Security Coordination Officer, P3 -Mogadisho

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Security Coordination Officer, P3 -Mogadisho

  • Posting Title: SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER, P3
  • Job Code Title: SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER
  • Department/Office: United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia
  • Duty Station: MOGADISHU
  • Posting Period: 16 September 2022 – 30 September 2022
  • Job Opening Number: 22-Security-UNSOM-185830-F-Mogadishu (M)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organisational Setting and ReportingThis position is located in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and is based in Mogadishu. 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 conduct of the security programmes and activities of the United Nations System. Under the overall management of the Principal Security Adviser of UNDSS Integrated Security Workforce, Somalia, the incumbent will report to the Chief Security Officer (P5).

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Security Coordination Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Prepares draft of security plan for the Mission, designated county or geographic area, including all aspects related to elaboration, development, implementation and updating of the plan.
  • Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and all other agencies involved in peacekeeping and other missions to ensure maximum security coordination.
  • Serves as a member of the United Nations Security Management Team, contributing to implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of the security plan.
  • Assesses prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising UN staff, project personnel and dependants on potential security problems, such as mines, kidnapping, armed attacks, arrest and detention.
  • Maintains an ongoing evaluation of air, land and sea evacuation routes and resources for use in emergencies, ensuring the availability of vehicles, aircraft, vessels, fuel supply and assessable roads.
  • Ensures that fire detection devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises. Maintains fire evacuation plan and conducts fire drills and training as necessary.
  • Maintains office security by conducting physical security inspections of facilities, issuance of identity cards, if possible, background checks and entry control.
  • Provides advice and training to staff and dependants on residential security measures such as window guards, alarm systems and locks to minimize burglar intrusions.
  • Maintains dialog with authorities and international institutions such as Red Cross/Red Crescent in the event of natural disasters.
  • Ensures availability of emergency communications system by making periodic checks to determine if system is functioning properly; arranges for necessary repairs or adjustments.
  • Investigates accidents involving UN vehicles and prepares report of findings.
  • Investigates security-related incidents involving UN staff members, project personnel or eligible dependant.
  • Assumes responsibility for guard force management.
  • Maintains protection detail for senior officials as necessary.
  • Conducts security training in such subjects as the security management system, responsibilities of Area Coordinators and Wardens and personal security awareness.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

CompetenciesProfessionalism: Knowledge of security management, combined with solid background of military, police of security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately manage multiple and divers security units; 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 the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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.

Education

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent such as a senior command and staff qualification) in security management or business administration, political/social/military science or international relations with focus on security management;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • A first-level university degree may be substituted with a diploma from a police or military academy (for commissioned officers), which may be considered its equivalent, and in combination with four additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management.
  • Weapons qualification is desirable.
  • Security Analysis Process and Practice (SAPP) and/or Security Certification Program (SCP) is desirable.

Work ExperienceA minimum of five years with advanced university degree (seven years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required; of which: At least five years of progressively more senior experience in security operations management or control, within a military, police or security organization; At least two years of experience in managing multiple and diverse military, police or security units operating in a conflict or post conflict environment and at least one year experience and exposure at the international level

LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

AssessmentPreviously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special NoticeThis “Recruit from Roster” job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

HOW TO APPLY

Follow this link to Apply: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=185830

Closing date: Friday, 30 September 2022