These temporary posts are located in the Security and Safety Service of the (COMPANY NAME) Office at Geneva. Under the overall command of the Chief of Security, the Security Officer is required to perform security functions and reports directly to the Security Sergeant.
Within delegated authority, the Security Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
- Carries out security and safety tasks, including the enforcement of access control regulations on vehicles and pedestrians, the surveillance of the premises and the response to incidents and accidents. In this regard, provides assistance in security screening, and handles security and safety surveillance and detection equipment.
- Provides information and directions to all persons associated with the organization.
- Maintains alertness for any potential or actual breaches of security and any disturbances or unusual activity, and reports these immediately to his/her direct supervisor.
- Participates in control of circulation and parking of vehicles.
- Drafts reports on all incidents, accidents or irregularities.
- Assists with evacuations and follows instructions until the specialized emergency services arrive, in the case of fires, bomb threats, elevator breakdowns or other incidents.
- Provides support in mobile and foot patrols of the UNOG premises and Annexes locations.
- May be assigned to other units of the service as required.
- All duties are performed in uniform.
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of computers and office techniques. Must have a level of physical fitness to enable discharge of assigned duties with due diligence and effectiveness.
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 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.
High school diploma or equivalent. Must hold a valid driving licence.
A minimum of 1 year of relevant experience in police, military or security services of the (COMPANY NAME) Common System or a similar international organization is required.
Experience in a safety and security service at the (COMPANY NAME) is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English or French and knowledge of the other language are required.
Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise on physical conditions, to be taken prior or after the security and safety officers test, and which may be followed by a
The (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Recruitment for these positions is on a local basis, whether or not the candidates are residents of the duty station. The estimated start date is 1 July 2020, for a maximum duration of 364 days.
Internal and external candidates with the required qualifications must pass the written entrance test for (COMPANY NAME) Security and Safety Staff. An invitation to sit the test will be sent by e-mail to candidates with the required qualifications. Physical condition: must be in excellent physical and mental health. Selected candidates are subject to satisfactory medical clearance that includes a psychological test. The incumbent might be required to work irregular shift hours as we provide security services on 24/7 basis. May be required to work extended duty shifts on short notice based on the exigencies of the service.
Candidates should have no expectation of any fixed-term appointment possibility after the end of these temporary assignments. If the selected candidates are internal staff members of the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat, the selection will be recorded as temporary assignments. Subsequent to the initial temporary appointment, new and successive temporary appointments may be granted for service in the same office or in a different office any number of times, for any duration, provided that the length of service does not exceed the period of 364 calendar days.
A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. All TJOs in the General Service and related categories, at the levels GS-5, GS-6 and GS-7 shall be open only to internal staff members at the respective duty station holding a Fixed-Term Appointment, Continuing Appointment or Permanent Appointment. When a qualified internal staff member cannot be identified, the hiring manager may submit a request for an exception for selecting an external candidate (including a staff member holding a temporary appointment). Such requests must be substantiated and submitted to the respective Recruitment focal point who in turn will review them for transmittal to OHRM. In addition, all new entry-level recruitment in the General Service and related categories, for positions at the GS-4/TC-3/S-2/AI levels and below, irrespective of the source of funding, will only be granted Temporary Appointments. Vacancies at these levels are open to both internal and external candidates, including staff members on temporary appointments. However, priority consideration will be given to serving staff members holding Fixed-Term Appointments followed by those holding Temporary Appointments. New external candidates will only be considered when a serving
staff member holding a Fixed-Term or Temporary Appointment cannot be identified. Selection of a new external candidate requires the approval of OHRM. No entry level Fixed- Term Appointments will be granted to new external candidates. While these temporary assignments may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for these positions is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. External candidates selected for these positions are bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://wxx.xx.xxx/xxxxxxxxxxx/xxxxxxx.
(COMPANY NAME) Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the (COMPANY NAME), 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 (COMPANY NAME) 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 (COMPANY NAME) 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 (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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 (COMPANY NAME) including the Charter of the (COMPANY NAME), 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 (COMPANY NAME) DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE (COMPANY NAME) DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS