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ASSISTANT SECURITY OFFICER – Dhobley, Somalia

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UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE MISSION IN SOMALIA

(UNSOM)

UNITED NATIONS CORE VALUES: INTEGRITY, PROFESSIONALISM, RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO SOMALI NATIONALS ONLY AND DOES NOT HAVE INTERNATIONAL BENEFITS

FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

:

08 APRIL 2021

DATE OF ISSUANCE

:

10 MARCH 2021

FUNCTIONAL TITLE

:

ASSISTANT SECURITY OFFICER

LEVEL

:

NO-A

SECTION

:

SAFETY AND SECURITY

LOCATION

:

DHOBLEY

DURATION OF CONTRACT

:

ONE (1) YEAR FIXED-TERM APPOINTMENT

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER

:

UNSOM/SEC/005/2021

Special Notice

This position is funded for an initial period of one year. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval. Appointment against this post is on a local basis. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up the appointment. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.

Interested applicants who are working with UN Contractors must fulfil the obligations of their contracts with the UN Contractors in order to be eligible to apply for this vacancy.

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships:

This position is based in the Safety and Security Section within the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), in Dhobley. The Assistant Security Officer is under the overall supervision of Principal Security Adviser (PSA) and will report to the Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO) based in Kismayo, Somalia.

Responsibilities:

Within delegated authority, the Assistant Security Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Prepares draft security plan for the mission, designated county or geographic area, including all aspects related to elaboration, development, and implementation and updating of the plan.

Establishes and maintains close relations with host country security agencies and acts as liaison between the senior security professionals and the host country services.

Serves as a member of the United Nations Security Cell, contributing to the implementation and the evaluation of the effectiveness of the security plan.

Assesses prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising UN staff, project personnel and dependents on potential security problems, such as mines, kidnapping, armed attacks, arrest and detention.

Supports the ongoing evaluation of air, land and sea evacuation routes and resources for use in emergencies, ensuring the availability of vehicles, aircrafts, vessels, fuel supply and assessable roads.

Ensures that fire detection devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises. Maintains fire evacuation plan and conducts fire drills and training as necessary.

Supports office security by conducting physical security inspections of facilities, issuance of identity cards, if possible background checks and entry control.

Maintains dialogue with authorities and international institutions such as Red Cross/Red Crescent in the event of natural disasters.

Ensures availability of emergency communications systems by making periodic checks to determine if the system is functioning properly, arranges for necessary repairs or adjustments.

Supports the investigation of accidents involving UN Vehicles and prepares report of findings.

Supports the investigation of security-related incidents involving UN staff members, project personnel or eligible dependent.

Other duties as required.

Competencies:

Professionalism: 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.

Team Work: 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; 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.

Qualifications:

Education: First level university degree in security management, information management or business administration, political/social science or international relations with focus on security management. Formal certification training in a recognized military or police academy or college in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of a first level university degree.

Experience: A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in military, police or security management (preferably in the police or military context or related area).

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English and Somali (both oral and written) is required.

Assessment

Method: Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates may submit their applications including their United Nations Personal History Profile (PHP) to the address mentioned below quoting vacancy announcement number and functional title on the subject line on or before the deadline. The PHP is on the https://unsos.unmissions.org/jobs. Applications submitted after the deadline 08 April 2021 will not be accepted. Curriculum Vitaes (CVs) will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Email: recruitment-unsoa@un.org

Kindly attach copies of relevant academic certificates, Passport and or National Identification Card. These are required as part of your application for consideration of eligibilty. Please note CID and NISA Certificates are required at a later stage of the recruitment process.

The United Nations shall place 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 DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING).

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