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Public Order Officer, P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   22 Apr 2013
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   23 Mar 2013
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   United Nations Logistics Base in Brindisi
DUTY STATION:   Brindisi
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   13-JUR-UNLB-425964-R-BRINDISI


All applicants will be notified in writing as to the status of their application (successful or unsuccessful) at the end of the recruitment/rostering/selection process within 14 days (see ST/AI/2010/3 on Staff Selection System).
 
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
The Public Order Officer reports directly to the Public Order Adviser in the Standing Police Capacity (SPC) and works under the overall supervision of a Team Leader. The SPC is a UN Police mechanism for starting up police components in new UN peace operations as well as assisting existing operations on a continual basis. The incumbent provides assistance in the field of developing specific strategies and programmes for the SPC with regard to addressing crowd management matters in UN peace operations. This work is done in respect to the strategic mission of the UN Police, which is to build institutional law enforcement capacity in post-conflict environments. Particular attention is paid to the use of international Formed Police Units (FPUs) in UN peace operations as well as the development of this capacity in indigenous law enforcement agencies that UN Police are mandated to assist. The incumbent also assists other SPC members as directed in other law enforcement thematic areas outside of his/her own area of focus. When at headquarters (50 percent of the time) the incumbent analyses the full spectrum of crowd management issues in UN peace operations in order to provide relevant input into the SPC’s pre-mission planning and preparatory activities, communicating as required with relevant personnel in the Police Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. In the field (50 percent of the time), the incumbent surveys the capacity of indigenous law enforcement to effectively plan and engage in non-lethal crowd management and makes recommendations on facilitating organizational, structural, training and resource improvements in this regard, co-operating with other SPC members as well as UN Police, including international FPU personnel. Crowd-related issues such as close police protection of VIPS, policing diplomatic compounds and other representation, and police convoy and escort services may also at times fall under the purview of the incumbent’s analysis and advisory responsibilities.

Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of democratic policing, law enforcement, community safety and capacity-building; ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, present conclusions and offer recommendations; ability to remain calm in stressful situations; good research, analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to undertake multiple tasks; good negotiation skills; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations. PLANNING AND 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. TEAMWORK: Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits inputs by genuinely valuing others ideas and expertise and 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 and shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the applied sciences, social sciences or relevant field. A first level university degree with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Graduation from a certified police academy or similar law enforcement training institution is desirable.

Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible management experience in crowd management and other public order matters is required. Experience in the use of modern Internet-based research methodologies and sources is required. Peacekeeping or other international experience in the UN or other organizations is desirable.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the UN. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage.

Other Skills
Proficiency in the use of computers and relevant applications (Lotus Notes, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.


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).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.
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