Jun 3, 2016

Security Sergeant

Employer: United Nations
Location: Arusha Tanzania
Closing: 24 June 2016

Special Notice

The appointment is limited to the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals. Appointment of the successful candidate on this position will be limited to the initial funding of the post. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. As the international tribunals are not integrated in the Secretariat, UN Staff Members serve on assignment or secondment from their parent department/office if selected. Appointments of staff members in the United Nations are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General. Staff Members are expected to move periodically to new functions in accordance with established rules and procedures, and may in this context be reassigned by the Secretary-General throughout the Organization based on the changing needs and mandates.

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located at the United Nations Detention Facility (“UNDF”), Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (“Mechanism”). Under the overall command of the UNDF Commanding Officer and the direct supervision of the Operations Officer, the incumbent will provide support to UNDF.

Under the overall command of the UNDF Commanding Officer, direct supervision and technical oversight of the Security and Operations Officer, the Security Sergeant will be responsible for the following duties:

•Conducts daily briefings and assign officers to various posts and functions at UNDF;
•Responsible for the maintenance of the shift duty roster, personally inspects officers assigned to his/her squad, prior to the assumption of the post;
•Assists in the preparation of the security plans;
•Conducts and supervises detainees activities and maintains the good order while on shift within UNDF premises;
•Oversees the official clearance and entry of all visitors and staff;
•Supervises staff and carries out inspections to ensure that security officers and Tanzania Prison Officers duty are discharging functions appropriately;
•Responsible for overall equipment/weapon inventory and safe keeping assigned to the shift;
•Briefs officers under command of possible security threats and related operational plans;
•Submits final reports and recommendations to immediate supervisor in connection with shift activities;
•Prepares written reports of all unusual incidents;
•Liaises and meets as necessary with the Tanzania Prison Team Leaders or as directed by immediate supervisor, regarding the security of UNDF;
•Counsels and trains security officers and Tanzanian Prison Officers under command;
•Attends morning unlock and evening lock up of detainees, supervises their exercise, checks their attendance at meals, receives complaints and requests, records and supervises their telephone outgoing and incoming calls and reports incidents to the Operations Officer.
•Provides positive guidance so that good order is kept at the Detention Facility in full respect of new detention rules;
•Performs any other duties as required.Competencies

•Professionalism: Knowledge of United Nations Security and UNDF policies, procedures and practices. Demonstrated sound judgment in applying United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices and in applying technical expertise to resolve a range of protection issues/problems. Ability to lead and motivate officers under command. 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. The incumbent must have knowledge of first aid, basic security methods and practices, and a valid driving license.

•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.

•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.Education

Completion of secondary education with supplemental security training in prisons/police/military academy or college. First level University degree is an asset.Work Experience

A minimum of six (6) years of security related direct experience in either of the prisons, police, military or other relevant military experience. Inclusively, the candidate should have minimum of three years of experience with the United Nations security practices, procedures and methods. The candidate must have considerable experience in a supervisory position. Experience in UN Detention Facilities policies and procedures is highly desirableLanguages

English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable. Working knowledge of Kinyarwanda and / or Swahili is also 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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