This position is located in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Safety and Security Section in Geneva. The incumbent reports directly to the Field Safety and Security Unit Coordinator under the overall supervision of OHCHR Senior Security Manager.Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Security Coordination Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
- Closely monitors security developments related to OHCHR staff deployed in assigned areas and coordinates operational aspects as per provisions of UN Security Management System; - Prepares Security Risk Management for OHCHR field missions travelling to assigned areas; - Develops and delivers security awareness Training Programs in coordination with the UN wide plan;
- Develops driver and transports safety programs and ensures the safe driving practices of OHCHR staff.
- Develops and ensures implementation of Security Risk Management recommendations, and related standard costs for offices, facilities and property of OHCHR in the field; - Maintains files on the evacuation plans of all duty stations or offices where OHCHR staff are deployed. Ensures all staff is aware of their responsibilities and preparations in case of evacuation; - Conducts staff briefings on security preparations and country situations prior to travel; - Accompanies staff to the field as part of special activity such as Commissions of Inquiry and Investigative missions; - Conducts security evaluation missions in potentially difficult locations; - Conducts regular Analysis of the security situation in locations where OHCHR is or intends to operate to enable appropriate security responses with regard to safety of staff; - Maintains and updates the security reporting system, in particular incident reports and ensures the notification of appropriate staff members; - Obtains and prepares security and staff safety bulletins and manuals and disseminates to OHCHR staff.
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. 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.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in security management, business Administration, political science, social science, psychology, international relations or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Military or Police Academy degrees (at officer's level), may also be considered in lieu of the first level university degree.Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in military, police, security management or related area is required.
Proven experience of work within a United Nations Security Management system is desirable.
Experience in the area of human rights or international humanitarian law is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English or French is required, knowledge of the other is also required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or availability of funds.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.
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