Security Sergeant

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Security Sergeant
Job Opening
Job Opening ID: 224872
Job Network : Internal Security and Safety
Job Family : Security
Category and Level : General Service and Related Categories, G-5
Duty Station : BANGKOK
Department/Office : ESCAP Safety and Security Service
Date Posted : Jan 11, 2024
Deadline : Feb 9, 2024

Org. Setting and Reporting
The Department of Safety and Security is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system, ensure the maximum security for staff and eligible dependents as well as enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programmes and activities of the United Nations system.

This position is located in the Security and Safety Section, Bangkok, in the Department of Safety and Security. The incumbent reports to the Security Lieutenant.
Under the direct supervision of the Security Lieutenant, and overall supervision of the Chief of Security and Safety Section, the incumbent is required to perform armed security functions and the following functions:

• Conducts daily briefings and assign officers to various functions or posts.
• Supervises staff and carries out inspections to ensure that officers on duty are discharging their functions appropriately.
• Examines routine reports prepared by subordinates and certify their accuracy.
• Makes recommendations to the supervising officer on operational matters.
• Briefs officers under command of possible security threats and related operational plans.
• Assumes control of specific areas as assigned during periods of heightened security.
• Counsels, coaches and mentors officers under command.
• Provides input for the performance evaluation of security personnel under command.
• Prepares written reports of all unusual incidents.
• Makes recommendations on basic security operation.
• Performs all other related duties as required.
Core Competencies

Professionalism: Demonstrated supervisory skills with ability to provide detailed written reports and plans. Knowledge of United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices. Demonstrated sound judgment in applying United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices and in applying technical expertise to resolve a range of protection management issues/problems. Ability to supervise, lead and motivate officers under command as well as manage and evaluate performance of officers under command. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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 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.

Managerial Competencies

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.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.

A first-level university degree may be accepted in lieu of two years of required experience.
Job – Specific Qualification
Additional security or military training is required.

Work Experience
A minimum of five years (or three years if graduated with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in the security operation which includes investigation, physical security, personal protection, operational planning, fire prevention and suppression, emergency medical and hazardous material response, video imaging badge systems and methods of instruction is required.

A minimum of five years of experience in direct security personnel supervision in the United Nations Security Management System is desirable.

Experience in staff regulations and rules, shift system and time management system in the security operations in the United Nations Common System or international organizations similar to UN Common System is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

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