• Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Education, Security
  • Deadline:


Org. Setting and Reporting

This vacancy is located within the Security Section of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The incumbent will be based in Bangui and will report to Head of the unit on all security related matters.


Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Training Officer, FS-5, may be responsible for the following duties:
• Assists in the management of a Security Training Unit at the Mission HQ or in regional offices.
• Contributes to the delivery of security training to security and non-security personnel.
• Contributes to the delivery and implementation of Competency Based Learning (CBL) modules, lessons and courses as appropriate.
• Conducts Client, Performance and Training Gap Analysis as part of the Training Development Process.
• Contributes to the development of dynamic CBL and Programmes of Instructions (POIs), including training in response to emergency crisis situations using current training material modules, practical applications, guide books and CBL methodologies.
• Delivers POIs in accordance with the annual security training schedule.
• Conducts competency based evaluations in accordance with requirements stipulated by the Inter Agency Security Management System (IASMN) Security Training Working Group.
• Ensures that all venues and logistics required for the training and learning activities are provided.
• Provides information to be included in the security training reports for all learning programmes; provides recommendations to enhance CBL POIs.
• Provides advice, guidance and support on security learning affecting UN personnel Mission or regional office wide, as required.
• Assists and participates as a facilitator for security training conducted in other entities of the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS), as required.
• Participates and assists as a facilitator to the UN DSS standardized programmes of instructions being delivered at the mission level (such as Security Certification Programme, Hostage Incident Management, Close Protection Officer Certification, etc), as required.
• Performs other duties as required.


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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas 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.

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.


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

Job – Specific Qualification

Certification in any of the following is desirable (and will be expected for future advancement in this field):
– UNDSS Training of Trainer (ToT);
– UNDSS Security Training Officer Certification Course (STOCC); Safe and Secure;
– Approach in Field Environment (SSAFE) Instructor;
– Emergency Trauma Bag (ETB) Instructor;
– Control and Restraint Instructor;
– Baton Instructor;
– OC Spray Instructor;
– Firearm Training Officer;
– Close Protection Officer Certification (CPOC) Instructor;
– Mobile Protection Trainer;
– Static Protection Trainer;
– Direct Protection Trainer;
– Security Certification Programme (SCP);
– Security Analysis Practice and Process (SAPP);
– Hostage Incident Management (HIM).

Work Experience

A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required.

At least three years of experience in preparing, conducting and managing Computer-Based Learning (CBL) for adult learners, encompassing both field and formal settings as training manager, as well as self-paced distance learning systems, along with proficiency in designing, conducting, and evaluating policy-driven training programmes is required.

At least two years of experience working outside of country of nationality is required.

At least one year of experience in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.


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

Special Notice

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 and geographical diversity 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.

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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