Close Protection Officer

Employer: United Nations
Location: Sana'a, Amanat Al Asimah, Yemen
Posting Period: Until 13 March 2015
Job Summary:
The position is located within the Office of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Yemen (OSASG-Yemen) in the Security Section in Sana’a. Under the overall supervision of the Chief Security Officer (CSO) the Close Protection Officer reports directly to the Team Leader Close Protection Unit.

Duties & Responsibilities
Within delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the Close Protection Team Leader, the Close Protection Officer will carry out the following duties:
• Conducts close protection operations for Senior UN Officials;
• Remains within the proximity of the Senior UN Officials at all times and implements mitigating measures to preserve his/her security, safety and wellbeing;
• Remains vigilant and alert in case of threat to the Senior UN Officials;
• Maintains effective and efficient security coverage for the working office and when assigned at the personal residence of the Senior UN Officials;
• Conducts close protection operations as outlined in the UN close protection policies and guidelines;
• Coordinates activities with relevant parties including other appropriate security organizations as required;
• Co-ordinates with local authorities during close protection operations;
• Conducts advance work and implement pre-established security arrangements;
• Contributes to pre-deployment briefings;
• Operates all close protection equipment to ensure equipment readiness;
• Assists in training session on close protection subjects to keep abreast with current tactics and techniques;
• Whenever necessary, supervises the Close Protection Unit drivers in the performance of their assigned duties;
• Contributes to making determination of equipment, facility and supply needs based on operational requirements;
• Perform any other duties as required.Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
• Team Leader Close Protection Unit and CSO
• Close Protection and Security Officers in the mission and other UN agencies
• Staff in the Office of the Senior UN Officials
• Staff in the Mission Support
• Local security officials
• Security officials of other national and international organizations

• High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate.
• A valid driver’s license is required.
• UNDSS Close Protection Officer Certification (CPOC) is highly desirable (and will be expected for future advancement in this field).Other:
• Completion of an international, national or commercial close protection training is desirable
• Recent (within two years) successful completion of an emergency trauma bag certification or equivalent of an first aid certification is desirable
• High standard of physical fitness is required.
• Training in martial arts and/or specialized security practices is an asset.

Work Experience
• A minimum of six years of experience in the military, police or security management is required.
• A minimum five years of progressively responsible experience in close protection with a national, private or international security organization is required.
• At least one year experience and exposure at the international level and in a conflict or a post conflict environment is required.
• Experience and proficiency in the use of close protection weapons, communications, surveillance equipment, and vehicles is required;
• Knowledge of operational environment of Middle East is desirable;
• Experience in close protection of one or more principals, static and mobile protection, close protection command post operations, close protection response techniques, and conduct of close protection training is desirable.

Assessment Method
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

How to Apply