Employer: United Nations
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 Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). The incumbent of this post reports to the Deputy Chief Security Officer (D/CSO), on all security operations and security planning duties as assigned.
Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer, FS-4, may be responsible for the following duties:
•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;
•Monitors air and land emergency evacuation capability; conducts evacuation exercises;
•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;
•Advises SA/CSO and D/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 security briefings, advice and training to UN personnel and eligible dependants on security matters, as assigned;
•Investigates minor 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.
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.
• High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate;
• 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.
• 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 centres 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 investigations 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.
French and English are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this job opening, fluency in English (both oral and written ) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by informal interview.
United Nations Considerations
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.
The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). 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 inspira account-holder homepage.
Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.