Field Security Officer , Honduras

Employer: Office Of The High Commissioner For Human Rights (United Nations)
Location: Tegucigalpa Honduras


Notes: THIS POSITION IS FOR A PERIOD OF THREE MONTHS, WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION

• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.

• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.

• The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.

• Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, 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 and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

• For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.

• The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Honduras. The Security Officer in OHCHR Honduras reports directly to the Head of Office and to the Senior Security Manager in OHCHR Geneva through the Field Safety and Security Coordinator. Functional responsibility for security rests with the Head of Office supported by the OHCHR Safety and Security Section.Responsibilities

Advise the Head of OHCHR Honduras office with regard to all security-related matters and develop tactics, techniques, and procedures in accordance with the provisions of the UN Security Management System for the safe conduct of OHCHR operations in Honduras.

Establish in coordination with the Designated Official and DSS Security Advisor emergency and evacuation procedures for the OHCHR staff in Honduras and ensure office integration with the country Security and Evacuation plans.

Develop and distribute relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs) for office security and field operations; prepare Security Risk Assessment for OHCHR office and programs in Honduras.

Establish working relations with all other security elements of the UN Security Management system via Security Cell, to ensure maximum security coordination and contributing to implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of the security plan.

Review and monitor the situation I Honduras with specific regard as to how it relates or may have an impact on OHCHR activity in the country, identifying security trends and advising UN staff project personnel and dependents on potential security problems, such as mines, kidnapping, armed attacks, arrest and detention.

Establish contacts with local security authorities in Tegucigalpa as well as the regions to ensure their support for the security of OHCHR staff and assets.

Ensures that fire detection devices and firefighting equipment are available on the premises. Maintains office security by conducting physical security inspections of OHCHR facilities, if possible background checks, and establish appropriate access control procedures.

Provides advice and training to staff and dependents on residential security measures such as window guards, alarm systems and locks to minimize burglar intrusions.

Maintains dialog with authorities and international institutions such as Red Cross/Red Crescent in the event of natural disasters.

Ensures availability of emergency communications system by making periodic checks to determine if system is functioning properly; arranges for necessary repairs or adjustments.

Establish procedures for and supervise investigations and reporting of accidents or security related incidents involving UN staff, dependents and assets and prepares report of findings.

Assumes responsibility for guard force management.

Arrange all security aspects of visits by senior officials as necessary.

Conducts security training in such subjects as the security management system, responsibilities of Wardens and personal security awareness.

All other security-related duties as assigned by supervisorsCompetencies

PROFESSIONALISM Excellent knowledge of security management combined with solid background of military or other security specialization and some political and social knowledge of Honduras. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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.

TEAMWORK Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing other's 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.Education

First level university degree (Bachelor or equivalent) with focus on security management or related field. Also relevant would be military or police academy degree (at officer's level), or non-degree equivalence as determined by the Inter-Agency Security Management Network based on UN OHRM standards.Work Experience

At least five years of relevant experience with security management, preferably in the police or military context or related area. Proven experience of working in difficult environment under challenging conditions. Knowledge and experience in the area of human rights or international humanitarian law would be an asset.Languages

Fluency in English and working knowledge of Spanish is required; knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.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.

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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