FIELD SECURITY ASSISTANT

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UNMHA - United Nations Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement

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The salary for this job should be more than 1,583 USD.

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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Safety and Security Section in the United Nations Mission to Support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA) based in Aden, Yemen. The Field Security Assistant will report to the Security Officer.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority and depending on location, the Field Security Assistant will perform the following duties: • Coordinate with local authorities on UNMHA operational activities in Aden and Mocha • Manages all aspects of the administration and work of security guards and watchmen. • Ensures that routine patrols and/or sector patrols are conducted to check security of buildings, personnel, equipment, and adherence to rules and regulations. • Receives, records, and appropriately takes action based on information received through all communication means. • Communication with airport officials to facilitate UNMHA VIP field missions. • Monitors adherence to computer and information security guidelines. • Works closely with the Mission IT section to ensure the implementation and maintenance of all technical related matters that are necessary for a secure IT network environment. • Investigates IT security breaches in conjunction with the IT section. • Conducts security surveys of offices and other Mission facilities. • Obtains comprehensive security information and produces background papers relating to incidents that affect safety and security in the Mission. • Instructs personnel in the performance of security services, including fire control and physical security of the premises, first aid procedures, use of equipment and operation of automated alarm and video surveillance system. • Conducts investigations as directed and prepares comprehensive reports on accidents and incidents involving UN personnel, installations and equipment. • Liaises under the direct supervision of the CSO, where necessary with designated host government security, safety and emergency officials. • Liaises and exchanges security related information under the direct supervision of the CSO, with all components of the mission and other UN agencies in the area. • Manage and conduct long distance security convoys for UNMHA field missions. • Prepares and provides security briefings, written security advice and recommendations to the Mission hierarchy. • Produces incident based security and travel advisories. • Prepares quarterly and security situation reports for UNMHA CSO • Performs various security tasks set by the CSO, including field missions to the entire area of operation.

Competencies

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 management issues/problems. Ability to lead, motivate officers under command as well as manage and evaluate performance of officers under command. Ability to provide oversight and take responsibility for delegated assignment 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 the 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.

Education

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

Job - Specific Qualification

Training in military or police procedures and practices, and self-defense techniques is required Training in martial arts and/or specialized security practices is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible security experience with a local, national or private police, security or fire brigade organization is required. Two (2) Years of experience working for UN entities or similar international organization is required. Experience in managing and conducting long distance security convoys for field missions is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Arabic(both oral and written) is required. NOTE: Fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.

Assessment

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 in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. The United Nations Secretariat maintains rosters of qualified and available candidates to fill anticipated job openings in peacekeeping operations, special political missions, and other field operations. The purpose of this job opening is to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the Field Security Assistant, GS-5 roster. The entire assessment process takes an average of six months; all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) within 14 days of the conclusion of the process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently will be invited to apply for field mission vacancies open only to roster members. Roster membership does not guarantee selection.

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.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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