Security Officer, P-3 (Cancelled)

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE:   22 Sep 2013
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   31 Jan 2006
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   Field Missions Administered by DPKO
DUTY STATION:   Multiple D/S
VACANCY #   06-SEC-PMSS-409273-R-MULTIPLE D/S

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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
Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer may be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic and may not be performed by all Security Officers.) -Prepare draft of security plan for the mission, designated county 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 dialog 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; arranges for necessary repairs or adjustments. -Investigate accidents involving UN vehicles and prepares report of findings. -Investigate security-related incidents involving UN staff members, project personnel or eligible dependant. -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.

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; 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
University degree (Bachelors Degree or equivalent) preferably in business administration, political/social science, psychology, or international relations, with focus on security management. Also, a military or police academy degree would be relevant.

Work Experience
At least 7 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 and/or French is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an asset.

Other Skills


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