Department/Office:Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon
Duty Station:BEIRUT
Posting Period:18 September 2020 – 02 October 2020
Job Opening Number:20-Security-UNSCOL-140936-R-Beirut (R)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Office of the Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL). The Field Security Assistant GS-3 reports to the Chief Security Officer. Under the direct supervision and delegated authority of the Guard Force Commander, the Field Security Assistant is responsible for the following duties:


Provides security and safety services including fire prevention and emergency firefighting services, for the protection of all UNSCOL staff members, delegates, visitors, VIPs and property of UNSCOL premises. These include but are not limited to the following:

a. Enforces the UN access control policies, screens and searches all persons entering and leaving the premises and arranges the issuance and control of daily visitors’ passes;
b. Undertakes ground patrols to enhance the security of UNSCOL offices, conference areas, and the perimeter of the compound;
c. Supervises and controls the movement of UNSCOL’s visitors in and out the premises;
d. Reports to the Officer-in Charge of the Guard Force Unit any anomalies and/or intervenes, alone or as directed, based on the circumstances which could prevent the good functioning of activities at the UNSCOL premises;
e. Supervises and controls traffic entry and exit check points in and out of the premises and in the authorized parking areas;
f. Assists with evacuations and intervenes while awaiting the arrival of specialized assistance in cases of fire, bomb alerts, elevator malfunctions and any other related incident;
g. Co-ordinates with local authorities for the protection of staff members and property at the premises and conduct regular checks on police patrol around the premises;
h. Takes appropriate action in cases of security situations in accordance with UN Firearms Rules and Regulations;
i. Conducts communication services of telephone operators after normal working hours; Other duties and responsibilities:

Carries out functions related to the personnel protection and safety of the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon and Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon and provide escorts to both as needed.

Performs other functions as instructed by the Chief Security Officer, Deputy or designated Officer-in-Charge.


Professionalism: Knowledge of Security policies, procedures and practices. Ability to stand for long hours and carry and operate firearm and other equipment while on duty. 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.


High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience in Security or related fields, is required.


Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic is a requirement. Knowledge of French language is desirable.


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

Special Notice

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


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.

No Fee


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