CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER
FAO
ISLAMABAD
3h ago

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the Security Section in United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) and is based in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The incumbent will report to the Head of Mission and Chief Military Observer (HoM / CMO) and frequently interact with the Chief Security Advisor.

Responsibilities

Within the limits of delegated authority, the Chief Security Officer will be responsible for performing the following duties :

Operations :

  • Leads, supervises and manages the Mission Security Unit.
  • Acts as primary point of contact with UNDSS both in Pakistan and India (CSA / SA).
  • Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures, such as barriers, issuance of identity cards, background checks, and entry controls, as appropriate, for normal or emergency conditions.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of prevailing fire safety measures in effect in assigned areas of responsibility, including fire prevention devices, fire-fighting equipment, and evacuation plans.
  • Determines need for and provides training and advice to UN staff and dependents on residential security measures such as window guards, alarm systems and locks to prevent burglar intrusions.
  • Ensures availability of emergency communications by making periodic checks to determine if system is functioning properly.
  • Arranges for necessary repairs or adjustments.

  • Establishes procedures for and supervises investigations and reporting of accidents involving UN vehicles and investigation of security-related incidents involving UN staff members, project personnel or eligible dependents.
  • Assumes responsibility for guard force management, as assigned.
  • Arranges protection detail for senior personnel or visiting VIP’s as necessary.
  • Conducts and supervises security training in such subjects as the security management system, responsibilities of Wardens and personal security awareness.
  • Assists in budget preparation by the Mission in relation to the security component of the Mission's budget estimates.
  • Advice and Coordination :

  • Advises the Head of Mission on all security-related matters and participates in discussions and development of security policies and procedures.
  • Establishes lines of communication with security focal points and all other agencies involved in peacekeeping and other missions to ensure maximum security coordination.
  • Establishes and maintains dialog with local security authorities and international institutions for coordination of efforts in the event of natural disasters.
  • Planning :

  • Oversees adherence to security policies and procedures including preparation, maintenance and updating of area-specific security and contingency plans;
  • supervises compliance and implementation of security standards.

  • Reviews and monitors activities related to security risk management including the preparation of security risk management and the development of risk management measures.
  • Serves as a member of the Security Cell (Inter-Agency Security Cell).
  • Serves as member of the mission Security Management Team, contributing to planning, implementation and evaluation of effectiveness of security plans and other aspects of security operations.
  • Plans for air, land and sea evacuation capability to be used in emergencies, ensuring availability of aircraft, vessels, railways, vehicles, fuel supply, accessable roads, ports and airfields.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.
  • Competencies

    Professionalism : Knowledge in the field of security risk management, especially of the UNSMS. Ability to make quick decisions in emergencies or when rapid response is required.

    Ability to communicate complex concepts orally. Ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others.

  • Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. Shows pride in work and 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.

  • 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.

  • Planning and Organizing : Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments and 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.

  • Managing Performance : Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member;
  • Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines;
  • Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative;
  • Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in security management, business administration, political / social science, psychology, international relations or a related field is required.

    A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Relevant would be military or police academy / staff college education equivalent to a first level or advanced university degree.

    Security Certification Programme (SCP) certification and completion of Security Analysis Processes and Practices (SAPP DSS) course are required.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in security, police or military service with extensive command or leadership experience is required.

    A minimum of 2 years of international exposure in a management function in the United Nations or other international organizations is required.

    A minimum of 2 years of international experience in security operations is required.

    Languages

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

    Assessment

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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