United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
|Posting Title:||SECURITY LIEUTENANT, G6|
|Job Code Title:||SECURITY LIEUTENANT|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Office at Geneva|
|Posting Period:||27 January 2023 – 25 February 2023|
|Job Opening Number:||23-Security-UNOG-198921-R-Geneva (R)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Security and Safety Service of the United Nations Office at Geneva. The incumbent reports to the Inspector Operations.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Service and the direct supervision of the Inspector Operations, the incumbent performs the following duties:
•Manages and organizes the activities and operations of the Unit.
•Inspects line-ups of officers to ensure that they are properly attired and equipped, as well as knowledgeable of the daily security requirements.
•Assigns officers to areas and maintains contact with supervisory personnel and officers.
•Directly supervises Unit personnel (including drafting disciplinary reports, evaluating regular and temporary staff).
• Instructs and directs all staff under command in their duties and responsibilities.
• Ensures that all posts are properly and effectively manned (including ensuring that first-line supervisors make frequent patrols to all static and mobile posts to observe work performance and to further brief officers on duty, as well as carrying out patrols to monitor performance of officer under command and to inspect uniforms, equipment and general appearance of subordinates).
• Ensures the proper maintenance of all relevant equipment and records.
• Prepares and reviews incident reports of the Unit; guarantees that all incidents and complaints reported are effectively addressed.
• Reviews and plans all meeting and special event schedules to determine staffing requirements.
• Assumes command of emergency or heightened security situations until properly relieved.
• Supervises traffic control within the grounds of the Palais and enforces traffic regulations.
• Conducts investigations of all security incidents at UNOG including breaches of security measures, accidents and injuries, thefts, loss of official property, complaints by staff members, delegates, mission members and visitors.
• Enforces a Fire Prevention and Safety Programme to provide the necessary protection for delegates, staff, visitors and buildings of UNOG.
• Prepares cost estimates related to his/her unit’s operations and overtime forms and supporting documentation.
• Drafts risk analysis when required.
• Ensures the smooth functioning of the accreditation of delegates and visitors.
• May be assigned to other units of the service.
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices. Demonstrated sound judgment in applying United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices and in applying technical expertise to resolve a range of protection issues/problems. Ability to lead and motivate officers under command as well as manage and evaluate performance of officers under command. Demonstrated decision-making capacity. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of security matters; 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 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; builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members; 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.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
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.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Job – Specific Qualification
A valid driver’s license is required.
A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in the police, military or security services of the United Nations or other similar international organization is required.
Out of these seven years, at least (4) years having been spent in a United Nations Security and Safety Service are desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English or French and knowledge of the other language are required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a technical assessment, which will be followed by a competency-based interview.
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located. Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
The incumbent is required to work irregular shift hours on 24/7 basis. May be required to work extended duty shifts on short notice based on the exigencies of the service.
Internal and external candidates with the required qualifications must pass the written entrance test for United Nations security and safety staff. An invitation to sit the test will be sent by e-mail to candidates with the required qualifications.
Weapons handling: the selected candidates must pass a written and practical test in handling the firearms used by United nations security officers within six months of being hired. If the candidates fail this test, his/her contract will not be renewed.
Physical condition: Must be in excellent physical and mental shape. The selected candidate is subject to satisfactory medical clearance that includes a psychological test.
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.
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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