Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Integrated Security Workforce of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), with duty station in Kabul.
Kabul is classified in the “E” category and as a non-family duty station.
Under the overall command of the Principal Security Adviser, the Associate Security Officer at P-2 level reports to the Area Security Adviser for the Central Region in Kabul.
Within limits of delegated authority, the Associate Security Officer may be responsible for the following duties:
• Assists the Area Security Adviser, Deputy Area Security Adviser and other Security colleagues to prepare and maintain a draft security plan for a specific area within the overall mission area of operations.
• Assist the ASA/DASA to coordinate a 24/7 response to all security related incidents such as arrest, detention, and harassments involving UN personnel in Afghanistan.
• Conduct investigations on security related incidents involving Un personnel, asset, and eligible dependents. assessments to ensure the safety of field staff to enter or return to a location where actual or suspected problems exist.
• Ensures that all staff members and their dependents are kept fully informed on matters affecting their security.
• Ensures that fire detection devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises. Maintains fire evacuation plan and conducts fire drills and training, as necessary.
• Maintains office security by conducting physical security inspections of facilities and access control.
• Conduct Investigations and prepares reports on minor cases of theft, illegal entry, assault, or other incidents when the extent of the infraction is readily determinable.
• Assists the Area Security Adviser (ASA) in establishing policies and procedures for reviewing crisis situations and preparing contingency plans.
• Serves as a member of the United Nations Area Security Management Team, developing and contributing to implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of the Area Security Plan
• Assists the United Nations Security Management System team (UNSMS) to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems at UN premises.
• Assists in the recruitment, training, and supervision of Field Security Assistants/Associates.
• Conduct security risk assessment for the area of the operations.
• Assist the ASA/DASA by attending the Area Security Management Team meetings, prepare/update Area SRMs and Ad Hoc ARSMs as required.
• Oversee/supervise the operations of the Guard Force Unit (GFU)
• Collect, collate, and analyse all information related to security and pass on such information to the ASA for onwards submission to the ASC for the Central Region in Kabul.
• Liaises with local authorities to discuss potential problems and plans methods of resolution.
• Assists the ASA in security emergency situations and medical evacuations.
• Performs other duties as may be required.
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 security units; 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
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.
• An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent such as a senior command and staff qualification) in security management, business administration, political/social/military science or international relations with focus on security management.
• A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• A first-level university degree may be substituted with a diploma from a police or military academy, which may be considered its equivalent, and in combination with four additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management.
A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in security operations or similar entities within a military, police or security organization is required.
At least two years of experience in managing a military, police or security unit operating in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.
Experience in Training and/or Security Administration is desirable.
Experience in security Operations and conducting physical security inspections of UN facilities is desirable
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.Assessment
Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.
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.
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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