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Personal Protection Officer, P-3 (Cancelled)
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   22 Sep 2013
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   24 Jan 2007
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   Field Missions Administered by DPKO
DUTY STATION:   Multiple D/S
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   07-SEC-PMSS-413130-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
Note: The following job description is for a position in Beirut, Lebanon, working with the United Nations International Independent Investigation Commission (UNIIIC). Under the supervision of the Senior Security Advisor (SSA), the incumbent shall perform the following duties: Manage the Personal Protection Unit (PPU) in accordance with UN personal protection guidance; Gather and analyse information and prepare threat and risk assessments in relation to the specific protection of the Commissioner for the United Nations Independent Investigation Commission (UNIIIC; Plan, exercise and review courses of action in conjunction with the assessed threat; Coordinate and execute operational procedures and practices; Assess the performance of the PPU; Monitor, review and assess the performance of individual team members and provide guidance as required; Plan and conduct regular ongoing training exercises and rehearsals for the PPU; Establish and deploy protection teams tactically trained to meet the assessed threat; Conduct liaison with relevant civilian police, military, law enforcement officials and others as necessary; Coordinate with other mission security and support services; Prepare regular operational reports with analyses and recommendations; Update the Senior Security Advisory (SSA) on all movements and unusual incidents involving the principal; Establish clear lines of authority between members of the PPU; Ensure effective and efficient security coverage for the Commissioner at all times, including the place of residence when away from the Mission; Determine equipment, facility and supply needs based on operational requirements; Establish a rotational schedule for the PPU team members, in and out of the Unit; Assist in the preparation of budget proposals for the Close Protection Unit; Perform other duties as assigned.

Competencies
Professionalism - Excellent knowledge of personal protection management combined with a solid background of military, police or other security specialization; good technical skills to understand and consolidate the varying specializations such as electronics, communications, mechanics, weapons and other sophisticated devices encountered in personal protection operations; 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 deal with stress factors when encountered. Leadership - Demonstrated leadership skills in managing a personal protection operation; through actions and activities, instill trust, confidence, motivation and inspiration to those under supervision; proactive and imaginative approach in developing strategies to accomplish objectives. Communications - Strong written, verbal and presentation skills and ability to deliver information as required. Planning and Organization - Ability to develop clear goals and prioritize activities; monitor and adjust plans and use time efficiently. Technological awareness - Ability to use computer hardware and apply relevant software applications pertinent to the roles and responsibilities of the PPU. Teamwork - Work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve Unit goals. Judgment and Decision-Making - Ability to make quick decisions in emergencies or when rapid response is required.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the military, police or other related organizations. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Completion of international, national or commercial personnel protection training may be an asset.

Work Experience
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in protection with actual managerial or supervisory experience within the last two years to include: supervision of personal protection personnel; experience and proficiency in the use of personal protection weapons, communications, surveillance equipment, and vehicles; protection of one or more dignitaries; residence and officer security; personal protection command post operations; transportation security; response techniques; development of personal protection plans; and conduct of personal protection training. Demonstrated ability to make rapid decisions under conditions of extreme stress or in a high risk environment. Demonstrated high standard of physical fitness.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French. Knowledge of Arabic is preferred.

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.

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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.

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