Security Officer, Bentiu, Juba At United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan

Closing date: Wednesday, 15 March 2023



Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan

Duty Station: Bentiu; Juba;

Posting Period: 14 February 2023 – 15 March 2023

Job Opening Number: 23-Security-UNMISS-201601-R- (M)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organisational Setting and ReportingThese positions are in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) of Safety and Security Section, located in Juba and Bentiu; both classified as an “E” hardship duty station and a non-family duty station. Under the overall supervision of the Principal Security Advisor (PSA), the Security Officer FS-5 reports to the Field Security Coordination Officer / Area Security Adviser/ Chief of the Operations on all security operations and related matters.


Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Officer, FS-5, may be responsible for the following duties: – Assists the Security Coordination Officer / Field Security Coordination Officer/ Security Officers in the office management procedures and/or supervise a Security Unit as needed. – Assists to develop and monitor 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. – Participates in the Security Cell, contributing to implementation and evaluation of the security plans. – Evaluates emergency evacuation capability, conducts evacuation exercises and recommends appropriate action: – Determines accessible areas, maintains tracking systems and coordinates a 24-hour Emergency Response System. – Assesses the level of security risk for the area of operations- 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 Field Security Coordination Officer on the status, activity and requirements of the unit. – Ensures 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. – Assumes responsibility for guard force management; Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures and conducts security surveys of installations and facilities; implements security arrangements. – Provides advice and training to UN personnel and eligible dependents on security matters, as assigned. – Identifies the training needs of security and mission’s staff. – conducts Investigations of security-related incidents involving UN personnel, project personnel or eligible dependents. – 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. – Inspects Security equipment and ensures minimum equipment requirements are purchased, maintained and deployed in accordance with relevant policy. – Coordinates issuance of identity cards, background checks and entry controls, as appropriate. – Sets up and manages a warden system according to policy. – Performs other duties as required.

CompetenciesProfessionalism: 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations. 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.

EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job – Specific QualificationRelevant training in security, police or military is desirable.

Work ExperienceA minimum of eight (08) years with a high school diploma of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or international security management origination is required. At least one year of experience exposure in an international conflict or a post conflict environment is required. Experience in security planning, security risk assessment, and standard operating procedures in conflict or post-conflict environment is desirable.

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

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

Special NoticeExtension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds or extension of the mandate. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. Qualified women that meet the requirements of this job opening are particularly encouraged to apply and will be given full consideration in accordance with the United Nations efforts to increase women participation in its workforce.

United Nations ConsiderationsAccording 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.