|International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals- IRMCT|
for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), 2020
Posting Title: Deputy Chief, Security and Safety Section, FS6
Job Code Title: SECURITY OFFICER
Department/ Office: International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Duty Station: ARUSHA
Posting Period: 8 October 2020-6 November 2020
Job Opening number: 20-SEC-RMT-142331-R-ARUSHA (R)
Staffing Exercise ID: N/A
This position is located in
Security and Safety Section, Registry, of the IRMCT Arusha branch.
Under the supervision of the Chief of Security and Safety Section, the
incumbent will be responsible for the Security and Safety for the Arusha
Branch of the IRMCT. The Deputy Chief reports to the Chief of Security
and Safety Section on all security operations and administration as
Under the guidance of the Chief, the Deputy Chief has the following principal tasks:
to the Chief of Security in the office management procedures and/or
supervision of the armed Security Section, as needed;
•Oversees the daily operations of the Security Service buildings, courts, training and field operations work force;
•Strategizes and develops effective security and contingency plans for the security section and its operations;
assessment of prevailing local security conditions, identifying
security trends and advising UN personnel, project personnel and
eligible dependents on security issues;
•Serves as a member of the
Security Cell, implements and evaluates the security plan; assists in
the supervision of evacuation exercises and recommends appropriate
•Determines accessible areas, maintains tracking systems and coordinates a 24-hour Emergency Response System;
•Monitors, conducts or coordinates security operations;
•Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and other UN or non-UN stake holders;
that fire prevention devices and firefighting equipment are available
on the premises; Reviews fire evacuation plan and coordinates fire
drills and training as necessary;
•Conducts physical security inspections of facilities;
responsibility for security officer and guard force management;
Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures, and conducts
security surveys of installations and facilities; implements security
•Provides advice and training to UN personnel and eligible dependents on security matters;
•Identifies the training needs of security and mission’s staff;
•Supervises the investigation of security-related incidents involving UN personnel, project personnel or eligible dependents;
•Identifies gaps in existing capability and recommends amendment accordingly;
•Participates in the planning process of protective services for Senior UN Officials, as necessary;
•Assist the Chief of Security in the forecasting of all budgetary requirements and the administration of all financial
matters pertaining to the Section and the operation of accounts devolved to the Section;
•Selection, induction and training of all Security Officers. Ensures that personnel standards are maintained. Training
activities, both external and in-house, cover a wide array of subjects and must match UNDSS standards;
•Manages the performance management system for the security section;
•Drafts Statements of Requirement and provides technical specifications for the procurement of section security equipment;
•Inspects security equipment and ensures minimum equipment requirements are purchased, maintained and
•Supervises the issuance of identity cards, background checks and entry controls, as appropriate;
•Acts as Duty Officer within the Security Section;
•Performs other duties as required. Work implies frequent interaction with the following: IRMCT leadership and other
United Nations Officials; Security personnel operating in the mission’s area of responsibility; Project Managers and
other personnel; Host Government officials and local law enforcement personnel.
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.
•Accountability – Takes
ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers
outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost
and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organisational
regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and
takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal
responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work
Section, where applicable.
•Teamwork – Works collaboratively with
colleagues to achieve organisational 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
– Serves as a role model that other people want to follow. Empowers
others to translate vision into results. Is proactive in developing
strategies to accomplish objectives. Establishes and maintains
relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain
support. Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually
agreeable solutions. Drives for change and improvement; does not accept
the status quo. Shows the courage to take unpopular stands.
leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender
perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in
all areas of work.
•Judgement/Decision-making – Identifies the
key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem
quickly. Gathers relevant information before making a decision.
Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making
them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the
Organisation. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation
based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts.
Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and
underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when
- High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate.
minimum of ten years with high school diploma or equivalent technical
or vocational certificate (five years with a first-level university
degree) of progressively responsible experience in the military, police
or security management is required; of which, a minimum two years of
experience in security operations centres or similar within a military,
police or security organization is required; and at least one year
experience and exposure at the international level environment is
required. Desirable experience: security planning, operations, risk
assessment, investigations, physical security, crisis management,
hostage incident management, administration, logistics, and court
security. Other: UNDSS certifications considered as asset: SCP, SAPP and
English and French are the working
languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and
written English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.
Working knowledge of Kinyarwanda and / or Swahili is also desirable.
There may be a technical test followed by a competency-based interview.
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.
The appointment is limited to the International
Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. Appointment of the successful
candidate on this position will be limited to the initial funding of
the post. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of
the mandate and/or the availability of funds. As the international
tribunals are not integrated in the Secretariat, UN Staff Members serve
on assignment or secondment from their parent department/office if
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expected to move periodically to new functions in accordance with
established rules and procedures, and may in this context be reassigned
by the Secretary-General throughout the Organization based on the
changing needs and mandates.
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