Under the direct supervision of the Chief Security Adviser, the incumbent of the post will serve as the Deputy Security Adviser will perform the following duties :
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 in achievements.
Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
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.
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.
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.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in security management, business administration, political / social science, psychology, criminal justice, law, international relations or a related field is required.
A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A first-level university degree may be substituted with a diploma from a police or military education institution, college or academy obtained over a minimum of a three-year period.
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in security, risk or disaster or emergency management in the public or private service areas, such as national security, military or police, or in a corporate environment is required.
Of these, a minimum of 2 years of international experience security management systems is required.
Two (2) years of international experience in security operations is also required
Management experience in the public, private or corporate sector is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.