Security Officer (Protection Unit)

Employer: United Nations
Locations:  Phnom Penh

Closing:  11 February 2016
Job Opening Number: 51961

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 located in the Security and Safety Section. The incumbent will serve as the supervisor of the Protection Unit and reports to the Chief, Security and Safety Section, or the Deputy Chief in his/her absence.

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Within the limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer the supervisor of the Protection Unit will carry out the following duties:
Advise the Chief, Security and Safety Section, on personal protection operations. - Prepare personal protection policy, direction, guidelines and standing operating procedures. - Produce security risk assessments for the Principal, the Principal’s residence and office and for specific activities of the Principal, recommend risk mitigation measures and, as directed by the Chief of Security, implement those measures. - Coordinate and conduct personal protection operations, in accordance with UN personal protection standards, for the protected persons while on duty. – Assume command of emergency response operations or periods of heightened security situations until properly relieved. - Develop a personal protection training programme for all UNAKRT Protection Unit staff and, as required, for protected persons (Principals). – Coordinate and conduct personal protection tactics and techniques training; - Develop personal protection requirements and input into the mission-budget process; - Operate and ensure the proper maintenance of all relevant protection equipment; - Ensure that an efficient filing, storage, retrieval and secure system for documents is maintained. – Supervise all staff of the Protection Unit and conduct ongoing performance management . -Act as a Protection Officer and/or Protection Focal Point, as required. - Act as a Security Driver in the performance of assigned duties, as required. - Brief the Chief of Security on the status, activity and requirements of the unit; - Provide periodic reports and statistics to the Chief of Security. - Report for duty as and when necessary (on call). -Carry out all other duties as assigned by the Chief of Security.Competencies

Knowledge of United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices; demonstrates sound judgment in applying United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices and in applying technical expertise to resolve a range of protection issues; is able to lead and motivate officers under command as well as manage and evaluate performance of officers under command. Demonstrates decision-making capacity; is able to make sound decisions in emergencies or when rapid response is required; serves as a role model for junior colleagues and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; 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; demonstrates high sense of responsibility, alertness and physically fitness for duty; shows commitment to implement the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Planning and Organising
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.

Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments, takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Client Orientation
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Technical or vocational certificate in United Nations security, military or police procedures and practices is a requirement.Work Experience

At least eight years progressively responsible experience in close protection with a local, national, private or international security organization, of which at least one year experience and exposure at the international level is required. A minimum of two years of prior experience at a supervisory level is required.
Work experience and proficiency in the use of personal protection weapons, communications/ surveillance equipment and close protection transportation is required.

Work experience in the following areas is desirable: Security planning, security operations, security administration, security risk assessment, standard operating procedures, physical security, coordination with local authorities and law enforcement agencies, emergency communication system, and crisis management.

Other Skills
Security Officers are required to meet all UN firearms and weapons qualification standards in order to operate UN approved sidearms (Glock 9mm) and other weapons (HK MP5, PR-24 and/or ASP, OC Spray).

A valid driver’s license is a requirement.

Certified training in specialized security practices and procedures is desirable.

UN DSS certification in any of the following areas is an asset: Security Certification Program, Security Analysis and Practice and Processes, Close Protection Officer Course, Security InvestigationsLanguages

Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French, is an advantage. Fluency in Khmer is an advantage.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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