Oct 1, 2015

Security Coordination Officer , Sudan

Employer:United Nations
Location: ElFasher Sudan

Department/ Office: AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur
Closing : 7 October 2015

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The Security Coordination Officer will report directly to the Chief Security Adviser.


Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Coordination Officer at P-4 level is responsible for the following duties:
• Contributes to analysis and security risk assessments of locations within the mission area;
• Establishes and maintains lines of communication and meets regularly with security focal points, UN personnel, Host Government authorities, as well as Military and Civilian Police components of field missions to plan and review security related matters;
• Assesses and addresses the training needs of security and mission personnel; Maintains a Security Section’s training calendar and ensures all personnel are given opportunity to meet training certification requirements according with the policies, guidance and as required by the operational readiness and standard operating procedures;
• Supervises, coordinates and assigns investigation tasks for violation of security matters, illegal activities, accidents/incidents, complaints and allegations of misconduct, in which UN staff members, project personnel or eligible dependents may be involved;
• Establishes and maintains dialogue with UN focal points, local authorities and international organizations for coordination of efforts in the event of natural disasters and during mass casualty incidents;
• Acts as a member of a Crisis Management Team in crisis situations; ensures crisis preparedness and timely coordinate emergency and crisis situations response;
• Establishes air, land and sea evacuation capability to be used in emergencies; conducts evacuation exercises and recommends necessary infrastructure in coordination with the Mission Support departments; Assess evacuation resources availability;
• Determines accessible areas, maintains tracking systems, establishes and coordinates an efficient 24-hour Emergency Response System (ERS);
• Identifies gaps in existing capability and makes recommendation for amendment where necessary.
• Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures, and conducts security surveys of installations and facilities; Supports implementation of security arrangements by the guard force management as recommended by the security risk assessments;
• Assists in the development of Principal Security Risk Assessment and implementation of recommended mitigating measures; supports protective service for Senior United Nations Officials or visiting VIP’s as necessary;
• Annually, prepares the Budget for the Security Section including the outputs and performance reports for timely submission to the mission management;
• Drafts Statements of Requirement and provides technical specifications for the procurement of section security equipment;
• Monitors Security Section equipment and ensures minimum equipment requirements are purchased, maintained and deployed in accordance with relevant policy;
• Performs other duties as directed by the CSA or delegated authority.



Excellent knowledge of security management, combined with solid background of military, police of security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately manage multiple and diverse 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; always acts ethically and with integrity.

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 the 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.


• An advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent such as a senior command and staff qualification) in security management or business administration, political/social science or international relations, with focus on security management;
• A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
• A first-level university degree may be substituted with a diploma and/or certification resulting in an appointment as commissioned officer from a national police or military academy, in combination with two years of qualifying experience in military or police at the rank of a commissioned officer (i.e. Lieutenant / Inspector or equivalent)
• UNDSS certification in any of the following is an asset: Security Certification Programme, Security Analysis Practice and Process, Hostage Incident Management.

Work Experience

• A minimum of seven years with advanced university degree (nine years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required; of which
• At least five years of progressively experience in security administration within a military, police or security organization is required; and
• At least two years of experience in managing multiple and divers military, police or security units operating in a conflict or post conflict environment is required; and
• At least one year experience and exposure at the international level is required;
• Desirable experience: management of security units in a multi-cultural environment, security planning, security operations, security risk assessment, standard operating procedures, physical security, coordination with local authorities and law enforcement agencies, emergency communication system, crisis management, hostage incident management, security administration, logistics for security in a conflict or post-conflict environment, security staffing in a conflict and post-conflict and multicultural environment.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment Method

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an informal interview.

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