Jun 6, 2016

Security Corporal (4 posts)

Employer: United Nations
Location: Geneva

Closing: 29 June 2016
Job Opening Number: 57893

Special Notice

Appointment for this post is on a local basis, whether or not the candidate is a resident of the duty station. The post is subject to funding availability.

Internal and external candidates with the required qualifications must pass the written entrance test for United Nations security and safety staff. An invitation to sit the test will be sent by e-mail to candidates with the required qualifications.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any task or function in the organization. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions during their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Physical condition: Must be in excellent physical and mental shape. Candidates must pass a medical exam that includes a psychological test.

Weapons handling: Candidates must pass a written and practical test in handling the firearms used by United Nations security officers within six months of being hired. If the candidate fails this test, his/her contract will not be renewed.Org. Setting and Reporting

These three vacant positions are located in the Security and Safety Service in United Nations Office at Geneva.

Under the general supervision of the Chief of Service or a security lieutenant, the Security Corporal is required to carry out the following duties:
- Leads small groups of security officers in the exercise of their functions.
- Monitors the officers’ attendance, attire and proper performance of their duties.
- Coordinates security officers’ work at the post or in the building for which he/she is responsible.
- Manages and monitors entries and access, movement of equipment, as well as of persons, and intervenes to deal with any problem that might affect the smooth running of activities.
- Directs and provides information to delegates and visitors.
- Manages vehicle traffic and parking, notes violations and draws up reports.
- Participates in evacuations and takes action while waiting for the emergency services to arrive.
- Takes part in and leads fire and flood prevention efforts by implementing the measures set out in the safety rules and instructions.
- Carries out or orders planned patrols outside normal working hours.
- Writes basic reports on all incidents, accidents or anomalies.
- Conducts an initial read-through of reports drawn up by security officers and assists them where necessary.
- May be required to complete simple administrative tasks in one of the section units.
- Operates or oversees the operation of X-ray machines or metal detectors.
- Normally performs his/her duties unarmed and in uniform, although may be called upon to carry a weapon.
- Is required to work nights and weekends on a rotational basis.
- May be assigned to other units of the service as required.
- May temporarily be given responsibilities normally performed by staff of a higher grade or in a specialized role or stand in for an officer.
- May be required to work extended duty shifts or to come to work beyond regular duty shifts in case of service related needs.
- Must be in good physical and mental shape. All duties are performed in uniform, although the officer may be asked to perform his/her duties in civilian clothes if necessary. The work involves standing up for long periods. The officer is required to obtain and keep up to date the necessary licences from the host country, including a licence to carry a weapon and a driver’s licence. The officer must also possess all the United Nations qualifications in firearms.Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of computer and technology skills. Show 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.

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 client.

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 the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.Education

High school diploma or equivalent. Additional recognized police, gendarmerie or military training is required.
Must have passed the United Nations Security Officer Test.Work Experience

Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the police, gendarmerie, military, professional fire department or equivalent is required, preferably with two (2) years of experience working in the security service of an international organization.

Proven experience and/or specialized training in the following areas would be significant assets: firefighting or fire prevention, close protection, investigations, nuclear, radiological, biological and chemical risks, bomb searches and disposal, first aid, police/military training, risk analysis, self-defence, arrest techniques, knowledge of firearms and shooting, and knowledge of surveillance systems.Languages

Fluency in English or French and knowledge of the other language are required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) is an advantage.Assessment

Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a 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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