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15 Dec 2020

Security Coordination Officer

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Security Section of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) with duty station in Juba. Juba is classified in the “E” category and as a non-family duty station. Under the general supervision of the Principal Security Adviser (PSA), the incumbent reports to the Deputy Principal Security Adviser.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Security Coordination Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Prepares draft of security plan for the Mission, designated county or geographic area, including all aspects related to elaboration, development, implementation and updating of the plan.
  • Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and all other agencies involved in peacekeeping and other missions to ensure maximum security coordination.
  • Serves as a member of the United Nations Security Management Team, contributing to implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of the security plan.
  • Assesses prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising UN staff, project personnel on potential security problems, such as mines, kidnapping, armed attacks, arrest and detention.
  • Maintains an ongoing evaluation of air, land and sea evacuation routes and resources for use in emergencies, ensuring the availability of vehicles, aircraft, vessels, fuel supply and assessable roads.
  • Ensures that fire detection devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises. Maintains fire evacuation plan and conducts fire drills and training as necessary.
  • Maintains office security by conducting physical security inspections of facilities, issuance of identity cards, if possible, background checks, and entry control.
  • Provides advice and training to staff on residential security measures such as window guards, alarm systems and locks to minimize burglar intrusions.
  • Maintains dialog with authorities and international institutions such as Red Cross/Red Crescent in the event of natural disasters.
  • Ensures availability of emergency communications system by making periodic checks to determine if system is functioning properly; arranges for necessary repairs or adjustments.
  • Investigates accidents involving UN vehicles and prepares report of findings.
  • Investigates security-related incidents involving UN staff members, project personnel.
  • Assumes responsibility for guard force management.
  • Maintains protection detail for senior officials as necessary.
  • Conducts security training in such subjects as the security management system, responsibilities of Area Coordinators and Wardens and personal security awareness.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

Competencies

  • 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 divers 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 the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Education

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent such as a senior command and staff qualification) in security management or business administration, political/social/military science or international relations with focus on security management;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • A first-level university degree may be substituted with a diploma from a police or military academy, which may be considered its equivalent, and in combination with four additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management.
  • Successful completion of the Security Certification Programme (SCP) is mandatory

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years with advanced university degree (seven years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required; of which:
  • At least five years of progressively more senior experience in security operations management or control, within a military, police or security organization is required.
  • At least two years of experience in managing multiple and diverse military, police or security units operating in a conflict or post conflict environment is required; and at least one year experience and exposure at the international level is required.
  • Experience in management of security units in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) or similar international organization or non-governmental organization in a field based environment is desirable.
  • Experience working with or coordinating closely with local authorities and law enforcement agencies is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

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.

Deadline: 25 December 2020

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