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Org. Setting and Reporting This post is located in the Security and Safety Service of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

Under the overall command of the Chief or the Deputy Chief, the Security Lieutenant (Training) reports directly to the Assistant Chief, Operations Support, and / or the Security Captain.

Responsibilities The incumbent performs the following duties :

  • Participates in the preparation of the annual SSS Geneva Training Plan by conducting in depth Training Needs Analysis (TNA) to determine the current and future training needs of the SSS units.
  • This should be done with due consideration for the training activities completed in accordance with the previous year's training plan.

  • Prepares and monitors the budget assigned to the Training Unit by ensuring that funds are obligated in a manner consistent with the objectives of the Training Unit.
  • Innovates in the design and implementation of bespoke training programmes focused on meeting knowledge and skills deficiencies identified in TNA.
  • In this regard he she will direct research activities aimed at keeping abreast of developments in the security training field.

    Analysis and evaluation of specialized security and safety training delivered by Host Country entities are considered most relevant.

  • Manages the implementation of the Annual Training Plan through direct delivery of training courses or the sourcing of training programmes from private service providers on a cost effective basis which insures Return on Investment (Rol).
  • Becomes fully conversant with the policies on the conduct of training courses with due regard for their classification as basic, mandatory or refresher training courses and the requirements associated with the completion of each.
  • Prepares regular reports based on quantitative and qualitative data which identifies the effectiveness of the training courses conducted, identifying both strengths and weaknesses and indicating the changes required to optimise output.
  • Identifies necessary and suitable 'Training of Trainers' (ToT) courses for both Instructors of the Training Unit and members of other units who from time to time can act as adjunct Instructors.
  • Acts as First Reporting Officer (FRO) for the completion of e-Performance appraisals of the members of the Training Unit members.
  • In that capacity he she will prepare the work plan for the members of the Unit and will review and approve once submitted.

  • Performs the duties of Training Instructor, especially on courses that require an advanced level of knowledge or expertise.
  • Performs armed security lieutenant functions as required. Competencies PROFESSIONALISM : Demonstrates knowledge of and expertise in applying United Nations security regulations, procedures and practices.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and expertise in developing and conducting security training activities. Shows pride in work and in achievements;
  • demonstrates professional competence and mastery of security issues; 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; is committed to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

  • PLANNING AND ORGANIZING : Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments, 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.

  • 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.

  • MANAGING PERFORMANCE : Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member;
  • accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines;
  • regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports staff when they make mistakes;
  • actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly. Education High school diploma or equivalent.

    Must hold a valid driving licence. Must be in possession of a valid UN Weapons Authorization Card or equivalent firearms certification authorized by Member States.

    A valid UNDSS Firearms Trainer Instructor (FTI) or Close Protection Operations certification as Instructor are highly desirable.

    A valid UNDSS Firearms Trainer Officer (FTO) or Close Protection Operations certification as operator and / or a valid equivalent certification from Member States or private Security Training Provider are desirable.

    Work Experience A minimum of seven years of relevant experience in the police, military or security services of the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS), of which preferably 4 years in a security service of the United Nations.

    Experience as operations team leader is an asset. Experience in firearms training or close protection operations or private security training as an instructor is desirable.

    Experience in Fire and Safety training is desirable. Experience with online-training development experience is also desirable.

    Languages Fluency in English or French and knowledge of the other language is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    Assessment Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise, followed by a competency-based interview.

    Special Notice The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

    This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country.

    A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

    Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

    The incumbent is required to work irregular shift hours on 24 / 7 basis. May be required to work extended duty shifts on short notice based on the exigencies of the service.

    Internal and external candidates with the required qualifications must pass the written entrance test for United Nations Security and Safety staff.

    An invitation to sit the test will be sent by e-mail to candidates with the required qualifications.

    Weapons handling : The selected candidate must pass a written and practical test in handling the firearms used by United nations security officers within six months of being hired. If the

    candidate fails this test, his / her contract will not be renewed.

    Physical condition : Must be in excellent physical and mental shape. The selected candidate is subject to satisfactory medical clearance that includes a psychological test.

    United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

    Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.

    The term sexual exploitation means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.

    The term sexual abuse means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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.

    The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on Manuals hyper-

    link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.

    Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.

    No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11 : 59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date. No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING).


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