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This is a G-6 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 6 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be more than 2,538 USD.

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Crisis Coordination Center (CCC)/Security Operation Centre (SOC)/Radio Room with the Security Section within the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Baghdad. The Field Security Assistant G6 reports to Security Officer /Head of CCC/SOC on all related security operation matters.

Responsibilities Within the delegated authority, the Field Security Assistant will carry out the following functions:

  • Ensures all SOC Assistants perform duties according to SOC procedures, builds capacity and ensures staff are trained in all security communication systems and monitors staff performance.
  • Ensures that all SOC Assistants develop the capacity of handling all security communication systems in the Security Operations Centre.
  • Coordinates monitoring and control of communications network to ensure security and discipline.
  • Assists the CCC/SOC Head of Unit in coordinating security-related crises and assist to manage safety and security incidents.
  • Drafts CCC flash reports, advisories, alerts, warnings and their timely distribution to the UNSMS organizations at the duty station once the CCC is activated.
  • Assists the CCC/SOC Head of Unit in coordination of operational security issues with the organizations of the UNSMS in Iraq.
  • Coordinates technical support for the CCC/SOC i.e. follow up with FTS, security logistics, and other concerned departments/units in resolving technical problems affecting the effective functioning of CCC/SOC.
  • Contributes to CCC/SOC operations i.e. responding to emergencies, incidents management, broadcasting security advisories and information circulars
  • Liaises where necessary, with designated host government security, safety, and emergency personnel at the working level to facilitate fact-findings and recommendations.
  • Exchanges security related information with mission components at the working level and UN agencies in the same area to ensure an awareness of the current security issues, as needed.
  • Produces incident-based security and travel advisories.
  • Prepares quarterly and other routine security reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Competencies Professionalism: 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Technological Awareness: Keep abreast of available technology. Understand applicability and limitations of technology; Actively seek to apply technology to appropriate risks; Show willingness to learn new technology.

Education High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job - Specific Qualification Driving permit is desirable.

Physical fitness is required.

Training in communication equipment and computers is desirable.

Work Experience A minimum of Seven (07) years of progressively responsible experience in security services with a military, police, private security company or UN security management system is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to 5 for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher.

Experience in Security Operations Center and Crises Coordination Center is desirable..

Experience in handling communication equipment is desirable.

Experience and exposure at the international level and or experience working in International Organization is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in both English and Arabic is required.

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

Special Notice Applicants must ensure that their name in the application matches the name on their national passport or Government provided national Identification Document (ID). A discrepancy between the name in the applicant's application and national ID/passport may impact the recruitment process.

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

All non-Iraqi applicants need to have a valid work permit for Iraq and need to upload a copy of such work permit.

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.

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.

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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