UNLB-95804

SENIOR FIELD SECURITY ASSISTANT, G7
UNLB - Brindisi, Italy

Posting Title:SENIOR FIELD SECURITY ASSISTANT, G7
Job Code Title:SENIOR FIELD SECURITY ASSISTANT
Department/Office:United Nations Logistic Base
Duty Station:BRINDISI
Posting Period:09 May 2018 – 07 June 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Security-UNLB-95804-R-Brindisi (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the United Nations Global Service Centre in Brindisi, Italy. The Senior Field Security Assistant reports to the Chief Security Officer and is expected to effectively contribute to ensure the safety and security of United Nations Staff, property, project personnel and eligible dependents in the duty station.

Responsibilities

Within the delegated authority the incumbent will carry out the following duties:

-Supervises the activities and operations of the office including the preparation of security office budgets;
-Supports the Security Officer or Chief Security Officer to maintain continuing lines of communication with security focal points in all other agencies involved in peacekeeping and other missions to ensure maximum security coordination;
-Analyses security related information, evaluates reports, and provides input to the United Nations Security Management Team on the implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of the security plan;
-Develops security contingency plans, SOPs and procedures, inductions, training in personal security awareness, hand-outs, and briefings to all categories of staff, non-staff, visitors, Area Coordinators, and wardens;
-Liaises with local authorities and police to review prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advises staff, project personnel and dependents on potential security problems;
-Reviews investigation reports of incidents/accidents involving staff/eligible dependents, and loss or damage to property; ensures appropriate and timely remedial responses and actions;
-Ensures that fire detection devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises. Maintains fire evacuation plan and conducts fire drills and training as necessary. 
-Periodically checks emergency communications system to determine if system is functioning properly; arranges for necessary repairs or adjustments;
-Ensures timely submission of periodical reports to the DSS Security Incident Reporting System and personnel lists;
-Performs all other related duties as required.

Competencies

Core Competencies:

Professionalism: Knowledge of relevant UN rules, regulations, administrative procedures, policies and directives. Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial and human resources duties in work place and ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. 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

Planning & 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.


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

Education

High school diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience

10 years of experience in all areas of security operations with the Military, Police or United Nations Security, are required. Work experience with CCTV and RFID and Fire Fighting Systems is desirable. Experience with investigations and information security is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of Italian is desirable.

Assessment

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. Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations Secretariat. Having passed the Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) in English at Headquarters, ECA, ESCWA, UNOG, UNOV, ICTR, or ICTY may be recognized in place of the GGST, pending confirmation of validity. 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 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

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

Above texts are copied from United Nations Official Web Page (careers.un.org) 
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