UNDSS Senior Security Operations Associate (two vacancies), Jerusalem
Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Country: occupied Palestinian territory
Office: UNDP in Jerusalem
Closing date: Thursday, 12 May 2022
UNDSS Senior Security Operations Associate (2 vacancies)
Location : Jerusalem, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Application Deadline : 12-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-3
Languages Required : Arabic English
Duration of Initial Contract : 12 months which can be extended based on fund availability and performance
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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 security programmes and activities of the United Nations System.
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Deputy Security Adviser (DSA), the Senior Security Operations Associate (SSOA) coordinates the implementation of security operations, providing information on significant security incidents and daily supervision and management of UN security personnel assigned in the Joint Security Operations Coordination Center/ Gaza Security Coordination Center (JSOC/GSCO) in the Israel, Occupied Palestinian Territory and Jerusalem (IoPtJ). The SSOA also coordinates the activities of the JSOC/GSCO and ensures organizational management; administrative support, including management of information and records and the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure that JSOC/GSCO operations are conducted efficiently and professionally. The contract duration for the position is 12 months and the Service Contract extension will be conditioned to satisfactory performance evaluation as well as availability of funding under the Local Cost-Shared Security Budget (LCSSB).
Duties and Responsibilities
The primary responsibilities of the position are as follows:
Ensure quality control of the operational functioning of the JSOC/GSCO is conducted efficiently and professionally.
Ensure that the Chief Security Adviser (CSA), Deputy Security Adviser (DSA), (or their OICs) and Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCOs) are immediately informed of significant security incidents.
Ensure quality control of the Daily Security Report (DSR).
Maintain the UN personnel database and contact lists.
Build the capacity and individual capabilities of the SOAs.
Conduct Initial Security Briefings for all staff visiting or newly posted UN personnel.
Ensure the administration of the JSOC/GSCO is conducted efficiently and effectively.
Performs other tasks as assigned by direct supervisor.
1. Ensure quality control of the operational functioning of the JSOC/GSCO is conducted efficiently and professionally.
All SOA deliverables are completely fulfilled to a high standard.
There is no loss of operational effectiveness at shift changes.
No client issues are mislaid or mishandled as a result of shift changes or poor coordination between staff.
UN organizations report satisfaction with the service provided by JSOC/GSCO.
2. Ensure that the CSA, DSA, (or their OICs) and FSCOs are immediately informed of significant security incidents.
Provide security related information and inputs after making a judgment on significance.
3. Ensure quality control of the Daily Security Report (DSR).
Liaise with FSCOs to verify and clear the security area information included in the DSR.
Ensure the format and layout of the DSR is correct before distribution.
4. Maintain the UN personnel database and contact lists.
Liaise with FSCOs and LSAs to secure;
Updated information to maintain UN personnel data sheets; and
Contact lists for SMT/ASMT and all Security Cells.
5. Build the capacity and individual capabilities of the SOAs.
SOAs are intensively supervised to ensure focus on their key deliverables.
Monitor work progress to ensure completeness, quality and accurate outputs.
Mentoring SOAs to encourage focus on enabling program delivery and on client services.
Coaching individuals to identify weaknesses and to develop improvement plans.
Provide on the job training to improve SOA performance levels and work standards.
6. Conduct Initial Security Briefings for all staff visiting or newly posted UN personnel.
Maintain induction security briefings with advice from SSIA to remain current.
Capture personnel information and verify security compliance as part of the initial brief.
7. Ensure the administration of the JSOC/GSCO is conducted efficiently and effectively.
Administrative support for the JSOC/GSCO functions effectively.
Rosters are managed efficiently with no significant complaints from SOAs.
Staff HR administration is completed effectively.
8. Performs other tasks as assigned by direct supervisor.
Core Competencies: Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work
Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow
People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
Technical/Functional Competencies: Collaboration and Partnership: Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside (Programmes/projects) or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support. Sets overall direction for the formation and management of strategic relationships contributing to the overall positioning of UNDSS
Media Monitoring: Ability to scan, watch out for risks that may affect the organisational brand and suggest mitigating actions.
Partnerships: Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships.
Risk Assessment: Knowledge of risk assessment methodologies and ability to determine degree of risk and apply to strategic and/or practical situation.
Diversity: Knowledge of diversity HR issues and principles and the ability to apply them to strategic and/or practical situations.
Security & Safety (General): Knowledge of the UN Security Management System (UNSMS) and UNDSS role in addressing security issues.
Security Event Management & Monitoring: Definition Ability to plan, manage, and monitor event security.
Security Advisory & Coordination Services: Ability to provide with authoritative advice and guidance on security management, plan and coordinate security activities.
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum of BA Degree in Business Administration or related fields.
Operations or Security Studies are required
Masters in a relevant field would be an asset.
A minimum 4 years of experience in Operations and security or related field.
Fluency in English and Arabic are required.
Hebrew would be considered an important asset.
Knowledge of satellite phones and VHF radio operation.
Computers literacy (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) essential.
Possession of a valid driver’s license in Jerusalem.
TO APPLY: APPLICATIONS WITHOUT THE COMPLETED UNDP P-11 FORM WILL BE TREATED AS INCOMPLETE AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
UNDP P11 form (new Personal History form) (google.com). Kindly ensure to upload both CV and P-11 as one document as the system will only allow one attachment.
Link to the organization’s job posting: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1651244527372