Job Opening

Posting Title: Field Security Assistant, G4
Job Code Title: Field Security Assistant
Department/Office: Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 24 October 2017 - 22 November 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Security-UNSCOL-87333-R-Beirut (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

Recruitment for this position is done on a local basis. If no suitable local candidate is identified, candidates located elsewhere may be considered. Recruitment into the local General Service category, is not necessarily limited to nationals of Lebanon. Candidates who are legal residents, but not nationals of Lebanon or who have valid work permits may also be recruited as local General Service staff. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an e-mail address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Contact Us" link.

UNSCOL seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities and is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. UNSCOL strongly encourage qualified female applicants for this position.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in UNSCOL Security & Safety Section. The incumbent will be under the overall command of the Chief Security Officer (CSO), and the direct supervision of the Security Officer in charge of Guard Force Unit.


Provides security and safety services including fire prevention and emergency fire fighting services, for the protection of all UNSCOL staff members, delegates, visitors, VIPs and property of UNSCOL premises. These include but are not limited to the following:
.Enforces the UN access control policies, screens and searches all persons entering and leaving the premises and arranges the issuance and control of daily visitors’ passes;
.Undertakes ground patrols to enhance the security of UNSCOL offices and conference areas, the perimeter of the compound during and after working hours;
.Supervises and controls the movement of UNSCOL’s property into and out the premises;
.Reports to the Chief of the Unit any anomalies and/or intervenes, alone or in small unit, based on the circumstances preventing the good functioning of activities at the UNSCOL premises;
.Supervises and controls traffic entry and exit check points into and out of the premises and in the authorized parking areas;
.Assists with evacuations and intervenes while awaiting the arrival of specialized assistance in cases of fire, bomb alerts, elevator malfunctions and any other related incidents;
.Co-ordinates with local authorities for the protection of staff members and property at the premises and conduct regular checks on police patrol around the premises;
.Takes appropriate action in cases of unpredictable security situations as an Armed UN Security Officer in accordance with UN Firearms Rules and Regulations and Mission Weapons Policy;
.Conducts communication services of telephone operators after normal working hours
•Trains new or lower-graded staff on work procedures.
•Acts as work leader, distributes, coordinates, or consolidates work of others in the team
•Carries out functions related to the security and safety of the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon (SCL) and Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon (DSCL) and provide escorts to both as needed
•Performs other functions as instructed by the CSO.


•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.
•Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client


High school diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience

Three years of experience in security or related area.


Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic is a requirement. Knowledge of French language is desirable.


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

Other Skills and Requirements

Possession of the Driver’s license with manual gear box is required.

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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