Associate Security Coordination Officer

Employer: United Nations
Location:  Ed Da'ein Sudan

Closing: 29 March 2016
Job Opening Number: 57726

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

These positions are located in the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Under the overall supervision of the Chief Security Advisor (CSA), the Associate Security Coordination Officer P-2, reports to a Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO) on all security operations as assigned.


Within limits of delegated authority, the Associate Security Coordination Officer, P-2, may be responsible for the following duties:
•Supervises a Security unit, as assigned by the CSA/CSO or equivalent;
•Prepare, conduct and maintain updated SRAs for the Team Site, Agency Funds and Progarmmes (AFP) facilities and activity specific SRAs as needed;
•Serves as member of the Security Cell;
•Develops and implements Security Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP);
•Prepares, develops, updates, implements and ensures that there are functioning and effective security and contingency plans, as required;
•Establishes lines of communication with security focal points, other UN personnel, Host Government authorities, and representatives of Military and Civilian Police components to plan and review security related matters;
•Provides training and advice on security matters, as required;
•Prepare and maintain an updated Security Plan including contingency plans for the Team Site in accordance with UN security guidelines;
•Establish security coordination/liaison with the local GoS authorities, as well as the different movements operating in the AOR. Develop good contacts with national law enforcement agencies, with a view to obtain the best possible protection for staff members deployed in the Team Site as well as UN staff on mission;
•Acts as a member of a Crisis Management Team in crisis situations, ensures crisis preparedness and timely coordinate emergency and crisis situations response;
•Coordinate advice and recommend to the Team Site Commander on all aspects pertaining to UN security management, crisis readiness and preparedness at the respective AOR.
•Conduct periodic assessment and surveys on MOSS and MORSS at the Team Site, AFP sub offices and staff, recommend and advice on compliance of the same, follow up and report to the Sector Security HQ:
•Undertake regular field visit coordinated with the TS PKF to assess the security situation in the AOR and submit report to the Sector Security HQ:
•Maintain an updated list of all staff in the Team Site, including all the details of visiting mission and consultants with the central SIOC Database
•Supervise the emergency communication system (ECS) and Radio Checks of all persons under the responsibility of the UNSMS in the Team Site.
•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; Coordinates implementation of security arrangements by the guard force management, as recommended by the security risk assessments;
•Participates in the development of Principal Security Risk Assessment and implements recommended mitigating measures; assist delivery of protective services for Senior United Nations Officials or visiting VIP’s as necessary;
•Performs as Duty Officer in the Security Information and Operations Centre;
•Performs other duties as directed by the Chief Security Advisor or delegated authority.


• Professionalism:
Good basic skills in security specialization to be able to recognize and evaluate the seriousness of threats and potential dangers. Well-developed analytical skills. Ability to appraise and evaluate the security-related implications of economic, political, cultural and historical variables in the country. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• Communication:
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 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.Education

•An advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent) 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 Program, Security Analysis Practice and Process, Hostage Incident Management, Close Protection Officers Course, Security Investigation.

Work Experience

•A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in security operations centre or similar entities within a military, police or security organization is required; of which
•At least one year of experience in managing a military, police or security unit operating in a conflict or post conflict environment is required; and
•At least one year experience and exposure at the international level is required.Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official United Nations language is an advantageAssessment

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

United Nations Considerations

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.