Special Tribnal for lebanon

Security Officer

Vacancy Ref LB-OTR-SSS-G3-814
Deadline for Applications 27 August 2017 (-507 days left)
Issuance Date 27 July 2017
Location Beirut
Organ / Section REGISTRY   /  Security and Safety Section
Post Level GS-3
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered. The successful applicant will be offered a fixed-term appointment of one year duration limited to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). Any subsequent extension(s) are subject to terms of the Tribunal's mandate and/or the availability of the funds. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is an international inter-governmental organization with its own independent legal identity and not a UN organization. However, STL follows the UN common system for benefits and entitlements to its staff members. UN staff members may also serve on loan from their parent department/office, if selected. The recruitment process may include a pre-selection procedure, written tests and interviews to assess levels of competency.

A roster of suitable candidates may be established for this particular profile as a result of this selection process for both fixed-term established and general temporary assistance posts.

It is not necessary at this stage to send copies of qualifications, previous employment contracts, entire publications, etc.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only applicants who are under serious consideration will be contacted. The Tribunal is not in a position to respond to queries regarding information on the status of vacancies or unsolicited open applications.

The tribunal reserves the right not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. All applications will be handled with strictest confidentiality.

*The English version of this vacancy announcement is authentic. The French and Arabic version, if available, is not an official translation and is provided for information purposes only.

Under the overall management of the Chief of Security and the local supervision and coordination of the Deputy Chief of Security, the Security Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Provide security coverage at entry points to prevent entry to unauthorized persons or vehicles and the unauthorized removal of Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) Beirut Office property;
• Screen all personnel, packages and vehicles entering the premises including clearance through metal detectors and by use of x-ray equipment;
• Identify and retain custody of any prohibited items found;
• Conduct patrols within the STL premises;
• Provide information and directions to all persons associated with the Organization, including visitors;
• Control, identify and clear pedestrian and vehicular traffic entering and exiting the premises;
• Maintain log books and records as required;
• Maintain alertness for any potential or actual breach of security and any disturbance or unusual activity and report these and all security, fire and safety violations to the Security Supervisor;
• Ensure the safety and custody of any detained persons or witnesses whilst at Court or elsewhere within the STL premises;
• Operate the STL Security posts, including monitoring of CCTV, communications, fire prevention and alarm systems surveillance system;
• Secure and escort VIP's, sensitive witnesses and other personnel whilst in the premises;
• Provide an emergency response capability within the STL premises;
• Submit detailed investigation reports on security related incidents;
• Complete and pass all specified induction, refresher and other specialist training;
• Provide Security and Safety services to courts and court related activities;
• Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills
• Professionalism - Demonstrates professional competence and mastery in Security; Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
• Teamwork - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment; Relates to others with sensitivity and respect for diversity; Promotes gender balance and places the priorities of the Service before a personal agenda.
• Client Orientation - Treats clients with a professional and courteous attitude; Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a stressful environment; Sees the situation from the client's perspective.
• Communication - Effective oral communication skills and demonstrated ability to explain STL security policies and procedures; Maintains a high sense of confidentiality.
• Technological awareness - Working knowledge of computer hardware and software programs.
• Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Documented equivalent combination of relevant experience and formal education may be considered appropriately.

• Work Experience: Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience with a civilian police force or military police force or other pertinent security related experience. Must have previous experience in the safe handling of personal firearms. Professional experience in the custody of detained persons would be an advantage. Candidates must be mentally and physically fit.

• Languages: Arabic, English and French are the official languages of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. For this post proficiency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of the other official languages is an asset.

• Other: Computer skills, investigative skills, handling of hazardous materials skills will be considered an asset. Applicants should be between 22 and 40 years of age, exceptions may be considered when candidates have served with security and safety services at United Nations or other international organization or in cases where special expertise is required. All duties are performed in uniform. At times however, the officer may be required to perform duties in civilian clothes. Duties may require long period of standing, working evenings, overnights and on weekends. The officer is required to obtain and maintain appropriate host country licenses, including, but not limited to, pistol and vehicle operator licenses. Officers are also required to meet STL firearms qualification and control and restraint standards. Applicants must be able to obtain security and medical clearance as a condition of employment and expected to undertake and pass annual medical examination, fitness test and requalification of firearms tests