Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station: BAMAKO
Posting Period: 13 November 2017 - 27 November 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Security-MINUSMA-88683-F-Bamako (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

This post is located in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Under the overall supervision of the Principal Security Advisor (PSA) or equivalent, the Security Training Officer FS-5 reports to the Deputy Principal Security Adviser (DPSA) through the Chief training Officer, on all security operations as assigned.


Within delegated authority, the Security Training Officer FS 5 will be responsible for the following duties:1. Assists in the management of a Security Training Unit at the mission HQ or in regional offices;2. Contributes for the security training to be delivered for security and non-security personnel;3. Contributes to the delivery and implementation of Competency Based Learning (CBL) modules, lessons and courses as appropriate;4. Conducts Client, performance and Training Gap Analysis as part of the Training Development Process;5. Contributes to the development of dynamic CBL learning Programmes of Instructions (POIs), including training in response to emergency crisis situations; using current training material modules, practical applications, guide books and CBL methodologies.6. Delivers POIs in accordance with the annual security training schedule;7. Conducts competency based evaluations in accordance with requirements stipulated by the inter Agency Security Management System (IASMN) Security Training Working Group.8. Ensures that all venues and logistics required for the training and learning activities are provided;9. Provides information to be included in the security training reports for all learning programmes;10. Provides recommendations to enhance CBL POIs;11. Provides advice, guidance and support on security learning affecting UN personnel mission or regional office wide, as required;12. Assists and participates as a facilitator for security training conducted in other entities of the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS), as required;13. Participates and assists as a facilitator to the UN DSS standardized programmes of instructions being delivered at the mission level (such as Security Certification Programme, Hostage Incident Management, Close Protection Officer Certification, etc), as required;14. Perform other duties as required.


Professionalism: 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.

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.

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


High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate. UN DSS certification in any of the following is desirable) and depending on direction taken will be expected for future advancement in this field): - UNDSS Training of Trainer (Tot); UNDSS Security Training Officer Certification Course (STOCC); Safe and Secure Approach in Field Environment (SSAFE) Instructor; Emergency Trauma Bag (ETB) Instructor; Control and Restraint Instructor; Baton Instructor; OC Spray Instructor; Firearm Training Officer; Close Protection Officer Certification (CPOC) Instructor; Mobile Protection Trainer; Static Protection Trainer; Direct Protection Trainer; Security Certification Programme (SCP); Security Analysis Process and Practice (SAPP); Hostage Incident Management (HIM).
For this position, a valid Paramedic (EMT-P) certification or higher, and an Emergency Trauma Bag (ETB) instructor rating is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of eight years with high school diploma (six years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required, of which at least three years of experience in preparing and conducting Competency Based Learning (adult learning) both in field and formal settings and/or as learning manager in self-paced distance learning systems; Adult learning experience in designing and delivering policy-based training programmes is desired; At least two years of experience and exposure at the international level is required; and at least one year of experience in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post fluency in both English and French is required.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include 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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