Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Security Section, United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH). The Chief Security Officer will be based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and will report to the Chief Security Adviser (CSA) on all security operational support.
Within delegated authority, the Chief Security Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Operations:
Professionalism: Excellent knowledge of security management, combined with solid background of military, police of security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately manage multiple and diverse security units; Shows pride in work and 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.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments and adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in security management, business administration, political/social science, psychology, international relations or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Relevant would be military or police academy/staff college education equivalent to a first level or advanced university degree.
UNDSS certification in any of the following is desirable: Security Certification Programme (SCP), Security Analysis Practice and Process (SAPP), Hostage Incident Management (HIM)
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in security, police or military service with extensive command or leadership experience; of these, at least two (2) years of international exposure in a management function in the United Nations or other international organizations is required.
Direct experience in United Nations Security Management System with proven crisis management capabilities are an asset. Management experience of security units in a conflict or post-conflict environment is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) and knowledge in French is required.
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