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  • Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Location: Paris | fr
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-28

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CHIEF, SECURITY SECTION

Paris (France) | fr

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director-General of the Sector for Administration and Management (ADG/ADM), the incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of the Organisation’s staff, of staff of Permanent Delegations, NGOs and IGOs, delegates, visitors and other persons being present on Headquarters premises on legitimate grounds, as well as of buildings, organization’s property and premises. The incumbent also oversees field security operations of UNESCO’s Field Network.
The incumbent will, in particular\:
  • supervise and manage approximately 90 personnel (assessing staff performance, defining attributions to staff, identify training needs, develop and implement safety and security training programmes);
  • undertake risk assessments and evaluations, elaborate appropriate plans and mitigation measures, analyze the security and safety requirements for Headquarters and take the necessary actions;
  • implement UNESCO security regulations and applicable Host Country safety/security norms and procedures;
  • manage financial resources of the Section designed for activities and the up-keep, renewal and modernization of the safety/security equipment with a view to H-MOSS compliance;
  • assist the Director-General in her functions of the UN Designated Official for France, coordinate cooperation with other UN agencies having premises in France;
  • coordinate and supervise safety/security arrangements for meeting of the governing bodies, VIP visits, major conferences and cultural events taking place at HQ;
  • maintain efficient relations with law enforcement, security services and other appropriate authorities in the Host Country as well as with UNDSS and other UN agencies;
  • investigate cases of aggression or terrorism, violation, theft, loss, damage to the Organization’s property/equipment;
  • supervise field security operations through Field Security Officers.  
Education
  • Professional accreditation or training in security, fire safety or related field.
Work Experience
  • At least ten (10) years’ professional experience in civilian, military or police security services at national or international level, with at least five (5) years’ in a supervisory/managerial role.
  • Experience in coordinating security arrangements and conducting threat assessments.
  • Experience in managing and supervising large multi-disciplinary operational teams.


Skills/Competencies

  • Comprehensive knowledge of planning and implementing of safety and security programmes.
  • Proven managerial skills including conflict-resolution.
  • Ability to direct and motivate a multinational staff complement.
  • Sound judgment, discretion, resourcefulness and initiative.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Ability to respond in emergency situations in a timely and calm manner.
  • Ability to interact and negotiate with senior officials of national and international organizations.
  • Ability to develop excellent working relations with the authorities of the host country and the network of relevant agencies.
Languages
  • Excellent knowledge of French with a working knowledge of English. 
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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