Org. Setting and Reporting
Under the overall supervision of the Chief Security Officer (CSO), the Security Officer, FS-5, reports to the CSO on all security operations as assigned.
Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer, FS-5, may be responsible for the following duties:• Develops and monitors the implementation of security contingency plans for a security unit;• Assesses prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising UNMOGIP personnel, project personnel and eligible dependants on security issues;• Serves as a member of the Security Cell, contributing to implementation and evaluation of the security plan;• Evaluates air, land and sea emergency evacuation capability; conducts evacuation exercises and recommends appropriate action; • Determines accessible areas, maintains tracking systems and coordinates a 24-hour Emergency Response System; • Assesses the level of security risk for the area of operations;• Monitors, conducts or coordinates security operations;• Ensures that fire prevention devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises; Maintains fire evacuation plan and conducts fire drills and training as necessary; • Maintains office security by conducting physical security inspections of facilities; • Assumes responsibility for guard force management; Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures, and conducts security surveys of installations and facilities; implements security arrangements;• Provides advice and training to UN personnel and eligible dependants on security matters, as assigned;• Identifies the training needs of security and mission’s staff; • Investigates security-related incidents involving UNMOGIP personnel, project personnel or eligible dependants;• Identifies gaps in existing capability and make recommendation for amendment where necessary; • Contributes to the planning process of protective services for Senior UN Officials, as necessary;• Drafts Statements of Requirement, different reports and provides technical specifications for the procurement of section security equipment;• Inspects Security equipment and ensures minimum equipment requirements are purchased, maintained and deployed in accordance with relevant policy;• Coordinates issuance of identity cards, background checks and entry controls, as appropriate;• Sets up and manages a warden system according to policy;• Acts as Duty Officer within the Security Section;• Performs other duties as required.Work implies frequent interaction with the following:• Mission leadership and other United Nations Officials;• Security personnel operating in the mission’s area of responsibility;• Personnel from Military Components of the field mission;• Project Managers and other personnel;• Host Government officials and local law enforcement personnel.RESULTS EXPECTED:Effective planning, implementation and coordination of a security system capable to enable the conduct of United Nations activities while ensuring the safety, security and well-being of personnel and the security of United Nations premises and assets.
Professionalism: Knowledge of security management, combined with background in military, police of security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately supervise 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.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 shortcomingsPlanning & 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
High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate
• A minimum of eight years with high school diploma of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required; of which• A minimum two years of experience in security operations centres or similar within a military, police or security organization is required; and• At least one year experience and exposure at the international level and in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.• 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.Other: • UN DSS certification in any of the following is an asset: Security Certification Program, Security Analysis Practice and Process, Hostage Incident Management, Close Protection Officers Course, Security Investigation.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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.