Job Opening

Posting Title: SECURITY TRAINING OFFICER (Temporary Job Opening), P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: SECURITY TRAINING OFFICER
Department/Office: Department of Safety and Security
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 09 April 2018 - 22 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Security-DSS-95549-J-New York (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Department of Safety and Security (DSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight to the UN Security Management System (UNSMS) to enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programmes and activities of the United Nations System. Within the Field Support Service (FSS), the Training and Development Section (TDS) develops learning modules and related materials on UN safety and security-related topics, and conducts security training missions for United Nations (UN) security personnel, Designated Officials, Security Management Team members and UN personnel in the field. This post is located at UN Headquarters in New York under the general supervision of the Chief - TDS.

Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Chief of Section, and within delegated authority, the Security Training Officer will be assigned to work on various portfolios to support the delivery of safety and security learning programmes to UN managers with security responsibilities, security personnel and UN personnel across the United Nations System.

The following are some of the duties and responsibilities of the Security Training Officer:

- Develop and deliver training modules, lessons and courses, as appropriate, including online, web-based, face-to-face and practical instruction with a particular focus on training to support security personnel and managers with security responsibilities in the field;
- Draft and review learning programmes of instruction (POIs), training material modules, practical applications, guide books and methodologies;
- Assess POIs to ensure that they are conducted in accordance with the DSS training schedule;
- Organise and coordinate training events, including but not limited to the securing of suitable venues, facilitation of participation, and administrative follow up as required, including the support and maintenance of learning databases;
- Facilitate the participation of personnel across the UN system, in the appropriate safety and security training;
- Support the Security Training Working Group of the Inter-Agency Security Management Network (IASMN), as required;
- Review certification procedures to ensure that standards for course completion are met;
- Prepare draft safety and security training reports for all learning programmes, in accordance with established procedures including appropriate recommendations, to enhance POIs;
- Provide advice, guidance and support to AFPOs on matters relating to security learning for UN personnel system wide;
- Facilitate training courses as required;
- Support strategic initiatives such as training needs assessments and strategy development, and corporate processes such as results-based budgets;
- Draft guidelines, standard operating procedures, policies, course outlines, budget submissions, and other documents as required;
- Perform other related duties, as assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism: Proven ability as a trainer, including expertise in competency-based learning; knowledge in the field of security and/or safety management policy, procedures and techniques; ability to build and maintain professional relationships with partners, peers and decision makers; and an understanding of the UN Security Management System and the DSS training strategy. 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 and by mainstreaming gender into learning products.

Accountability: Takes ownership for all responsibilities and honours commitments; Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; Operates in compliance with organisational 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.

Client orientation: Consider 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 theclients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of product or services to client.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in Law Enforcement, Security Management, Social Sciences, Business Administration or related field. A first-level university degree, in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Adult learning qualifications are desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of experience in designing, delivering and/or evaluation of competency-based learning for adults is required. At least one year of international experience in a security management or related function in the UN Security Management System or similar international organizations is desirable. Experience mainstreaming gender in policy, guidance and/or learning materials is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in French is highly desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Notes:

•The duration of need for this position is through 31 December 2018 with a possibility of extension.

• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.

• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.

• The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.

• Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, 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 and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

• For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.

• The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.

• Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

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. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

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 Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The 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 according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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 reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (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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