Job Opening

Department/Office:Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon
Duty Station:BEIRUT
Posting Period:24 August 2022 – 29 September 2022
Job Opening Number:22-Security-UNSCOL-180708-R-Beirut (O)
Staffing ExerciseN/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations office of the Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL) in Beirut, Lebanon within the Security section. The incumbent will be responsible for the Guard Force Unit and will report to the Chief Security Officer and/or his/her deputy.


Within limits of delegated authority, the Field Security Assistant at UNSCOL will carry out the following duties:

• Coordinates the opening, closure and entry into UNSCOL building to ensure security of the mission premises and issues passes as appropriate;
• Manages all aspects of the administration and work of security guards and on-site security personnel;
• Ensures that routine patrols are conducted to check security of building, personnel, equipment and adherence to rules and regulations;
• Ensures receipt, recording and appropriate actions are taken on information received through all communication means;
• Coordinates monitoring and control of communications network to ensure security and discipline;
• Ensures adherence to computer and information security guidelines;
• Ensures close cooperation with the mission IT section to facilitate the implementation and maintenance of all technically related matters that are necessary for a secure IT network environment;
• Investigates IT security breaches in conjunction with the IT section and provides recommendations to the supervisor;
• Conducts periodic security surveys of offices and other mission facilities to identify weakness and proposes possible solutions;
• Instructs security and safety 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;
• Conducts investigations as directed and prepares comprehensive reports and recommendations on accidents and incidents involving UN personnel, installations and equipment;
• Liaises where necessary with designated host government security, safety and emergency personnel at the working level to facilitate effective working relationships, fact-findings and recommendations;
• Exchanges security related information with mission components at the working level and UN agencies in the same area to ensure an awareness of the current security issues, as needed;
• Conducts threat assessments and comprehensive site surveys;
• Prepares and provides security briefings, written security advice and recommendations to the mission hierarchy;
• Produces incident- based security and travel advisories;
• Oversee Armory Inventory and handling of Weapon system.
• Prepares quarterly and other routine security reports.


Knowledge of the laws and regulations of the host country, particularly in the area of safety and security. Knowledge of security protocols and policies. 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.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Judgement/decision making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly. Gathers relevant information before making a decision. Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts. Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when necessary.


High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Training in military or police procedures and practices and self-defense techniques is required.
Training in martial arts and/or specialized security practices is desirable.Job – Specific Qualification

A driving license is required.

First Aid certificate or equivalent is desirable.

Work Experience

At least 7 years of progressively responsible security experience with a local, national or private police, security or organization is required.

Experience in working in the United Nations or similar international organization is desirable.

Experience in the establishment of effective working relationships with local authorities is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English and Arabic (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.


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

Recruitment for this position is done on a local basis.

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country.
Applicants who are Lebanese nationals need to upload a copy of their national passport. All other applicants need to have a valid work permit for Lebanon and need to upload a copy of such work permit. Attachments need to be uploaded in Step 8 of the online application.

A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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.

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.

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

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