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Security Officer, FS-4 (Cancelled)
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   22 Sep 2013
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   05 Jun 2006
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   Field Missions Administered by DPKO
DUTY STATION:   Multiple D/S
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   06-SEC-PMSS-410687-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
Within limits of delegated authority and depending on location, the Security Officer may be responsible for the following duties: Control the opening, closure and entry into buildings to ensure security of the mission premises and issues building passes as appropriate; Manage all aspects of the administration and work of security guards and watchmen; Ensure that routine patrols and or sector patrols are conducted to check security of buildings, personnel, equipment and adherence to rules and regulations; Receive, record and appropriately action information received through all communication means; Monitor and control communications network to ensure security and discipline; Monitor adherence to computer and information security guidelines; Investigate IT security breaches in conjunction with the IT section; Conduct security surveys of offices and other mission facilities; Obtain comprehensive security information and produce background papers relating to incidents that affect safety and security in the mission; Instruct personnel in the performance of security services, including fire control and physical security of the premises, first aid procedures, use of equipment and operation of automated alarm and video surveillance system; Conduct investigations as directed and prepare comprehensive reports on accidents and incidents involving UN personnel, installations and equipment; Liaise where necessary with designated host government security, safety and emergency officials; Liaise and exchange security related information with all components of the mission and other UN agencies in the area; Conduct threat assessments and site surveys; Prepare and provide security briefings, written security advice and recommendations to the mission hierarchy; Produce incident based security and travel advisories; Prepare quarterly and other routine security reports for DPKO and DSS.

Competencies
Professionalism - Knowledge of internal security policies, processes and procedures generally and in particular those related to the place of assignment; knowledge of local laws and practices related to mission area; ability to gather information from a variety of sources; demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given; ability to detect and identify dangerous objects and knowledge of how to deal with such objects; ability to remain calm in an emergency situation; willingness to work shifts; trustworthy; high sense of responsibility; alertness; physically fit for duty; emotional stability and neatness; good knowledge of the location of organisational units, functions and key personnel. A high sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgement. Planning & Organizing - The ability to achieve goals and objectives and prioritise activities. Monitors and adjusts plans to meet changing requirements and uses time efficiently. Communications – Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to provide instructions clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Technology Awareness – Knowledge in the use and maintenance of standard security and communications equipment; basis computer skills; proficiency in standard computer applications (e.g. Lotus Notes, Word, etc.), and other software programs. Teamwork – Courteous and tactful with the ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
High school or equivalent diploma and relevant training in military or police procedures and practices. Training in self-defence techniques

Work Experience
At least 6 years of security experience within a national or international police, security or fire brigade organisation

Languages
Fluency in English or French; a second UN language desirable and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential

Other Skills
Training in martial arts and/or specialised security practices would be an asset


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.