Category and Level : Professional and Higher Categories, P-2
Duty Station : Bentiu
Department/Office : United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan – created by GA Resolution 1996 (2011)
Date Posted : Nov 8, 2023
Deadline : Nov 22, 2023
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the Safety and Security Section of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), with duty station Bentiu that is classified in the “E” category and as a non-family duty. Under the overall command of the Chief of Operations, the Associate Security Officer at P-2 level reports to the Area Security Adviser.
Within delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the Area Security Adviser, the incumbent may perform the following duties: • Assists the Area Security Adviser (ASA) and the Security Officers to prepare and maintain a draft security plan for a specific area within the overall mission area of operations. • Assists the ASA/FSCO to coordinate a 24/7 response to all security related incidents such as arrest, detention, and harassments involving UN staff members and INGOs • Conducts investigations on security related incidents involving Un personnel, asset, and eligible dependents. • 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. • Conducts Investigations and prepares reports on incidents involving UN personnel and assets. • Assists the Area Security Adviser (ASA) in establishing policies and procedures for reviewing crisis situations and preparing contingency plans. • 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 the ASA/FSCO in the training/briefing and supervision of Field Security Assistants/Associates. • Conducts security risk assessment for the area of the operations. • Assists the ASA/FSCO attending the Area Security Management Team meetings, prepare/update Area SRMs and Ad Hoc ARSMs as required. • Oversees/supervises the operations of the Guard Force Unit (GFU) • Collects, collates, and analyzes all information related to security and passes on such information to the FSCO for onwards submission to the ASC, Field Integrated Operation Center (FIOC). • Liaises with local authorities to discuss potential problems and plans methods of resolution. • Assists the ASA or any senior security Officer in security emergency situations and medical evacuations. • Performs other duties as required.
Professionalism: 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. 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. 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
Job – Specific Qualification
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 one year experience of exposure at the international level and in a conflict or a post conflict environment is required. Experience in security Operations and conducting physical security inspections of UN facilities is desirable. Experience in Security Risk Management strategies 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.