UNDSS job Opening
Security Coordination Officer , P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
New York - USA
|Security Coordination Officer, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
|Job Code Title:
|SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER
|Department of Safety and Security
|29 November 2018 – 16 December 2018
|Job Opening Number:
|18-Security-DSS-105353-J-New York (R)
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Department of Safety and Security (DSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system to enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the security programmes and activities of the United Nations System. The Division of Regional Operations (DRO) serves as the safety and security focal point for the field duty stations, providing primary operational and technical support. The Division is responsible for daily security coordination with the field. This temporary position(s) is located within DRO and the incumbent will report to the Chief of Section.
Under the supervision of the Chief, of Section, the Security Coordination Officer is responsible for the following duties:
1. Monitors, researches and assesses all factors on the state of UN security in assigned geographic area; Monitors the state of security preparedness of Designated Officials (DOs), Security Management Teams (SMTs), and Chief/Security Advisers (C/SAs) on a continual basis and updates the real-time security information system; Establishes and maintains regular contact and dialogue with each C/SA, Assists in developing options to cope with those situations; Analyzes accumulated information and maintains a continuous picture of evolving global, regional or local political events affecting the security of UN personnel and dependants in the assigned area; Monitors predictive indicators and early warning type information; Monitors and maintains records of the SMT meeting minutes and of Field Security Coordination Officer security update reports for assigned countries.
2. Prepares and submits periodic and incidental reports for senior management: Submits to the Desk Chief a daily security report which covers significant events and trends in assigned countries; Prepares briefs, notes, reports, studies, after action reports and recommendations on critical issues of interest to senior management decision-making; Conducts Desk review/audit of mandatory security reports submitted from the field, such as Security Risk Management (SRM), Country Security Plans (CSP),Residential Security Measures (RSM), Local Cost Shared Security Budget (LCSSB) and security incident reports (SIRSS); Collates data inputs for the period trend of mandatory reports. Prepare after action reports following all incidents.
3. Monitors the security-related preparedness and compliance of duty stations; Monitors the security planning and preparedness of DOs, SMTs, C/SAs; Provides relevant guidance and advice; Promotes the exchange of information with and among various duty stations to avoid common problems; Undertakes security assessment missions, as required, including high risk, to perform security assessments, training, compliance monitoring/evaluation, surge or to otherwise assisting DOs, SMTs, and C/SAs .
4. In absence of more senior staff, may be required to act on behalf of the Chief of Desk to take appropriate action, as required; Makes recommendations to the Chief of Desk on courses of actions and appropriate responses, as necessary;
5. Performs other assignments as required.
Knowledge in the field of security risk management, especially the UN security management system. Ability to produce assessments, reports and other papers on security issues. Ability to
make quick decisions in emergencies or when rapid response is required. Ability to communicate complex concepts orally. Good judgment and initiative, imagination and resourcefulness, energy and tact. Ability to ensure an effective work environment to maximize productivity. Remains calm in stressful situations. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
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.
• Client Orientation:
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent degree) in Security, Disaster or Emergency Management, Risk Management, Political Science, Military Science, Public Administration, Law Enforcement, Law or related area. A first-level university degree, in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in security, risk or disaster management in the public or private service areas, such as national security, military or police, or in a corporate environment. Management experience in the public, private or corporate sector is required. Two years of International experience in security operations is required. At least one year of field experience within a Security Management System is desirable .
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Subject to the assigned region of coverage, fluency in one of the following languages (Arabic, Spanish or French) is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
• This position is vacant due to the temporary assignment/secondment of the regular incumbent to another office/organisation. The selection and extension of appointment of the selected candidate will be contingent on the return of the incumbent who maintains a lien against this post. If the selected candidate is an internal staff member of the UN Secretariat, the selection will be recorded as a temporary assignment.
• Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds. This vacancy is subject to availability of post. Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
• 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.
• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
• The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.
• Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
• For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.
• The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English
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.
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