National Security Officer/Osh Field Office, Osh


Employer:  OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Location: : Kyrgyzstan
Closing date: Thursday, 22 October 2015


Background

Under the supervision of the Centre in Bishkek Security Officer and guidance from the Senior Field Representative of the Head of Centre, the incumbent will be responsible for all physical security measures related to security/crisis readiness and prevention in the Osh Field Office and Local Programme Co-ordinators (LPC) offices in the Southern Kyrgyzstan.

Required competencies
Core values
Commitment:Actively contributes to achieving organizational goal
Diversity:Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity:Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization's core values and organizational principles

Accountability:
Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies
Communication:Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration:Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning:Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making:Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking:Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects

Flexibility:
Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership:Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking:Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them

Managing performance:
Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Tasks and Responsibilities
The incumbent will be a member of the Security Management Team in the Osh Field Office (OFO) and be assigned to:
Assisting the Senior Field Representative of the Head of Centre in the execution of responsibilities with regard to the security of the OFO staff and property;
Maintaining and updating security plans, contingency plans and security listings of mission staff; ensuring that plans for relocation/evacuation to safe havens are current and implemental;
Enforcing movement control and security clearance policies and overseeing the daily status report of the OFO staff;
Conducting regular appropriate exercises (e.g. fire drills, communications tests, evacuation) to ensure staff preparedness for emergencies;
Conducting security surveys of residences and office premises; putting in place appropriate arrangements to secure them;
Selecting, training and supervising security guards; ensuring that good health and safety practices are followed as well as implementing laid down procedures;
Ensuring that OFO mission members are kept informed on matters affecting their security and that appropriate arrangements are made for briefing newly arrived staff;
Co-operating closely on security issues with other organizations operating at the duty station, developing good contacts with the national law enforcement agencies with a view to obtaining the best possible protection for mission staff and property;
Reporting on all cases in which mission staff have been a victim of criminal acts or any security related incidents and following up on those cases;
Performing other related duties as assigned such as ensuring in close co-operation with IT, good state of repair of all security and communications equipment and that the appropriate level of confidentiality is maintained with regard to security matters.
Performing other tasks and duties as required.

Necessary Qualifications
University degree in law, political or social sciences or military/police academy training equivalent to a first level university degree;
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience in security-related matters in military/police operations. Experience in an international or mission environment would be an asset; Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Russian and local knowledge of other OSCE languages would be an asset;
Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
Possession of a valid driving license;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.

Remuneration Package
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 1225.66 Euro/month. Social benefits will include Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.

Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions.

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment . Online applications submission deadline is on 22 October 2015, 18:00.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Please note that the vacancy is open for competition only amongst nationals of the Kyrgyz Republic. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.

Please note that in the event of invitation for interview, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred.