This position is located in the Security and Safety Service (SSS) Vienna, Division for Management (DM), (COMPANY NAME) Office at Vienna (UNOV. The Associate Security Officer (Assistant Chief) works under the direct supervision of the Chief of SSS Vienna.
Within delegated authority, the Associate Security Officer (Assistant Chief) will be responsible for the following duties:
* Support the Chief of Service in all security-related matters. If required, in the absence of the Chief and the Deputy Chief, represent and manage the Service.
* Chair and/or organize coordination meetings and/or panels, meetings, briefings, functions, etc. where the Service needs to be represented.
* Perform investigations and fact-finding and/or security assessments and assist with various administrative, human resources and budgetary matters.
* Assist in monitoring the prevailing threat environment, identifying security threats, vulnerabilities, security trends and potential risks, and in formulating and recommending effective preventive countermeasures.
* Assist in the response to crisis events and security incidents through the establishment, implementation, and monitoring of policies and procedures as well as preparing contingency plans for crisis/security/emergency situations.
* Assist in preparing, drafting, editing and reviewing a broad range documents, such as security plans.
* Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. background papers, policy review, reports, data inputs, briefing notes, communication outputs etc.
* Assist in the recruitment and training of personnel.
* Supervise security and/or other general staff personnel, manage teams as assigned and conduct performance management.
* Serve as a member of working groups, panels etc. on various matters as assigned.
* Liaise with relevant stakeholders such as UN system organizations, Member States and host country authorities.
* Coordinate various projects internally and with UN system partners as required.
* Provide support to (COMPANY NAME) Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in New York, particularly on reporting requirements.
* Perform other work-related duties as assigned.
Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to security and safety; good research, analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to identify and participate in the resolution of issues/problems; ability to apply good judgement in the context of assignments given; has ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Has ability to research and analyze issues and topics related to the subject matter. Is able to use different research methodologies, gather information from a variety of open and other sources and to draft and review a variety of written products. Has ability to interact with relevant clients and stakeholders to build and maintain effective relationships. 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.
Planning & 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.
Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors 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.
An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in security, administration, business, law, international relations, social sciences or similar area is required.
A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the (COMPANY NAME) Young Professional Programme Examination (YPP), the (COMPANY NAME) National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience in security and safety operations, administration, project or programme management, international relations or similar area is required.
Supervising experience is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another (COMPANY NAME) official language is an advantage. Knowledge of German is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
This position is temporarily available until 31 December 2020. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
* While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
* Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
* This temporary job opening may be limited to "internal candidates," who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
* Staff members of the (COMPANY NAME) common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
* Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
(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