines routine reports prepared by subordinates and certify their accuracy.
•Assigns cases to investigators, recommending action to be taken; directs sensitive and/or complex investigations.
•Assists in preparing security plans, including traveling in advance, during trips of the Secretary-General or during visits of Heads of States.
•Makes recommendations to the supervising officer on operational matters.
•Briefs officers under command of possible security threats and related operational plans.
•Assumes control of specific areas as assigned during periods of heightened security.
•Counsels, coaches and mentors officers under command.
•Provides input for the performance evaluation of security personnel under command.
•Prepares written reports of all unusual incidents.
•Makes recommendations on basic security operation.
•Performs all other related duties as required and instructed by the Chief.

Competencies

•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 issues/problems. Ability to lead and motivate officers under command as well as manage and evaluate performance of officers under command. 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.
•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. Additional security, police or military training is required. Passing the United Nations Security Officer Test (SOT) administered at the Duty Station is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration for this post.

Work Experience

5 year experience in all areas of the security operation within the UN Security Service, 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.

Languages

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.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a 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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

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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