Employer: United Nations
Location: Yemen – Sana’a
Deadline: 04 July 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Security-POE-YEMEN-81184-F-Sana’a (M)
This position is located in the Panel of Experts for the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to Yemen (OSESG-Yemen). Under the overall supervision of the Chief Security Officer (CSO), the Security Officer, FS-4, reports to a Close Protection Coordination Officer on all Close Protection provision issuesResponsibilities
Within the limits of delegated authority, the Close Protection Officer will be responsible for performing the following duties:
•Conducts and coordinates personal protection operations for the Special Envoy of the Secretary General to Yemen and other Senior United Nations Officials operating or visiting Yemen, as assigned by the CSO
•Remains within the proximity of the principal(s) at all times;
•Remains vigilant and alert in case of any threat to the protected person and acts accordingly;
•Conducts all personal protection security operations as outlined in the UN personal protection management guidelines;•Coordinates all activities with relevant parties to include the Security Operations Unit and other appropriate security organizations, as required;
•Whenever necessary, supervises drivers attached to the Close Protection Unit in the performance of their assigned duties;
•Operates all personal protection equipment and ensures equipment readiness;
•Carries all issued equipment while on duty;
•Conducts training sessions on personal protection subjects;
•Performs other duties, as assigned by the CSO.Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge of internal security policies, processes and procedures generally and in particular those related to the place of assignment; knowledge of local laws and practices related to mission area; ability to gather information from a variety of sources; demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given; ability to detect and identify dangerous objects and knowledge of how to deal with such objects; ability to remain calm in an emergency situation; willingness to work shifts; trustworthy; high sense of responsibility; alertness; physically fit for duty; emotional stability and neatness; good knowledge of the location of organizational units, functions and key personnel; 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.
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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
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.
• A High School diploma or an equivalent diploma is required;
•Technical training in military or police procedures as well as training in close protection, self-defense and security techniques is required.
•United Nations Close protection Officers Certificate among other specialized close protection courses is an asset.
•United Nations Firearms training officers’ certificate is an asset, as well as any other close protection training certificates at the instructor level.
A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in close protection with a local, national, private or international security organization is required. Experience in a UN peacekeeping environment is desirable. Two years required operating in high-risk environment area and within a diversified team.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Arabic (both oral and written) is required.Assessment
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.
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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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