UN Offices

Security Coordination Officer

UN Offices

Job Description

This position is located within the OHCHR Fact-finding Mission on the Situation of Human Rights in Venezuela and based in Panama. The Security Coordination Officer reports directly to the Coordinator, Fact-finding Mission on the Situation of Human Rights in Venezuela and to the Senior Security Manager in OHCHR Geneva, through the Field Safety and Security Coordinator. Functional responsibility for security rests with the Coordinator, Fact-finding Mission on the Situation of Human Rights in Venezuela supported by the OHCHR Safety and Security Section.

Responsibilities

Review and monitor the situation in Venezuela and neighbouring countries with specific regard as to how it relates or may have an impact on Fact-finding Mission (FFM) activities in the region; Advise the Members and the Coordinator with regard to all security-related matters and develop tactics, techniques and procedures in accordance with the provisions of the UN Security Management System for the safe conduct of all FFM activities with special focus on field missions; Arrange all security aspects of visits by the members as necessary; In the context of field visits, ensure continuous mission tracking, whereas he/she is directly involved or by remotely monitoring the movement of mission staff; Prepare Security Risk Management for all the locations where the FFM will operate and for each mission separately; Ensure that FFM reaches and maintains full Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), as established for each visited country, in all of its' activities; Be familiar with the Warden system of each mission's place and ensure staff is knowledgeable about it; Make sure that mission staff and drivers engaged in driving UN vehicles or rented vehicles for official purposes are fully trained in safe driving procedures; Establish working relationship with all other security elements of the UN Security Management System to ensure maximum security coordination; Ensure availability, compatibility for each place and proper functioning of security-related Communication Systems during the missions and all other security-related duties as assigned by the supervisors. Perform other duties as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of security management combined with solid background of military or other security specialization and some political and social knowledge of country of assignment; understanding of human rights aspects. Ability to deal effectively with stress factor when encountered in security management. Ability to apply technical skills to understand and consolidate the varying specializations such as electronics, communications, mechanics, explosives and other sophisticated devices encountered in security system 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. 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 two additional 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 or certification from a national police or military academy at officer level.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in military, police, security management, preferably in the police or military context or related area is required. Three (3) years of experience working in the field, preferably within UN Security Management system is required. Experience working in and on the region is desirable. Experience in the area of human rights or international humanitarian law is also desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English and Spanish (both oral and written) is required. Working knowledge of other UN languages would be an asset.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

THIS TEMPORARY POSITION IS AVAILABLE FOR SIX (8) MONTHS FROM 1 JANUARY 2020 SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING.

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. Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side 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

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

Apply Now