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United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)
Job required: UNSMIL-NO-A-25/ 2012: Assistant Border Security Officer NO-A (Open for 30 days)
Vacant Job Opening (JO) for UN Assistant Border Security Officer
UNSMIL-NO-A-25/ 2012 (Open for 30 days)
Title: Assistant Border Security Officer
Post #: SMIL1279265
Duty Station: Tripoli
Section: Security Sector Advisory and Coordination Division
Date of Issue: 14 August 2012
Deadline for applications: 13 September 2012
For Libyan Nationals ONLY
Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply to the mentioned position
HOW TO APPLY:
STEP 1: Interested applicants should submit the following documents: The United Nations Personal History Form (P11); Copy of High school/secondary diploma; Copy of academic certificate(s); Copy of birth certificate or national passport; Three (3) letters of reference from former employers or academic instructors
Job Description: Responsibilities: -
Under the overall guidance of the Director, Security Sector Advisory and Coordination Division, as well as the Senior Border Security Officer the Assistant Border Security Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
- Supports the Head of the Border Security Advisory Section and, as appropriate, supports the Director of the Security Sector Advisory and Coordination Division with briefing notes, scheduling and follow-up of meetings as required;
- Assists in the coordination of meetings, including logistical details, drafting concept notes and sourcing expertise;
- Participates in outreach activities as indicated by the Head of the Border Security Advisory Section, including establishing and maintaining contact with relevant national and bilateral counterparts, using these contacts to build bridges and assist the intra-government and international coordination process;
- Analyses information contained in communications and publications received from different sources, including the press; maintains up-to-date knowledge of events relating to border security;
- Drafts a variety of briefings, correspondence and sections of reports.
- Creates databases to track the evolution of projects and maintains contacts lists.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Clear understanding and commitment to border security. Ability to analyse and evaluate a broad spectrum of security-related issues; efficient in meeting commitments; observing deadlines and achieving results. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of Peace Operations.
Excellent oral skills and proven drafting ability; Effective communication skills to advocate ideas; proven interpretation and communication skills including ability to conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on a variety of issues; listen to others, correctly interpret messages from others and respond appropriately. Strong writing skills and versatility to produce diverse type of written material, including official correspondence and public information and outreach documents.
Sound interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Share credit for team accomplishments and accept joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Planning and Organizing -
The ability to plan and manage own work and to meet deadlines; identify priority activities and assignments; adjust priorities as required.
Client Orientation - Considers all those to whom services are provided to be clients and seeks to see things from clients point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clientsâ€™ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors on-going developments inside and outside the clients environment to keep informed and anticipates problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.
Education: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in social sciences, development studies, public policy, international relations or a related field. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
At least one (1) year of relevant experience in international organizations, national civil society organizations, NGOs and or government is desirable. Knowledge or work experience in the area of border security and government coordination is an asset.
Good command of English and Arabic (both oral and written). Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
Additional information Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY those applicants who are short-listed will be notified. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
The necessity for ensuring the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity remain the paramount considerations in the employment of personnel. To ensure fairness and transparency, selection will be made on a competitive basis through a selection panel.