Job Opening

Posting Title: FIELD SECURITY OFFICER, P3 [Cancelled]
Job Code Title: FIELD SECURITY OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara
Duty Station: LAAYOUNE
Posting Period: 05 April 2018 - 18 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Security-MINURSO-95666-F-Laayoune (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) and is based in Laayoune. The Field Security Officer reports to the Chief Security Officer (CSO).

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Field Security Officer at the P-3 level will be responsible for the following duties:
•Supervises a Security unit, as assigned by the Chief Security Officer (CSO);
•Serves as a member of the security management team and Security Cell;
•Assists higher level Security Coordination Officers in the management of the Security Section, prepares inputs for the work programme of the unit, determines priorities and allocates resources,
•monitors performance, determines security resource requirements and prepares inputs for results-based budgeting;
•Develops and implements Security Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) applicable to his/her unit operations and participates in the development of the Security Plans to preserve the safety and
•security of all UN personnel, assets and operations;
•Prepares, develops, updates, implements and ensures that functioning and effective security and contingency plans relevant of the unit’s expertise or, as required;
•Contributes to and/or prepare security risk assessments within the mission area;
•Establishes lines of communication and meets regularly with security focal points, UN personnel, Host Government authorities, as well as Military and Civilian Police components of field missions to
•plan and review security related matters;
•Provides training and advice to his/her unit’s personnel on security matters;
•Acts as a focal point for security information flow on issues of assignment;
•Maintains continuing awareness of prevailing local security conditions, identifies potential threats and advises UN personnel to follow appropriate preventive steps;
•Acts as a member of a Crisis Management Team in crisis situations, ensures crisis preparedness and timely coordinates emergency and crisis situations response in a timely manner;
•Monitors air, land and sea evacuation capability to be used in emergencies; conducts evacuation exercises and recommends appropriate action; Assesses evacuation resources availability and
•submits request to cover the need;
•Monitors accessible areas, maintains tracking systems, establishes and coordinates an efficient 24-hour Emergency Response System (ERS);
•Identifies gaps in existing capability and makes recommendation for amendment where necessary.
•Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures, and conducts security surveys of installations and facilities; Coordinates implementation of security arrangements by the guard force
•management, as recommended by the security risk assessments;
•Coordinates development of Principal Security Risk Assessment and implementation of recommended mitigating measures; assigns protective services for Senior United Nations Officials or visiting
•VIP’s as necessary;
•Assists the Security Information Analysis Cell; Supervises the unit when there is no higher level appointed;
•Evaluates and coordinates security information requirements, collection, collation and dissemination of security threat information to CSO or equivalent, Designated Officials and Security Management
•Teams;
•Analyzes security information, identifies trends of threats and security incidents affecting United Nations system personnel, assets and operations in specific countries;
•Conducts trend analysis, gathers comprehensive information on all factors of insecurity, assesses the relevance and validity of security information and the reliability of information resources;
•Assists Senior Officers, CSO or equivalent in the development of specific security risk assessments for individual UN programmes and activities in countries and regions, or in preparation of rapid
threat and risk assessments;
•Contributes to the development of corresponding security advisories and recommendations on security operating procedures;
•Provides country-wide security risk analysis, briefing materials and presentations to CSO or equivalent, Designated Officials and Security Management Teams on security matters;
•Conducts and coordinates research on specific threat factors, support activities of the Crisis Management Team in response to specific security incidents;
•Maintains effective communication channels with security authorities of host countries and other interlocutors;
•Drafts and coordinates timely dissemination of security threat information to mission leadership, Security Personnel;
•Drafts reports on analyses of security incidents affecting United Nations system personnel, assets and operations;
•Contributes to the development of regional threat assessments in coordination with Chief Security Officer or equivalent in neighboring countries;
•Supervises and guides the activities of the Security Information Analysts Cell as well as any national staff assigned to the information cell;
•Performs as Duty Officer in the Security Information and Operations Centre;
•Obtain, study and implement all security policy promulgated by the Inter-Agency Security Management Network (IASMN);
•Performs other duties as directed by the CSO or delegated authority.

Competencies

Professionalism: 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 diverse security units - 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

Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly

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.

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

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 first-level university degree may be substituted with a diploma and/or certification resulting in an appointment as commissioned officer from a national police or military academy, in combination with two years of qualifying experience in military or police at the rank of a commissioned officer (i.e. Lieutenant, Inspector, or equivalent) .

Work Experience

A minimum of five years with an advanced university degree (seven 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 progressively experience in security operations centre or similar entities, within a military, police or security organization is required; and
At least two years of experience in managing multiple and divers military, police or security units operating in a conflict or post conflict environment at an 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, security administration, logistics for security in a conflict or post-conflict environment, security staffing in a conflict or post-conflict and multicultural environment.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English, both oral and written, is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Assessment

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

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.

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.

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No Fee

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