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OSESGY - Office of the Special Envoy to the Secretary-General on Yemen

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Application deadline 29 days ago: Tuesday 21 May 2024 at 03:59 UTC

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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 Safety and Security Section of the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to Yemen (OSESG-Yemen) based in Sana’a. The Security Officer reports to his/her Team Leader and is under the overall supervision of the Close Protection Coordinator (CPC) and the Chief Security Officer (CSO).


• Proactively contributes to the preparation and execution of security operations in the role as a Security Liaison Officer (SLO) during missions other than Close Protection Missions. • Coordinates and conducts Close Protection operations, in any team role, for the SESGY and other Senior UN officials (SUNOs) • Assists in/leads training sessions on close protection matters and keeps abreast with current tactics and techniques • Proactively participates in the efforts to develop and enhance the work of the OSESGY Security section, especially in her/his own areas of expertise • Contributes to the efforts to establish a Comprehensive security approach for the Office of SESG Yemen, especially in maintaining and enhancing the safety and security at the offices and guesthouses where OSESGY staff work and live •Assists in drafting and updating security contingency plans for OSESGY • Monitors prevailing local security conditions and trends and advises UN personnel, project personnel and eligible dependents on security issues; • Serves as a member of the Security Cell, contributing to implementation and evaluation of the security plan; • Monitors air, land and sea emergency evacuation capability; conducts evacuation exercises; • Assists in the evaluation accessible areas, maintain tracking systems and assist in the coordination of a 24-hour Emergency Response System; • Contributes to security risk assessments for the area of operations; • Monitors, conducts or coordinates security operations; • Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and other UN or non- UN stake holders; • Assist senior Officers in briefing to the CSA/CSO/SA/Security Coordination Officer or Deputy CSA/CSO on the status, activity and requirements of the unit; • Ensures that fire prevention devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises; Maintains fire evacuation plan and conducts fire drills and training as necessary; • Conducts routine physical security inspections of facilities; • Assumes responsibility for guard force management; Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures, and conducts security surveys of installations and facilities; implements security arrangements; • Provides advice and training to UN personnel and eligible dependents on security matters, as assigned; • Investigates security-related incidents involving UN personnel, project personnel or eligible dependents; • Contributes to the identification of gaps in existing capability and make􀆐 recommendation for amendment where necessary; • Assists in planning of protective services for Senior UN Officials, as necessary; • Monitors Security equipment and ensures minimum equipment requirements are purchased, maintained and deployed in accordance with relevant policy; • Acts as Duty Officer within the Security Section, if needed; • Performs other duties as required.


Professionalism: Knowledge of security management combined with close protection background/knowledge of tactics and techniques and background of military, police or security specialization; knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; able to recognize and appropriately react to threats; ability to effectively deal with stress factor when encountered in close protection operations; 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. 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 A Valid UNDSS Close Protection Officer Certification course (R-CPOC/R-RCPOC) is required. Please upload the valid certificate. Certification from the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Course or the UN ETB course 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.

Work Experience

A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in the military, police, security management or analysis with a military, police or international security management organization is required, including at least two years of experience and exposure at the international level. At least two years of experience and exposure at the international level in a conflict and post conflict environment is required. Experience and proficiency in the use of close protection weapons, communications, surveillance equipment, and vehicles is required.


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


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. • This position is temporarily available for 2 months. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment. • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. • Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station. • This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15. • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation. • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

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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