- Organization: UNECA - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
- Location: Addis Ababa
- Grade: Administrative support - GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
- Security and Safety
- Closing Date: Closed
Org. Setting and Reporting
ECA's mission is to deliver ideas and actions for an empowered and transformed Africa; informed by the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063.
The mission is guided by ECA's five strategic directions which are: Advancing ECA's position as a premier knowledge institution that builds on its unique position and privilege to bring global solutions to the continent's problems and take local solution to the continent; developing macroeconomic and structural policy options to accelerate economic diversification and job creation; designing and implementing innovative financing models for infrastructure, and for human, physical and social assets for a transforming Africa; contributing solutions to regional and transboundary challenges, with a focus on peace security and social inclusion as an important development nexus; advocating Africa's position at the global level and developing regional responses as a contribution to global governance issues.
This position is located at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Security and Safety Service (SSS). Under the overall command of the Chief of SSS, the Security Lieutenant is required to perform security functions and reports directly to the Security Inspector or supervising officer.
Within delegated authority the Security Lieutenant will be responsible for the following duties:
1. Provides leadership to a group of Security Officers in the Tour and Security Squad, Conference Service Unit, Fire and Safety Unit, or any other assigned Unit by:
• Organizes and manages the activities and operations of the squad/unit under command;
• Assigning tasks and ensuring the enforcement of security and safety measures and precautions;
• Giving daily wok instructions to the Squad/Unit Security Officers and Sergeants;
• Organizing the Squad's/Units activities in emergency situations;
• Patrolling the compound as a routine spot check to detect any unlawful or unsafe activity including unauthorized parking, suspicious behaviour, fire hazard, etc;
• Making frequent inspection of security posts to ensure that duties are properly executed.
• Facilitating and supervising investigative and protective services covering evaluation of complaints, determining the best course of action assigned investigators should take;
• Following up and reviewing reports supervising arrangements for special security coverage for conferences, meetings and other events including controlling the issuance of badges and other conference security logistics as well as providing delegates and visitors with necessary information;
• Organizing and providing person protection and escorts to the Executive Secretary and other dignitaries on visits; including overseeing the implementation of special patrol route and movement to ensure their safety and protection;
• Organizing comprehensive fire and general safety programme including preventive and protective measures covering emergency fire drill exercises and building evacuation plan;
• Liaising with the Addis Ababa City Fire Services and other emergency services agencies in case of fire and other emergency situations;
• Organizing and providing emergency First Aid assistance;
• Maintaining records, files and register on actions and activities.
2.Assists in the co-ordination of the activities of the Squad/Unit with the Chief by:
• Reviewing work schedules and post coverage and propose changes as may be required;
• Preparing daily reports on events and cases under investigation;
• Preparing and presenting periodic reports on cases which have been investigated;
• Evaluating the work performance of Security Officers under supervision;
• Checking and controlling the leave plan of the Squad/Unit;
• Preparing and submitting, overtime, attendance and leave records to the Office of the Chief.
3. Performs other specific security and administrative duties by:
• Responding to general questions concerning security and safety service;
• Making recommendations on the planning and improvement of the security and safety work;
• Taking responsibility for equipment assigned to the Squad/ Unit including supervising the inventory process and control of property;
• Participating in the training of Security Officers;
• Liaising with local law enforcement officers on security and safety incidents.
• Assists with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.
• Assists with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.
• Perform all other assigned duties.
Professionalism: Knowledge of United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices. Demonstrated sound judgment in applying United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices and in applying technical expertise to resolve a range of protection issues/problems. Ability to lead and motivate officers under command as well as manage and evaluate performance of officers under command. Demonstrated decision-making capacity. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Planning & 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.
High school diploma or equivalent with specialized security, police or military training is required.
At least seven (7) years of progressive responsible experience in security work in the military or police establishment with at least 3 years at supervisory level is required.
Practical experience in UN security service operation combined with ability to detect security and safety threats is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by a competency-based interview. Passing the United Nations Security Officer Test (SOT) administered at the Duty Station is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration for this post.Special Notice
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. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
Passing the United Nations Security Officer Test (SOT) administered at the Duty Station is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration for this post.
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.
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.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
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.
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