SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER (Temporary Job Opening), P4 (Temporary Job Opening)

Entreprise : The department of Safety and Security is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system to enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programmes and activities of the United Nations System.

The post of the Inter-Agency Security Coordination Officer (SCO) is located in the Security and Safety Service (SSS), Division of Administration of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

The incumbent reports to the Chief Security Advisor for Switzerland.Description du poste : Within the limits of delegated authority, the Inter-Agency SCO will be responsible for the following duties : Establishes an efficient platform of collaboration with the Security Focal Points (SFP) of the Agencies, Funds and Programs (AFP) present in Switzerland, and advises on strategies to ensure an optimal level of coordination by taking into account the complexities inherent in meeting the needs and expectations of numerous administratively autonomous UN entities with specific programmatic structures.

Provides assistance to the appointed security professionals of Switzerland based Agencies, Funds and Programs, in carrying out a thorough review of their premises to ensure compliance with Security Risk Management (SRM) recommended measures.

In premises where no security professional is assigned, the SCO will carry out such a review. In either case, an individualized course of action for each entity should be produced within a reasonable timeframe to meet SRM recommendations.

  • On this basis the SRM process will be continuously updated on the status of measures implementation;Supports the Chief Security Adviser (CSA) in reviewing and monitoring activities related to preparation of the country security plan and contingency plans for Switzerland based UN agencies, including all aspects related to elaboration, development and updating of the plan and, if necessary, its implementation;
  • Coordinates the SFPs network system through the preparation of a consolidated database of the UN personnel in Switzerland and their dependents.

  • The incumbent will assist the Agencies in identifying staff members for nomination by the Executive Heads to perform the role of SFPs and alternate SFPs;
  • Designs, develops and implements communication mechanisms between Switzerland based UN agencies. Consolidates inputs to form a common approach to security management such that it adheres to the requirements of UN Division of Safety and Security (UNDSS) policies, procedures and practices;
  • Develops and / or conducts security training on the security management responsibilities and processes of the Security Focal Points / Alternate Security Focal Points, and on the personal security awareness of UN staff;
  • Liaises with SSS Geneva Threat and Risk Analysis Unit (TRAU) and AFP Security Analysts in the identification and evaluation of threats and risks;
  • Ensures the implementation and functionality of emergency communications throughout all UN entities in Switzerland by conducting periodic drills;
  • Upon receipt of request from Switzerland based AFPs for assistance with large conferences or the provision of specialized technical assistance, coordinates the provision of such services by SSS through liaison with Division of Headquarters SSS (DH-SSS);
  • Presents regular updates on various subjects to the Designated Official (DO) through the CSA, and maintain proactive working relations with UNDSS-DHSSS and UNDSS Division of Regional Operations (DRO) counterparts involved in emergency response coordination and inter-agency matters.

  • Equally, maintains proactive working relations with Host Country authorities involved in emergency response by integrating their inputs into the Security Cell and SFP's working groups, as needed;
  • Ensures a well-coordinated crisis management response mechanism, by assuming a leading role in the UNOG SSS Crisis Cell, and in case of emergency coordinates the actions of the SFP's and provides advice to the DO through the CSA;
  • Ensures the CSA is provided regularly with updated lists of UN personnel and their recognized dependents; UN premises, facilities and offices, the status of security awareness training and briefings;
  • Assesses the need for security related equipment and oversees the preparation of the necessary requisitions including budgetary allotments;
  • Performs any other duties as deemed necessary to ensure full inter-agency coordination.Description du profil : PROFESSIONALISM : In depth knowledge in the field of security risk management, especially of the UN Security Management System (UNSMS).

    Ability to make quick decisions in emergencies or when rapid response is required. Ability to communicate complex concepts orally and to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others.

    Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. 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.

    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.CLIENT ORIENTATION : Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view.

    Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions.

    Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects.

    Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

    Schon seit 10.02.2021

    Geschlossen 21.05.2021

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