Oct 10, 2015

Individual Contractor/ Security Officer,The Hague, Netherlands

Employer: ICJ - International Court of Justice
Country: Netherlands

Closing date: Thursday, 31 December 2015
Référence : 2015/9

The selected candidate will be engaged on a fixed-term contract, which will expire on 31 December 2015. The successful applicant should be in a position to take up the post at very short notice. Any extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds.

Under the general direction of the Head of the Security and General Assistance Division and the direct supervision of the Security Officer Co-ordinator, the incumbent performs the following duties
ensures the authorized entry of personnel, mans the security desk at the entrance of the buildings used by the Court and provides a point of contact for all security matters;
takes any necessary steps to protect Members of the Court, the Registrar and staff members, as well as the Court's property;
deals with all incoming mail, e-mails and telephone calls to the security desk;
carries out preliminary investigations into security incidents and draws up reports;
supervises the parking of vehicles in areas used by the Court;
provides unarmed, uniformed security protection for the Members of the Court, the Registrar, staff members and visiting dignitaries, and responds to security alerts or emergencies;
monitors, operates and responds to the electronic security systems, including CCTV surveillance and recording systems, the visitor management system, and fire and other alarms;
provides assistance during public hearings, inside and outside the Great Hall of Justice;
conducts physical searches of the premises in response to threats or as a preventive security measure;
assists staff members in emergency situations and with the evacuation of buildings;
provides assistance during visits of dignitaries and high-ranking officials;
provides first aid/medical assistance to injured or unwell persons at the Court;
takes on the responsibilities of the security co-ordinator during the latter's absence;
works alone at most times, and needs to be proactive in taking decisions and informing his/her supervisors;
completes all necessary administrative records correctly and efficiently.

The incumbent will be required to work a shift system, with rotating shifts between 6.30 a.m. and 9 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

at least five years of relevant and progressively responsible work experience in the security field, preferably in a police or military context, or in an international organization;
previous work experience in the United Nations Security Management System is desirable.

Education, qualifications and requirements
completion of secondary school education;
physically fit;
first aid certification, including in the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs);
computer literacy;
United Nations security training is highly desirable;
ability to remain calm under pressure, and to use time effectively and efficiently;
ability to work in a team in a multicultural environment.

perfect command of French or English and very good working knowledge of the other language;
knowledge of Dutch is desirable;
knowledge of other official languages of the United Nations would be an asset.

Depending on professional background and experience, a competitive level of compensation is offered. The indicative minimum daily remuneration is €145.

How to apply
Applicants are requested to submit a completed United Nations Personal History Form (P.11), or a full curriculum vitae. The selected candidate may be subject to a security clearance, including verification of the information provided in the personal history form and a criminal record check. All candidates should be in a position to submit an electronic copy of their passport and all diplomas listed in their profile when requested.

All applicants must send their application by e mail, addressed to the Registrar of the Court, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number to:

E-mail: xxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.org
Only applications from candidates under serious consideration will be acknowledged.

The Registrar reserves the right not to appoint any candidate to the post, or to appoint one at a lower level or on the basis of a modified description.

Applications that are found by the Court to meet the above criteria may be added to a reserve list in case a similar vacancy arises in the future.