Security Officer, FS4

Security Officer, FS4

UN DESA - United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Org. Setting and Reporting

UNAKRT represents the international side of the 'hybrid' court known as the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Under the terms of Agreement between the United Nations and the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Extraordinary Chambers will bring to trial senior leaders of Democratic Kampuchea and those who were most responsible for the crimes and serious violations of Cambodian penal law, international humanitarian law and custom, and international conventions recognized by Cambodia, that were committed during the period from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979.


Under the general direction of the Chief, Security and Safety Section and the direct supervision of the Compound Security Officer, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

  • Supervising SSS UNAKRT Security Officers assigned to the Security Operations Centre (SOC); ensuring that all SOC assigned equipment and systems are well maintained, functioning, and tested; coordinating, on a day-to-day basis, with the SSS UNAKRT Compound Security Officer the implementation of premises security operations and monitoring of physical security, communications and fire safety systems in place;
  • Reviewing, updating and implementing the SOC Unit’s specific work and project plans as well as the SOC Unit SOPs and Post Orders;
  • Assisting in establishing policies and procedures for crisis situations and preparing contingency plans for emergencies; ensuring that SSS UNAKRT SOC emergency preparedness and incident response guidelines are effectively implemented;
  • Ensuring, in coordination with the UNDSS Cambodia, the establishment, maintenance and testing of the UNAKRT Emergency Communications System (ECS).
  • Supervising UNAKRT field mission tracking and radio communication monitoring mechanisms; ensuring radio communication training is provided to drivers, Wardens, and other VHF users, as required;
  • Monitoring and ensuring adherence to and compliance with SSS UNAKRT safety and security plans and Standard Operating Procedures;
  • Implementing security and safety training for UNAKRT personnel, ensuring UNAKRT personnel receive safety and security briefings upon arrival and are kept informed of matters affecting their safety and security; providing, as required, additional safety and security briefings and training to UNAKRT personnel;
  • Assisting, when required, in coordinating and monitoring the implementation of UNSMS Residential Security Measures (RSMs); conducting briefings for all UNAKRT personnel on the RSMs policy and guidelines, organizing and implementing residential security surveys for UNAKRT personnel and recommending physical security mitigation measures in accordance with the UNDSS established policy and guidelines;
  • Organizing and maintaining SSS UNAKRT country files (assessments, security plans, updated contact lists, security advisories, maps, etc.);
  • Preparing and submitting the SOC weekly output reports;
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the Chief Security and Safety.


  • Professionalism: Excellent knowledge of guarding and security operations, combined with a solid background of military, police or other security specialization (UN security); good technical skills to understand and consolidate the varying specializations such as electronics, communications, mechanics, weapons and other sophisticated devices encountered in premises security operations; ability to deal with stress factors when encountered; Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates the 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;
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational 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 unit, where applicable.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Technical or vocational certificate. Fire and Safety training is considered as an asset.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of six years of progressively responsible experience in the field of military, police or security management is required. Experience in security operations centres or similar within a military, police or security organization is required. Experience and exposure at the international level is desirable. Experience within the United Nations Common System or international organization is desirable. Experience in an international criminal tribunal or court setting is desirable.


  • The official working languages of the ECCC is English. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French or Khmer is an advantage.

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