Security Officer (Deputy Team Leader Protection Unit), Phnom-Penh

Employer: United Nations
Location: Phnom-Penh

Special Notice
Appointment against this position is limited to the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer
Rouge Trials (UNAKRT). The initial appointment will be for a period of one year; an
extension is subject to the extension of the mandate of UNAKRT and/or the availability of
funding. Issuance of appointment is contingent upon availability of funds and extension of mandate.Org. Setting and Reporting

Under the applicable law, and in accordance with the terms of the Agreement between the
United Nations and the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Extraordinary Chambers in the
Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has jurisdiction to try senior leaders and those who were most
responsible for the crimes and serious violations of Cambodian penal law, international
humanitarian law and custom, and international conventions recognized by Cambodia, during
the period of the Khmer Rouge regime from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979.While the
ECCC is established as a national Court, the Royal Government of Cambodia sought the
technical assistance of the United Nations in operating the court. In Resolution A/57/228 and
A/57/228B, the General Assembly approved the involvement of the United Nations and
endorsed the agreement outlining the arrangements between the two parties. The United
Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT) was established in 2005 to
provide on-going technical, operational and logistical support to the Royal Government of
Cambodia in all aspect of the Court's operations.

The position is in the Security and Safety SectionTo learn more about UNAKRT, please visit our website: http ://

Under the general direction of the Chief, Security and Safety Section and the direct
supervision of the Team Leader, Protection Unit (PU), the incumbent is responsible for the
following duties:• Assists in the management of the Protection Unit (PU) as the Deputy Team
Leader in line with the United Nations Personal Protection Field Operations Manual
(PPFOM)• Assists in gathering and analyzing information and further assists in the
preparation of risk and threat assessments as it pertains to the security and safety of the
principal(s) • Assists in the coordination and execution of operational procedures and
practices in line with established procedures • Aides in the identification and training of
Protection Officers (PO) from within existing resources • Upon instruction, establishes and
deploys tactically trained protection teams to meet the assessed level of threat • Liaises with
relevant civil police, military, law enforcement and other officials as necessary • Prepares
regular operational reports with relevant analysis and recommendations• Updates the Team
Leader of PU, on a continuous basis of all movements and unusual incidents involving the
principal(s) • Drafts and recommends for approval, personal protection standard operating
procedures and other procedural documents as it pertains to personal protection • Monitors,
reviews and assesses the performance of the PU officers under his command (local and
international) and provides guidance as required • Maintains an approved rotational schedule
for POs, consistent with UN norms Perform duties outside protection unit, when required: •
Ensure that routine patrols and/or sector patrols are conducted to check security of buildings,
personnel, equipment and adherence to rules and regulations • Receive, record and
appropriately action information received through all communication means • Monitor and
control communications network to ensure security and discipline • Monitor adherence to
computer and information security guidelines • Work closely with the mission IT section to
ensure the implementation and maintenance of all technically related matters that are
necessary for a secure IT network environment • Investigate IT security breaches in
conjunction with the IT section • Conduct security surveys of offices and other mission
facilities • Obtain comprehensive security information and produce background papers
relating to incidents that affect safety and security in the mission • Instruct personnel in the
performance of security services, including fire control and physical security of the premises,
first aid procedures, use of equipment and operation of automated alarm and video
surveillance system • Conduct investigations as directed and prepare comprehensive reports
on accidents and incidents involving UN personnel, installations and equipment • Liaise
where necessary with designated host government security, safety and emergency officials •
Liaise and exchange security related information with all components of the mission and other
UN agencies in the area • Conduct threat assessments and site surveys • Prepare and provide
security briefings, written security advice and recommendations to the mission hierarchy •
Produce incident based security and travel advisories • Performs any other duties as assigned
by the Chief Security and Safety.

Excellent knowledge of guarding and security operations, combined with a solid background of military, police or other security specialization (UN security); good technical skills to understand and consolidate the varying specialization such as electronics,
communications, mechanics, weapons and other sophisticated devices encountered in
premises security operations; ability to deal with stress factors when encountered;

Planning and Organization:
Ability to develop clear goals and prioritize activities. Monitors and adjusts plans and uses time efficiently;

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve Unit/Section goals.Education

High school or equivalent diploma is required. Valid driver's license is a requirement.Work Experience

At least 6 years of substantive experience in the management and conduct of personal
protection. High degree of physical fitness. Experience in a tribunal or court setting is
desirable. Training in martial arts and/or specialized security practices and procedures is
desirable. Experience and proficiency in the use of personal protection weapons,
communications, surveillance equipment, and vehicles is considered an asset.Languages

UNAKRT/ECCC official languages are English, French and Khmere. For this position
fluency in spoken and written English is required; knowledge of a second UN language is an
advantage and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.Assessment Method

Qualified short-listed candidates may be requested, as part of the evaluation process for this
position, to undergo an assessment exercise which may be followed by an invitation to a
competency-based interview.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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