Security Coordination Officer (Assistant Chief) (Temporary)

$94,707 - $126,905 / YEAR Expired 3 weeks ago
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JOB DETAIL

Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is located in the Support Operations Unit (SOU), Safety and Security Service (SSS), Division for Management (DM), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV). The Security Coordination Officer reports to the Chief of the Security and Safety Service. For more information on UNOV, please visit www.unov.org.
Responsibilities
Within assigned authority, the Security Coordination Officer (Assistant Chief) will be responsible for the following specific duties: • Directly coordinate and manage the Security and Safety Support Operations Unit, which includes the Administration Team, Physical Security Team, Training and Development Team and Security Investigations Team. • Manage the Safety and Security Service (SSS) UNOV administrative programme. Supervise the staffing management, human resource planning, and recruitment of the Service. Prepare, plan and monitor the Service’s budget. Coordinate procurement arrangements and contract activities of the Service, ensuring timely provision of supplies and equipment and timely initiation of service contracts for repairs and replacements of SSS installations. Manage the central inventory of property of the Service. • Manage the SSS UNOV security systems programme, including monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of existing security systems, identifying requirements for system upgrades, and facilitating systems integration. Coordinate the development and implementation of all physical and electronic security enhancement projects aimed to strengthen the security and organizational resilience at the Vienna International center. • Manage and supervise the activities of the Training and Development Team and Security Investigations Team. • Support budget, finance and logistical planning for the security office and participate in relevant United Nations administration, finance, and logistics forums. Support resource mobilization, formulate work plans and follow up on its implementation. Manage performance of security personnel under his/her supervision. • Support 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. • Strengthen awareness and capacity of relevant personnel by supporting the development, updates and delivery of contextually relevant security training and advice. • Conduct 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. • Assess prevailing security conditions, identifying security trends and advising on potential security concerns affecting UN assets, activities, and interests. • Enhance and maintain communication through active collaboration, consultation and exchanges with relevant security focal points and representatives of other agencies, to ensure maximum security coordination. • Provide support to establishing and maintaining a functioning Security Communication System. • Interact with relevant parties involved in the preparation of external security engagements, including UN external conferences, provision of technical support, and close protection missions, by ensuring that the process for the preparation of these tasks is efficient and its implementation consistent with the mandate of the Service. • Collaborate with authorities and international institutions to ensure optimal level of crisis preparedness, and act as dissemination point for Host country information relevant to the Vienna-based UN organizations. • Conduct security investigations and prepare relevant reports. • Actively implement departmental approaches to mainstreaming gender, diversity and inclusion into all aspects of the work as well as ensuring the implementation of people-centred security risk management approaches considering specific threats or vulnerabilities of personnel and adapting practices and measures in support of diversity and inclusion. • Collect and analyze data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting. • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.
Competencies
• Professionalism: Has knowledge of security management combined with solid background of military or other security specialization and some political and social knowledge of Host country. Has the ability to remain calm in stressful situations in security management. Has the ability to apply technical skills to understand and integrate the varying specializations, such as electronics, communications, mechanics, explosives and other sophisticated devices encountered in security system management. Has the ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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. • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. MANAGERIAL COMPETENCIES • Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. • Empowering Others: Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and gives staff autonomy in important areas of their work; encourages others to set challenging goals; holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility; genuinely values all staff members’ input and expertise; shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort; involves others when making decisions that affect them.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in security management, business administration, political/social science, psychology, international relations or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Job – Specific Qualification
Completion of the Security Certification Programme (SCP) is required. Completion of the Physical Security Training Course is required.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in military, police, security management or related area is required. At least two years of international experience in managing physical security projects or systems covering multiple subsystems in the UN Security Management System or similar international organizations is required. Experience with an Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) system is required. Previous investigations experience is desirable. Experience with the United Nations SAP system (Umoja) is desirable. Prior experience with UNSSS is desirable. Experience certifying documents in an SAP system (Umoja) is desirable. Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Official language is desirable.
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
Special Notice
• This position is temporarily available for an initial period of six months. 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. • At the United Nations, 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. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. • 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.
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
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Vienna, Austria
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