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This is a FS-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as Field Service. It usually requires 8 years of experience, depending on education. More about FS-5 contracts and their salaries.

Org. Setting and Reporting UNTSO was the first peacekeeping operation established by the Security Council, in its resolution 50 (1949), and continues to represent the commitment of the Council to assist in the implementation of the 1949 Armistice Agreements and their attendant ceasefires. In its resolution 73 (1949), the Council requested the Secretary-General to arrange for the continued service of such UNTSO personnel as might be required in observing and maintaining the ceasefire, as requested by the Council in its resolution 54 (1948), and as might be necessary in assisting the parties to the Agreements in the supervision of the application and observance of the terms of those Agreements. UNTSO is mandated to observe and maintain the unconditional ceasefires and assist the parties to the 1949 Armistice Agreements in the supervision of the application and observance of the terms of those Agreements. Its mandate derives from Security Council resolutions and decisions, including foundational resolutions 50 (1948), 54 (1948), and 73 (1949). UNTSO ’s activities are spread over Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and the Syrian Arab Republic to maintain the regional liaison architecture established under the Armistice Agreements.

This position is located in the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) in Jerusalem. Under the overall supervision of the Head of Mission/Chief of Staff (HoM /CoS), the Security Officer FS-5 reports to the Chief Security Officer (CSO), on all security operations

Responsibilities Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer, FS-5, may be responsible for the following duties:

.Assists the CSO / Security Officers in the office management procedures and/or supervise a Security Unit as needed. -Provide Personnel Protection service to UNTSO HoM/CoS and visiting SUNOs/UN dignitaries. -Develops and monitors the implantation of security contingency plans for a security unit. -Assesses prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising UN personnel, projects personnel and eligible dependents on security issues. -Serves as a member of the Security Cell, contributing to implementation and evaluation of the security plan. -Evaluates air, land and sea emergency evacuation capability, conducts evacuation exercises and recommends appropriate action. -Determines accessible areas, maintains tracking systems and coordinates a 24-hour Emergency Response System for HoM/ CoS. -Assesses the level of security risk for the area of operations. - Writes Personal Security Risk Assessments (PSRAs) Monitors, conducts or coordinates security operations. -Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and other UN or non-UN stake holders. -Briefs the HoM/CoS and CSO and Deputy CSO on the status, activity and requirements of the unit. -Ensure 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. -Maintains office security by conducting physical security inspections of facilities. -Identifies gaps in existing capability and make recommendation for amendment where necessary. -Contributes to the planning process of protective services for Senior UN Officials, as necessary. -Drafts Statements of Requirement and provides technical specifications for the procurement of section security equipment; Uses the Protective Services Recce Application to evaluate location- specific risk to the Principal. -Inspects Security equipment and ensures minimum equipment requirements are purchased, maintained and deployed in accordance with relevant policy. -Performs other tasks for the CSO within the section as required

Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge of security management, combined with background in military, police of security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately supervise 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and 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- High school or equivalent diploma is required. - Security Certification Program is desirable - Hostage Incident Management is desirable

Job - Specific Qualification Security Certification Program is desirable

Hostage Incident Management is desirable

Work Experience A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required.

One-year experience and exposure at international level in a conflict/post conflict is required

Experience with the Protective Services Reece Application (PSR) is desirable

Experience in security planning, security risk assessment, standard operating procedures in conflict or post-conflict environment is desirable.

Languages French and English are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this job opening, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of a second UN official language may be an advantage.

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

Special Notice This "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.

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

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 August 2021, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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