Aug 14, 2016

Close Protection Assistant , Beirut

Employer: United Nations  (UNSCOL)
Location: Beirut
Closing: 24 August 2016

This position is located in UNSCOL Security & Safety Section. Under the overall command of the Chief Security Officer (CSO) and the direct supervision of Close Protection Team Leader (CPTL), the Close Protection Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:Responsibilities

•Carries out all related actions/functions to the personnel protection for the security and safety of the Special Coordinator for Lebanon (SCL) and the Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon (DSCL). These functions include but are not limited to escorting the SCL and DSCL at all times and ensuring their personal safety and security.
a.Performs other functions as instructed by the CSO and CPTL.
b.Trains new or lower-graded staff on work procedures.
c.Distributes, coordinates, or consolidates work of others in the team.

(These duties are generic, and may not be performed by all Close Protection Officers/Assistants at the GS6 level)
•Conducts close protection operations for a Senior UN Official;
•Remains within the proximity of the Senior UN Official at all times and implements mitigating measures to preserve his/her security, safety and wellbeing;
•Remains vigilant and alert in case of threat to the Senior UN Official;
•Maintains effective and efficient security coverage for the working office and personal residence of the Senior UN Official;
•Conducts close protection operations as outlined in the UN close protection policies and guidelines;
•Coordinates activities with relevant parties to include the Security Operations Unit and other appropriate security organizations as required;
•Co-ordinates with local authorities during close protection operations;
•Conducts advance work and implement pre-established security arrangements;
•Contributes to pre-deployment briefings;
•Operates all close protection equipment to ensure equipment readiness;
•Assists in training session on close protection subjects to keep abreast with current tactics and techniques;
•Whenever necessary, supervises the Close Protection Unit drivers in the performance of their assigned duties;
•Contributes to making determination of equipment, facility and supply needs based on operational requirements;
•Perform any other duties as required.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
•Close Protection and Security Officers in the mission and other UN agencies
•Staff in the Office of the Senior UN Official
•Staff in the Mission Support
•Representatives of mission military and police components
•Project Managers and other project personnel
•Local security officials
•Security officials of other national and international organizations

Results Expected:
•Professionally competent close protection operations within the mission, which meets the needs of Senior UN Official and the Close Protection Officer (Team Leader).
a.To provide the proper implementation of the SOPs in accordance with the UN standards in close protection


High school diploma or equivalent.Work Experience

•A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in Close Protection or related function.Languages

•Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic is a requirement. Knowledge of French language is desirable.Assessment

The shortlisted candidates may undergo a written assessment related to the functions of the post in addition to a competency-based interview. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.Other Skills and Requirements

UNDSS certification in any of the following is an asset: Security Certification Programme, Hostage Incident Management, Close Protection Officers Course, and Security InvestigationUnited 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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