Dec 2, 2019

Security Officer , Jerusalem

Employer: United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation
Location: Jerusalem

Deadline:  05 December 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Security-UNTSO-127783-J-Jerusalem (M)

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Security Section, Jerusalem. The incumbent will be based in Jerusalem ,Israel, and will report to the Chief Security Officer (CSO) on all Logistics and administrative aspects of UNTSO Security Section.


Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer, FS-6, may be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic and may not be performed by all Security Officers, at FS-6 level)
•Contributes to the CSO/DCSO and Area Security Officers based in Regional Offices in Damascus Lebanon and Tiberius.
•Strategizes and develops effective logistics and administrative plans for the security section in support of its operations;
•Acts as the Security Section’s Focal Point on budgetary issues
•Serves as a member of the Security Cell.
•Evaluates land emergency evacuation assets and assists in the supervision of evacuation exercises.
•Conducts, coordinates and monitors the administrative and logistics needs of the security Section
•Maintains continuing lines of communication with ASOs on their logistics and administrative needs and requirement.
•Briefs the CSO/DCSO on the status of CASEVAC and MEDIVAC plans within the UNTSO HQ and Security Section.
•Ensures that fire prevention devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises; Reviews fire evacuation plan and coordinates fire drills with the Fire Marshall;
•Conducts physical security inspections of UNTSO HQ facilities.
• Conducts security surveys of regional Offices and facilities; implements administrative and logistics recommendations.
•Identifies resource gaps and recommends amendment accordingly;
•Participates in the planning process of protective services for Senior UN Officials, as necessary;
•Drafts Statements of Requirement and provides technical specifications for the procurement of section security equipment;
•Inspects security equipment and ensures minimum equipment requirements are purchased, maintained and deployed;
• Maintains the Security Section’s folder/library of security manuals, SOPs, Circulars, regulations in COSMOS.
•Tracks the serviceability of electronic security equipment (cameras, monitors, perimeter fence sensors, card readers, bollards and boom barriers, lights etc.) and reports on their maintenance and effectiveness to relevant service support sections.
• Performs other duties as required.


Professionalism: Excellent knowledge of security management, combined with solid background of military, police of security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately manage multiple and diverse security units; Shows pride in work and 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 the 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 and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments and 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.


High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate is required. UN DSS certification in any of the following is desirable: Security Certification Program, Security Analysis Practice and Process, Hostage Incident Management.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of experience with high school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate (five years’ experience with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in security operations or similar within a military, police or security management is required; of which at least two years’ experience and exposure at the international level and in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.
Experience in security planning, security operations, security risk assessment, standard operating procedures, physical security, coordination with local authorities and law enforcement agencies, emergency communication system, crisis management, security administration, security logistics in a post-conflict environment is desirable.


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


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by an Informal Discussion.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available until 30 September 2020 with the possibility of further extension. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

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. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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 Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The 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 according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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 reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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