Job ID 117549
Degree High School Diploma
Province or State Kabul
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Integrated Security Workforce (ISW) of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) with duty station in Kabul.
Kabul is classified in the “E” category and as a non-family duty station.
Under the overall supervision of the Principal Security Adviser (PSA), the incumbent reports to the Chief Security Officer through the Chief of Physical Security Unit on all issues related to Guard Force operations in Kabul.
Under the immediate supervision of the Chief of Physical Security Unit, the Security Officer, FS-6, is responsible for the following duties:
– Contributes to the office management procedures and/or supervises assigned units within the Guard Force Unit, as needed;
– Strategizes and develops effective security and contingency plans for a security unit and its operations;
– Conducts assessment of prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising UN personnel, project personnel and eligible dependents on security issues;
– Serves as a member of the Security Cell, implements and evaluates the security plan;
– Evaluates air, land and sea emergency evacuation capability; assists in the supervision of evacuation exercises and recommends appropriate action;
– Determines accessible areas, maintains tracking systems and coordinates a 24-hour Emergency Response System;
– Analyzes the level of security risk for the area of operations;
– Monitors, conducts or coordinates security operations;
– Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and other UN or non-UN stake holders;
– Briefs the PSA /CSO and the Chief of Physical Security Unit on the status, activity and requirements/operations of the Guard Force Unit in Kabul
– Ensures that fire prevention devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises; Reviews fire evacuation plan and coordinates fire drills and training as necessary;
– Conducts physical security inspections of facilities;
– Assumes responsibility for guard force management; Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures, and conducts security surveys of installations and facilities; implements security arrangements;
– Provides advice and training to UN personnel and eligible dependents on security matters;
– Identifies the training needs of security and mission’s staff;
– Supervises the investigation of security-related incidents involving UN personnel, project personnel or eligible dependents;
– Identifies gaps in existing capability and recommends amendment accordingly;
– Participates in the planning process of protective services for Senior UN Officials, as necessary;
– Drafts Statements of Requirement and provides technical specifications for the procurement of section security equipment;
– Inspects security equipment and ensures minimum equipment requirements are purchased, maintained, and deployed;
– Performs any other duty as may be assigned by the PSA/CSO and or the Chief of Physical Security Unit.
Professionalism: Knowledge of security management, combined with solid background of military, police or any security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately manage security units; 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.
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
High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate.
UNDSS certification in Security Certification Program (SCP) is required.
Certification in Physical Security Training is required.
A minimum of ten years with high school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate (five years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in international relations, programme management, crime or terrorism prevention, security, risk or disaster or emergency management and preparedness in the public or private sector areas is required.
A minimum two (2) years of experience in security operations centers or similar within a military, police or security organization is required.
Certification in Protective Security Surveillance Awareness Training is required.
Prior experience in supervising a Guard Force Unit in a complex and high-risk duty station is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
• This position is temporarily available until 31 December 2023. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
• 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.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
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.
Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.
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.
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