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FIELD SECURITY ASSISTANT

Brindisi

  • Organization: UN
  • Location: Brindisi
  • Grade: GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2022-07-13

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) provides critical Supply Chain, Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technologies services and Training to all peacekeeping and special political missions around the world as well as to other UN Offices, Agencies Funds and Programs.

This position is located in the Security and Safety Unit, within the Security and Safety Section of Office of the Director at the United Nations Global Service Centre, Brindisi, Italy.

The Field Security Assistant is under the general supervision of the Chief, Security and Safety Unit.

Responsibilities

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

• Controls the opening, closure and entry into buildings to ensure security of the Mission premises and issues building entry passes as appropriate.
• Manages all aspects of the administration and work of security guards and watchmen.
• Ensures that routine patrols and/or sector patrols are conducted to check security of buildings, personnel, equipment, and adherence to rules and regulations.
•Assists the Fire Safety Unit in the development and implementation of the Fire Safety Plan for the mission. .
• Monitors and controls communications network to ensure security and discipline.
• Monitors adherence to computer and information security guidelines.
• Works closely with the Mission IT section to ensure the implementation and maintenance of all technical related matters that are necessary for a secure IT network environment.
• Investigates IT security breaches in conjunction with the IT section.
• Conducts security surveys of offices and other Mission facilities.
• Obtains comprehensive security information and produces background papers relating to incidents that affect safety and security in the Mission.
• Assists the Fire Safety Unit in the preparation of the mission fire safety standing operating procedures.
• Conducts investigations as directed and prepares comprehensive reports on accidents and incidents involving UN personnel, installations and equipment.
• Liaises where necessary with designated host government security, safety and emergency officials.
• Provide assistance and support to the Fire Safety Unit in the planning of Fire Safety drills.
• Assists in producing fire threat and risk assessments, along with recommendations on risk mitigation measures.
• Prepares and provides security briefings, written security advice and recommendations to the Mission hierarchy.
• Produces incident-based security and travel advisories.
• Assist in the delivery of fire-related training and first aid.
• Other Duties as Assigned.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of Security and Fire Safety policies and procedures. 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.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

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.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job - Specific Qualification

Certification in First Aid is required.

Certification in Basic and Advanced Level Fire Fighting Course is desirable.

Training in security, military or police procedures and practices, and self-defense techniques is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible security experience with a local, national or private police, security or fire brigade organization is required.

Experience in Fire safety and first aid training delivery to all fire fighters security and fire safety personnel is desirable.

Experience in producing fire threat and risk assessments, and related recommendations on risk mitigation measures is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English, (oral and written) is required; knowledge of Italian language 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.

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country.

Applicants who are Italian nationals or nationals of a member state of the European Union need to upload a copy of their national passport. All other applicants need to have a valid work permit for Italy and need to upload a copy of such work permit. All other applicants, except current UNGSC staff members in Brindisi, need to provide a Certificato Penale and Certificato di Carichi Pendenti. Attachments need to be uploaded in Step 8 of the online application.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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