United Nations Security Lieutenant Jobs in Ethiopia

United Nations Security Lieutenant Jobs in Ethiopia

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) mission is to deliver ideas and actions for an empowered and transformed Africa; informed by the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.

  • The mission will be guided by ECA’s five new strategic directions which are: advancing ECA’s position as a premier knowledge institution that builds on its unique position and privilege to bring global solutions to the continent’s problems and take local solution to the continent; developing macroeconomic and structural policy options to accelerate economic diversification and job creation; designing and implementing innovative financing models for infrastructure, and for human, physical and social assets for a transforming Africa; contributing solutions to regional and transboundary challenges, with a focus on peace security and social inclusion as an important development nexus; advocating Africa’s position at the global level and developing regional responses as a contribution to global governance issues.

  • These positions are located at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Security and Safety Service (SSS). Under the overall command of the Chief of SSS, 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:

    Provides leadership to a group of Security Officers in the Tour and Security Squad, Conference Service Unit, Fire and Safety Unit, or any other assigned Unit by:

  • Organizes and manages the activities and operations of the squad/unit under command;

  • Assigning tasks and ensuring the enforcement of security and safety measures and precautions;

  • Giving daily wok instructions to the Squad/Unit Security Officers and Sergeants;

  • Organizing the Squad's/Units activities in emergency situations;

  • Patrolling the compound as a routine spot check to detect any unlawful or unsafe activity including unauthorized parking, suspicious behavior, fire hazard, etc;

  • Making frequent inspection of security posts to ensure that duties are properly executed.

  • Facilitating and supervising investigative and protective services covering evaluation of complaints, determining the best course of action assigned investigators should take;

  • Following up and reviewing reports supervising arrangements for special security coverage for conferences, meetings and other events including controlling the issuance of badges and other conference security logistics as well as providing delegates and visitors with necessary information;

  • Organizing and providing person protection and escorts to the Executive Secretary and other dignitaries on visits; including overseeing the implementation of special patrol route and movement to ensure their safety and protection;

  • Organizing comprehensive fire and general safety programme including preventive and protective measures covering emergency fire drill exercises and building evacuation plan;

  • Liaising with the Addis Ababa City Fire Services and other emergency services agencies in case of fire and other emergency situations;

  • Organizing and providing emergency First Aid assistance;

  • Maintaining records, files and register on actions and activities.

    Assists in the co-ordination of the activities of the Squad/Unit with the Chief by:

  • Reviewing work schedules and post coverage and propose changes as may be required;

  • Preparing daily reports on events and cases under investigation;

  • Preparing and presenting periodic
    reports on cases which have been investigated;

  • Evaluating the work performance of Security Officers under supervision;

  • Checking and controlling the leave plan of the Squad/Unit;

  • Preparing and submitting, overtime, attendance and leave records to the Office of the Chief.

    Performs other specific security and administrative duties by:

  • Responding to general questions concerning security and safety service;

  • Making recommendations on the planning and improvement of the security and safety work;

  • Taking responsibility for equipment assigned to the Squad/ Unit including supervising the inventory process and control of property;

  • Participating in the training of Security Officers;

  • Liaising with local law enforcement officers on security and safety incidents.

  • Perform all other assigned duties.


  • Professionalism: Knowledge of United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices. Demonstrated sound judgment in applying United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices and in applying technical expertise to resolve a range of protection issues/problems. 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.

  • 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 the 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 with specialized security, police or military training is required. Passing the United Nations Security Officer Test (SOT) administered at the Duty Station is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration for this post.

    Work Experience

  • At least seven (7) years of progressive responsible experience in security work in the military or police establishment with at least 3 years at supervisory level is required.

  • Practical experience in UN security service operation combined with ability to detect security and safety threats is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in English is required; and knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Security Lieutenant Jobs in Ethiopia

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