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This is a FS-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Field Service. It usually requires 6 years of experience, depending on education. More about FS-4 contracts and their salaries.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Close Protection Team for the Panel of Experts on Yemen (POEY) within the Safety & Security Section of the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary general for Yemen (OSESGY). The Close Protection Officer will be based in Aden and will report to the SCO in Aden and POEY Close Protection Team Leader.


• Conducts and coordinates personal protection operations for Panel of Experts during their visits to Yemen. • Remains within the proximity of the panel members at all times. • Remains vigilant and alert in case of any threat to the protected person and acts accordingly. • Conducts all personal protection security operations as outlined in the UN personal protection management guidelines. • Coordinates all activities with relevant parties as required. • Whenever necessary, supervises drivers attached to the Close Protection Unit in the performance of their assigned duties. • Operates all personal protection equipment and ensures equipment readiness and condition. • Carries all issued equipment while on duty. • Conducts training sessions on personal protection subjects. • Acts as Security Liaison Officer when required. • Acts as the armory custodian in Aden. • Supervises the Unarmed Guards in OSESGY Office and Guest House in Aden and takes responsibility for the common security work on the OSESGY premises as an active part of the Safety & Security Section in Aden. • Reports any security related incidents and updates to the Security Coordination Officer in Aden. • Performs any other duties, as assigned.


Professionalism: Proper implementation of the SOPs in accordance with the UN standards in close protection. Ensures that close protection operations are conducted in accordance with UN methodology and standard. Effectively ensures the safety and security of UN staff, UN property, project personnel and eligible dependents in field duty stations; enhances the credibility of the United Nations as an instrument of peace and justice. 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 peers and supervisors 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.


High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate is required.

Job - Specific Qualification

A valid driver’s license is required. Valid certification on UN ETB course or IFAK is required. Please upload certificates. A Valid United Nations Firearm Authorization Card is required with validity of not less than 6 months. Please provide details on certification dates and location. Training on Close Protection Operations with a local, national, private or international security organization is required.

Work Experience

At least 6 years of progressively responsible experience in close protection with a local, national, private or international security organization is required. At least one year of experience working in close protection in or in support of a field operation of the United Nations Common System is required. At least 1 year of progressively responsible experience in security coordination in support of a field operation of the United Nations is desirable. Experience and training on Mine Awareness, Hostile Detection, Counter Surveillance and Civil Unrest counter measures are desirable. Experience in supporting, coordinating and providing security for a Panel of Experts is desirable.


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


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

Special Notice

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile 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.

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