UN WOMEN: SECURITY ASSOCIATE
||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
|Application Deadline :||21-Jun-11|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||GS-6|
|Languages Required :||
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.
Internally advertised General Service (GS) fixed-term appointment (FTA) positions located in Headquarters are open to GS staff members currently serving in New York/Washington D.C. who hold a UNDP permanent or FTA who are either US Permanent Residents, US citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.
Externally advertised GS fixed-term appointment and temporary appointment (TA) positions located in New York/Washington D.C. are open to candidates who are either US Permanent Residents, US Citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.
Current UNDP GS staff serving outside of HQ must meet the eligibility criteria stated above prior to their application.
Selected candidates who meet the above mentioned eligibility criteria are responsible for their own travel and/or relocation costs.
Selection to GS fixed-term appointment positions at Headquarters requires passing a UN administered clerical test (ASAT).
Applicants under serious consideration for short-listing of posts requiring accountancy and finance skills, must take the UNDP Accountancy and Finance Test (UNDP AFT) prior to short-listing.
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The Security Advisor is responsible for overall security of UN Women. Under the guidance and supervision of the Security Advisor, the Security Associate assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN Women personnel and assets worldwide. She /he also provides administrative support to the Security Advisor.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assists the Security Advisor in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security of UN Women:
- Helps to assess the security situation pertaining to the headquarters and COs and ensures adequate gathering and verification of security information that may be required for a proper analysis of the situation by the Security Advisor;
- Communicates information on security to UN Women staff at HQ and in the field offices as requested and required;
- Supports the Security Advisor during the conducting of assessment of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for UN Women COs in collaboration with the UN Women field focal points and assists in assessing headquarters security;
- Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN Women personnel, offices and assets;
- Keeps a list of all UN Women Security Focal points worldwide; and
- At the request of the Security Advisor, liaises regularly with UNDSS and Security Focal Points of other UN Agencies.
Assists in maintaining the UN Women security Plans as well as the UN Women Warden systems:
- Helps in the preparation and review of UN Women Security plans in accordance with Headquarter Security Plans and according to UN DSS;
- Supports actions during the implementation of the UN Women Security Plans, as required;
- Maintains UN Women Warden Systems.
- Assists in the organization of training courses on security awareness and preparedness for UN Women personnel, and providing security orientation to newly assigned staff members as required;
- Assists in the conducting of security briefings for both headquarters staff and staff leaving for the field, as instructed by the Security Advisor and in cooperation with UNDSS.
MOSS and MORSS Compliance:
- Assists in monitoring personnel security, residential and office safety and security for all field offices and maintains an updated list. Assists in monitoring security for HQ.
Provides general administrative assistance to the Security Advisor:
- Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents;
- Maintains a list/database of MOSS/MORSS compliance of all offices worldwide;
- Maintains a database on contact details in relation to UN Women security contacts;
- Arranges appointments, receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls and answers queries with discretion, and takes minutes and/or notes at meetings as required;
- Liaises with AMEX and UN Women administration when preparing Security Advisor travel, procurement of office equipment and supplies, and other logistics;
- Keeps the Security Advisor updated on expenditures in the operational budget and follows closely the availability of the security budget;
Other security related tasks assigned by the Security Advisor:
- Conducts security evaluations and assessments on latest trends and threats to staff safety and security at HQ and in the field if so required by the Security Advisor and in cooperation with UNDSS;
- Backstops for the Security Advisor in his/her absence (excludes the provision of security advisory services).
Core Values and Guiding Principles:
- Integrity: Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
- Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity: Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.
- Ethics and Values : Demonstrating / Safeguarding Ethics and Integrity
- Organizational Awareness : Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
- Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring: Self-development, initiative-taking.
- Working in Teams : Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
- Communicating Information and Ideas : Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
- Self-management and Emotional intelligence : Creating synergies through self-control
- Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements
- Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning : Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.
Required Skills and Experience
- Completion of secondary education. University Degree or equivalent in Political Science, Military Studies, Security Management, Management or a relevant field is highly desirable.
- Applicable security, police and/or military training is desirable.
- At least 6 years relevant experience in a supporting role in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work. Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.
- Completion of UN Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) – formerly known as the UN Clerical Test.
- Solid computer skills (MS word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Fluency in English required.
- Knowledge of any other UN working language highly desirable.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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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.