Security Emergency Support Assistant (SESA) Assistant - NPSA 4 (six months with a possibility of extension based on performance evaluation and budget availability)
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The Security Emergency Support Assistant (SESA) position is a cost-shared resource established to support the safety and security of personnel, premises, assets and operations of AFPOs in the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) in Jordan.
The incumbent will be reporting directly to the Chief Security Adviser (CSA). His/her role will require them to be on call 24x7.
This position will support key functions and operations 24x7 of the United Nations in Jordan. The role of a SESA can be challenging as s/he may be required to respond and assist UNSMS Personnel in need of immediate assistance. They will have the responsibility to pass key information and instructions in a timely and calm manner to UNSMS personnel and others, as required. At times, the work will be fast-paced and intense, but highly rewarding as the Assistant will be part of a response and support team which contributes to the work of the United Nations in Jordan.
- Available on-call for 24/7 for any kind of security and safety support to UNSMS personnel.
- Duly supported by the SOC Operator following a Safety/Security/wellbeing incident, Liaise and coordinate with local administration, security and law enforcement authorities, UN/NGO security staff, and other actors for immediate support to UN Personnel in safety/security incidents, often under duress of situations or time.,
- Assist in identifying the locations of UNSMS personnel in distress/urgent need of assistance while in remote outdoor locations.
- Support UNSMS personnel who require assistance at QAIA and other border areas.
- Provide feedback and update to SOC on the evolving situation to notify the respective UNSMS organization or NGO security focal points when their personnel is involved in a security or safety incident.
- Assist in coordinating, preparing, and conducting field missions by AFPOs in Jordan, including non-Jordan-based AFPOs and SUNO.
Administration and coordination
- Provide general administrative support services 24x7 to assist the Security Officers in fulfilling their duties vis-à-vis staff members and their dependents.
- Provide support during the Security Plan implementation under the CSA's directions.
- Help and follow up on VIP lounge and weapon clearance issues during high-profile visits to the Kingdom.
- Assist in reviewing the logistics requirements and managing and maintaining security equipment, including coordinating with the SCC of Jordan on defective radio equipment.
- Perform as a backup of the radio operator duties in an emergency.
- Any other duties as assigned by or on behalf of CSA, UNDSS Jordan.
Any other activity required by the supervisor.
The Security Emergency Support Assistant works under the supervision of the Chief Security Adviser (CSA).
|Achieve Results:||LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline|
|Think Innovatively:||LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements|
|Learn Continuously:||LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback|
|Adapt with Agility:||LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible|
|Act with Determination:||LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident|
|Engage and Partner:||LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships|
|Enable Diversity and Inclusion:||LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination|
People Management: NA
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies:
Security incident management & monitoring
|Ability to provide an adequate response to security incidents/events as directed.|
|Business Direction & Strategy||
Negotiation and Influence
|Ability to reach an understanding, persuade others, resolve points of difference, gain advantage in the outcome of dialogue, negotiates mutually acceptable solutions through compromise and create win-win situations|
|Administration & Operations||Documents and records management||Overall document (hard or electronic) management; registry and retention policy, including storing and archiving|
|Business Management||Monitoring||Ability to provide managers and stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results|
Security crisis management & response
Knowledge of crisis management and response arrangements and the ability to prepare for, respond to, support/manage security crisis events.
|Ethics||UN policy knowledge - ethics||Knowledge and understanding of the UN Staff Regulations and Rules and other policies relating to ethics and integrity|
|Min. Education requirements||
Completion of high school or
A Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field.
|Min. years of relevant work experience||
|Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section||
Prior working experience within the UN system, an international NGO, or another international organization is desirable. Experience working with a variety of governmental entities, in particular with security and protocol.
|Required Language(s)||Fluency in Arabic and working knowledge of English|
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