Assistant Security Officer, Baghdad


Country: Iraq
Closing date: Sunday, 10 April 2016
Period of contract: 6 Months


Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance and supervision of Chief Security Adviser, the incumbent will be responsible for the following
Maintain close liaison and coordination with the Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army and Ministry of the Interior with regard to the security situation throughout Iraq;
Develop and maintain official contacts at all levels within the Iraqi Security Forces throughout Iraq;
Provide support protocols for interaction with Iraqi officials;
Assist in the investigation of incidents involving local national staff and preparation of investigation reports, provides weekly reports on incidents throughout Iraq;
Travel throughout Iraq to assess local security conditions and trends in the country including collection, interpretation and analysis of security information and delivers detailed briefings on the security situation in Iraq;
Respond to queries from UN staff members requesting information on the security condition/security situation Iraq;
Perform other tasks as requested by the Chief of Office of the CSA.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Education
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Military Science, political/social science, or related field with focus on security management.
A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience
At least two years of progressively responsible professional experience in security, police or military service with extensive command and leadership experience.
Experience in security management, administration, operational planning and investigations is an asset.

Language
Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is essential.

Other Skills
Proficiency in computer software applications (Word, Excel, Power Point).
National Driver license with ability to drive 4x4 and manual transmission vehicles

UN CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES
Professionalism
Sound analytical and problem solving skills, plus ability to handle a range of equipment used in communication.
Shows pride in work and in achievements.
Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
s 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.

Planning and Organizing
Ability to work with minimal supervision, under the pressure of frequent and tight deadlines often in difficult and demanding conditions
Demonstrated ability to apply sound judgment in the context of assignment.
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.

Communication
Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills and demonstrated ability to explain UN security policies and procedures
Ability to communicate in a clear and concise;
Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
Ask questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
Tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience;
Demonstrate openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork
Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries;
ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender.
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
Solicits inputs by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise;
is willing to learn from others;
Places team agenda before personal agenda;
Build consensus for task purpose and direction with team members;
Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Technology Awareness
Proficiency in computer software applications (Word, Excel, access and Power Point), use of office and radio communication equipment.

Client Orientation
Professional and courteous attitude and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a stressful environment.
Receptive towards client needs.
Understands that those provided service are clients and seek to see things from a client perspective.
Maintains tact and diplomacy at all times.
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;
Keeps a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects;
Meets timeline for delivery of product or services to client.

APPLICATIONS
Interested candidates should complete the attached United Nations Personal History form (P.11) and forward it electronically at the following e-mail address : xxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.org
Please indicate the post and vacancy number you are applying for.

Incomplete P.11s will not be processed.

Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgement within two weeks from the deadline for submission of applications.