Job Description

The Security Guard will be reporting directly to the Security Assistant, he/she is responsible in assisting the Safety & Security Associate in monitoring the physical security as well as ensuring the compliance with Security Policies at the UN City, Copenhagen facility. He/she is expected to take a proactive approach in order to prevent security/safety related incidents to follow operational instructions given by the Security Assistant or the Safety & Security Associate. It is the main responsibility of the Security Guard to perform patrols, man the control center and perform post duty both indoor and outdoor at the UN City, Copenhagen complex. He/she is expected to respond to alarms and incidents in accordance with the instructions and guidelines given in this document and in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the respective post. The Security Guard is expected to be visible throughout the duration of the shift on a 24/7/365 basis and to report to the supervisor and (if possible) prevent and/or mitigate any event with potential impact on UN operations. He/she must be prepared to work irregular hours (including night shifts over longer periods). The Security Guard will at times be expected to perform supervisory duties. He/she will also be expected to work independently and make informed decisions in accordance with established safety and security procedures Functional Responsibilities

The duties of the Security Guard include, but are not limited to:
  • Performing indoor and outdoor duties on site as per SOP’s of the designated post.
  • Document all incidents on site relevant to the UN in Daily Activity Report (DAR) and ensure secure storage of any such documentation.
  • Take a proactive approach in ensuring the continuous security and safety of UN City.
  • Report damages and failures to facilities department and other appropriate contacts.
  • Assist employees, guests and contractors on site in complying with security policies including ensuring the enforcement of UN City control and access procedures.
  • Assist in case of emergencies and evacuations. (To be dispatched by SCC).
  • Participate in the 24/7/365 shift rotation between SCC, patrolling and access control.
  • All officers are required to undergo training enabling them to backfill other security departmental task and functions without operational disruption (cross training)
  • Handle mail and delivers.
  • Ensure continuous operation of the on-site CCTV and access control systems.
  • Monitor all available alarm and surveillance systems and take immediate and appropriate action when needed.
  • Document all incidents on site by active use of CCTV and assure secure storage of such documentation.
  • Report any security incident to the SA/SSA.
  • Perform tasks not specifically mentioned in these terms of reference, in compliance with the UN Copenhagen Security post orders and as requested by the SA/SSA
Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • A Secondary degree and mandatory AMU-course for Security Officers or relevant UN, police, military or Fire Department training is required.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience from relevant administrative work with the UN, a security company, the police, the military or the Fire Services is required.
Language requirement:
  • Excellent skills in both English & Danish (oral and written).
Legal requirements:
  • No entries in employees criminal record (penal code violations). Record must be provided to department management on an annual basis.

  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge.
  • Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Individual Contract Agreement  Contract level: LICA 2 Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/Internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks. Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and Development Projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, Financial Management and Human Resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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