Associate Security Officer


Employer:  United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
Location: Baghdad, Iraq

Level : P-2
Job ID : 57053
Deadline : 3/23/2016
Gross annual salary: $86,916.20

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Associate Security Coordination Officer may be responsible for the following duties
• Prepares a draft security plan for a specific area within the overall mission area of operations.
• Performs routine investigations or security assessments to ensure the safety of field staff to enter or return to a location where actual or suspected problems exist.
• Ensures that all staff members and their dependents are kept fully informed on matters affecting their security.
• Conducts routine security surveys of office and residential areas and premises.
• Investigates and prepares reports on minor cases of theft, illegal entry, assault, or other incidents when the extent of the infraction is readily determinable.
• Assists higher grade Security Officers in establishing policies and procedures for reviewing crisis situations and preparing contingency plans for emergencies.
• Assists in the recruitment, training and supervision of local security guards.
• Assists in identifying and recording United Nations assets and number of staff and dependants to be protected, and estimates number of guards required.
• Liaises with local authorities to discuss potential problems and plans possible methods of resolution.
• Serves as member of interdisciplinary team on matters of non-routine nature, such as mine removal, evacuations, medical emergency or hostilities that threaten the safety of staff and dependants.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism – Knowledge of internal security policies, processes and procedures generally and in particular those related to the place of assignment; knowledge of local laws and practices related to mission area; ability to gather information from a variety of sources; demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given; ability to detect and identify dangerous objects and knowledge of how to deal with such objects; ability to remain calm in an emergency situation; willingness to work shifts; trustworthy; high sense of responsibility; alertness; physically fit for duty; emotional stability and neatness; good knowledge of the location of organizational units, functions and key personnel; shows pride in work and 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. A high sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment. Demonstrated ability to guide security functions and supervise security staff. Staff member is well trained in security work to be performed. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• 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.
• Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

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 diploma from a national police or military academy resulting in an appointment as a commissioned officer, in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management at the rank of commissioned officer (i.e. Lieutenant / Inspector or equivalent) may be accepted in lieu of a first level university degree. UNDSS certification in any of the following is an asset: Security Certification Programme, 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 of relevant working experience in a multi-dimensional peacekeeping operation within the UN Security Management System is desirable; Security professional expertise in the Middle East is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the position advertised fluency in English, (both oral and written) is required; Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an informal 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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