Position Title: Field Security Officer
Duty Station :Pemba, Mozambique
Classification :Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment :Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date :As soon as possible
Closing Date :21 May 2020
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM atwww.iom.int/diversity.
Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.
For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
- Internal candidates
- Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro;Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Saint Kitts and Nevis; SaintLucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe;Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (COM), with technical and policy support from the Regional Field Security Officer (RFSO) and in close collaboration with the Head of Office of Staff Security (OSS) at Headquarters (HQ) and Programme Managers at IOM Mozambique, the successful candidate will be responsible for all security and safety matters related directly or indirectly to all IOM personnel and property in Mozambique.
S/he will supervise security unit of the Country Office (CO) and, in coordination with the RFSO, implement appropriate safety and security management procedures that will effectively address staff safety and security as well as ensure the protection of IOM assets. S/he will also be responsible for aspects of the CO’s and its programmes safety and security; implement IOM’s Safety and Security Policy and the security policies and procedures of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in accordance with the UNDSS-IOM Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Review and make recommendations regarding safety/security requirements of IOM offices throughout the country and liaise regularly with the RFSO and the Regional Security Analyst on emerging threats and specific security conditions, among others.
- Maintain open lines of communication concerning all aspects of general mission safety/security with relevant partners, UNDSS, and as required, the host government’s various security services.
- Develop and maintain a close working relationship with the UNDSS and appropriate IOM security focal points regarding mission/programme safety and security. Attend Security Management Team (SMT) meetings. Ensure that there is an IOM security representative at all security cell meetings.
- Develop a solid understanding of the UNDSS security management system in Mozambique and keep abreast of all changes and developments as they occur.
- Conduct as required security assessments/evaluations/threat – risk analysis (both tactical and strategic) for IOM offices and offer appropriate mitigation recommendations.
- Assist in the design and implementation of security-related strategies and programme specific security Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) and establish a concrete course of action for their implementation.
- Develop and introduce staff training on relevant safety and security management procedures related to the safety and security of IOM staff and the protection of IOM assets, partners and beneficiaries including development and maintenance of a functioning warden system.
- Conduct regular safety/security briefings for IOM staff deployed to and travelling within Mozambique and coordinate all travel security for the CO relating to all IOM operations, including assessment of rad, air and other transport networks, medical evacuations and international staff travel within and from/to Mozambique regions, as well as targeted training for identified programme staff in relevant areas (counter-surveillance, defensive driving techniques, evacuation drills, mass casualty response, hostage survival, operational and personal security measures).
- Ensure all relevant safety/security information is disseminated in a timely manner to all IOM staff and to the extent possible the programmes service providers.
- Prepare periodic informative, assessment related and statistical reports, briefings, background summaries and statistical analysis as directed by the CoM and RFSO including the development, implementation and maintenance of the CO’s Business Continuity Plan (BCP), the security emergency plan (including fire security plan) and assist in the annual ‘BCP & Security Emergency table top’ exercises.
- Under the guidance of the RFSO, periodically review and monitor Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) and Residential Security Measures (RSM) and compliance therewith at all IOM offices and staff residence in Mozambique, respectively, and assist in conducting security assessments at IOM sub office (SO).
- Conduct regular physical security surveys of facilities and staff housing within the mission area. Identify various levels of risk (risk matrix) and potential mitigation measures within the concept of IOM’s CO risk management strategies. In coordination with the RFSO, produce a consolidated Security Risk Assessment document for the CO area.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in Security Management, Social Sciences, Law, Disaster Management, International Studies, Communications or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
- University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
- Experience working in security management, military experience, law enforcement, Disaster Risk Management preferably at an international level;
- Previous experience in UN/IOM Missions, International Peacekeeping or Emergency Missions;
- Experience in planning and execution of security agencies or organizations highly desirable;
- Knowledge of the region is an advantage;
- Previous experience in dealing with law enforcement agencies is an advantage.
• Proven ability to collaborate with senior military and government counterparts.
IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Fluency in Portuguese, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
Values– all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
•Inclusion and respect for diversity:respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
•Integrity and transparency:maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
•Professionalism:demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies– behavioural indicators level 2
•Teamwork:develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
•Delivering results:produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
•Managing and sharing knowledge:continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
•Accountability:takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
•Communication:encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Managerial Competencies– behavioural indicators level 2
•Leadership:provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
•Empowering others & building trust:creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
•Strategic thinking and vision:works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency…
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.
The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 21 May 2020 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information please refer to:www.iom.int/recruitment
From 08.05.2020 to 21.05.2020
IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.
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