Field Security Coordination Officer, P3

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The United Nations hiring Field Security Coordination Officer, P3.

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 Field Security Coordination Officer will report directly to the Chief Security Adviser. The post is presently located in Dakar, Senegal and this duty station has been designated by the International Civil Service Commission as an « A » hardship and a family duty station.

Job description

Within delegated authority, the Field Security Coordination Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Prepares, reviews security management documents for the designated area of responsibility, including all aspects related to elaboration, development, implementation and updating of the documents.
  • Supports the Chief Security Adviser for the Security Management Teams or serves the Area Security Management Team, contributing to planning, implementation, evaluation of effectiveness of security planning, security operations and implementations of measures aimed at improving staff security and conduct of UN programme activities.
  • Monitors activities related to the implementation of the approved security measures.
  • Identifies and monitors trends of security incidents affecting UNSMS personnel and organizations.
  • Maintains and enhances lines of communication with UNSMS entities, including agencies funds and programmes and security focal points.
  • Contributes to implementation and evaluation of the preparedness of the security measures as decided by the United Nations Security Management Team.
  • Conducts security surveys and assessments.
  • Monitors implementations of safety and security policies of the UNSMS.
  • Maintains cooperation and collaborations with authorities and international institutions, provides security briefing, advice and security training to UNSMS personnel and operational partners of the United Nations (such as entities under Saving Life Together framework).
  • Provides support to UNSMS organizations in the establishment and maintenance of a functioning Emergency Communication System.
  • Assists in the response to crisis events and security incidents.
  • Reviews and/or supports security planning and security management documents for the assigned area as required.
  • Identifies and promotes best practices.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned.

Job requirements

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in security management, business administration, political/social science, psychology, criminal justice, law, international relations or a related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A first-level university degree may be substituted with a diploma from a police or military education institution, college or academy obtained over a minimum of a three-year period.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in security, risk or disaster or emergency management in the public or private service areas, such as national security, military or police, or in a corporate environment is required.
  • Of these, at least 2 years of international experience in security operations is required.
  • Management experience in the public, private or corporate sector is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

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. The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is taking efforts to improve gender parity, including full implementation of the UN-wide, and Departmental Gender Strategies. We are committed to providing an inclusive culture and exciting opportunities for women in the security and operations field.

Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

This « Recruit from Roster » job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected. 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.

An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

Application deadline: 29 September 2020

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