Security Training Officer Africa

Employer: United Nations
Location: Central Africa Republic , Bangui
Closing: 04 Dec. 2015
Job Opening Number: 50649

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 post is located in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Under the overall supervision of the Chief Security Advisor (CSA) or equivalent, the Security Officer FS-5 reports to the Deputy Chief Security Adviser (DSCA) through the Chief training Officer, on all security operations as assigned.


Within delegated authority, the Security Training Officer FS 5 will be responsible for the following duties:1. Assists in the management of a Security Training Unit at the mission HQ or in regional offices;2. Contributes for the security training to be delivered for security and non-security personnel;3. Contributes to the delivery and implementation of Competency Based Learning (CBL) modules, lessons and courses as appropriate;4. Conducts Client, performance and Training Gap Analysis as part of the Training Development Process;5. Contributes to the development of dynamic CBL learning Programmes of Instructions (POIs), including training in response to emergency crisis situations; using current training material modules, practical applications, guide books and CBL methodologies.6. Delivers POIs in accordance with the annual security training schedule;7. Conducts competency based evaluations in accordance with requirements stipulated by the inter Agency Security Management System (IASMN) Security Training Working Group.8. Ensures that all venues and logistics required for the training and learning activities are provided;9. Provides information to be included in the security training reports for all learning programmes;10. 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 in other entities of the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS), as required;13. Participates and assists as a facilitator to the UN DSS standardized programmes of instructions being delivered at the mission level (such as Security Certification Programme, Hostage Incident Management, Close Protection Officer Certification, etc), as required;14. Perform other duties as required.


Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence and in depth knowledge of security; shows pride in work and in achievements; 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; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.Planning and 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.Communication: Diplomacy, negotiation and excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to draft/edit a variety of written reports and to articulate ideas in a clear and concise style necessary; uses time efficiently.


High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate. UN DSS 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).

Work Experience

A minimum of eight years with high school diploma (six years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required; of which,At least three years of experience in preparing and conducting CBL adult learning both in field and formal settings and/or as learning 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 English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.Assessment Method

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

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