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Security Guard Supervisor
|Location :||Vientiane, LAO PDR|
|Application Deadline :||08-Apr-10 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SC-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One year with possible extension|
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.
UNDP is seeking an experienced Lao national guard supervisor at the SC-4 level to supervise a team of security personnel in providing security and safety protection for United Nations premises, property and personnel. Under the guidance and direct supervision of UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) the Guard Supervisor oversees Security operations at the premises including all related activities to ensure compliance with security and safety procedures of the United Nations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Security Guard Supervisor will be responsible for the following duties:
Professionalism - Ability to supervise subordinates, provide direction, advice and assistance when required, maintain accurate records and produce reports.
Planning and Organising - Demonstrated organisational skills and ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner as well as to co-ordinate, plan and execute actions in response to security problems.
Commitment to continuous learning - Initiative and willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the security area.
Technological Awareness - Fully proficient in MS Word and working knowledge of MS Excel.
Teamwork - Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with the programme, procurement, human resource counterparts, and client departments.
Communication - Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively. Good communication skills to train Security Guards.
Required Skills and Experience
Education: Completed secondary education. University degree, Military College or Police Academy would be an asset.
Work Experience: A minimum of 4 to 6 years of progressively responsible security experience (e.g. Military, Police or Governmental or Private Security Service) or 4 years of supervisory experience in civilian sector on operational level in International Organisation or Government Department. Experience on command/managerial position would be an asset.
Languages: For this post, fluency in Lao and English (both oral and written) is required.
Other Skills: Selected candidate must have valid licence for motorcycles, be familiar with map reading, HF and VHF radio, and be able to respond on call on 24/7 basis.