SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER, Bogota

United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC)



United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC)

Posting Title: SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia
Duty Station: BOGOTA
Posting Period: 10 May 2022 – 24 May 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Security-UNVMC-180895-J-Bogota (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC), within the UNDSS Integrated Security Workforce. The incumbent will be based in Bogota´ and will report to the Chief Security Adviser / Chief Security Officer (CSA/CSO).

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff, as per the Secretary General´s Gender Parity Strategy. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. #United_for_Gender_Parity

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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 background, 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.

Responsibilities

Within the limits of delegated authority, the Security Coordination Officer will act as the Deputy Chief Security Officer at P-4 level, in line with the provisions of the Integrated Security Concept of Operations (CONOPs) and may be responsible for th e following duties:

• Assists the CSO and serves as security focal point for all matters related to the UNSMS for the UNVMC HQ in Bogota and relevant coordination with the ISW at regional level, to all security risk management matters, security policy and procedures including crisis readiness and preparedness.
• Participates in the Security Management Team and represents the UNVMC in the Security Cell at Country level.
• Contributes for forecasting of the evolving security environment and, the UN’s security and operational responses. Using analytical techniques and collaborative team research, supports planning and ensure awareness of the current trends to enhance or adjust security programmes.
• Contributes to the development of inclusive risk management strategies and drives planning using situational awareness, critical thinking, and logic to detect and interpret early signals, emerging trends and analysis of multi-dimensional threats that may impact security, including from a gender, ethnic and differential approach. Identifies the strengths and weaknesses of different solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
• Ensures the preparation, review and implementation of security planning, security risk management documents and risk management-based security solutions through innovation and creativity. Provides written analysis of security trends and reporting of incidents. Participates in meetings, committees, and task forces, prepares papers on security issues, delivers briefings, provides responses, as needed.
• Advises on the inclusion of security in all stages of the UNVMC activities and programmes through the established ISW structure and reporting lines. Provides advice and support to line managers responsible for security. Enables the delivery of mandates and programmes through direct operational assistance in line with the CONOPs.
• Oversees security-related projects and activities, prioritizing work to meet deadlines and following defined processes, policies, procedures and guidance, fostering alignment with colleagues and across organizations.
• Monitors and contributes to activities that relate to the implementation and evaluation of preparedness and compliance; drives results that help support operational efficiency and effectiveness.
• Enhances communication and trust through active collaboration, consultation and exchanges with UN system organizations and other stakeholders, for information sharing, coordination of responses, provision of security briefings, taking into account operational activities and risks.
• Collaborates closely with peers and colleagues, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, and Host Government representatives.
• Strengthens awareness and capacity of personnel by supporting the development, updates and delivery of contextually relevant security training and advice.
• Ensures the conduct of security surveys and assessments, creatively leveraging tools and processes, identifying and recommending simple, reasonable, inclusive, effective and efficient security measures, including when there is incomplete, contradictory and/or fluid information.
• Ensures implementation and maintenance of a functioning Unit Warden System at the UNVMC HQ and the relevant coordination for the services provided by of Unharmed Private Security Companies to UNSMS organizations .
• Contributes to budget, finance and logistical planning for the security office and participation in relevant United Nations administration, finance, and logistics forums. Supports resource mobilization,
• Leads and manages the ISW Safety and Security Support Section, assists the CSA/CSO with the relevant Protective Services to the Head of Mission, anticipate human resources needs through workforce planning, assesses performance and support the development security personnel under his/her supervision.
• Ensures implementation of UNDSS and UNVMC approaches to mainstreaming gender, diversity and inclusion into all aspects of the work as well as ensuring the implementation of people-centred security risk management approaches considering specific threats or vulnerabilities of personnel and adapting practices and measures in support of diversity and inclusion.
• Performs other functions as directed.

Competencies

Professionalism:
Demonstrates respect and sensitivity towards diversity in all its forms, in all cultural, gender and religious settings. Takes responsibility for incorporating different perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Contributes to an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion; places confidence in and builds trust with colleagues and stakeholders. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, including self-awareness and contextual intelligence. Shows openness to learning and commitment to self-development. Identifies issues, researches, collects data, demonstrates situational awareness, conceptual analytical and evaluative skills and participates in the resolution of issues/problems demonstrating critical thinking, perceptiveness, judgement and decision-making. Demonstrates an ability to implement policies. Ability to make quick decisions in emergencies or when rapid response is needed. Communicates complex concepts effectively both verbally and in writing. 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. Shows ability to prioritize, manage, and implement multiple high-level projects in a timely manner, even in fast-changing contexts. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Takes ownership of accountability and supports strategies to ensure compliance with all security risk management decisions and regulations. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

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.

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.

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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, political/social science, psychology, criminal justice, law, international relations, security management or a related field is required. A relevant first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A first-level university degree may be substituted with a diploma from a police or military education institution, college or academy obtained over a minimum of a three-year period.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in international relations, disarmament affairs, conflict resolution, crime or terrorism prevention, security, risk or disaster or emergency management and preparedness in the public or private sector areas responsible for responding to emergency situations that directly impact security is required.

Experience in planning, design, implementation, or review of risk mitigation measures related to operations impacted by insecurity is desirable.

One (1) year of experience in field operations is desirable.

International experience is desirable.

Specialized experience in such areas as security programmes, risk assessments, or analysis is desirable.

Experience in using applied analytics, business intelligence, information management to advance decisions, strategies and execution is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Spanish (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


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