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Security Officer, P-3 (Cancelled)
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   22 Sep 2013
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   29 Jun 2007
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   Field Missions Administered by DPKO
DUTY STATION:   Multiple D/S
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   07-SEC-PMSS-414027-R-MULTIPLE D/S


 
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 following duties are generic and may differ depending on the requirements of the mission.) Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer shall be responsible for the following duties: Prepare draft of security plan for the mission, designated country or geographic area, including all aspects related to elaboration, development, implementation and updating of the plan; Maintain continuing lines of communication with security focal points and all other agencies involved in peacekeeping and other missions to ensure maximum security coordination; Serve as a member of the United Nations Security Management Team, contributing to implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of the security plan; Assess prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising UN staff, project personnel and dependants on potential security problems, such as mines, kidnapping, armed attacks, arrest and detention; Maintain 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; Ensure that fire detection devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises; Maintain fire evacuation plan and conduct fire drills and training as necessary; Maintain office security by conducting physical security inspections of facilities, issuance of identity cards, if possible background checks, and entry control; Provide advice and training to staff and dependants on residential security measures such as window guards, alarm systems and locks to minimize burglar intrusions; Maintain dialogue with authorities and international institutions such as Red Cross/Red Crescent in the event of natural disasters; Ensure availability of emergency communications system by making periodic checks to determine if system is functioning properly; Arrange for necessary repairs or adjustments; Investigate accidents involving UN vehicles and prepare reports of findings; Investigate security-related incidents involving UN staff members, project personnel or eligible dependants; Assume responsibility for guard force management; Maintain protection detail for senior officials as necessary; Conduct security training in such subjects as the security management system, responsibilities of Area Coordinators and Wardens and personal security awareness; Perform other duties as required.

Competencies
Professionalism: Excellent knowledge of security management combined with solid background of military or other security specialization and some political and social knowledge of country of assignment; 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; ability to effectively deal with stress factor when encountered in security management; good technical skills to understand and consolidate the varying specializations such as electronics, communications, mechanics, explosives and other sophisticated devices encountered in security system management. Communications: Good communication skills, both oral and written. Technology Awareness: Good computer skill. Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with mission directors, security officers in other agencies, specialists in other fields related to security, representatives of local and national governments and the non-government community, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) preferably in business administration, political/social science, psychology, or international relations, with focus on security management. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Also relevant would be military or police academy training equivalent to a first level university degree.

Work Experience
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in security management, preferably in the police or military context, which should include a high standard of physical fitness and operation under extreme stress, unit command and staff experience (high level of leadership) and capability of rapid decision-making (with little margin of error).

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second UN language is an advantage and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.

Other Skills


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.
  1. To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

  2. After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

  3. In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

  4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

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Please see the Frequently Asked Questions, if you encounter problems when applying.