Closing date: Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Department/ Office: United Nations Office at Nairobi
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 27 February 2017-28 March 2017
Job Opening number: 17-SEC-UNON-72749-R-NAIROBI (R)
Staffing Exercise ID: N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Special Notice
This position is funded for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Appointment against this post is on a local basis. External candidates will be considered only when no suitable internal candidate from the duty station is identified. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up the appointment. Staff members are subject to the authority of and assignment by the Secretary-General. All staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. 1. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. 2. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira 'Need Help?' link.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org). The post is located in the Office of the Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) Security and Safety Service.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Security and Safety Section the incumbent will be responsible for the following functions
  • Provide leadership to the team by; planning assignments of the members during scheduled shifts; give instructions to the members and ensure that uniforms, communications equipment and other kits necessary for duty are provided; Ensure that posts are properly and effectively manned and duties properly executed.
  • Enforce safety and security in the UN Complex adhering rules and procedures are strictly followed; supervise Control Room duties to ensure that the electronic surveillance equipment is monitored and discuss reports of initial investigation with the Investigator.
  • Co-ordinate activities of the team with the Deputy Chief and Assistant Chief of the section; Make daily reports on events and present periodical reports on all cases which have been investigated; Make recommendations on planning and improvement of security work.
  • Ensure safety and security of equipment and vehicles are in good working order, supervise operations in the event of accidents, both independently and in cooperation with other rescue services or the Nairobi City Council Fire Brigade; prepare reports after incidents; Inspect mail and deliveries entering the Complex; Keep 'bomb alert' plans and instructions up to date; Conduct searches for suspicious items; Conduct preventive searches in cooperation with the specialized services; Liaise with the host country's de-mining services; Respond to requests for assistance requiring First Aid and prepare reports.
  • Respond to all general questions concerning security and safety of the UN Complex.
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned.
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