Field Security Assistant

$28,311 - $38,220 / YEAR Expired 2 months ago
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Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL in Iraq and the Levant (UNITAD) and will be based in Baghdad, Iraq. The Field Security Assistant may report to the Chief Security Officer through the chain of command.
Within the limits of delegated authority and depending on location, the Field Security Assistant will carry out the following duties: • Coordinates the opening, closure and entry into buildings to ensure the security of the mission premises and issues building passes as appropriate. • Manages all aspects of the administration and work of security guards and watchmen. • Ensures that routine patrols and/or sector patrols are conducted to check the security of buildings, personnel, equipment and adherence to rules and regulations. • Ensures receipt, recording and appropriate actions are taken on information received through all communication means. • Identifies gaps in existing capability and makes recommendations for amendment, where necessary. • Conduct periodic security surveys of offices and other mission facilities to identify weaknesses and propose possible solutions. • Drafts/update ad hoc SRMs and RSMs as required. • Conducts investigations as directed and prepares comprehensive reports and recommendations on accidents and incidents involving UNITAD personnel, installations, and equipment. • Liaises where necessary with designated host government security, safety, and emergency personnel at the working level to facilitate fact-findings and recommendations. • Exchanges security-related information with mission components at the working level and UN agencies and UNDSS in the same area to ensure an awareness of the current security issues, as needed. • Translate related security and safety documentation for liaising purposes for or from designated host government security, safety, and emergency departments. • Conducts threat assessments and comprehensive site surveys. • Prepares and provides security briefings, written security advice and recommendations to the Mission hierarchy. • Produces incident-based security and travel advisories. • Prepares quarterly and other routine security reports. • Contributes to the planning process of protective services for Senior UN Officials, as necessary. • Sets up and manages a warden system according to policy. • Acts as Duty Officer within the Security Section when required. • Coordinates issuance of identity cards, background checks and entry controls, as appropriate. • Provision of handling witnesses in coordination with the Witness Protection and Support Unit. • Provide duties as a Security Officer SLO duty. • Supports and coordinates UNITAD field missions as required including driving duties. • Supports and coordinates the UNITAD security transportation service. • Produces and finalizes the administration requirements for the security transportation service. • Acts as Duty Officer within the Security Section when required. • Performs driver duties to enable the program activities, when 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Job – Specific Qualification
Not available.
Work Experience
At least seven (7) years of progressive responsible security experience, in the public or private service areas, such as national security, military or policing (law enforcement), or in a corporate environment is required. Experience in the use of Microsoft applications i.e. MS Word, Excel Access, and PowerPoint is required. Experience in security management, logistics, and transportation is desirable. Prior experience in the security and/or safety field with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable. Experience in the use of radio communications systems is desirable. Experience with driving cars with manual transmission is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post fluency in English and Arabic is required. Note: “Fluency” equals a rating of ‘fluent’ in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand).
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
Special Notice
• Fully vaccinated status for COVID-19 or willingness to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is required for this position. • 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. • This position is funded by trust fund and temporarily available. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment. • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. • Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station. • This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15. • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation. • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
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. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile 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.
No Fee
Baghdad, Iraq
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