Employer: United Nations
Location: Yambio , South Sudan
Closing: 19 January 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Security-FMADPKO-72092-F-Yambio (M)
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Under the overall supervision of the Principal Security Adviser / Chief Security Officer (PSA/CSO), the Security Officer, FS-4, reports to a Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO), or Unit Supervisor as may be applicable, on all security operations as may be assigned.
Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer, FS-4, may be responsible for the following duties:
•Assists the CSO/Security Coordination Officer/Unit Supervisor in the supervision of a Security Unit, as assigned;
• Maintain an Updated list of all staff in the state, including all the details of visiting mission and consultants.
•Ensure that UN and AFP staff members are kept informed of matters affecting their safety and security and making appropriate arrangement for briefing newly arrived UN personnel;
•Establish security coordination/liaison with the local security authorities, as well as the different factions operating in the AOR. Develop good contacts with national law enforcement agencies, with a view to obtain the best possible protection for staff members deployed in the state as well as UN staff on mission.
•Monitors air, land and sea emergency evacuation capability; assist, conduct of evacuation exercises;
•Assists in the evaluation accessible areas; maintain tracking systems and assist in the coordination of a 24-hour Emergency Response System;
•Assist, prepare and maintain an updated security plan including contingency plans for the team site in accordance with UN security guidelines.
•Cooperate closely on security matters with the state Police and Military components, Agencies Fund and Programmes, (AFPs) and INGOs operating in the area to ensure the best possible coordination on security related matters, achievement of UNMISS mandate, safe delivery of UN programmes and other humanitarian activities;
•Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and other UN or non-UN stake holders;
•Assists senior officers in briefing to the PSA/CSO on the status, activity and requirements of the state/unit;
•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;
•Conducts routine physical security inspections of facilities;
•Assumes responsibility for guard force supervision; 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;
•Investigates security-related incidents involving UN personnel, project personnel or eligible dependants;
•Conduct periodic assessment and surveys on MOSS and MORSS in the state, AFP sub-offices and staff, recommend and advice on compliance of the same, follow up and report to the appropriate quarters;
•Assists in planning of protective services for visiting Senior UN Officials/Delegations, as necessary;
•Prepares Statements of Requirement and provides technical specifications for the procurement of state security office equipment;
•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, if needed;
•Performs other duties as required.
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.
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.
•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
•High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate
•UN DSS certification in any of the following is an asset: Security Certification Program, Security Analysis Practice and Process, Hostage Incident Management, Security Investigation.
A minimum of six 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 centers 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.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required.
United Nations Considerations
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.
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.
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