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Country Guidance Adviser, P4

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Jan 212021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 2 Feb 2021

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Country Guidance Advisor (CGA) at HQ is responsible for UNHCR¿s country-specific policy documents (eligibility guidelines, international protection considerations, and positions on return) for UNHCR operations and stakeholders in national asylum decision-making (decision makers, tribunal members and judges, lawyers and legal aid providers, etc.). These documents are prepared up to publication standards, prior to final clearance by UNHCR senior management. UNHCR issues these documents under its mandate and expects signatory states to the 1951 Convention to give due weight to the UNHCR position as set out in these documents. The CGA is furthermore responsible for engaging with external actors with a view to ensuring that country-specific policy positions produced by such actors adhere to and are consistent with UNHCR¿s guidance. The incumbent is also responsible, in close collaboration with the Protection Policy and Legal Advice (PPLA) Section in DIP, for UNHCR¿s court interventions concerning country-specific policy. In relation to emerging or evolving crises, s/he assists colleagues responsible for PI with formulating responses to enquiries from the media concerning UNHCR¿s country-specific policy positions. The CGA is also responsible for overseeing the content management of Refworld, UNHCR¿s primary protection information platform for asylum decision-makers. Finally, within the context of regionalization/decentralization, the CGA will be supporting Regional Bureaux in developing COI/guidance capacity at regional level, a process that most Bureaux are embarking on for the first time – in a sustainable and accountable manner; the overall objective of this gradual process will be to develop capacity at individual, institutional and enabling environment level that is required for protection information research and analysis, drafting of authoritative advice, interacting with a sophisticated external audience of policy and decision makers, RSD adjudicators, judges and members of tribunals, academics working on COI/country guidance, and building as well as maintaining productive networks.

The CGA reports to the Chief of the RSD Section in DIP while a P3 Protection Research and Information Officer and a P2 Associate Protection Research and Information Officer report to the incumbent.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties

  • Develop, up to publication standards, authoritative country-specific policy positions on eligibility for international protection (Eligibility Guidelines and International Protection Considerations) and Positions on Return, within the framework of international refugee law and UNHCR¿s doctrinal guidance on the interpretation of international refugee law.
  • Stay abreast of legal, political, human rights, security and other developments which have an impact on the protection of persons fleeing the country/-ies covered and provide advice to Regional Bureaux and/or country offices based on country of origin information (COI) accordingly.
  • Oversee the commissioning to external partner organizations of compilations of information from external sources on developments in countries of origin which may impact international protection needs.
  • Identify trends (including to the extent possible foreseen future developments) in terms of flight patterns and profiles.
  • Draw independent conclusions and make recommendations to UNHCR senior management on the need to develop country specific policy guidance (Eligibility Guidelines, International Protection Considerations and Positions on Return) on specific countries of origin.
  • Analyse asylum decision-making in countries of asylum and advise on UNHCR court interventions on country-specific policy guidance and/or COI.
  • Present UNHCR country-specific positions to external stakeholders (asylum decision-makers, tribunal members and judges, lawyers and legal aid providers, etc.)
  • Provide training on COI and country guidance to relevant UNHCR staff.
  • Liaise and engage with relevant external stakeholders and maintain networks of stakeholders with specific country expertise.
  • Interview country experts, refugees, others with specific knowledge on country conditions, as required, and as appropriate, to inform COI research and drafting of eligibility guidance.
  • Liaise and engage regularly with UNHCR Offices, the Senior Regional RSD Officers, the Bureaux and the RSD Section in DIP and other sections in Headquarters to promote consistency in the use of COI and country guidance for RSD procedures and decision-making.
  • Advise on standards for use of COI and for assessing the reliability of COI sources and ensure quality control of responses to standard COI queries.
  • Advise on validity of COI produced by external partners for internal and external use.
  • Oversee the continuous development of UNHCR¿s Refworld, as well as its content management, and advise on the strategic positioning of Refworld vis-à-vis other UNHCR platforms and vis-à-vis external protection information databases
  • Oversee the continuous development and maintenance of UNHCR¿s RSD Practitioners Platform.
  • Support UNHCR¿s Regional Protection Services in developing regional capacity for the production of COI and country guidance in a sustainable and accountable manner.
  • Represent UNHCR in international expert forums on COI and country guidance, including EASO¿s Strategic Network on COI; EASO¿s Country Guidance Network; and the IGC¿s COI Working Group; and provide advice and support to country offices who represent UNHCR in national forums on COI and country guidance.
  • Provide UNHCR¿s input and advice in relation to manuals, training materials, etc. produced by external counterparts on COI standards and methodologies.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P4 – 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education
Law, international law human rights, humanitarian law or other relevant field.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses
RSD LP
COI E-learning
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential:

  • In-depth and detailed knowledge of international refugee law, especially with regard to inclusion and exclusion criteria and profiles; internal flight/relocation alternative; regional refugee instruments; as well as related areas such as protection against refoulement under international human rights law.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of UNHCR’s doctrinal guidance on the interpretation of international refugee law.
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant standards for country of origin information (COI) and policies on country guidance and related matters; and proven experience with applying the relevant principles and standards in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of UNHCR and state-led refugee status determination processes and developments.
  • Thorough understanding of relevant jurisprudential developments on national, regional and international levels, with a view to both anticipating and responding to the need for UNHCR positioning on particular countries of origin, as well as identifying strategic opportunities for UNHCR to intervene in cases concerning COI and/or country guidance.
  • 9 years of relevant work experience in progressively responsible functions in an office/organization dealing with protection information research and analysis with a view to drafting high quality authoritative country guidance grounded in international refugee law for an external audience, of which at least five years must have been in the development of such capacities internally, at individual, institutional and enabling environment level.
  • Exposure to provision of legal and policy support services in an international organization mandated to advise both UNHCR and state-led RSD systems, including minimum two years¿ experience of working directly with principles and procedures related to refugee status determination in a UNHCR or Government capacity.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Excellent (legal) drafting skills.
  • Proven experience of developing internal capacity in protection information research and analysis, with a view to expanding UNHCR¿s ability to produce high-quality COI and country guidance products for an external audience.
  • Proven experience of representing UNHCR in global, regional and national networks of policy and RSD decision-makers, legal practitioners and others working directly with COI and country guidance, coupled with sound judgement and a strong political sense and understanding.
  • Minimum two years¿ experience of developing training materials and delivering training on COI and country guidance to stakeholders in asylum decision-making (decision-makers, tribunal members and judges, lawyers and legal-aid providers, etc.).
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with multiple tasks in a courteous and service-oriented manner under demanding working conditions that often have short deadlines.

Desirable:

  • Completion of the COI E-learning and the RSD Learning Programme and Protection Learning Programme is an asset.

Functional Skills
PR-Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators*;
PR-Interviewing and counselling refugees/asylum seekers;
PR-UNHCR RSD Principles and Procedures;
PR-Adjudication of individual asylum claims in RSD;
LE- International Refugee Law*;
LE-Legal Research*
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested to apply at www.unhcr.org/carees by clicking on Vacancies and entering job ID 24491.

Closing date: 2 February 2021 (midnight Geneva time).

Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Senior Statelessness Coordinator, P5

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Jan 212021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 2 Feb 2021

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The incumbent is responsible for helping to steer and support the overall policy direction of UNHCR, for development and implementation of doctrine relating to statelessness, and for making representations to external actors on the issue, including to senior government officials and the media. In exercising these responsibilities, the post oversees development of strategies to address statelessness as well as provision of technical advice and support (on civil status, nationality laws, legal status, solutions, etc.) to all protection staff and as needed to those representing protection issues on behalf of UNHCR, including senior management.

The post supervises the Statelessness Section in DIP and has direct or functional supervision of regional statelessness posts.
With UNHCR staff: To provide technical advice and support on the independent mandate and legal framework of the 1961 and 1954 Statelessness Conventions as well as human rights and regional treaties under which cases of non-refugee stateless populations can be addressed, through which cases of statelessness can be avoided, and via which disputes concerning civil status and nationality laws can be resolved. In particular, the post must advise regional bureaux and field operations on strategies to address statelessness, including protracted situations. In doing so, the incumbent will draw upon lessons learned from other UNHCR operations and governmental, UN and NGO responses elsewhere in the world. The incumbent will ensure that consistent and technically sound legal advice/positions are given globally, including through drafting of guidelines and specialised training of staff. Guidance available from regional legal advisers relates mainly to refugee law issues, not to statelessness. The incumbent must be an authority on technical issues concerning statelessness. The post acts as focal point/coordinator/advisor for and must cooperate with staff at all levels, including senior management. S/he supervises the Statelessness Section in DIP and has direct or functional supervision of regional international professional statelessness posts. Discussions on policy and strategy are held primarily with the AHC-Protection and the Director and Deputy Director of DIP.

With external parties: To provide technical advice to and advocacy for States and international organisations in order to promote accession to the Statelessness Conventions. Undertake direct dialogue with Governments globally and negotiate amendments to law and practice to ensure acceptance and consistent application of legal standards on nationality. The post is responsible for liaison, negotiation, and on-going inter-relational issues with interlocutors at senior levels on matters of statelessness. This includes representation with international and regional organizations through, for example, the OHCHR, UNICEF, UNDP, UN International Law Commission, UN Special Procedures, the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies, the institutions of the Council of Europe, the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the Organization of American States, regional human rights bodies, and primarily States both through the Permanent Missions and directly with relevant Government Ministries/parliamentarians determining nationality and legal status. Representation with NGOs, academic institutions, etc. is also critical. The post is regularly called upon to train government authorities, to provide/negotiate drafting advice and proposals for national and international laws, to give presentations and lectures to expert bodies, to participate as a member of expert groups on nationality law, to represent UNHCR and to ensure UNHCR’s direct involvement in numerous settings designed to promote the reduction and avoidance of statelessness.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties

  • Undertake direct dialogue with Governments/organisations and negotiate amendments/modifications on nationality laws to secure acceptance and consistent implementation of international legal standards.
  • Monitor all modifications to nationality legislation globally, supervise and provide guidance on any comments drafted by staff members, advise field offices of responses to developments in countries/regions, and report to senior management.
  • Plan, oversee and co-ordinate UNHCR¿s role concerning statelessness, furthering the Office¿s responsibilities in addressing problems associated with non-refugee statelessness, including formulation of law/policy/strategy, representation of UNHCR at international and regional consultations and negotiations for drafting of international instruments, representation of UNHCR during negotiations with government officials for drafting of nationality laws, guidelines concerning principles of international law in this field, representation of UNHCR¿s position on questions of nationality to other UN bodies, NGOs, interlocutors and organisations.
  • Report on these activities directly to the Director of DIP and relevant senior managers/Directors.
  • Assist Bureaux and Country Offices to elaborate and implement strategies to address protracted statelessness situations in cooperation with other UN agencies such as UNICEF, UNFPA, OHCHR and UNDP in particular.
  • Train staff, NGOs, government officials and update senior management on statelessness issues/activities.
  • Monitor developments and regular staff reports, as well as the Annual Protection Assessments, so as to formulate and oversee decisions on UNHCR legal positions and exchanges concerning statelessness and nationality.
  • Prepare, co-ordinate and oversee drafting of documents, reports and conclusions on UNHCR¿s activities on statelessness for submission to ExCom/General Assembly. Meet with officials, lobby and participate in consultations concerning the statelessness activities as per UNHCR¿s obligation to report to ExCom every second year on statelessness activities.
  • Manage, supervise and provide direction on the handling of individual cases and caseloads of stateless people to provide guidance on nationality law, status determination procedures, appropriate courses of action to resolve disputes between States, and to ensure consistent response to problems of statelessness.
  • Monitor developments which risk creating statelessness and liaise with relevant organisations/governments/staff furthering consultations and actions toward the avoidance of statelessness.
  • Write/deliver articles, speeches, disseminate papers, provide position papers and monitor developments in legal systems, academia, and organisations in all areas relating to statelessness, co-ordinate with other concerned organisations, liaise with government bodies and NGOs, participate in and facilitate conferences and publications ensuring awareness of UNHCR¿s role.
  • Manage, supervise and oversee the support and advisory services provided to UNHCR Representatives/staff, assess country specific issues, and supervise and co-ordinate periodic reporting/research/case study exercises on matters pertaining to nationality/statelessness.
  • Monitor and support the initiatives of the relevant Regional Organisations and institutions to ensure that their activities, initiatives or resolutions support UNHCR¿s efforts to finds solutions for stateless persons.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P5 – 12 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 11 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 10 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education
Human Rights, Law, Private International Law,
Public International Law or other relevant field.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses
Law; International Law; International Protection;
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential
12 years of experience in progressively responsible functions in an office/organisation that deals with citizenship/displacement issues and/or a campaign that promotes legal rights of marginalized populations, preferably within UN. Minimum 5 years should be in the functional area that is directly relevant to the current position.
Good knowledge of the UN system, its operational procedures and exposure to provision of support services in an International Organization.
Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in a courteous and service-oriented manner under demanding working conditions that often have short deadlines, including proven ability to conduct relevant research and produce high-quality written products quickly.
Good communicator with excellent analytical skills and strong interpersonal skills to deal with persons of different cultural and educational backgrounds.

Desirable
Knowledge of and experience working in international human rights field and with UN human rights mechanisms.
Experience working for or with UN Member States, or for or with another UN organization with a relevant mandate.
Fundraising experience.
Teaching experience.

Functional Skills
PR-Statelessness- Principles and Procedures, operational arrangements/assistance
PR-Statelessness- Doctrinal issues on nationality and statelessness
LE-Human Rights Law
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested to apply at www.unhcr.org/carees by clicking on Vacancies and entering job ID 24490.

Closing date: 2 February 2021 (midnight Geneva time).

Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Director, Office of Staff Security

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Jan 162021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 1 Feb 2021

Position Title: Director, Office of Staff Security

Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade D1

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 01 February 2021

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates

  2. External female candidates:

  3. Candidate from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states of IOM and female candidates.

Context:

Directly reporting to the Director General through the Chief of Staff, the Director, Office of Staff Security (OSS) is responsible for safety and security management throughout the Organization in the areas of operations, financial management, administrative procedures, and human and asset resource management that impact on staff safety and security issues.

As part of the designated mandate of the position, the Director of OSS will promote and support the Organization’s institutional responsibility in relation to all aspects of global occupational safety and security.

Under the direct supervision of the Director General, the Director of OSS will advise the Office of the Director General (ODG) in accordance with established reporting lines, on all relevant and urgent safety and security matters. The incumbent will coordinate with all senior managers within IOM to ensure that staff safety and security remain a high priority for the organization.

In addition, the Director of OSS will be responsible for actively coordinating and assisting the IOM Regional Offices and the IOM Country Offices on all aspects of staff safety and security management. The post will ensure that the implementation of appropriate safety and security management procedures is undertaken and that they effectively address issues of staff safety, security and the protection of IOM assets.

Today, IOM operates in 400 offices across more than 100 countries, with an operating budget of approximately USD two billion in 2020, mainly through member states contributions and donor funding.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide supervisory and technical assistance to all IOM’s core and mission security professionals and to mission security focal points; he/she will be accountable and responsible for all security and safety matters related directly or indirectly to IOM personnel and property. Furthermore, the Director of OSS is responsible for providing leadership on safety/security policy management issues and mission operational support to enable the safest and most effective implementation of IOM programs and activities.

The Director of OSS will develop and maintain productive and reciprocal global cooperation partnerships with relevant security counterparts especially with security professionals associated to the United Nations Security Management System (UN SMS) and Host Government departments.

S/he will also be required to represent IOM at the Inter-Agency Security Management Network forum and contribute to security policymaking in line with IOM’s strategies and best interests. When requested by the Director General or the Chief of Staff, the Director of OSS will accompany, assist, or represent the Director General at the Executive Group on Security (EGS) and provide technical advice on the development, recommendations and implementation of the required and appropriate country specific and regional safety and security procedures related to the protection of all UNSMS staff, their assets and program operations.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing an OSS strategic plan that is sustainable, cost effective and ensures that staff safety and security is mainstreamed in the organization’s strategic plans and priorities. S/He is also expected to develop and implement strategies that enhance OSS’s responsiveness to all security related issues including its capability to surge security staff into “high risk” and L3 emergency locations when necessary.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee, manage, and continue developing the Office of Staff Security (OSS), providing effective leadership, vision, and guidance to IOM personnel, in all aspects of safety / security management.

  2. Directly manage the daily operations of IOM’s OSS providing regular reviews and assessments on the general and/or urgent staffing needs related to the Office’s operations and in support of emergency operations.

  3. Directly manage all Human Resources issues within OSS including developing and writing Post Description’s (PD’s) for all security posts within the organization, overseeing the overall performance of the OSS core staff and monitoring the technical performance of all mission security officers.

  4. Develop and lead the professionalization of a robust and responsive security structure that is sustainable, cost-effective and upholds the core values of the organization.

  5. Supervise and coordinate safety/ security management of all IOM personnel, and the protection of the Organization’s assets (including but not limited to all relevant SOPs and asset register).

  6. Develop and implement a new staff security training strategy that increases skills, security awareness and security knowledge of all IOM personnel. When necessary, impart the training courses in person.

  7. Oversee, coordinate, and advance the development of the IOM Security Communications and Analytical Network (SCAAN) and ensure that proper policies, procedures, and guidelines are developed, reviewed and implemented in a timely manner.

  8. Support the work of the IOM SCAAN Team and the external SCAAN User Group to enable the ongoing development of the SCAAN system within the organisation and amongst other UN agencies using SCAAN.

  9. Design, implement, and coordinate safety/ security policy/procedures for IOM in accordance with IOM’s responsibility and accountability as per IOM’s role within the UN Security Management System (UNSMS) and its membership in the Interagency Agency Security Management Network (IASMN).

  10. Develop and implement strategies that enable IOM to formally participate in and influence the UNSMS security policy decision-making bodies with concrete contributions.

  11. Regularly review the capacities of the current OSS 24/7 Operations Center (OpsCEN) in Manila and the newly established operational OSS Alternative Communications Center in Panama. -The reviews will be designed to ensure that both centres are capable to respond efficiently to all emergency situations, are effectively managed, and have the capability to disseminate safety and security information to all levels of management in a professional and timely manner.

  12. Provide policy and technical safety/ security advice and guidance to IOM personnel and its Country Offices while ensuring that systems and procedures are in place to disseminate IOM and UNDSS safety/ security policy/ procedures and instructions to all Country Offices in a timely manner.

  13. Initiate operational and strategic analyses related to threats/ risks posed to IOM staff, Regional Offices, Country Offices and programmes, that enables OSS colleagues and country Security Focal Points (SFP’s) to offer staff the necessary guidance in respect to safety and security matters.

  14. Periodically carry out review of OSS’s five-year strategic plan, and where necessary, make reviews and take corrective measures.

  15. One year before the Strategic Plan expires, draft a new document that takes stock of lessons learned, capitalizes on strengths, and reinforces OSS as a leading Safety and Security Unit within the multilateral system; take all necessary actions for approval and implementation.

  16. Constantly follow-up IOM operations in high-risk environments to ensure that safety/ security procedures are in place and security trends are monitored. This is to be done in coordination with IOM OSS’s Operations Centre in Manila, Philippines and with the Alternative Communications Center in Panama if required.

  17. Support and promote safety/ security management, professionalization, and responsiveness throughout the Organization. This requires attending meetings/ forums with senior managers, partner agencies, government security services, United Nations agencies/ programs, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), and the Inter-Agency Security Management Network (IASMN), the policy decision-making body of the UN Security Management System.

  18. Participate actively within the IASMN to ensure that the needs of IOM are heard and recognised within the UNSMS and that the agreed and appropriate action/s are taken to enhance IOM’s programme delivery requirements.

  19. Attend in support of the DG, or when required, represent the DG at Executive Officer level security related meetings.

  20. Develop, in coordination with the Chief of Staff, the Director of Resources Management (DRM) and the Chief of Budget (BUD), OSS’s core annual operational, Country Office Support and UNDSS JFA cost share budgets.

  21. Frequently review, in coordination with the above officers, IOM’s Security Funding Mechanism and report on its financial status, assessing its potential to address IOM’s long-term general security funding needs and emergency requirements.

  22. Directly report to the Director General, through the Chief of Staff on relevant safety/ security management issues, both operational and policy related issues. Provide reports, assessments, advice and frequent briefings to IOM’s Senior Management Team and donors, on OSS’s activities and significant security threats/risks/trends/incidents.

  23. Be an active member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and Extended SMT and supply regular security briefings to both bodies or when required.

  24. As required, conduct and/or oversee Country Office safety/ security assessments to ensure compliance with relevant policies and procedures. Make appropriate recommendations to strengthen these systems and address non-compliance issues.

  25. As required, conduct and report on various investigations related to safety, security incidents involving IOM staff and/or the Organizations assets. These investigations should be coordinated with the Chief of Staff and other relevant units/ departments who may have a specific interest/mandate related to the investigation (i.e., Human Resources Management (HRM) Division, Office of Legal Affairs (LEG), Occupational Health Unit (OHU), and Office of the Inspector General (OIG) while providing the necessary recommendations.

  26. When necessary, be available 24/7 to deal with any emergencies or security situations involving IOM staff members or assets.

  27. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree preferably in Security Management/Social Sciences, Law, Disaster Management, International Studies, Communications, or a related field from an accredited academic institution1 with fifteen years of relevant professional experience;

• Hostage Incident Management Training, UN Security Instructor certification (SCP and LSA), SSAFE TOT, IFAK TOT, or Crisis Management facilitation would be an advantage.

Experience

• At least fifteen years of relevant professional experience working in security management, law enforcement, Disaster Risk Management preferably at an international level;

• Previous experience in UN Missions, International Peacekeeping or Emergency Missions;

• Experience in planning and execution of security agencies or organizations highly desirable;

• Previous experience in dealing with law enforcement agencies an advantage.

Skills

• Proven ability to collaborate with senior military and government counterparts.

Languages

IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English and working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is required (oral and written). Other UN languages would be an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.

Notes

Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database

(https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 3

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 3

Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 01 February 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 15.01.2021 to 01.02.2021

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: VN 2021 10 Director, Office of Staff Security (D1) Geneva, Switzerland (56806990) Released

Posting: Posting NC56806991 (56806991) Released

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