Special Tribnal for lebanon

Head of Field Security

Vacancy Ref LB-OTR-SSS-P3-852
Deadline for Applications 7 April 2018 (-1294 days left)
Issuance Date 8 March 2018
Location Beirut
Organ / Section REGISTRY   /  Security and Safety Section
Post Level P-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 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 overall direction, guidance and supervision of the Chief, Security and Safety Section, the incumbent plans, oversees and efficiently manages the work and activities carried out by the Unit (CP Unit, Security Drivers and Building Security Team) at the Beirut Office.
The incumbent acts as the primary Focal Point for security for the STL in Lebanon and advises on all safety and security related issues ensuring that senior management is kept informed of security developments.
In accordance with the STL Security Management Framework, he/she will have particular responsibility for operational planning including the coordination of the security functions across the relevant business units of the Special Tribunal in Lebanon.
Ensures effective and efficient planning, supervision and execution of missions requiring security support, such as close protection assignments, field security operations and/or security support to investigative, judicial or administrative operations. Ensures all missions are properly assessed and appropriate resources are deployed. Oversees missions and ensuring they are recorded in the mission activity log.
Undertakes and maintains threat/security level monitoring and analysis in cooperation with the Security Coordination Unit at HQ, this will include compilation of security risk assessment and security situation reports, advisories or other pertinent sources of security information.
Specifies physical security requirements or other risk mitigating measures to ensure compliance with Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS).
Provides a safe and secure environment by ensuring sufficient security staff are deployed and necessary equipment is available and serviceable, also by ensuring all security staff are trained, drilled and competent in dealing with likely scenarios to be faced.
Develops and continuously monitors and reviews all security, emergency, evacuation, general safety, contingency plans and resources. Completion and submissions of all security related administrative requirements. Efficient and effective management of allocated budgetary resources. Forecasts resource requirements and provides input for the preparation of the section’s budget.
Maintains an ongoing evaluation of air, land and sea evacuation routes and resources for use in emergencies, ensuring the availability of vehicles, aircraft, vessels, and fuel.
Establish and maintain close and successful working relationships with host country agencies, and international security organizations.
Represents Chief of Security at operational level meetings in Lebanon
Any other duties as assigned by the Chief of Security.
Knowledge and Skills
• Professionalism - Expert knowledge in Security Management; proven ability to analyze security information reports and papers on technical issues and to make valid recommendations with respect to those reports.
• Planning and Organizing - Proven ability to plan and organize the operations of the security service; ability to forecast staffing and other security requirements based on operational changes in the mandate of the Tribunal.
• Communication - Excellent drafting ability and communication skills, both oral and written; ability to defend and explain difficult issues with respect to key decisions and positions; proven ability to communicate complex concepts orally; ability to prepare written reports that are clear, concise and meaningful.
• Teamwork - Good interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds; demonstrated ability to maintain and encourage a collaborative team environment
• Judgment/Decision Making - Good judgment and initiative, imagination and resourcefulness, energy and tact; ability to ensure an effective work structure to maximize productivity and achieve the Security goals.
• 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.
• Building Trust – Reputation for dealing honestly and openly with issues and staff and being recognized and highly respected by peers, clients and staff is expected; establishment and maintenance of the close working relationship with the Joint Task Force is an essential aspect of this role.

• Education: An Advanced university degree in Security Management or related field. 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: At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in security management, preferably in a police/military 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). Previous security management experience in an international environment highly desirable.
• 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 other official language(s) is an asset.