Field Safety Advisor

Syrian Arab Republic
Apply by 15 March 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 5 March 2018

Job Description

Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Chief Security Officer (CSO), the Field Safety Adviser (FSA) assists in the implementation of all matters relating to the management of safety and security of OPCW Mission in Syria (OMS) personnel and operations at the duty station. Depending on the needs of the security unit, as determined by the CSO, the FSA may be required to carry out any of the duties below:

- Assist in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in Syria and Lebanon within the respective Area of Responsibility (AOR).

- Liaise and coordinate with host government security authorities, as well as other military actors in the field as necessary to ensure security coordination during missions and escorts arranged.

- Conduct route reconnaissance missions to specific locations in support of future Road Convoys.

- Brief the OMS Team on the security measures and contingencies and attend the joint team debrief

- Act as security team leader for OMS convoys to / from field trips and establish security perimeter inside the sites

- Prepare Security Risk Assessment and Concept of Operations (SRA-CONOPS) for each field mission and submit an After Action Report to the CSO/DCSO upon completion of missions

- Assist in preparing and submitting other relevant security policy documents as and when requested

- Assist in developing OMS Security Plan and relevant Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs)

- Conduct security briefings as and when required

- Conduct Facility Safety and Security Survey (FSSS) for OMS occupied Facilities

- Assure that implemented access control measures and staff tracking at the primary OMS office location and duty station are operational and accurate

- Assist in developing daily and weekly reports

- Liaise closely with other Agency Security Officers, DSS Syria and Lebanon

- Maintain an accurate daily staff list to be sent to the desk and DSS Radio Room

- Oversee the daily radio check

- Maintain / Update Operational Maps

- Manage Local Security Assistants and oversee their performance

- Draft timely security advisories based on security situation

- Conduct security investigations upon instruction of the CSO

- Implement all aspects of security management, crisis readiness and preparedness at the duty station

- Provide assistance during security related incidents and accidents involving OMS staff under the guidance of the CSO

- Track on-going missions and relay regular updates to management

- Maintain log of all missions conducted by OMS

- Deputise for the CSO during his/her absence, and perform other duties as assigned by the CSO

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization. Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground. Competencies

- Leadership

- Decision Making

- Assertiveness

- Teamwork Skills

- Communication skills

- Situational Sensitivity

- University degree in Military, Police, Political science or Security Management.

- A higher military or police diploma plus at least 9 years relevant work experience in emergency or conflict/post-conflict settings, may be accepted in lieu of a degree. Experience
  • At least 7 years of directly relevant demonstrated experience and exposure in the international security arena dealing with security-related issues.
  • Previous work experience from the United Nations is an advantage
  • Experience in Hardship/ High Risk environment is required
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
- Fully proficiency in English is a necessity.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International ICA
Contract level: International IICA 2
Contract duration: Until 30 September 2018

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Additional Considerations
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
  • Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

About the Organization

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

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