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UNITED NATIONS SUPPORT OFFICE IN SOMALIA

(UNSOS)

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

THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO LOCAL RECRUITMENT AND DOES NOT HAVE INTERNATIONAL ALLOWANCES OR BENEFITS 

FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

:

07 OCTOBER 2021

DATE OF ISSUANCE

:

08 SEPTEMBER 2021

FUNCTIONAL TITLE

:

FIELD SECURITY ASSISTANT

LEVEL

:

GL-6

SECTION

:

SAFETY AND SECURITY

LOCATION

:

DHUSAMAREB

DURATION OF CONTRACT

:

ONE (1) YEAR FIXED-TERM APPOINTMENT

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER

:

UNSOS/SEC/016/2021

Special Notice

This position is funded for an initial period of one year. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval. This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to United Nations staff rule 4.4. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. Local laws governing employment for non-nationals will be observed by the United Nations. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

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.

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

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships:

This position is based in the Safety and Security Section within the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS), in Dhusamareb. The Field Security Assistant at this level reports to the Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO) of UNDSS Integrated Security Workforce in Dhusamareb.

Responsibilities:

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

Coordinates the opening, closure and entry into compound to ensure security of the mission premises.

Manages all aspects of the administration and work of security guards and watchmen.

Ensures that regular patrols are conducted to check security of buildings, personnel, equipment and adherence to rules and regulations.

Ensures receipt, recording and appropriate actions are taken on information received through all communication means.

Coordinates monitoring and control of communications network to ensure security and discipline.

Conducts periodic security surveys of offices and other mission facilities to identify security vulnerabilities.

Instructs security and safety personnel in the performance of security services, including fire control and physical security of the premises, first aid procedures, use of equipment and operation of automated alarm and video surveillance system.

Conducts investigations as directed and prepares comprehensive reports and recommendations on accidents and incidents involving UN personnel, installations and equipment.

Liaises where necessary with designated host government security, safety and emergency personnel at the working level

to facilitate fact-findings and recommendations.

Exchanges security related information with mission components at the working level and UN agencies in the same area to ensure an awareness of the current security issues, as needed.

Conducts threat assessments and comprehensive site surveys.

Prepares and provides security briefings, written security advice and recommendations to the Mission hierarchy.

Any other tasks as directed by the FSCO.

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.

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.

Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required. Training in military or police procedures and practices, and self-defense techniques is required. Training in martial arts and/or specialized security practices would be an asset. Valid driver’s license and certificate of safe driving record are desirable.

Experience: At least 7 years of progressively responsible security experience with a local, national or private police, security or fire brigade organization is required. Knowledge and understanding of National Government security intelligence mechanism, security situation and dynamics in Somalia is desirable.

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 07 October 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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