Org. Setting and Reporting
The incumbent of this post is responsible to the National Security Officer NSO.
1. Supervises the guard force to ensure efficiency of service by:
(i) Keeping Security Shift Supervisors and the guard force informed of the security situation; ensuring high standards of alertness are maintained;
(ii) Ensuring that sites are not left unattended at any time and conducting frequent patrols and spot checks to ensure that Security Shift Supervisors and Guards are working according to the established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
(iii) Organizing foot-patrols for the purpose of identifying potential malfunctions of physical security measures, other technical appliances and intercepting unauthorized persons attempting to enter the premises;
(iv) Ensuring that guards correctly identify and question individuals who remove UNRWA property to ensure that the individuals have property removal permission (i.e. Load Note);
(v) Ensuring that guards are alert for any potential or actual breaches of security, disturbances or unusual activity such as hostile surveillance detection and reports these to his/her supervisor;
2. Advises NSO on security matters, recommends solutions, evaluates security problems and incidents, responds in accordance with standard operating procedures, and notifies supervisor accordingly;
3. Maintains paper and/or computer log books, completes incident reports and records as per established SOPs;
4. Supervises the process of ensuring that adequate controls are in place regarding access control of staff, visitors, vehicles and material goods equipment entering and leaving the compound;
5. Provides information, issues visitor identification cards and directions to visitors as per established SOPs;
6. Supervises correct use of security equipment such as computers (Basic computer skills), x- ray machines (walk through and baggage), CCTV, communications equipment, fire alarm system, public announcement system etc;
7. Supervises, checks for and reports on weapons and/or armed actors wishing to enter UNRWA premises as per established SOPs, HQ Legal Instruction regarding privileges and immunities, related responsibilities of the Agency and its staff members and UNRWA’s regulatory framework;
8. Supervises facility evacuation drills, fire drills, emergency/incident response drills, mass casualty drills and readiness drills with local first responders; supervises response to fire incidents in an appropriate manner; reports fire hazards to his/her supervisor; works and cooperates with assigned fire/floor wardens;
9. Administers basic on the job training to Security Shift Supervisors and Guard
10. Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
UN Core Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity, and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default.
i. Leading and Supervising
ii. Relating and Networking
iii. Applying Technical Expertise
iv. Persuading and Influencing
v. Following Instructions and Procedures
.Other Competencies not listed under Functional and Leadership
1. Demonstrated ability to solve operational issues/problems
2. Professional and courteous attitude and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a
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Successful completion of full secondary education.
At least three years of experience in a similar field of work is required.
-Please confirm if you live/ reside in West Bank or Jerusalem? And if you have West Bank or Jerusalem ID. please to mention its number down, as it is desirable.
(i) Working knowledge of spoken English and written Arabic.
(ii) Basic knowledge of written English.
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Conditions of service
-Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment for 3 years; including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance, and continuing need
Grade and Salary: Grade 07 Monthly basic salary USD881.60, payable in JD at UN monthly exchange rate.
Other benefits include:
• Family allowances (if applicable).
• 30 days of annual leave.
• Compulsory medical insurance.
** DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
(i) Previous supervisory experience, preferably in UNRWA;
(ii) Qualification/ certificates in security matters.
* Important information
1-This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. Only candidates residing in
West Bank or Jerusalem, and within commuting distance of the duty station with
authorization to work in the duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply. The
Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability to support or facilitate the issuance of
work permit in West Bank/ Jerusalem, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may
2- Preference will be given to registered Palestine refugees and candidates assisting the
Agency to meet its commitment to gender parity. UNRWA welcomes applications from
qualified candidates with disabilities.
3- A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become
eligible for appointment to the same post or a similar post.
4- Only applications that have been fully completed in UNRWA’s online e-recruitment system
inspira will be considered and no late applications will be accepted. The PHP should be
completed with full relevant work experience under the experience tabs as per the
requirements in the Job Opening. All acquired university degrees must also be stated, if
applicable. Applicants applying to positions for Grades 12 to 20 must submit a cover
letter/motivational statement in order to be considered. Additionally, providing incorrect or
misleading information on an application will result in the immediate disqualification of a
5- Please ensure that the e-mail address and mobile phone number that you have written in
your Personal History Form are accurate and active. Your status in relation to the vacancy
will be communicated to you via email listed on your Personal History Form, as we will no
longer be using telephone calls.
6-It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide full, accurate and up to date information
in his/her application form. Any missing and/or misleading data may lead to candidate
7- For UNRWA internal staff, they are required to specify and include their current UNRWA
grade level. To do so applicants should select under “Category” RLG, scroll down to see all
categories, then select their local grade.
Equivalency may apply for this post.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not
considered an acceptable combination
Advertisements published only in English will only accept applications in English, and Arabic
submissions will not be considered.
The Agency may disqualify applicants whose name appears on the UN Sanctions List or a UN
database of staff separated for reason of misconduct or of staff who separated whilst
misconduct processes were pending.
UNRWA shares investigation and misconduct information with other UN Agencies, and past
and prospective employers, about staff members who have been separated for misconduct, or
who have separated whilst an investigation and/or disciplinary process for misconduct is
underway; and such persons may be prohibited from employment with the United Nations.
The Agency will immediately disqualify applicants who are ineligible for any reason in
accordance with the Agency regulatory framework.
UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states,
regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA
is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the
difficult circumstances in which they live.
For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/
United Nations Considerations
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.
UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.
At UNRWA, 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. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA 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. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.
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.
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