The Department of Safety and Security (DSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system to enable the safest and most efficient and effective conduct of the programs and activities of the United Nations system.
This position is located in the Security and Safety Section, Bangkok, in the Department of Safety and Security. The incumbent is required to perform security functions and Coordination for the UN ESCAP Seismic Mitigation Project and reports to the Deputy Chief of Security and Safety Section or supervising officer.
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Security and Safety Section, and overall supervision of the Chief of Security and Safety Section, the incumbent is required to perform the following functions:
•Organizes and manages security activities and operations supporting the construction phase of ESCAP Seismic Mitigation Project (SMP).
•Consults with and advises the Deputy Chief on all security matters and related activities for the SMP.
•Coordinates with the SMP team on security and safety measures, coordinates with internal and external parties, including contractors and contracted security personnel, ensuring that access control, Security Screening and other measures are consistent with UNDSS physical security standards.
•Participates in line-ups of officers to ensure that they are knowledgeable of the daily SMP security requirements.
•Coordinates assignments of officers to SMP support areas and maintains contact with supervisory personnel and officers.
•Directly supervises assigned personnel.
•Ensures that all posts are properly and effectively staffed.
•Ensures the proper maintenance of all relevant equipment and records.
•Prepares and reviews incident reports related to SMP; guarantees that all incidents and complaints reported are effectively addressed.
•Reviews all SMP meeting and construction schedules to determine staffing requirements. Recommends inter-unit redeployments to resolve temporary personnel shortages.
•Assumes command of Emergency or heightened security situations until properly relieved.
•Replaces Security Inspectors as required.
•Performs all other related duties as required.
Professionalism: Knowledge of United Nations Security Policies, procedures and practices. Demonstrated sound judgment in applying United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices and in applying technical expertise to resolve a range of protection issues/problems. Ability to lead and motivate officers under command as well as manage and evaluate performance of officers under command. Demonstrated decision-making capacity. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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.
Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Managerial Competencies: Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Additional security or military training is required.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in all areas of the security operation within the UN Security Service, including investigation, physical security, personal protection, strategic and operational planning, fire prevention and suppression, emergency medical and hazardous material response, video imaging badge systems and methods of instruction or related area is required.
Experience in managing and implementing physical security related projects is desirable.
Experience in Security Risk Management and security operations in the United Nations Security Management System is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.Assessment
Qualified applicants may be evaluated through a competency-based interview and/or other assessment methods.Special Notice
Appointment against this post is on a local basis; candidates shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of the Department of Safety and Security, Bangkok office, irrespective of nationality and length of time the candidate may have been in the country. If no suitable local candidate is identified, candidates residing abroad may be considered. The candidate is responsible for any expenses incurred in taking the relevant examinations at the duty station, and of any costs related to traveling and relocating to the duty station in the event of an employment offer.
The incumbent of this post is required to perform extended walking inspection patrols of the United Nations premises. The incumbent is expected to be assigned to perform their duties on any shift on any day (including weekends and holidays) according to the exigencies of the service.
This is a temporary position and will be available for 364 days. If selected, an internal candidate will be on temporary assignment to the post; an external candidate will initially be offered a temporary appointment. Any extension of appointment is subject to satisfactory performance and continued availability of the post.
Must have passed the United Nations Global General Service Test (GGST) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices Away from Headquarters.
Must have passed the United Nations Security Officer Test (SOT).
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.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across Duty Stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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.
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