Department/Office:United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station:BAMAKO
Posting Period:12 March 2018 – 10 April 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Security-MINUSMA-94189-R-Bamako (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This post is located in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Under the overall supervision of the Principal Security Advisor (PSA) or equivalent, the Security Training Officer FS-5 reports to the Deputy Principal Security Adviser (DPSA) through the Chief training Officer, on all security operations as assigned.


Within delegated authority, the Security Training Officer FS 5 will be responsible for the following duties:

• Assists in the management of a Security Training Unit at the mission HQ or in regional offices;
• Contributes for the security training to be delivered for security and non-security personnel;
• Contributes to the delivery and implementation of Competency Based Learning (CBL) modules, lessons and courses as appropriate;
• Conducts Client, performance and Training Gap Analysis as part of the Training Development Process;
• Contributes to the development of dynamic CBL learning Programmes of Instructions (POIs), including training in response to emergency crisis situations; using current training material modules, practical applications, guide books and CBL methodologies.
• Delivers POIs in accordance with the annual security training schedule;
• Conducts competency based evaluations in accordance with requirements stipulated by the inter Agency Security Management System (IASMN) Security Training Working Group.
• Ensures that all venues and logistics required for the training and learning activities are provided;
• Provides information to be included in the security training reports for all learning programmes;
• Provides recommendations to enhance CBL POIs;
• Provides advice, guidance and support on security learning affecting UN personnel mission or regional office wide, as required;
• Assists and participates as a facilitator for security training conducted in other entities of the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS), as required;
• Participates and assists as a facilitator to the UN DSS standardized programmes of instructions being delivered at the mission level (such as Security Certification Programme, Hostage Incident Management, Close Protection Officer Certification, etc), as required;
• Perform 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; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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.

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.


High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate. UN DSS certification in any of the following is desirable) and depending on direction taken will be expected for future advancement in this field): – UNDSS Training of Trainer (Tot); UNDSS Security Training Officer Certification Course (STOCC); Safe and Secure Approach in Field Environment (SSAFE) Instructor; Emergency Trauma Bag (ETB) Instructor; Control and Restraint Instructor; Baton Instructor; OC Spray Instructor; Firearm Training Officer; Close Protection Officer Certification (CPOC) Instructor; Mobile Protection Trainer; Static Protection Trainer; Direct Protection Trainer; Security Certification Programme (SCP); Security Analysis Process and Practice (SAPP); Hostage Incident Management (HIM).
For this position, a valid Paramedic (EMT-P) certification or higher, and an Emergency Trauma Bag (ETB) instructor rating is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of eight years with high school diploma (six years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required, of which at least three years of experience in preparing and conducting Competency Based Learning (adult learning) both in field and formal settings and/or as learning manager in self-paced distance learning systems; Adult learning experience in designing and delivering policy-based training programmes is desired; At least two years of experience and exposure at the international level is required; and at least one year of experience in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post fluency in both English and French is required.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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.

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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


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