Deputy Chief of Security (United Nations ) , Africa

Employer: United Nations (DPKO)
Location: Central Africa Republib , Bangui
Closing: 28 September 2016

This position is located in Bangui, in the Security Section of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The Deputy Chief Security Adviser will be in charge of Support and reports directly to the Chief Security Adviser.

Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Deputy Chief of Security may be responsible for the following duties:

•In conjunction with the Chief of Security, reviews and monitors activities related to preparation of security plans for the geographic area, including all aspects related to elaboration, development and updating of the plan and, if necessary, its implementation.

•Performs as the Officer-in-Charge in the absence of the Chief of the Security Section from the Duty Station area and serves as the senior supervisor;
•Establishes lines of communication with security focal points and all other agencies to ensure maximum security coordination.
•Serves as a member of the area security management team, contributing to planning, implementation, evaluation of effectiveness of security plans and other aspects of security operations.
•Maintains continuing awareness of prevailing local security conditions, identifying probable threats and advising UN staff, project personnel and dependents to follow appropriate preventative steps.
•Establishes air, land and sea evacuation capability to be used in emergencies, ensuring availability of aircraft, vessels, railways, vehicles, fuel supply, assessable roads, ports and airfields.
•Evaluates effectiveness of prevailing fire safety measures in effect in assigned areas of responsibility, including fire prevention devices, fire-fighting equipment, and evacuation plans.
•Determines need for, and provides training and advice to UN staff and dependents on residential security measures such as window guards, alarm systems and locks to prevent burglar intrusions.
•Determines need for security related equipment and oversees the preparation of the necessary requisitions.
•Manages the section’s vehicle fleet through logistics unit and ensure that it is maintained in operational state.
•Establishes and maintains dialog with local authorities and international institutions such as Red Cross/Red Crescent for coordination of efforts in the event of natural disasters.
•Ensures availability of emergency communications by making periodic checks to determine if system is functioning properly.
•Assumes responsibility for airport security and air operations safety, as assigned.
•Supervises security training in such subjects as the security management system, responsibilities of Area Coordinators and Wardens and personal security awareness.
•Manages Security Section’s budget in liaison with the CSA and the DCSA (Operations).
•Performs any other duties as requested by the Chief Security Adviser (CSA).

Competencies
• Professionalism: Knowledge of security management combined with solid background of military or other security specialization and some political and social knowledge of country of assignment; Ability to deal effectively with stress factor when encountered in security management; Ability to apply technical skills to understand and consolidate the varying specializations such as electronics, communications, mechanics, explosives and other sophisticated devices encountered in security system management; 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.

•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 & 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.

•Teamwork: 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 shortcomings.

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 supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly.

Education
Advanced university degree, advanced police academy degree or equivalent (Master’s degree or equivalent) in security management, business administration, political/social science, psychology, international relations or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in military, police, security management preferably in the police or military context or related area. International exposure in a management function in the United Nations or other international organizations desirable.

Languages
English and French are the official languages of the United Nations. For the post advertised fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.


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.

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