SECURITY OFFICER, FS4 AT UNMISS
|Job Code Title:||SECURITY OFFICER|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan|
|Posting Period:||10 August 2023 - 24 August 2023|
|Job Opening Number:||23-Security-UNMISS-215035-F- (M)|
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Org. Setting and Reporting
These positions are located in the Safety and Security Section of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Juba, which are classified in the "E" category and as non-family duty stations. The incumbents will report directly to the Field Security Coordination Officer/Coordinator of Security Unit.
Within delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the Area Security Adviser or the Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO), the Security Officer may carry out the following duties:
• Drafts and updates security contingency plans for a security unit¿.
• Monitors prevailing local security conditions and trends and advises UN personnel, project personnel and eligible dependents on security issues.
• Assists Senior Officers in the development of specific security risk assessments for individual UN programmes and activities in countries and regions, or in preparation of threat and security risk assessments.
• Monitors air, land and sea emergency evacuation capability; conducts evacuation exercises
• Assists in the assessment of accessible areas and assists in the coordination of a 24-hour Emergency Response System as required.
• Conducts security risk assessments for the area of operations as required.
• Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and other UN or non-UN stake holders.
• Contributes to the delivery of security training to security and non-security personnel.
• Provides advice, guidance and support on security related matters affecting UN personnel in mission or field offices, as required.
• Conducts routine physical security assessments of UN facilities.
• Provides advice to UN personnel and eligible dependents on security matters, as assigned.
• Conducts Investigations of security-related incidents involving UN personnel, project personnel or eligible dependents.
• Analyses security information identifies trends of threats and security incidents affecting United Nations System personnel, assets, and operations in specific countries.
• Conducts trend analysis, gathers comprehensive information on all factors of insecurity,
• Performs other duties as required
Professionalism: 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Planning and 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.
High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
A minimum of six (6) years' experience in the military, police, or international security organization is required.
At least one (1) year experience at international level and in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.
At least two (2) years' experience in security operations and /or security information analyses or similar within a military, police or security organization is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required;
Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.
This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.
Qualified women that meet the requirements of this job opening are particularly encouraged to apply and will be given full consideration in accordance with the United Nations efforts to increase women participation in its workforce.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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