Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) with multiple duty stations. Under the overall supervision of the Principal Security Advisor (PSA), the Associate Security Coordination Officer P-2 reports directly to the Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO), in the respective duty stations.
Within limits of delegated authority, the Associate Security coordination Officer is responsible but not limited to the following duties:
• Prepares and maintains a draft security plan for a specific area within the overall mission area of operations.
• Performs routine investigations or security assessments to ensure the safety of field staff to enter or return to a location where actual or suspected problems exist.
• Ensures that all staff members and their dependents are kept fully informed on matters affecting their security.
• Conducts routine security surveys of office and residential areas and premises.
• Investigates and prepares reports on minor cases of theft, illegal entry, assault, or other incidents when the extent of the infraction is readily determinable.
• Assists the Field security Coordination Officer (FSCO) and other higher grade Security Officers in establishing policies and procedures for reviewing crisis situations and preparing contingency plans for emergencies.
• Assists the FSCO in the recruitment, training and supervision of Local Security Assistants.
• Closely support the FSCO to conduct and monitor the Security Risk Managements (SRM) process and other relevant requirements of UN Security Management System policies and guidelines, to enable the continued delivery of UN programmes particularly in crisis situations while ensuring the safety, security and well-being of personnel, and security of UN premises and assets.
• Assists in identifying and recording United Nations assets and number of staff and dependents to be protected, and estimates number of guards required.
• Liaises with local authorities to discuss potential problems and plans possible methods of resolution.
• Serves as member of interdisciplinary teams on matters of non-routine nature, such as mine removal, evacuations, medical emergency or hostilities that threaten the safety of staff and dependents.
• Performs other duties as may be assigned.
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 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.
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.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in security management, business administration, political/social science, psychology, criminal justice, law, international relations or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience in security managment may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in Security Operations Centre, Field Security Coordination Office (FSCO) or similar entities within a military, police or security organization is required
•A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in security operations centre or similar entities within a military, police or security organization
At least two years of experience and exposure at the international level in a conflict/post conflict or high-risk environment is required
At least one year experience and exposure at the international level is desirable;
Desirable experience: 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, security logistics in a post-conflict environment, security staffing in post-conflict and multicultural environment
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.
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.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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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