Aug 14, 2016

Security Officer , South Sudan

Employer: United Nations
Location: Abyei South Sudan

This position is located in United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Under the overall supervision of the Chief Security Officer (CSO) or equivalent, the Security Officer FS5 reports to a Security Coordination Officer at a higher level on all security operations as assigned.Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Office may be responsible for the following duties:
•Develops and monitors the implementation of security contingency plans for a security unit;
•Assesses prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising UN personnel, project personnel and eligible dependents on security issues;
•Evaluates air, land and sea emergency evacuation capability; conducts evacuation exercises and recommends appropriate action;
•Determines accessible areas, maintains tracking systems and coordinates a 24-hour Emergency Response System;
•Assesses the level of security risk for the area of operations;
•Monitors, conducts or coordinates security operations;
•Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and other UN or non-UN stake holders;
•Conducts Close Protection Operations for a Senior UN Official.

•Conducts advance work and implement pre-established security arrangements.
•Conducts close protection operations as outlined in the UN close protection policies and guidelines.
•Maintains office security by conducting physical security inspections of facilities;
•Assumes responsibility for guard force management; Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures, and conducts security surveys of installations and facilities; implements security arrangements;
•Provides advice and training to UN personnel and eligible dependents on security matters, as assigned;
•Identifies the training needs of security and mission’s staff;
•Investigates security-related incidents involving UN personnel, project personnel or eligible dependants;
•Identifies gaps in existing capability and make recommendation for amendment where necessary;
•Contributes to the planning process of protective services for Senior UN Officials, as necessary;
•Drafts Statements of Requirement and provides technical specifications for the procurement of section security equipment;
•Inspects Security equipment and ensures minimum equipment requirements are purchased, maintained and deployed in accordance with relevant policy;
•Coordinates issuance of identity cards, background checks and entry controls, as appropriate;
•Sets up and manages a warden system according to policy;
•Acts as Duty Officer within the Security Section;
•Performs other duties as required.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
•Mission leadership and other United Nations Officials;
•Security personnel operating in the mission’s area of responsibility;
•Personnel from Military and Civilian Police Components of the field mission;
•Project Managers and other personnel;
•Host Government officials and local law enforcement personnel.

Effective planning, implementation and coordination of a security system capable to enable the conduct of United Nations activities while ensuring the safety, security and well-being of personnel and the security of United Nations premises and assets.Competencies

Knowledge of security management, combined with background in military, police of security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately supervise 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations.

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.

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.Education

High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate is required.Work Experience

•A minimum of eight years with high school diploma of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required; of which
•At least one year experience and exposure at the international level in a conflict/post conflict or high risk environment is required.
•Experience in security planning, security operations, security risk assessment, standard operation procedures, coordination with Host Government authorities and law enforcement agencies is highly desirable.
•Experience serving in Special Investigations Unit (SIU), an Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS, )audit and other investigative bodies is an asset.Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second United Nations official language is an advantage.Assessment

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