Mission Security Officer (MSO) , Afghanistan

Employer: European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan
Location: Kabul Afghanistan
Ref.Number: KA-C-17
Availability: ASAP – 31 Dec 2016 
Security Level of Security Clearance: EU SECRET 
Open to Contributing Third States: No 

Reporting Line: The Mission Security Officer (MSO) reports to the Senior Mission Security Officer (SMSO). 

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
In line with the EU's Policy of EU staff deployed outside the EU in an operational capacity under Title V of the Treaty on European Union: 
• To assist the SMSO in the development, implementation and updating of the Mission Security Plan (MSP) and all supporting security and safety instructions and procedures; 
• To assess the security situation and to maintain updated all security related documents; 
• To conduct or initiate security surveys of mission member’s personal protective security requirements, transport security, residential and office security; 
• To ensure that all security and communications equipment is kept up-to-date and in a state of operational readiness; 
• To conduct regular security drills, communication tests and evacuation exercises; 
• To provide briefings on matters affecting the security and safety of mission members and to ensure all staff is properly prepared for emergencies; 
• To liaise as directed and co-operate closely with national law enforcement agencies, International Organisations, NGOs, other EU bodies and diplomatic representatives, in the field of security; 
• To provide comprehensive reports to the SMSO on all incidents affecting mission members and initiates necessary follow up action with the appropriate authorities; 
• To produce briefings and presentations relating to his/her sphere of work for the benefit of the Mission; 
• To assist the SMSO in reviewing the security level and state of alert: 
• To assist the SMSO in the drafting of security related Terms of Reference for the procurement of security equipment, contracts and services; 
• To provide assistance and appropriate response to mission members and to ensure that all necessary actions are taken, particularly in emergency cases; 
• To travel to high risk areas and to conduct security duties; 
• To undertake any other tasks as assigned by the SMSO in the domain of his/her competency as deemed necessary. 

Qualifications and Experience: 
Essential Education and Experience 
• Successful completion of University studies of at least 3 years attested by a diploma. 


• A qualification at the level in the National Qualifications Framework which is equivalent/referenced Page 34 of 42 to level 6 in the European Qualifications Framework. 


• A qualification of the first cycle under the framework of qualifications of the European Higher Education Area, e.g. Bachelor's degree. 


• Equivalent Police/Military education or training attested by a diploma or an award of a rank of 2nd Lieutenant/1st Lieutenant or equivalent 


• After having fulfilled the education requirements, a minimum of 4 years of overall professional experience. 

Specification of Experience 
• The above mentioned university degree must be in at least one of the following fields of expertise: Security management or business administration, political/social or science or international relations with focus on security management; 
• The above mentioned professional experience must be acquired in the civilian, military or police sectors and particularly in the protection of personnel, facilities and assets; 
• Civilian driving license class C mandatory. Advantageous 
• Ability to work in a demanding, deadline-driven environment and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds; • Firearms trained; 
• Demonstrated ability to contribute creatively to the development of security policies and procedures; 
• Good organisational, planning, and time-management skills; 
• Experience in planning and implementing projects; 
• Highly resilient under mental pressure and willingness to work extra hours when required; 
• Good knowledge of the Mission area and potential security threats; 
• Ability to operate Windows and Power Point applications, including Word processing, e-mail, and spreadsheets (Excel); 
• Previous work experience in the region; 
• Successful completion of EU Mission Security Officer Certification Course; 
• Previous international experience in CSDP Missions or multi-national/international organisations.

How To Apply
Mail to send applications: xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.europa.eu

Deadline: 5 February 2016