Snr Security Operations and Training Ofr
Org. Setting and Reporting
Under the overall supervision of the Director of Security and Risk Management, the incumbent of this post reports directly to the Chief of Security Operations and Analysis. The incumbent leads the Department’s efforts on operations and surge support to the Field Security and Risk Management (FSRM) Offices, is in charge of the training and capacity building development, implementation and monitoring and serves as Professional Risk focal point for the Department. S/he supervises the work of two DSRM trainers (UNV) and works closely with the Senior Safety and Security Officer to coordinate the capacity building efforts.Responsibilities
The incumbent provides operational support on training, project and risk management and other HQ driven initiatives as well as surge additional capacity to the Fields in case of emergencies, crisis or other pressuring operational realities that require additional security and risk management resources that are not readily available in a given location. Furthermore, s/he contributes to build capacity among UNRWA staff to retain the capacity to effectively deliver services whilst managing contextual, programmatic and contextual risk. The Senior Operations and Training Officer is responsible for the development of a professional risk framework and its implementation.
Operations and Surge Support
- Providing surge support to the FSRM offices in areas related to: emergency, Crisis Management, backstopping capacity gaps and interim security management;
- Through her/his visits to the Field, and in collaboration with the Senior/Field security Officers ensuring that UNRWA’s internal Security risk management is context specific and aligned with the operational realities on the ground; s/he identifying lessons learned and best practices to be integrated into the planning cycle, the training packages and the security risk management ‘Best Practice’ guide;
- Supporting the Director and the Chief of Security Operations and Analysis in the development and implementation of a standardized and ‘light’ system to conduct security and risk assessments across the Agency as well as in the development of the DSRM crisis management support response guide;
- Identifying and supporting in the implementation of community-based security projects;
Training and Capacity Building Implementation:
- Mapping and identifying valuable existing training and practices across the Field in order to develop a ‘Best Practices’ training and pilot the package;
- Developing and overseeing the complete learning and training cycle; conducting needs assessments for DSRM, developing an annual training calendar, preparing course schedules and lesson plans, delivering training, and evaluating and monitoring training activities;
- Directing DSRM trainers in their assignments and performance;
- Supervising and leading front-line security training plan in order to build Area Staff front line staff capacity to make security related decisions at the workplace. Some of the initiatives are: SSAFE training programme for front line staff, customizing professional risk training for identified at most at risk categories of staff, programmatic and contextual risk training for Area managers and relevant Departments;
- Supervising and leading training on the Agency’s Security and Risk Management accountability framework to those with safety and security responsibilities;
- Supporting the Senior Safety and Security Officer and the FSRM offices in the Guard Force Professionalization efforts;
- Guiding and advising other DSRM team members in the development of other capacity building activities related to their areas of expertise;
- Supported by the Associate Monitoring and Reporting Officer, developing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation tool to measure the impact and assesses areas of improvement in the next design phase;
- Delivering in person training sessions to both UNRWA international and national personnel, both in English and in Arabic language when present and as required;
- Overseeing the training needs for the entire agency under the overall UNSMS training modules, while adjusting towards the UNRWA operations as required;
- Working closely with other UNRWA Security Officers at the field level to ensure that the training/operational requirements for all UNRWA personnel are duly met and delivered, as required;
Professional-Work Place Risk Lead
- Managing the professional risk project; determining needs, arranging focus groups and providing the required training and materials according to the different target group; supporting Directors in the conduction of needs assessment to determine how professional risk could be better managed.
UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. Default managerial competencies may apply.
1. Leading and Supervising
2. Creating and Innovating
3. Adapting and Responding to Change (Judgment and Decision Making)
4. Coping with Pressure and Setbacks (Professionalism)
5. Planning and Organizing
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:
Advanced university degree from an accredited educational institution, preferably in political/social science, international relations, law enforcement and/or business management with a focus on security management or any other related discipline with a particular focus on training and training development, and/or military/ police background at mid-grade level; a first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.Work Experience
A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in Security and Risk Management related training development, preparation and implementation,
Significant experience in surge and operations support
A minimum of three years of UN Security experience at professional level with a UN organization
Two continuous years of relevant international experience outside UNRWA, and outside the country(s) of which the candidate is a national or holds citizenship, a passport or a national identity number
One year UN Security experience in a high risk environment
Advanced university degree from an accredited educational institution, preferably in political/social science, international relations, law enforcement and/or business management with a focus on security management or any other related discipline with a particular focus on training and training development, and/or military/ police background at mid-grade level; a first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Excellent command of written and Spoken English
Excellent command of Arabic language is desired for this post.
- Excellent command of written and Spoken English;
- Excellent command of Arabic language is desired for this post.
The incumbent will be required to travel in the Agency’s area of operations.
Type of Contract and duration: 2 years, with the possibility of further extension
UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups (based on, for example, gender, disabilities).
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality at all times. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.
A roster may be created from the selection exercise and successful candidates may be eligible for appointment to the same post or a similar post. UNRWA may also share its roster pool with other UN Agencies as part of the Mutual Recognition Agreement.
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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.
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