The Department of Safety and Security is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system to enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programmes and activities of the United Nations System. This post is located in the Security and Safety Service (SSS) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The incumbent reports to the Executive Secretary of the Commission.
Under the overall technical supervision, policy direction and operational guidance by the Director, Division of Headquarters Security and Safety Services (DHSSS) in the Department of Safety and Security (DSS) in New York and the direct supervision of the Executive Secretary of UNECA, the incumbent:
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in social/political science, law, criminal justice or business administration, or related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification from a Police/Military War College/Senior Staff Course is an advantage.
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in security, risk or disaster management in the public or private service areas, such as national security, military or police, or in a corporate environment is required.
Senior command or management experience in the public or private or corporate sector is required.
Experience conducting threat and risk assessments is required.
Experience coordinating security arrangements with military, police and other security forces is desirable.
Experience in a management function in a large international organization such as the United Nations is desirable.
Prior experience in the management of Security and Safety Services within the United Nations System is an advantage
English and French are the working language of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretarial, English or French, (both oral and written) is required, knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.