Field Security Officer

Employer: United Nations
Location: Mogadishu , Somalia

This position is located in the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) and is based in Mogadishu. The Field Security Officer at the P-3 level reports to the Chief Security Officer (CSO).Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Field Security Officer at the P-3 level will be responsible for the following duties:

Supervises a Security unit, as assigned by the Chief Security Officer (CSO);
Serves as a member of the security management team and Security Cell;
Assists higher level Security Coordination Officers in the management of the Security Section, prepares inputs for the work programme of the unit, determines priorities and allocates resources, monitors performance, determines security resource requirements and prepares inputs for results-based budgeting;
Develops and implements Security Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) applicable to his/her unit operations and participates in the development of the Security Plans to preserve the safety and security of all UN personnel, assets and operations;
Prepares, develops, updates, implements and ensures that functioning and effective security and contingency plans relevant of the unit’s expertise or, as required;
Contributes to security risk assessments within the mission area;
Establishes lines of communication and meets regularly with security focal points, UN personnel, Host Government authorities, as well as Military and Civilian Police components of field missions to plan and review security related matters;
Provides training and advice to his/her unit’s personnel on security matters;
Acts as a focal point for security information flow on issues of assignment;
Maintains continuing awareness of prevailing local security conditions, identifies potential threats and advises UN personnel to follow appropriate preventive steps;
Acts as a member of a Crisis Management Team in crisis situations, ensures crisis preparedness and timely coordinates emergency and crisis situations response in a timely manner;
Monitors air, land and sea evacuation capability to be used in emergencies; conducts evacuation exercises and recommends appropriate action; Assesses evacuation resources availability and submits request to cover the need;
Monitors accessible areas, maintains tracking systems, establishes and coordinates an efficient 24-hour Emergency Response System (ERS);
Identifies gaps in existing capability and makes recommendation for amendment where necessary.
Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures, and conducts security surveys of installations and facilities; Coordinates implementation of security arrangements by the guard force management, as recommended by the security risk assessments;
Coordinates development of Principal Security Risk Assessment and implementation of recommended mitigating measures; assigns protective services for Senior United Nations Officials or visiting VIP’s as necessary;
Performs as Duty Officer in the Security Information and Operations Centre;
Obtain, study and implement all security policy promulgated by the Inter-Agency Security Management Network (IASMN);
Performs other duties as directed by the CSO or delegated authority.Competencies

Excellent knowledge of security management, combined with solid background of military, police of security specialization
Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment
Capability to appropriately manage multiple and diverse security units
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
Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work

Planning and 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.

- 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 shortcomingsEducation

- An advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent such as a senior command and staff qualification) in security management or business administration, political/social science or international relations with focus on security management;
- A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
- A first-level university degree may be substituted with a diploma and/or certification resulting in an appointment as commissioned officer from a national police or military academy, in combination with two years of qualifying experience in military or police at the rank of a commissioned officer (i.e. Lieutenant, Inspector, or equivalent) .Work Experience

A minimum of five years with an advanced university degree (seven years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required; of which:
- At least three years of progressively experience in security operations centre or similar entities, within a military, police or security organization is required; and
- At least two years of experience in managing multiple and divers military, police or security units operating in a conflict or post conflict environment at an international level is required.

Desirable experience: management of security units in a multi-cultural environment, security planning, security operations, security risk assessment, standard operating procedures, physical security, coordination with local authorities and law enforcement agencies, emergency communication system, crisis management, hostage incident management, security administration, logistics for security in a conflict or post-conflict environment, security staffing in a conflict or post-conflict and multicultural environment.Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. F or this position, fluency, both oral and written, is required.Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an informal interview.

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