Economic Commission for Africa Security Lieutenant Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Economic Commission for Africa Security Lieutenant Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Org. Setting and Reporting

These position is located at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Security and Safety Service (SSS-ECA), Office of the Executive Secretary.

Under the overall command of the Chief of Service, the Security Lieutenant is required to perform security functions and reports directly to the Security Inspector or supervising officer.


Within delegated authority, the Security Lieutenant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Organizes and manages the activities and operations of the Unit.
  • Inspects line-ups of officers to ensure that they are properly attired and equipped, as well as knowledgeable of the daily security requirements.
  • Assigns officers to areas and maintains contact with supervisory personnel and officers.
  • Directly supervises Unit personnel.
  • Ensures that all posts are properly and effectively manned.
  • Assures the proper maintenance of all relevant equipment and records.
  • Prepares and reviews incident reports of the Unit; guarantees that all incidents and complaints reported are effectively addressed.
  • Reviews all meeting and special event schedules to determine staffing requirements. Recommends inter-unit redeployments to resolve temporary personnel shortages.
  • Assumes command of emergency or heightened security situations until properly relieved.
  • Replaces Security Inspectors as required.
  • Performs all other related duties as required.


  • Professionalism: Ability to lead and motivate officers under command as well as manage and evaluate performance of officers under command. Demonstrated decision-making capacity. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates 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.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Additional security or military training is required. Must have passed the United Nations Security Officer Test (SOT). A first university degree in Police/Military, Law, Business Administration, Social/Political Science or related field is desirable.

    Work Experience

  • At lease seven years of experience in all areas of the security operations, including in civilian police force, military police, or other relevant military operations. Experience of working in different security sectors and/or a client focused organization is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations
    language is an advantage.


  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, a competency-based interview and a physical fitness text.

    Special Notice

  • 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.
  • This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
  • Internal and external candidates with the required qualifications must pass the written entrance test for United Nations Security and Safety staff. An invitation to participate in the test will be sent by e-mail to candidates with the required qualifications. External candidates will be responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take Security Officer Test (SOT) and physical fitness test and, in the event of an employment offer, any cost related to travel and relocation to the duty station on appointment and separation. The candidate will also be responsible to obtain any visas and work permits in order to take up the appointment. If selected, external candidates will be recruited on a local basis and would not be entitled to international benefits.
  • The incumbent is required to work irregular shift hours on 24/7 basis. May be required to work extended duty shifts on short notice based on the exigencies of the service.
  • Physical condition: Must be in excellent physical and mental shape. The selected candidate is subject to satisfactory medical clearance that may includes a psychological test.

    How to Apply

  • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
  • The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.
  • No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
  • Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) apply by 5th January, 2019

  • For more information and job application details, see; Economic Commission for Africa Security Lieutenant Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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