Associate Field Security Coordination Officer , South Sudan

Employer: United Nations
Location : Malakal
Closing: 04 May 2016
Job Opening Number: 59408
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The Associate Security Coordination Officer at P-2 level reports to a Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO) and or the Chief Security Officer (CSO) as the case may be.Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Associate Security Coordination Officer, P-2, is
Responsible, but not limited to the following duties:
•Supervises a Security unit, as assigned by the CSO;
•Assists and deputizes for the FSCO during his absence from the mission area;
•Contributes to security risk assessments in the mission area of operations;
•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;
•Act as focal point for security information flow;
•Maintain continuing awareness, identifying potential threats and advising UN personnel on appropriate mitigation steps;
•Acts as a member of a Crisis Management Team in crisis situations; ensures crisis preparedness and timely coordinate emergency and crisis situations response;
•Monitors air, land and sea evacuation capability to be used in emergencies; conducts evacuation exercises recommending appropriate action;
•Monitors accessible areas, maintains tracking systems, establishes and coordinates an efficient 24-hour Emergency Response System (ERS);
•Identifies gaps in existing capability and makes recommendation for amendment where necessary.
•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 other duties as directed by the FSCO and or the CSO.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
•Senior Officers and Heads/Directors of UNAFPs;
•Security personnel from Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations Department for Safety and Security (UN DSS), Agencies, Funds and Programs (AFPs) operating in the mission’s area of responsibility and/or other field missions;
•Personnel of Military and Civilian Police Components of the field mission;
•Project Managers and other personnel;
•Host Government officials and local law enforcement personnel.

Results Expected:
Effective planning, implementation and coordination of a security system capable to enable the conduct of United Nations activities while ensuring the safety, security and well-being of personnel and the security of United Nations premises and assets.Competencies

Excellent knowledge of security management, combined with solid background of military, police of security specialization; knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; capability to appropriately manage 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.

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 the 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.

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by; be willing to learn from others; Place team agenda before personal agenda; Build consensus for task purpose and direction with team members; Support and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Share credit for team accomplishments and accept joint responsibility for team shortcomings.Education

•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;
•UNDSS certification in SCP; SAPP or Security Investigation is desirable.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;
•Desirable experience: security planning, 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

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