FAO recruits 01 National Professional Officer (Safety and Security)
Bangui, Central African Republic
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
Job Description – National Professional Officer (Safety and Security) (2302815)
CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: 2302815
National Professional Officer (Safety and Security)
Job Posting: 14/Sep/2023
Closure Date: 05/Oct/2023, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: CSLS
Job Type: Staff position
Type of Requisition: NPO (National Professional Officer)
Grade Level: N-1
Primary Location: Central African Republic-Bangui
Duration: Fixed-term: 1 year with possibility of extension
Post Number: 2009829
CCOG Code: 1A03d
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The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the extension of appointments
• FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
• Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
• Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
• All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
• All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
• The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through the FAO Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.
The Security Services (CSLS) aims to assure a safe and secure operating environment and the continuity of operations in FAO Offices worldwide, supporting implementation of core activities related to safety and security of FAO personnel worldwide, and ensuring FAO compliance to the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) guidelines and policy. The National Professional Officer (Safety and Security) supports the security aspects of FAO’s activities in Bangui, Central African Republic. He/she is additionally responsible for supporting the country’s UNSMS Designated Official for Security under the coordination of the Principal/Chief Security Adviser for the country.
The post is located in Security Services (CSLS) of the Logistics Services Division (CSL) and based in Bangui, Central African Republic.
The National Professional Officer (Safety and Security) works under the supervision of the FAO Representative in Central African Republic, with the technical guidance of the Chief, Security Services (CSLS) and the Regional Security Adviser (CSLS).
Provide operational support and advice to the FAO Representative on safety and security in the country.
Effective and efficient protection of the integrity of FAO premises, assets and operations, as well as safety and security of FAO personnel.
• Provide, in close collaboration with the Field Security Unit at headquarters, advice to the FAO Representative on maintaining the safety and security of FAO personnel, premises and assets, in line with UNSMS and FAO security management policies and guidelines.
• Support the monitoring and implementation, as necessary, of technical security measures as outlined in the Area Security Plan, Security Risk Management (SRM) process document, Residential Security Measures (RSM), Security Risk Compliance Assessments, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and associated documents.
• Support the monitoring of the security situation across the country, support the coordination of security risk assessments for the Country Office and sub-offices and provide the FAO Representative with an independent analysis of emerging security threats to FAO personnel, operations, premises and assets. Facilitate the implementation of recommended prevention and mitigation measures.
• Assist the FAO Decentralized Office in maintaining up-to-date security information, and prepare periodical situation reports, ensuring that the FAO Representative and the Field Security Unit at headquarters are regularly informed of the security situation.
• Prepare Contingency Plans and SOPs for the country office and sub-offices and be instrumental in implementing enhanced security measures.
• Conduct training/briefing on safety and security procedures, including convoy and evacuation procedures, and ensure personnel are familiar with and adhere to security guidelines and precautions.
• Delivery regular security briefings to all FAO personnel based in or on mission to the country.
• Systematically report security incidents to the FAO Representative and Field Security Unit at headquarters.
• Assist in conducting periodic security assessments of FAO premises and equipment; and provide advice on gaps in security preparedness with recommended improvements and solutions, as per the approved Security Risk Management Measures (SRMM).
• Provide support in the selection and procurement of appropriate security equipment/infrastructure.
• Ensure FAO’s participation in the United Nations Security Management Team (SMT) and Security Cell meetings, acting as second alternate to the FAO Representative at SMT meetings for Security Cell meetings. Support liaison with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and relevant law enforcement authorities including national security agencies, as appropriate.
• Perform any other relevant duties.
• Support the implementation of and personnel’s participation in the FAO Emergency Notification System.
• Undertake missions to program sites and assess prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends, and advise FAO personnel, project personnel and eligible family members of potential security issues.
• Support the planning and coordination of mandatory safety drills in FAO premises at the duty station.
• Support the management of security equipment and personnel, including inventory, the provision of extended training, and the performance of security contractors, guards and security escort personnel, if applicable,
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
• National of Central African Republic.
• Advanced university degree in risk or emergency management, social/political science, military science, public administration, law enforcement, law or a related area.
• One year of relevant professional experience in risk management and/or safety and security service in a national security and/or military setting.
• Working knowledge (proficient – level C) of French.
• Limited knowledge (intermediate – level B) of English.
• Results Focus
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable.
• Extent and relevance of experience in risk management and/or safety and security service in a national security and/or military setting.
• Extent of knowledge of UNSMS or standard operational rules and procedures is considered a strong asset.
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
• Staff members in this category are recruited locally and paid according to a local salary scale. Salary scales are reviewed periodically on the basis of comprehensive surveys of the best prevailing conditions of employment in the locality.
• FAO reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
• Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link: https://icsc.un.org/Resources/SAD/Booklets/sabeng.pdf
FAO encourages a positive workplace culture to increase inclusivity and diversity within its workforce. FAO applies measures in which all staff members contribute equally and in full to the work and development of the Organization. This includes:
• elements of family-friendly policies
• flexible working arrangements
• standards of conduct
HOW TO APPLY
• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org
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