FIELD SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER (Temporary Job Opening)

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    TEMPORARY
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Peace and Security
  • Deadline:
    02/01/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Opening
Job Opening ID: 224720
Job Network : Internal Security and Safety
Job Family : Security
Category and Level : Professional and Higher Categories, P-3
Duty Station : GEDAREF PORT SUDAN
Department/Office : Department of Safety and Security
Date Posted : Dec 27, 2023
Deadline : Jan 2, 2024

Org. Setting and Reporting
The Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the United Nations security management system (UNSMS) globally. As a global leader in security risk management principles, UNDSS enables the safe and effective delivery of United Nations programmes and activities in the most complex and challenging environments, while maximizing precious resources. To this end, the work of the Department is aligned under a clear mission, to enable United Nations system programme activities through trusted security leadership and solutions.

This is a unique opportunity to join a diverse, dynamic and exciting organization gaining unique and valuable experience where security provides great value. Besides the opportunity to gain new skills and further advance security expertise, this position offers a fulfilling environment that gives you satisfaction by contributing directly or indirectly to peace and security, human rights, and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Simply, all humanity will be benefiting from your work. Together, we can make the world a better place.

For more information on the Department, and how we make an impact on the world in enabling the achievement of SDGs, visit: https://www.un.org/undss/

This position is part of the UNDSS Sudan Humanitarian Security Support Team (HSST). The HSST is a donor funded project established to enhance security collaboration between organisations of the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) and International non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) and International Organisations (IOs) on common security concern under Saving Lives Together (SLT) Framework for safe delivery humanitarian and development assistance in Sudan.

The Field Security Coordination/Training Officer reports to the HSST Project Lead within Sudan. The positions may be placed anywhere within Sudan, which is temporarily designated by the International Civil Service Commission as “E” hardship and a non-family duty station. Pending issuance of the Sudanese visa, the incumbent may be initially based in Nairobi, Kenya. The post requires travel within Sudan and potentially to Chad and South Sudan, in support of UNDSS cross-border operations into the Darfur region of of Sudan.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Field Security Coordination Officer may be responsible for the following duties:
• Plan and develop effective security support to enhance security collaboration with International non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) and International Organisations (IOs) under the UN security Saving Lives Together (SLT) Framework.
• Participate in humanitarian cluster meetings and develop strategy for enhanced information sharing and coordination with INGOs and IOs for safe delivery of program with regards to the safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of premises and assets.
• Assist the Chief Security Adviser on all aspects of security management, crisis readiness and preparedness and security collaboration among UN and INGOs and IOs (SLT partner organisations).
• Provides substantive inputs in the forecasting of the evolving security environment and, the UN’s security and operational responses. Using analytical techniques and collaborative team research, supports planning and ensures awareness of the current trends to enhance or adjust security programmes.
• Supports the development of risk management strategies and planning using situational awareness, critical thinking, and logic to detect and interpret early signals, emerging trends and analysis of multi-dimensional threats that may impact security. Identifies the strengths and weaknesses of different solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
• Prepares, reviews, implements, and supports security planning, security risk management documents and risk management-based security solutions through innovation and creativity. Provides written analysis of security trends and reporting of incidents. Participates in meetings, committees, and task forces, prepares papers on security issues, delivers briefings and provides responses, as needed.
• Advises on, and supports, the inclusion of security in all stages of United Nations activities and programmes. Provides advice and support to line managers responsible for security. Enables the delivery of mandates and programmes through direct operational assistance especially to the humanitarian scale-up. Supports and collaborates with relevant parties, building consensus to ensure alignment and support for security operations and initiatives to best enable UN activities.
• Supports the management of security-related projects, prioritizing work to meet deadlines and following defined processes, policies, procedures and guidance, fostering alignment with colleagues and across organizations.
• Monitors and contributes to activities that relate to the implementation and evaluation of preparedness and compliance; drives results that help support efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
• Enhances communication and trust through active collaboration, consultation and exchanges with agencies, funds, and programmes and other stakeholders, for information sharing, coordination of responses, provision of security briefings, taking into account operational activities and risks, primarily those relating to the humanitarian scale-up.
• Collaborates closely with peers and colleagues, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, and Host Government representatives with a view to understanding what the UN is trying to achieve, obtaining the best security support, and staying abreast of existing and emerging threats and how they may impact United Nations System activities, personnel, dependents, premises, residences, and property.
• Strengthens awareness and capacity of relevant personnel by supporting the development, update and delivery of contextually relevant security training and advice.
• Conducts security surveys and assessments, creatively leveraging tools and processes, identifying and recommending the most simple, reasonable, effective and efficient security measures, including when there is incomplete, contradictory and/or fluid information.
• Supports organizational resilience and contingency planning, crisis decision-making, and the development of disaster recovery and business continuity plans, by providing information and analysis including situational monitoring and updates. Assists with internally relocating personnel and assets in a conflict zone or supporting the development and implementation of evacuation plans from a country.
• Provides support to implementing and maintaining a functioning Security Communication System.
• Supports budget, finance and logistical planning for the security office and participates in relevant United Nations administration, finance, and logistics forums. Supports resource mobilization, formulates work plans and follows up on its implementation. Manages performance of security personnel under his/her supervision.
• Incorporates departmental approaches to mainstreaming gender, diversity and inclusion into all aspects of the work and ensures the implementation of people-centered security risk management approaches considering specific threats or vulnerabilities of personnel and adapting practices and measures in support of diversity and inclusion.
• Performs other functions as directed by the CSA/DSA.
Competencies
• Professionalism:
Demonstrates respect and sensitivity towards diversity in all its forms, in all cultural, gender and religious settings. Takes responsibility for incorporating different perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Contributes to an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion; places confidence in and builds trust with colleagues and stakeholders. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, including self-awareness and contextual intelligence. Shows openness to learning and commitment to self-development. Identifies issues, researches, collects data, demonstrates situational awareness, conceptual analytical and evaluative skills and participates in the resolution of issues/problems demonstrating critical thinking, perceptiveness, judgement and decision-making. Demonstrates an ability to implement policies. Ability to make quick decisions in emergencies or when rapid response is needed. Communicates complex concepts effectively both verbally and in writing. 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. Shows ability to prioritize, manage, and implement multiple high-level projects in a timely manner, even in fast-changing contexts. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Takes ownership of accountability and supports strategies to ensure compliance with all security risk management decisions and regulations. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

• 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

• Client Orientation:
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

• Managing Performance:
Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, political/social science, psychology, criminal justice, law, international relations, security management or a related field is required. A relevant first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience 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 education institution, college or academy obtained over a minimum of a three-year period.
Job – Specific Qualification
Not available.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in international relations, disarmament affairs, conflict resolution, crime or terrorism prevention, security, risk or disaster or emergency management and preparedness in the public or private sector areas responsible for responding to emergency situations that directly impact security is required.

Of these, experience in planning, design, implementation, or review of risk mitigation measures related to operations impacted by insecurity is desirable.

One (1) year of experience in field security operations is desirable.

At least one (1) year of international experience in the United Nations Security Management System is desirable.

Specialized experience in such areas as security programmes, risk assessments, or analysis is desirable.

Experience in development of crisis management strategies and training on contingency planning for humanitarian organization in high risk field environments is desirable.

Experience of substantive engagement and/or programmatic or operational coordination and security support liaising with INGO and IOs in a conflict environment is desirable
Languages
English and French are working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English (oral and written) is required. Knowledge of additional UN Official languages is desirable.

Note: Fluency equals a rating of “fluent” in all four areas (speak, read, write and understand). Knowledge of equals a rating of “confident” or “fluent” in at least two of the four areas.

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