Employer: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Location: Bamako , Mali
Deadline: 20 April 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Security-MINUSMA-77284-F-Bamako (M)
This post is located in Bamako with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Under the overall coordination of the Chief Security Adviser the Security Training Officer at FS-6 level reports to the Deputy Principal Security Adviser/Support, on all security training.
Within delegated authority, the Security Training Officer will be responsible for the following duties (these duties are generic and may not be carried out by all Security Training Officers):
1.Assists in the management of a Security Training unit at the mission HQ; may be appointed to manage such a unit in regional offices, supervising the unit’s staff and their performance, preparing the unit’s work plan, preparing the budget;
2.Assists in identifying and addressing the security training gaps at the security section level; contributes for the security training to be delivered at the mission level for non-security personnel;
3.Analyses problems and objectives and develop by orderly method of identifying, developing and evaluating a set of planned strategies targeted for attaining the training unit goals;
4.Delivers and implements competency Based Learning (CBL), modules, lessons and courses as appropriate;
5.Conducts Client, Performance and Training Gap Analysis as part of the Training Development Process;
6.Contributes in reviewing and preparing dynamic CBL learning Programmes of Instruction (POIs), including training in response to emergency crisis situations; using current training material modules, practical applications, guide books and CBL methodologies.
7.Makes sure the POIs are conducted in accordance with the annual security training schedule;
8.Conducts competency based evaluations in accordance with requirements stipulated by the IASMN Security Training Working Group;
9.Coordinates administrative issues, ensuring that all venues and logistics required for the training and learning activities are provided;
10.Contributes to the security training reports for all learning programmes; provides recommendations to enhance CBL POIs;
11. Provides advice, guidance and support on security learning affecting UN personnel mission or regional office wide, as required;
12.Assists and participates as a facilitator for security training conducted by Agencies, Funds, Programmes and Organizations of the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS);
13.Participates, assists and contributes to the UN DSS standardized programmes of instructions being delivered at the mission level (such as Security Certification Program, Hostage Incident Management, etc)
14.Contributes to and conducts learning needs assessments and identify areas for change or modification as required.
15.Performs other duties as required.
Knowledge in the field of security management policy and field security procedures and techniques; ability to produce reports and papers on security issues; an understanding of the UN Security Management System, the DSS training strategy and a proven ability as a trainer; 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;
•UNDSS certification in any of the following is desirable (and depending on direction taken, will be expected for future advancement in this field): UNDSS Training of Trainer (ToT); UNDSS Security Training Officer Certification Course (STOCC); Safe and Secure Approach in Field Environment (SSAFE) Instructor; Emergency Trauma Bag (ETB) Instructor; Control and Restraint Instructor; Baton Instructor; OC Spray Instructor; Firearm Training Officer; Close Protection Officer Certification (CPOC) Instructor; Mobile Protection Trainer; Static Protection Trainer; Direct Protection Trainer; Security Certification Programme (SCP); Security Analysis Process and Practice (SAPP); Hostage Incident Management (HIM).
•A minimum of ten years with high school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate (eight years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in military, police or security management is required; of which manager in self-paced distance learning systems;
•Adult learning experience must include the design and delivery of policy-based training programmes and is desired;
•At least two years of experience and exposure at the international level is required; and,
•At least one year of experience in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and spoken English and French is required.
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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