FIELD SECURITY ASSISTANT
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) with duty station in Kabul. The Field Security Assistant reports to the Chief of Physical Security Unit through the International Duty Officer/ GFU Compound SupervisorResponsibilities
The Field Security Assistant reports to the Chief of Physical Security Unit (PSU) through the International Duty Officer / GFU Compound Supervisor on all issues related to operations in the GFU at UNOCA. S/he will assist with data consolidation and dissemination of relevant security information; Assists with the preparation of any security related documents; Provides support during the implementation of the Security Plan; assists with the preparation of the Training courses, related presentations, and documents.
Major duties and responsibilities:
• Provides general administrative support services to assist the Chief of Physical Security Unit (PSU) and the International Duty Officer / GFU Compound Supervisor to fulfil their duties in the management of the UNOCA compound.
• Assists the Chief of Physical Security Unit (PSU) and the International Duty Officer / GFU Compound Supervisor in managing access control at UNOCA compound.
• Assists the Chief of Physical Security Unit (PSU) and the International Duty Officer / GFU Compound Supervisor with the preparation of any Guard Force related documents, reports, activities as well as providing administrative assistance.
• Drafts correspondence and maintains records for the Guard Force Security Training Courses.
• Assists in reviewing the logistics requirements and other related actions required for the preparation of Guard Force Training, drills, and other security exercises.
• Monitors and facilitates the implementation of Guard Force security policies and procedures.
• Provides support in organizing and conducting security awareness and preparedness activities, and provides security orientation to newly assigned staff members, as well as conducting security briefings, as required.
• Conducts access control procedures, patrols, and ensures security of the Mission premises and issues building entry passes as appropriate.
• Alerts for any potential or actual breaches of security and any disturbances or unusual activities and report this immediately.
• Conducts radio checks with all security guards on duty.
• Any other duty as required by the Chief of Physical Security Unit (PSU) and or the International Duty Officer / GFU Compound Supervisor.
Professionalism: 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.
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.
A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in safety and security functions is required. The minimum years of experience is reduced to one (1) year for candidates with a first-level university degree or equivalent.
With a First-level university degree or equivalent, one (1) year of progressively responsible experience in safety and security functions is required.
With high school diploma or upper secondary education, a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in safety and security functions is required.
Good knowledge of Kabul city, local roads and conditions of the Security Area is desirable.
Knowledge of security rules, regulations, and procedures of UN including fire safety and first aid procedures, as well as standard security and safety procedures is desirable.
Prior experience of serving in the Military, Police and any other security organization is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Pashto or Dari languages is requiredAssessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.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.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
All non- Afghan applicants need to have a valid work permit for Afghanistan and need to upload a copy of such a work permit.
Applicants must ensure that their name in the application matches the name on their national passport or Government provided national Identification Document (ID). A discrepancy between the name in the applicant's application and national ID/passport may impact the recruitment process.
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.
Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.
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.
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