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Personal Protection Officer, FS-4 (Cancelled)
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   22 Sep 2013
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   14 Jul 2006
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   Field Missions Administered by DPKO
DUTY STATION:   Multiple D/S
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   06-SEC-PMSS-411087-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
Under the supervision and direction of the Team Leader of the Personal Protection Unit (PPU): Responsible for coordinated personal protection operations for the protected person when on duty; Remains within the proximity of the principle at all times; Remains vigilant and alert for any threat to the protected person and acts accordingly; Conducts all personal protection security operations as outlined in UN personal protection management guidance; Coordinates all activities with relevant parties to include the Security Operations Unit and other appropriate security organizations as required; As required, supervises the PPU drivers in the performance of their assigned duties; Operates all personal protection equipment and assures equipment readiness; Carries all issued equipment while on duty; Conducts training on personal protection subjects; Excellent standard of punctuality and dependability of attendance; Required to be clean, neat and appropriately attired when on duty; Behaves in a professional manner at all times; Carries out all other duties and assigned by the Officer-in-Charge of the PPU.

Competencies
Professionalism: Excellent knowledge of personal protection technique 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; ability to deal with stress factors when encountered; Communications: Strong written, verbal and presentation skills and the ability to deliver information as required; Planning and Organization: Ability to develop clear goals and prioritise activities. Monitors and adjusts plans and uses time efficiently; Technological awareness: Ability to use computer hardware and apply relevant software applications pertinent to the roles and responsibilities of the PPU; Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve Unit goals; Judgement and Decision-Making: Ability to make quick decisions in emergencies or when rapid response is required.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Completion of secondary education and relevant training in military or police procedures as well as superb training in close protection, self-defence and security techniques.

Work Experience
At least six (6) years of close protection experience with a local, national or private police, or security organization.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written French and English; knowledge of a second official 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.

    E-mail: electoralroster@un.org, electoralaffairsOG@un.org

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