Security Sergeant , Thailand

Employer: United Nations (Dept Of Safety & Security)
Location: Thailand
Closing: 31 July 2016
Job Opening Number: 63628

Special Notice

Appointment against this post is on a local basis; candidates shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of the ESCAP office, irrespective of nationality and length of time the candidate may have been in the country. If no suitable local candidate is identified, candidates located elsewhere may be considered. The candidate is responsible for any expenses incurred in taking the relevant examinations at the duty station, and of any costs related to traveling and relocating to the duty station in the event of an employment offer.

This Temporary Job Opening (TJO) is open to internal staff members in Bangkok holding a Fixed-Term, Continuing or Permanent Appointment only. When a qualified internal staff member cannot be identified, the selection of an external candidate will be subject to exceptional approval.

This is a temporary position and will be available until 30 April 2017. If selected, an internal candidate will be on temporary assignment to the post; an external candidate will initially be offered a temporary appointment. Any extension of appointment is subject to satisfactory performance and continued availability of the post.

Must have passed the United Nations Global General Service Test (GGST) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices Away from Headquarters.

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Department of Safety and Security (DSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system to enable the safest and most efficient and effective conduct of the programmes and activities of the United Nations System.

The position is located in the Security and Safety Section, Bangkok which provides a safe and secure environment in which delegates, staff, and visiting dignitaries can conduct their business at the United Nations building in Bangkok.

Under the overall command of the Chief of Security and Safety Section in Bangkok, the Security Sergeant is required to perform armed security functions and reports directly to the Security Lieutenant or supervising officer.


Within delegated authority, the Security Sergeant will be responsible for the following duties:

•Conducts daily briefings and assign officers to various functions or posts.
•Supervises staff and carries out inspections to ensure that officers on duty are discharging their functions appropriately.
•Examines routine reports prepared by subordinates and certify their accuracy.
•Makes recommendations to the supervising officer on operational matters.
•Briefs officers under command of possible security threats and related operational plans.
•Assumes control of specific areas as assigned during periods of heightened security.
•Counsels, coaches and mentors officers under command.
•Provides input for the performance evaluation of security personnel under command.
•Prepares written reports of all unusual incidents.
•Makes recommendations on basic security operation.
•Performs all other related duties as required.


Normally the incumbent will be required to perform duties in UN Security uniform and, at times, in civilian clothes. Candidate must be physically and mentally fit. Duties may require long periods of standing. The officer is required to obtain and maintain appropriate host country licenses, including, but not limited to, pistol and vehicle operator licenses. Officers are also required to undergo firearms drills and maintain UN qualification standards. Incumbents may be required to work shifts/weekends/overnights/holidays.


•Professionalism: Knowledge of United Nations Security 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 as well as manage and evaluate performance of 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

•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.

•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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

•Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supportsEducation

High school diploma or equivalent. Additional security or military training is required. Must have passed the United Nations Security Officer Test (SOT).

Work Experience

At least five years of experience is required in security operations (which includes investigation, physical security, personal protection, operational planning, fire prevention and suppression, emergency medical and hazardous material response, video imaging badge systems and methods of instruction or related area).

Experience within the UN Secretariat is highly desirable


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantageAssessment

Qualified applicants may be evaluated through a competency-based interview and/or other assessment methods.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, 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 or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

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