Special Tribnal for lebanon

Deputy Chief, Security and Safety Section

Vacancy Ref NL-OTR-SSS-P4-859
Deadline for Applications 5 April 2018 (-1296 days left)
Issuance Date 6 March 2018
Location Leidschendam
Organ / Section REGISTRY   /  Security and Safety Section
Post Level P-4
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 limited to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). This appointment and any subsequent extension(s) will be subject to terms of the Tribunal’s mandate and/or the availability of funds.

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is an international inter-governmental organization with its own independent legal identity and not a United Nations (UN) organization. However, the STL follows the UN common system of salaries, allowances and benefits 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-screening exercise, written tests and competency-based interviews.

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 candidates 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.

The Registrar 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 versions, if available, are not official translations and are provided for information purposes only.

Under the guidance of the Chief of Security, the Deputy Chief of Security is responsible for managing the Tribunal’s Security Section, including personnel and scheduling issues and ensuring understanding and enforcement of operational policies and procedures by all members of the Security Service.

• Development and review of security policies and procedures.
• Responsible for the daily management and supervision of the Fire and Safety Officer, the Security Training Unit, Security Analyses Unit, the Administrative Assistant, Pass & ID Office, and the Premises Security and Court Teams.
• Assists in the conduct of sensitive security investigations pertaining to Tribunal personnel or the protection of Tribunal assets in conjunction with the Investigations Unit as necessary.
• Liaises and acts in conjunction with the Chief of Security inside the Tribunal in relation to the work of other relevant Sections to ensure that security operations fully and pro-actively support the aims and functions of the Tribunal.
• Oversees Field Security Operations, in particular the work of Security Officers assigned to the Field Offices, planning for close protection and other field-related activities such as Principal Official visits.
• Monitors and evaluates office physical security measures, issuance of identity cards, background checks, and entry controls, as appropriate, for normal or emergency conditions.
• Assist the Chief of Section in the forecasting of budgetary requirements and the administration of all financial matters pertaining to the Section and the operation of accounts devolved to the Section.
• Specifies appropriate security related equipment and refine broad operational security requirements against “best practice” in security to ensure value for money solutions prior to purchase.
• Manages all aspects of the Section’s equipment portfolio.
• Manages selection, induction and training of all Security Officers.
• Ensures that personnel standards are maintained.
• Manages training activities, both external and in-house, cover a wide array of subjects and must match the host country standards. Perform other duties as required.
• Deputize in the absence of the Chief of Security during any significant absence.
Knowledge and Skills
• Leadership – demonstrated leadership skills in managing a large-scale security operation in high-risk environments.
• Judgment and Decision Making – Ability to make effective decisions at all times including in emergencies or when a rapid response is required.
• Communication – strong oral and written communication skills.
• Teamwork – strong interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with VIPs, senior directors, security officers, other agencies, specialists in other fields related to security, representatives of local and national governments and the non-government community, and other sections of the Tribunal with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
• Professionalism – Expert knowledge of general field of security management, combined with a solid background in military, police, or other security specialization. Demonstrable knowledge of Threat and Risk and related counter-measures – to include threat assessment, risk assessment, risk management, security planning, crisis management and disaster recovery, and at least a general understanding of the political, cultural and historical context of the Middle East.
• Technological Awareness – particularly in relation to emerging technology and techniques in security management, monitoring, systems and equipment. Good technical and administrative skills to be able to liaise effectively with various other specialist departments such as ITSS, Facilities Management, Procurement, Finance, Budget and HRS.
• Managing Performance – Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work of others; ability to make timely decisions; Ability to coach, mentor, motivate and develop staff and encourage good performance. Demonstrated ability to empower line managers to deal effectively with performance issues.
• Education: An Advanced university degree preferably in security management, business or public administration with strong focus on security management or in-depth experience in security management or any other graduate discipline acceptable to the Court. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• Experience: If in possession of an Advanced University degree at least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in security management, preferably in a police context, which should include a high standard of physical fitness and operation under arduous conditions, unit command and senior-level staff experience, demonstration of high level of leadership and capability of rapid decision-making (with little margin for error).
• Languages: Arabic, English and French are the official languages of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of the other official language(s) is an asset.