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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/13/ROST1
Title: Country Field Security Officer (FSO)
Grade: P3
Contract type: Rosters
Duration of contract:  Dependent on individual position
Date: 10 April 2013
Application Deadline: 29 April 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station: 
Organization unit: EM Eastern Mediterranean (EM) /
EMRO Eastern Mediterranian Regional Office (EM/RGO)
Division of Administration and Finance (DAF) - To establish a regional roster of pre-qualified candidates for forthcoming vacancies.
The Country FSO is under the direct supervision of the WHO Country Representative (WR) and has regional reporting responsibility to the Regional Director (RD) and the Director of DAF through the Regional FSO. Overall technical direction on security policy and procedures is provided by the WHO Security Focal Point and the Coordinator of Security Services (SEC) , Headquarters (HQ).
Description of duties:
Within the framework of WHO's Security Management Structure, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
1. Advise and support the Representative and Heads of Offices in managing staff safety and security of WHO premises and property.
2. Ensure WHO's participation in the UN Security Management System including maintaining close co-operation with UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and FSOs, monitoring WHO's compliance with Minimum Operation Security Standards (MOSS) requirements, cooperating with management to develop security planning, and supporting WHO staff serving as members of the country and area Security Management Teams and Wardens.
3. Undertake periodic security assessments and analysing security factors and levels of risk related to WHO activities. Evaluate existing security measures to determine their appropriateness and identify areas needing improvement.
4. Provide safety and security briefings, advice and training to WHO staff members and associated personnel.
5. Maintain updated security information and prepare periodic situation reports in accordance with UN and WHO standard operating procedures and as agreed upon with the Representative and WHO security management.
Essential: University degree supplemented by the relevant training/formal education in security, or a university degree from a military or police academy.

- For WHO General Services (GS) staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications specified may be considered eligible to apply for this generic vacancy notice if:
* it can be demonstrated that they have the full body of the knowledge required for the position in question; and,
* they have a minimum of six years of progressive WHO experience relevant to the vacancy.
WHO Competencies:
- Communicating in a credible and effective way;
- Fostering integration and teamwork;
- Ensuring the effective use of resources;
- Creating an empowering and motivating environment;
- Setting an example.

Functional Skills:
- Relevant security training with military or police is an asset.
- Analytical and team-working skills, knowledge of UN field security operations.
- Good knowledge of MS Office tools.
Five years of relevant professional experience at national and international levels with experience in field operations.

Highly desirable:
Experience in field mission of UN or other international organizations would be an advantage.
Excellent knowledge of English is essential and working knowledge of a second UN language is highly desirable.
Additional Information:
- Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates.
- Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered.
- Candidates for this position will be considered only if they have successfully completed a formal assessment.
- A written test/presentation and interviews will be used as a form of screening. The written test might be used as an eliminatory tool.
- Interviews will include competency-based questions.
Successful candidates will be added to the roster from which individual Country Field Security Officer opportunities will be filled. Candidatures will be retained on roster for two years.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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