Security Officer

Emloyer: United Nations ( DPKO )
Location: Jerusalem
Closing: 17 October 2016

The position is located within the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process in the Security Section in Jerusalem. The Close Protection Officer at FS-4 will report through the Close Protection Team Leader to the CSO.

Responsibilities
Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer, FS-4, may be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic and may not be performed by all Security Officers, at FS-4 level)
• Assists the CSO and Team Leader Close Protection 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 CSA/CSO/SA/Security Coordination Officer or Deputy CSA/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.
• Conducts close protection operations for Senior UN Officials;
• Remains vigilant and alert in case of threat to the Senior UN Officials;
• Maintains effective and efficient security coverage for the working office and when assigned at the personal residence of the Senior UN Officials;
• Conducts close protection operations as outlined in the UN close protection policies and guidelines;
• Conducts advance work and implement pre-established security arrangements;
• Contributes to pre-deployment briefings;
• Operates all close protection equipment to ensure equipment readiness.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
• Mission leadership and other United Nations Officials;
• Security personnel operating in the mission’s area of responsibility;
• • 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
Core 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.
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 the audience
-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

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 efficiently

Accountability:
-Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments
-Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards
-Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules
-Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments
-Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education
•High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate

Work Experience
• A minimum of six years with high school diploma of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required;
• A minimum two years of experience in security operations centers or similar within a military, police or security organization is required; and
• A minimum 2 years of progressively responsible experience in close protection with a national, private or international security organization is required.
• Experience and proficiency in the use of close protection weapons, communications, surveillance equipment, and vehicles is required;
• Working Experience in the Middle East is an asset;
• 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, close protection of one or more principals; static and mobile protection, close protection command post operations, close protection response techniques, conduct of close protection training

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 language of the UN Secretariat. For this position knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.



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