Sep 15, 2016

Security Officer (Deputy Team Leader) , Cambodia

Employer: United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT)
Location: Cambodia
Closing Date: 26 September 2016
Job Opening Number: 65543

Special Notice

Appointment against this position is limited to the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT). The initial appointment will be for a period of one year; an extension is subject to the extension of the mandate of UNAKRT and/or the availability of funding.

Org. Setting and Reporting

Under the applicable law, and in accordance with the terms of the Agreement between the United Nations and the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has jurisdiction to try senior leaders and those who were most responsible for the crimes and serious violations of Cambodian penal law, international humanitarian law and custom, and international conventions recognized by Cambodia, during the period of the Khmer Rouge regime from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979.

While the ECCC is established as a national Court, the Royal Government of Cambodia sought the technical assistance of the United Nations in operating the court. In Resolution A/57/228 and A/57/228B, the General Assembly approved the involvement of the United Nations and endorsed the agreement outlining the arrangements between the two parties. The United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT) was established in 2005 to provide on-going technical, operational and logistical support to the Royal Government of Cambodia in all aspect of the Court's operations.

The position is in the Security and Safety Section

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Under the general direction of the Chief, Security and Safety Section and the direct supervision of the Team Leader, Protection Unit (PU), the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

•Assists in the management of the Protection Unit (PU) as the Deputy Team Leader in line with the United Nations policy, standards and procedures. Assists in gathering and analysing information and further assists in the preparation of risk and threat assessments as it pertains to the security and safety of the principal(s)
•Conduct security surveys of offices, residences and and other mission facilities

•Assists in the coordination and execution of operational procedures and practices in line with established policy, standards, and procedures
•Aides in the identification and training of Protection Officers (PO) from within existing resources
•Upon instruction, establishes and deploys tactically trained protection teams to meet the assessed level of threat
•Liaises with relevant civil police, military, law enforcement and other officials as necessary
•Prepares regular operational reports with relevant analysis and recommendations
•Updates the Team Leader of PU, on a continuous basis of all movements and unusual incidents involving the principal(s)
•Drafts and recommends for approval, personal protection standard operating procedures and other procedural documents as it pertains to personal protection
•Monitors, reviews and assesses the performance of the PU officers under his command (local and international) and provides guidance as required
•Maintains an approved rotational schedule for PU Officers
•Act as a Protection Officer and/or Protection Focal Point, as required;
•Act as a Security Driver in the performance of assigned duties, as required:
•Performs any other duties as assigned by the Chief Security and Safety.


Professionalism: Excellent knowledge of personal protection and security operations, combined with a solid background of military, police or other security specialization (UN security); good technical skills to understand and consolidate the varying specialization such as electronics, communications, mechanics, weapons and other sophisticated devices encountered in premises security operations; ability to deal with stress factors when encountered;

Planning and Organization: Ability to develop clear goals and prioritize activities. Monitors and adjusts plans and uses time efficiently;

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve Unit/Section goals.


High school or equivalent diploma is required. Valid driver’s license is a requirement.

Work Experience

At least 6 years of substantive experience in the management and conduct of personal protection. High degree of physical fitness. Experience in a tribunal or court setting is desirable. Training in martial arts and/or specialized security practices and procedures is desirable. Experience and proficiency in the use of personal protection weapons, communications, surveillance equipment, and vehicles is considered an asset.


UNAKRT/ECCC official languages are English, French and Khmere. For this position fluency in spoken and written English is required; knowledge of a second UN language is desirable.Assessment

Qualified short-listed candidates may be requested, as part of the evaluation process for this position, to undergo an assessment exercise which may be followed by an invitation to a competency-based interview.

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