United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan Security Officer Jobs in South Sudan

United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan Security Officer Jobs in South Sudan

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in Juba. Juba is classified in the "E" category and as a non-family duty station. Under the overall management/direction of the Principal Security Advisor (PSA), the Security Officer FS-6 reports to Chief of Operations or to Chief Security Officer (CSO).


Under the supervision of the Security Coordination Officers, the Security Officer, FS-6, is responsible for the following duties:

  • Contributes to the office management procedures and/or supervises a Security Unit, as needed.

  • Develops and implements effective security plan and contingency plan for a security unit and its operations.

  • Conducts assessment of prevailing local security conditions, identifying security trends and advising UN personnel, project personnel and eligible dependents on security issues.

  • Serves as a member of the Security Cell as required.

  • Evaluates air, land, and sea emergency evacuation capability; assists in the supervision of evacuation exercises and recommends appropriate action.

  • Determines accessible areas, maintains tracking systems, and coordinates a 24-hour Emergency Response System.

  • Conducts security risk assessment for the area of operations.

  • Monitors, conducts, or coordinates security operations.

  • Maintains continuing lines of communication with security focal points and other UN or non-UN stake holders.

  • Briefs the Chief Security Officer/Security Coordination Officer or Chief of Operations on the status, activity, and requirements of the unit.

  • Ensures that fire prevention devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises, Reviews fire evacuation plan and coordinates fire drills and training, as necessary.

  • Conducts physical security inspections of facilities.

  • Assumes responsibility for guard force management; Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures and conducts security surveys of installations and facilities; implements security arrangements.

  • Provides advice and training to UN personnel and eligible dependents on security matters.

  • Identifies the training needs of security and mission staff.

  • Supervises the investigation of security-related incidents involving UN personnel, project personnel or eligible dependents.

  • Identifies gaps in existing capability and recommends amendment accordingly.

  • Participates in the planning process of protective services for Senior UN Officials, as necessary.

  • Inspects security equipment and ensures minimum equipment requirements are purchased, maintained, and deployed.

  • Supervises the issuance of identity cards, background checks and entry controls, as appropriate.

  • Manages a warden system according to policy.

  • Monitor and track personnel movement through TRIP system.

  • Acts as Duty Officer within the Security Section.

  • Performs other duties as required.



    Knowledge of security management, combined with solid background of military, police or any security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately manage security units; 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.

    Planning and 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.


    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 the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.


    Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


  • High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate is required.

    Job - Specific Qualification

  • UNDSS certification in any of the following area: Security Certification Program and Security Analysis Practice is desirable.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of ten (10) years with high school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate (five years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in international relations, programme management, crime or terrorism prevention, security, risk or disaster or emergency management and preparedness in the public or private sector areas is required.

  • At least two (2) years' experience and exposure at the international level and in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.

  • Experience working with safety and security services within the United Nations System or other similar international organization is desirable.

  • Experience in security planning, security operations, security risk assessment, standard operating procedures, coordination with local authorities and law enforcement agencies, emergency communication system, creating and implementing warden system is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan Security Officer Jobs in South Sudan

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