Mar 4, 2016

Security Officer , Somalia

Employer: United Nations (DPKO)
Location: Belet Weyine , Baidoa, Kismayo Somalia
Closing: 08 March 2016
Job Opening Number: 55966

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 United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). Under the overall supervision of the Chief Security Advisor (CSA), the Security Officer, FS-5, reports to the UNSOM/UNSOA Chief Security Officer (CSO), on all security operations as assigned.Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer, FS-5, may be responsible for the following duties:
• Assists the CSA/CSO in the office management procedures and/or supervise a Security Unit, as needed
• Develops and monitors the implementation of security contingency plans for a security unit;
• Assesses prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising UN personnel, project personnel and eligible dependants on security issues;
• Evaluates air, land and sea emergency evacuation capability; conducts evacuation exercises and recommends appropriate action;
• Determines accessible areas, maintains tracking systems and coordinates a 24-hour Emergency Response System;
• Monitors, conducts or coordinates security operations;
• Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and other UN or non-UN stake holders;
• Briefs the CSA/CSO or Deputy CSA/CSO on the status, activity and requirements of the unit;
• Maintains office security by conducting physical security inspections of facilities;
• Identifies the training needs of security and mission’s staff;
• Plans, convene and deliver security training courses and workshops for UN staff, managers with security responsibilities, security personnel, in the UNSOM main and regional offices;
• Assist DSS Somalia in the planning for SSAFE training; ensures support on the ground for training delivery; maintains training database on BSITF, ASITF and SSAFE for all staff in the mission;
• Liaises and coordinates appropriate training and learning activities with other UN training units in other missions, Headquarters, agencies to ensure that training schedules are available and achieve the consistency in the standard, in use of material and training practice;
• Performs training needs assessments to ensure that the training gaps are identified, and the training needs are understood and met.
• Develops training plans and training component of the security budget, acts as an advisor to CSA/CSO on budget related actions
• Ensures that all Close Protection and security section officers are qualified or timely re-qualified in different professional training, including firearms and non-lethal weapon training, Close Protection Officers Course (CPOC), Basic First Aid (BFA), Emergency Trauma bag (ETB).
• When delivering training uses standardized modules, different training material, practical applications, guide books and methodologies
• Assists Fire Marshal in use of basic fire equipment training and fire evacuation drills;
• Investigates security-related incidents involving UN personnel, project personnel or eligible dependants;
• Identifies gaps in existing capability and make recommendation for amendment where necessary;
• Acts as Duty Officer within the Security Section or in CMT during crisis situations;
• Performs other duties as directed by CSO.Competencies

• Professionalism:
Knowledge in the field of security management policy and field security procedures and techniques; ability to produce reports and papers on security issues; an understanding of the UN Security Management System, the DSS training strategy and a proven ability as a trainer. 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; always acts ethically and with integrity.

• 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 audiences; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed, ability to effectively communicate complex security issues to clients and supervisors;

• 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.Education

• High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate
• UNDSS certification in any of the following is an asset: Security Certification Programme, Hostage Incident Management, Close Protection Officers Course, Security Investigation.
• Certification in any of the following is highly desirable: UNDSS Training of Trainer (ToT); UN DSS Security Training Officer Certification Course (STOCC); SSAFE Instructor; Emergency Trauma Bag (ETB) Instructor; Control and Restraint Instructor; Baton Instructor; OC Spray Instructor; Firearm Training Officer (FTO);Work Experience

• A minimum of eight years with high school diploma or equivalent of progressively responsible experience in military, police, security training or security management is required;
• At least five years of progressively experience in security training with a military, police, international security management organization is required;
• At least two years experience and exposure at the international level is required;
• At least one year of experience in a conflict or post conflict environment is required;
• Other desirable experience: adult learning experienceLanguages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an informal assessment exercise.

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.

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.

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