Job Opportunities United Nations (UN) at IRMCT Arusha – Security Lieutenant, FS-4 (Multiple Posts)part time job

United Nations International ResidualMechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Temporary Job Opening (Duration until 31 December 2021)
Security Lieutenant, FS-4 (Multiple Posts)

Deadline: 08 September 2021

Opening Date: 01 September 2021

Office : Registry/Security & Safety Section
Location: Arusha
Job Opening Number: 2021/TJO/IRMCT//REG/SSS/217-FS

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

              Organizational setting and Reporting:

The post is located in the Registry, Security & Safety Section of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), Arusha Branch. The incumbent will report to the Security Inspector.

• The incumbent will provide supervision of work in progress such as; detainee escort and monitoring, court controls, premise access controls, screening, surveillance, incident and emergency response, report writing, communication center operations, weapons issue, and alarm monitoring. Provide constant review and assessment of the security operation to
appropriately mitigate risk by taking immediate action if necessary in case of emergency or by providing well thought out and presented suggestions, recommendations to improve current policies and regulations. Inspect and audit staff at work to provide feedback for development and clarity of requirements so the work process is compliant, understood, and accountable. Provides supplementary on-the-job training and instruction to staff under supervision. Coordinate daily
arrivals/departures of accused, staff, VIPs, witnesses, contractors, and visitors to ensure the policies of screening, access, information point, and prisoner escort are compliant with policy, procedure, and directives. The operator of the Security and Safety Service 24/7 Security Operations Centre.

To provide hourly scheduling of staff assignments to ensure there is a fit between operational objectives and resource applications to produce economies, efficiencies, and effectiveness within
rules and procedures. To manage the re-performance reporting system of officers assigned as first reporting Officer and to appropriately disseminate reliable information to other first reporting officers who may have staff assigned on a temporary basis. Review, audit, and update all documentation of instructions, guidance, directives, orders, records, and
logs to ensure they are relevant, accessible, accountable, and correct. Collect pertinent information to produce a well-written and relevant initial incident report required for the Security Investigations Unit. Provide information briefings and inspections prior to the commencement of operations. Ensure accountability, due care, proper use, and reporting of malfunctions of all equipment assigned to the operational area of responsibility. Investigating and reporting any cases of loss or breakage. The post is responsible to remain familiarised and qualified in services normally performed by a Lieutenant but considered a separate unit (e.g. Investigations, Field Operations, and Training Unit) to act as a replacement on an ‘as required basis. Performs other duties as required.

Core Competencies:
• Professionalism: Full understanding of the functions and organization of the IRMCT and the Section. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. 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.

• 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 a 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.

• Planning and Organising – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments adjust priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary, Uses time efficiently.


High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate.

Minimum of six (6) years of experience in the field of military, police, or security management is required; of which a minimum of two years of experience in security operations centers or similar within a military, police, or security organization is required; and At least one year experience and exposure at the international level and in a difficult security environment is required. Candidate must have prior experience with qualification and carry of a pistol. Desirable experience: security planning, security operations, security risk assessment, standard operating procedures, physical security, coordination with local authorities and law enforcement agencies, emergency communication system, crisis management, hostage incident management, security administration, security logistics in a difficult security environment, security staffing in a multicultural environment. Other: UN DSS certification in any of the following is an asset: Security Certification Program, Security Analysis Practice, and Process, Hostage Incident Management, Close Protection Officers Course, Security Investigation.

English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable. Working knowledge of Kinyarwanda and/or Swahili is also desirable.

How To Apply:

  1.  Staff at the FS-3 and FS-4 levels are eligible to apply. Applications from GS staff will be considered as external.
  2.  Interested staff members must complete a UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form obtainable via Inspira personal accounts or the IRMCT website and submit it together with a cover letter. Please submit all documents including the last two e-PAS/performance appraisal to the [email protected] inbox. Please indicate the job opening number in the subject line.

Once received, a list of candidates who meet the requirements of the post will be sent to the supervisor, who will prepare a written comparative analysis of the candidates and recommend a staff member for the position. Please note, only shortlisted candidate(s) will be informed of the outcome.

Note For External Candidates:

  1. External applicants must complete the UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form obtainable from the IRMCT website ( or from your personal Inspira account and forward electronically to the [email protected] inbox. Please indicate the job opening number in the subject line. Please note, CVs cannot be accepted.
  2. Once received, a list of candidates who meet the requirements of the post will be sent to the supervisor, who will prepare a written comparative analysis of the candidates and recommend a staff member for the position.
  3.  Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be notified of the final decision.

Note For Previously Rostered Candidates:
Roster candidates must express their interest and availability for published job openings by submitting an updated PHP and cover letter.

Special Notes:
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving a 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
The appointment is limited to the IRMCT. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. IRMCT is a smoke-free environment.

Please note that applications received after the deadline at midnight( the huge time) on the closing date will not be accepted. Only the selected candidate will be notified of the outcome.

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