Associate Security Coordination Officer, P-2

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE:   22 Jun 2013
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   23 May 2013
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo
DUTY STATION:   Kinshasa
VACANCY #   13-SEC-MONUC-425986-R-KINSHASA

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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
Under the overall guidance of the Chief Security Advisor and within limits of delegated authority, the Associate Security Officer will be responsible for but not limited to the following: • 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 Coordination 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 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. Ability to appraise and evaluate the security-related implications of economic, political, cultural and historical variables in the country. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.  Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.  Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.  Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvement, does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
An advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent) in security 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 may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Also, relevant would be military or police academy/staff college education equivalent to a first level university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum of two years (four years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required. Experience and exposure at the international level and in a post conflict environment is desirable.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in oral and written French and English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Other Skills


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