Security Officer , Africa

Employer: United Nations DPKO
Duty Station: Kinshasa DRC
Closing: 28 October 2016

Job Opening Number: 16-Security-FMADPKO-68112-F-Kinshasa (M)


Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Oraganization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is based in Kinshasa.

Under the overall supervision of the Principal Security Advisor / Chief Security Officer (CSO) or equivalent, the Security Officer, FS-4, reports to a senior Security Coordination Officer, on all security operations as assigned.Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer, FS-4, may be responsible for the following duties:

• Assists the Security Advisor (SA)/Security Coordination Officers Chief Security Officer in the supervision of a Security Unit, as assigned;
• Drafts and updates security contingency plans for a security unit.
• Monitors prevailing local security conditions and trends and advises UN personnel, project personnel and eligible dependents on security issues;
• Serves as a member of the Security Cell, contributing to implementation and evaluation of the security plan;
• Monitors air, land and sea emergency evacuation capability; conducts evacuation exercises;
• Assists in the evaluation accessible areas, maintain tracking systems and assist in the coordination of a 24-hour Emergency Response System;
• Contributes to security risk assessments 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;
• Assists senior Officers in briefing to the CSO/SA/Security Coordination Officer or Deputy CSO on the status, activity and requirements of the unit;
• Ensures that fire prevention devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises; Maintains fire evacuation plan and conducts fire drills and training as necessary;
• Conducts routine 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;
• Investigates security-related incidents involving UN personnel, project personnel or eligible dependents;
• Contributes to the identification of gaps in existing capability and make recommendation for amendment where necessary;
• Assists in planning of protective services for Senior UN Officials, as necessary;
• Prepares Statements of Requirement and provides technical specifications for the procurement of section security equipment;
• Monitors 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, if needed;
• 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.

RESULTS EXPECTED:
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

Professionalism: 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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;

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 efficientlyEducation

•High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificateWork Experience

•A minimum of six years with high school diploma of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required; of which
•A minimum two years of experience in security operations centers or similar within a military, police or security organization is required; and
•At least one year experience and exposure at the international level and in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.
•Desirable experience: security operations, security risk assessment, standard operating procedures, physical security, coordination with local authorities and law enforcement agencies, emergency communication system, crisis management, hostage incident management, security administration, security logistics in a post-conflict environment, security staffing in post-conflict and multicultural environment.

Other:
•UN DSS certification in any of the following is an asset: Security Certification Program, Security Analysis Practice and Process, Hostage Incident Management, Close Protection Officers Course, Security Investigation.Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French (oral and written) is highly 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.

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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