Job Description

Job Opening

Posting Title: Associate Security and Facilities Officer, NOA
Department/Office: International Seabed Authority
Duty Station: KINGSTON
Posting Period: 11 February 2021 - 12 March 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Security-ISA-148336-R-Kingston (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity


Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Office of Administrative Services (OAS) at the headquarters of The International Seabed Authority in Kingston, Jamaica. The incumbent will report to the Director or assigned designate.


The incumbent will be responsible for the following:

1.Ensure the security of the Secretary General at all times and protective measures for visitors and VIPs.

2.Prepares draft of ISA security plan for the geographic area, including all aspects related to elaboration, development, implementation and updating of the plan taking into account the UN DSS Security Plan for the country.

3.Establishes and maintains close relations with host country security agencies and acts as liaison between the senior management, the host country services and where applicable, with the UN DSS representative(s) at country level.

4.Contributes to the implementation and the evaluation of the effectiveness of the security plan.

5.Assesses prevailing local security conditions, identifies security trends and advises ISA staff, project personnel and dependents on potential security problems, such as civil unrest, kidnapping, armed attacks, arrest and detention.

6.Supports the ongoing evaluation of evacuation (land, air and potentially sea) routes and resources for use in emergencies, ensures the availability of vehicles, aircraft, vessels, fuel supply and assessable roads.

7.Provides advice and training to staff and dependents on residential security measures, such as window guards, alarm systems and bars/ locks to minimize burglar intrusions as per the United Nations Security Management Team (UN SMT) Jamaica guidelines.

8.Ensures availability of security communications system by making periodic checks to determine if the system is functioning properly and arranges for necessary repairs or adjustments.

9.Supports the evaluation and monitoring of compliance with security policies and procedures.

10.Supports the investigation of security-related incidents involving ISA staff members, project personnel or eligible dependent.

11.Contribute to the development of effective fire safety measures on ISA premises and verifying that fire prevention devices, fire-fighting equipment and procedures are in
accordance with established standards.

12.Conducts routine security surveys of office and residential areas and premises and oversees the contracted guard force at all ISA premises in country.

13.Bears responsibility for issuance of ID cards to all entering ISA premises and contributes to the maintenance of an up to date list of personnel for a variety of monthly reports.

14.Monitor, through the compilation of information, the visual examination of the premises and the preparation of work orders, the installation, construction, maintenance, repair and
housekeeping of ISA premises in Jamaica.

15.Assist the supervisor in preparing draft proposals for construction and alterations work including preparation of construction drawings, technical specifications, bills of quantity and
cost estimates.

16.Accompany all contractors to job locations, clarifies drawings and specifications after contract has been awarded to successful contractor to ensure that quality of services performed is in accordance with set terms and conditions, codes and standards, health and safety regulations and objectives.

17.Prepare and writes requisition for purchase of equipment, material, spares, etc.; reviews and evaluates offers and coordinates with procurement unit.

18.Provides facility and transport support services to requesting departments and maintains liaison with focal points.

19.Document unsafe conditions and accidents and present appropriate training.

20. Other duties as required.


Professionalism: Knowledge in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point). Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.


An advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in military science, political/social science, or related field with focus on security management or related fields is required.

A first-level degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in security, police or military service with extensive command and leadership experience is required.

Valid driving license and clean driving record is required.
Experience in security management, administration, operational planning and investigations is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the Authority. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• Recruitment against this position is on a local basis. Candidates for positions in the National Professional Officer categories must be nationals of Caricom.

• The Authority is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

• Locally recruited General Service staff members applying for this post must meet the minimum requirements, including academic qualifications and years of relevant experience. Relevant experience in the General Service category at G-6 and G-7 levels may count towards experience requirements.

• The Authority reserves the right to appoint at one level lower than the position as advertised.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee



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