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SECURITY OFFICER

Port-au-Prince

  • Organization: UN - United Nations
  • Location: Port-au-Prince
  • Grade: Administrative support - FS-5, Field Service - No need for Higher Education - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2022-12-03

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) was established by Security Council resolution 2476 and is mandated to promote and strengthen political stability and good governance in Haiti; including the rule of law, preserving and advancing a peaceful and stable environment, supporting an inclusive inter-Haitian national dialogue, and protecting and promoting human rights.

This position is located in the Security Section, BINUH. The incumbent will be based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and will report to the Chief Security Officer (CSO) on all security operational and administrative aspect of BINUH.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer, FS-5, may be responsible for the following duties (these duties are generic and may vary depending in of the Unit or Team the Security Officer is assigned:

•Assists the Chief Security Officer in the office management procedures and/or supervise a Security Unit, as needed;
•Assists to monitor, conduct and coordination of security operations and planning activities.
•Be responsible for the overall management of the 24/7 UN Operations Centre and coordinate a 24-hour Emergency Response System; Develop necessary plan to support the UN emergency preparedness and disaster response management activities.
•Assists in timely development and review of Security Plans and components including contingency and crisis response plans, SOP’s, emergency communications, warden systems, and staff lists, as per requirements of UNSMS security policies and procedures;
•Contributes to the development, review, and implementation of Country Security Risk Management (SRM) and Residential Security Measures (RSM);
•Maintain updated staff lists, including details of visiting missions and consultants;
•Maintain operational warden systems for both international and national staff;
•Assists in the management of Fire prevention and fighting system of the UN premises;
•Assumes responsibility for guard force management; Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures, and conducts security surveys of installations and facilities; implements security arrangements;
•Identifies the training needs of security and mission’s staff;
•Investigates security-related incidents involving UN personnel, project personnel or eligible dependents;
•Conducts routine physical security inspections of facilities;
•Provides advice and training to UN personnel on security matters, as assigned;
•Contributes to the planning process of protective services for Senior UN Officials, as necessary;
•Assists in the security recruitment, budget preparation and overall administration management of the Security Section.
•Monitors air, land and sea emergency evacuation capability; conducts evacuation exercises;
•Ensure that an efficient filing, storage, retrieval and secure system for documents is maintained electronically and with a manual backup;
•Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Excellent knowledge of security management, combined with solid background of military, police of security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately manage multiple and diverse security units; Shows pride in work and 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas 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.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate is required.

Job - Specific Qualification

Relevant training in UNDSS certification in any of the following: Security Certification Program, Security Analysis Practice and Process and Hostage Incident Management is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management of which a minimum of two years of experience in security operations centers or similar within a military, police or security organization is required.

At least one year experience and exposure at the international level and in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.

Experience in special investigation, security planning & administrative duties is desirable.

Experience in hostage incident management is desirable.

Experience in a post-conflict environment is desirable.

Experience in coordinating with local authorities and law enforcement agencies is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Fully vaccinated status for COVID-19 or willingness to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may be required for this position.

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.

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.

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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