Security Officer

Employer: OSCE
Location:Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Remuneration Package
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions as well as monthly changes of the exchange rate, is approximately EUR 3,573 to which is added Board and Lodging Allowance (currently EUR 120 per day, subject to change without prior notice). Social security will include participation in the Cigna international medical insurance scheme and OSCE Provident Fund maintained by the OSCE.

Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance and the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Centre and the technical guidance from the Head, Security Management at the OSCE Secretariat, the incumbent will be responsible for all physical security measures related to security/crisis readiness and prevention in the OSCE Centre in Bishkek and for co-ordinating the work of the National Security Officers in Bishkek and Osh. The incumbent will be a member of the Security Management Team in the Centre and be tasked with:


Assisting the Head/Deputy Head of Centre in the execution of responsibilities with regard to the security of mission members and OSCE property, including the field office in Osh;
Maintaining and updating security plans, contingency plans and security listings of Centre staff; ensuring that plans for relocation/evacuation to safe havens are current and implemental;
Enforcing movement control and security clearance policies and overseeing the daily status report of mission members;
Conducting regular appropriate exercises (e.g. fire drills, communications tests, evacuation) to ensure staff preparedness for emergencies;
Conducting security surveys of residents and Centre’s premises; making recommendations regarding appropriate arrangements to secure staff and premises;
Selecting and supervising security guards; recommending appropriate training programmes for security guards; ensuring that good health and safety practices are followed as well as implementing established procedures;
Ensuring that mission members are kept informed on matters affecting their security and that appropriate arrangements are made to brief newly arrived staff;
Co-operating closely on security issues with other organizations operating at the duty station and developing good contacts with the national law enforcement agencies with a view to obtaining the best possible protection for Centre staff and property;
Reporting on all cases in which Centre staff have been a victim of criminal acts or any security related incidents and following up on those cases;
Performing other related duties, as required, such as ensuring in close co-operation with IT, good state of repair of all security and communications equipment and that the appropriate level of confidentiality is maintained with regard to security matters.

Necessary Qualifications
University degree in security management, law, political or social sciences or military/police academy training equivalent to a first level university degree;
A minimum of four years of progressively responsible professional experience in security management-related matters in military/police operations, preferably in an international or mission environment;
Ability to identify and analyse emerging security problems and propose solutions;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Russian; good knowledge of spoken and written Kyrgyz would be an asset; knowledge of other OSCE working languages would be also an asset;
Experience selecting, supervising and training a team of security guards;
Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft packages;
Possession of a valid driving licence;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds whilst remaining impartial and objective.



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