Security Officer , Somalia

Employer: United Nations  Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)
Location: Mogadishu ,Somalia

Closing Date: 03 May 2016
Job Opening Number: 59301

Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) intends to recruit a Security Officer, FS-4, for its office in Mogadishu. Under the overall supervision of the Chief Security Officer (CSO) the Security Officer, FS-4, reports to a senior Security Coordination Officer.Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer, FS-4, will be responsible for the following duties:

- Assists the CSO/Security Coordination Officers in the supervision of a Security Unit, as assigned;
- Drafts and updates security contingency plans for a security unit.
- Monitors prevailing local security conditions and trends and advises UN personnel, project personnel and eligible dependants on security issues;
- Serves as a member of the Security Cell, contributing to implementation and evaluation of the security plan;
- Monitors air, land and sea emergency evacuation capability; conducts evacuation exercises;
- Assists in the evaluation accessible areas, maintain tracking systems and assist in the coordination of a 24-hour Emergency Response System;
- Contributes to security risk assessments for the area of operations;
- Monitors, conducts or coordinates security operations;
- Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and other UN or non-UN stake holders;
- Assists senior Officers in briefing to the CSO/Security Coordination Officer or Deputy CSO on the status, activity and requirements of the unit;
- Ensures that fire prevention devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises; Maintains fire evacuation plan and conducts fire drills and training as necessary;
- Conducts routine physical security inspections of facilities;
- Assumes responsibility for guard force management; Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures, and conducts security surveys of installations and facilities; implements security arrangements;
- Provides advice and training to UN personnel and eligible dependents on security matters, as assigned;
- Investigates security-related incidents involving UN personnel, project personnel or eligible dependents;
- Contributes to the identification of gaps in existing capability and make recommendation for amendment where necessary;
- Assists in planning of protective services for Senior UN Officials, as necessary;
- Prepares Statements of Requirement and provides technical specifications for the procurement of section security equipment;
- Monitors security equipment and ensures minimum equipment requirements are purchased, maintained and deployed in accordance with relevant policy;
- Coordinates issuance of identity cards, background checks and entry controls, as appropriate;
- Sets up and manages a warden system according to policy;
- Acts as Duty Officer within the Security Section, if needed;
- Performs other duties as directed by the CSO/DCSO.Competencies

- Knowledge of security management, combined with background in military, police of security specialization
- Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment
- Capability to appropriately supervise security units; 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

- 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

Client Orientation:
- 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
- Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
- Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
- Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
- Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clientEducation

High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate.Work Experience

- A minimum of six years with high school diploma of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required; of which
- A minimum two years of experience in security operations centres or similar within a military, police or security organization is required; and
- At least one year experience and exposure at the international level and in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.

- Desirable experience: security operations, security risk assessment, standard operating procedures, physical security, coordination with local authorities and law enforcement agencies, emergency communication system, crisis management, hostage incident management, security administration, security logistics in a post-conflict environment, security staffing in post-conflict and multicultural environment.Languages

Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.Assessment

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