Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Duty Station: BANGUI
Posting Period: 06 December 2017 - 20 December 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Security-MINUSCA-86883-F-Bangui (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

These positions are located in the Security Section of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central Africa Republic (MINUSCA). Under the general supervision of the Chief Security Adviser (CSA), the incumbent reports to the Deputy Chief Security Adviser.


Within delegated authority, the Security Coordination Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Supervises and coordinates the day-to-day activity of the Security Unit;
•Prepares the draft of security plan, including all aspects related to elaboration, development, implementation and updating of the plan.
•Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and all other UN agencies deployed in Central Africa Republic to ensure maximum security coordination.
• Identifies and coordinates security information requirements, development of trend analysis, the gathering of comprehensive information on all factors of insecurity as well as the determination of the relevance and validity of security information and the reliability of information resources. This Includes:
- Analysis of security information, identification of trends of threats, and security incidents affecting United Nations system personnel, assets and operations in specific countries.
- Identification of security information requirements; collection, collation, and dissemination of security threat information to the Chief Security Advisor.
- Assists the Security Information Analyst in the timely dissemination of security threat information to representatives of all Organizations of the United Nations system operating in the country; Field Security Coordination officers and Security Officers of the Organisations of the United Nations system.
•Assesses prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising UN staff and project personnel on potential security problems, such as mines, kidnapping, armed attacks, arrest and detention.
•Maintains an ongoing evaluation of air and land evacuation routes and resources for use in emergencies, ensuring the availability of vehicles, aircraft, fuel supply and assessable roads.
•Ensures that fire detection 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, issuance of identity cards, if possible background checks, and entry control.
•Provides advice and training to staff and dependents on residential security measures such as window guards, alarm systems and locks to minimize burglar intrusions when applicable.
•Maintains dialog with local authorities, traditional leaders and international institutions such as Red Cross/Red Crescent in the event of natural disasters.
•Ensures availability of emergency communications system by making periodic checks to determine if system is functioning properly; arranges for necessary repairs or adjustments.
•Investigates accidents involving UN vehicles and prepares report of findings.
•Investigates security-related incidents involving UN staff members and project personnel.
•Assumes responsibility for guard force management.
•Maintains protection detail for senior officials as necessary.
•Conducts security training in such subjects as the security management system and responsibilities of the operations response unit.


Excellent knowledge of security management, combined with solid background of military, police of security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately manage multiple and divers security units; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. 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; always acts ethically and with integrity.

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 the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

•Planning & 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.


•An advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent such as a senior command and staff qualification) in security management or business administration, political/social science or international relations with focus on security management;
•A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
•A diploma from a national police or military academy resulting in an appointment as a commissioned officer in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management at the rank of commissioned officer (i.e. Lieutenant / Inspector or equivalent) maybe accepted in lieu of a first level university degree.
•Completion of one or more of the following UN Department of Security and Safety (UNDSS) certification programs is desirable: Security Certification Program (SCP), Security Analysis Process and Practice (SAPP), Hostage Incident Management (HIM).

Work Experience

•A minimum of five years with advance university degree (seven years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in military, police or security management is required; of which
•At least two years of progressively responsible experience in security operations center within a military, police or security organization is required.
•At least two years of experience in managing multiple and diverse military, police or security units operating in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.
•At least one year experience and exposure at the international level is required.
•Desirable experience: management of security units in a multi-cultural environment, 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.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised fluency in English and French is required.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by an informal 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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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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