Security Officer , Rwanda

Employer: United Nations
Locations: Rwanda, Kigali

Closing: 07 July 2016
Job Opening Number: 61183

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Security & Safety Section of the Registry of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, Arusha branch, Kigali Sub-office. Under the overall command of the Head of Unit MICT Arusha Branch, the security officer is required to perform armed security functions and reports directly to the Security Lieutenant (Officer in Charge).


Within delegated authority, the Security Officer may be responsible for the following duties:

•Screens all personnel, packages, visitors and vehicles entering the UN premises to ensure authorised access.
•Provides continuous coverage of cameras, telephone and radio communications systems and associated recording units in the Control Centers.
•In the event of emergencies and incidents, respond to the scene of the emergency or incident and act in accordance with the current Standard Operating Procedures and Contingency Plans.
•Maintains logs and rosters and initiates chronological logs of events during normal and emergency situations.
•Prepares daily and weekly work schedules and various periodic reports.
•Provides information and directions to all persons associated with the organisation.
•Controls pedestrian and vehicular traffic to and from the UN-MICT premises.
•Is alert for any potential or actual breaches of security and any disturbances or unusual activity and reports these immediately.
•Conducts patrols and acts on abnormalities, reporting back to the Supervisor.
•Ensures that all UN property being carried from the complex is checked for appropriate documentation.
•Assists in MICT VIP visits during official missions to Rwanda.
•Ensures all staff members are accounted for, during daily operations and travel.
•Emergency staff residence response in the event of an incident or emergency.
•Performs other related duties as required.Competencies

•Professionalism – Demonstrated sound judgment in applying technical expertise in applying United Nations Security
policies, procedures and practices.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.

•Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational 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 honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organisational 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.Work Experience

A minimum of 5 years of experience in security operations, including in civilian police force, military police, or other relevant military operations. Fire-arms (pistol) qualification is mandatory in accordance with UN policy. Driving license B is required as a minimum.Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations MICT. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French, Kinyarwanda, and/or Kiswahili is desirable.Assessment

There may be a technical test 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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