Close Protection Officer , Sudan

Employer: African Union/ United Nations
Location: Al Fashir, Shamal Darfur, Sudan
Closing: 28 April 2015
Job Opening number: 15-SEC-UNAMID-42469-F-EL FASHER (M)
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) Headquarters in El Fasher. The Close Protection Officer at FS-4 level is under the direct operational authority of the Chief Security Adviser and Deputy Security Adviser.

The CPO shall:

• Coordinate protective operations and determine the requirement of close protection measures and make recommendations.
• Conduct close protection operations as outlined in the UN close protection policies and guidelines.
• Remain within the proximity of the principal at all times and implements mitigating measures to preserve his/her security, safety and wellbeing.
• Maintain effective and efficient security coverage for the working office and personal residence of the principal.
• Coordinate activities with relevant parties to include the Security Operations Unit and other appropriate security organization as required.
• Conduct and monitor effective close protection operations.
• Prepare security risk assessments to identify threats and evaluate the risk that could impact on the security of the principal.
• Ensure the effective and efficient coordination of UNAMID close protection services within the mission area, Sudan country wide and/or abroad.
• Monitor and oversee the travel of the principal as it relates to his personal security and coordinate an adequate close protection response capability to meet the operational needs.
• Co-ordinate with local authorities during close protection operations.
• Assist in training session on close protection subjects to keep abreast with current tactics and techniques.
• Coordinate all close protection planning, operations and training in accordance with the UN close protection policy, guidance and standard operations procedures.
• Perform any other duties as required.

• Professionalism:
Excellent knowledge of close protection tactics and techniques combined with a solid background of military, police or security specialization; able to recognize and appropriately react to threats; ability to effectively deal with stress factor when encountered in close protection operations; 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; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Teamwork:
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
• Technological Awareness:
Ability to use various technology, weapons and security devices pertinent to the roles and responsibilities of the close protection unit; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the close protection; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

• 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)
• A valid UN Certification of weapon qualification
• 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 or an first aid certification is desirable
• High standard of physical fitness is desirable
• Training in martial arts and/or specialized security practices is an asset.

Work Experience
• A minimum of six years with high school diploma or equivalent 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;
• Desirable experience: close protection of one or more principals; static and mobile protection; close protection command post operations; close protection response techniques; conduct of close protection training.

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

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

United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

No Fee

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