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Associate Security Coordination Officer, P-2 (Cancelled)
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   21 Sep 2013
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   22 Aug 2013
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   United Nations Mission in Sudan
DUTY STATION:   Juba
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   13-SEC-UNMIS-426014-C-JUBA


Six posts in Juba and South Sudan. 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 (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
ORGANISATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: These positions are located in the Security Section of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The Associate Security Coordination Officer at the P-2 level reports to the Chief Security Advisors or to his/her delegated authority. Functional responsibility for security operations rests with the Department of Safety and Security (DSS). With limits of delegated authority, the Associate Security Coordination Officer at P-2 level is responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties: • Prepares a draft security plan for a specific area within the overall mission area of operations. • Performs routine investigations or security assessments to ensure the safety of field staff to enter or return to a location where actual or suspected problems exist. • Ensures that all staff members and their dependents are kept fully informed on matters affecting their security. • Conducts routine security surveys of office and residential areas and premises. • Investigates and prepares reports on minor cases of theft, illegal entry, assault or other incidents when the extent of the infraction is readily determinable. • Assists higher grade Security Officers in establishing policies and procedures for reviewing crisis situations and preparing contingency plans for emergencies. • Assists in the recruitment, training and supervision of local security guards. • Assists in identifying and recording United Nations assets and number of staff and dependants to be protected, and estimates number of guards required. • Liaises with local authorities to discuss potential problems and plans possible methods of resolution. • Serves as a member of interdisciplinary teams on matters of a non-routine nature, such as mine removal, evacuations, medical emergency or hostilities that threaten the safety of staff and dependants. • Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies
COMPETENCIES: PROFESSIONALISM: Good basic skills in security specialisation to be able to recognise and evaluate the seriousness of threats and potential dangers; knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in a conflict or post-conflict environment; capability to appropriately manage security units; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; 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. PLANNING AND ORGANIZING – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments, adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; manages time efficiently. TEAMWORK – Demonstrates a superior level of inter-personal skills needed to work effectively with a wide range of colleagues to achieve organisational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise, is willing to learn from others; 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.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
EDUCATION • An advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent) in security management or business administration, political/social 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 diploma from a national police or military academy resulting in an appointment as a commissioned officer in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management at the rank of commissioned officer (i.e. Lieutenant / Inspector or equivalent) maybe accepted in lieu of a first level university degree. • UNDSS certification in any of the following is an asset: Security Certification Programme, Security Analysis Practice and Process, Hostage Incident Management, Close Protection Officers Course, Security Investigation.

Work Experience
WORK EXPERIENCE: • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in security operations centre or similar entities within a military, police or security organization is required; of which • At least one year of experience in managing a military, police or security unit operating in a conflict or post conflict environment is required; and • At least one year of relevant working experience in a multi-dimensional peacekeeping operation within the UN Security Management System is desirable; • Security professional expertise on South Sudan is desirable.

Languages
LANGUAGE: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage. SPECIAL NOTICE: UNMISS plans to enhance its operational level in its area of operation and the Associate Security Coordination Officers may be requested to deploy to the mission’s regional offices.

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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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  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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