Security Training Officer is available at the Division of Headquarters Security and Safety Service (DHSSS) of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in New York. The incumbent reports to the Chief, Protection Coordination Unit, DHSSS for Revised Close Protection Officer Certification (RCPOC) and Use of Force (UoF) matters with an additional reporting line to the Chief of the Training and Development Section (TDS).
- Lead the development and implementation of standardized firearms and less lethal weapons training/learning and qualification programmes
- Participate in the Joint Working Group on Weapons Training on behalf of DHSSS
- Also, to consult with and advise field missions on security and safety training related issues
- Function as the Programme Manager for the Revised Close Protection Officer Certification (RCPOC)
- Plan, prepare, design and deliver training and learning programmes in accordance with learning needs analysis and best practice to include RCPOC, IDP, Firearms Training Officers (FTO) and Firearms Training Instructors (FTI)
- Furthermore, to participate in the annual Protective Services Workshop to review global best-practice for Protective Services operations
- Ensure analysis and regular audit of all training operational activitie
- Likewise, ensure compliance with established policies and procedures in support of DSS training goals.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Advanced university degree (Master degree or equivalent) in security management, business administration, political/social science, psychology, international relations or related field.
- A first-level university degree may be substituted with a diploma from a police or military education institution, college or academy obtained over a minimum of a three-year period, or a first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience.
- Moreover, completion of an international, national or commercial close protection training is desirable.
- Recent (within two years) successful completion of an emergency trauma bag certification or equivalent of a first aid certification is desirable.
- Above all, minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience managing security operations and/or managing security training programmes for security operations or other Rule of Law capacity that requires routine use of force equipment and firearms
- At least three years’ experience as a qualified weapons instructor in a military, police or civilian context
- Experience in managing, coordinating and implementing flexible as well as sizeable training programmes across multiple locations and geographic regions
- Furthermore, experience with all aspects of firearms training, corrective measures for remedial firearm training and granting firearms qualifications
- Operational international experience in a conflict or post-conflict environment is desirable.
- Experience conducting close protection training is desirable.
- Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.