Associate Security Officer, P-2 (Cancelled)

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE:   22 Sep 2013
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   13 Jun 2006
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   Field Missions Administered by DPKO
DUTY STATION:   Multiple D/S
VACANCY #   06-SEC-PMSS-410733-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 Associate Security Officer is responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties: Prepare a draft security plan for a specific area within the overall mission area of operations. Perform 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. Ensure that all staff members and their dependents are kept fully informed on matters affecting their security. Conduct routine security surveys of office and residential areas and premises. Investigate and prepare reports on minor cases of theft, illegal entry, assault, or other incidents when the extent of the infraction is readily determinable. Assist higher grade Security Officers in establishing policies and procedures for reviewing crisis situations and preparing contingency plans for emergencies. Assist in the recruitment, training and supervision of local security guards. Assist in identifying and recording United Nations assets and number of staff and dependants to be protected, and estimate number of guards required. Liaise with local authorities to discuss potential problems and plan possible methods of resolution. Serve as member of interdisciplinary team on matters of 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
Professionalism - Good basic skills in security specialization to be able to recognize and evaluate the seriousness of threats and potential dangers; well-developed analytical skills. Planning and Organizing - Good organization and co-ordination skills to plan and execute actions in response to security problems. Communications - Good communication skills to train other security and safety officers. Technology Awareness - Good computer skills and knowledge of associated electronic devices. Judgment and Decision-making - Good judgment to deal with emergency situations such as hostile attack, evacuation, contagious disease, or natural disaster. 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, as well as representatives of local and national governments and the non-government community with sensitivity and respect for diversity.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
First level university degree (Bachelors or equivalent) in relevant field. Also relevant would be military or police academy training equivalent to a first level university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum four (4) years progressively responsible experience preferably related to military or police occupations to include unit command experience.

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

Other Skills


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