Job Title: Deputy Commanding Officer, Arusha, The appointment is limited to ICTR. Extension of appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds. As the international tribunals are not integrated in the Secretariat, UN staff Members serve on assignment or secondment from their parent department/office if selected. Remuneration Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. More Info... http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salaries/gs.htm. United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity Responsibilities Under the command and direct supervision of the UNDF Commanding Officer, the Deputy Commanding Officer assists in all aspects of managing the UN Detention Facilities and reports to the Commanding officer. The Officer performs the following duties: Responsible for all aspects of staff management, supervision of the Operations Officer and other supervisory personnel; oversees proper maintenance of the various registers at the UNDF; monitors and coordinates all activities and plans, handles matters related to personnel; reports to the Commanding Officer on all matters related to discipline, leave plans, sick leave and absentees; monitors and approves overtime; handles disciplinary matters of staff and detainees; receives misbehavior reports from Operations Officer, interviews detainees, conducts investigations and report to Commanding Officer; receives reports from the Operations Officer and / or the Tanzania Prison Force Commander, conducts investigations on serious incidents and recommends appropriate action; Manages Security responsibilities and co-ordinates the activities related to the overall security and safety of the detention facilities, plans and ensures that that cell searches are conducted periodically or as deemed necessary; promotes security procedures on behalf of the Commanding Officer; ensures update of Standard Operating Procedures, Post Orders, Fire Orders and evacuation plans; Assists the Commanding officer to handle the welfare of detainees, attends to detainees problems and complaints, handles detainees requests for family visas and visits, oversees and ensures physical, educational and spiritual welfare needs of detainees, monitors behavior and all activities of detainees and reports any irregularities to the Commanding Officer; On behalf of the Commanding Officer, Liaises with Court Management on matters related to the court attendance, relevant judicial notices and other matters that are directly related to UNDF; Acts as officer-in charge for the Commanding Officer during leave or absence; represents UNDF at meetings, and receives official visitors to UNDF; On behalf of the Commanding Officer, attends to requests submitted by Defense Counsel, visitors to detainees and co-ordinate with Defense Counsel and Detention Management Section; Recommends and advises on matters concerning improvement the daily management of the UNDF and on training its staff members; Ensures that staff members set their goals for the periodic E-Pas, agrees with subordinate staff members on work plan, and conducta mid-year and end-year review; Co-ordinates with Human Resources and Planning Section (HRPS) and Budget Unit on matters related to UNDF Staffing or other benefits and performs any other assigned duties. Competencies: Professionalism: Knowledge of security management combined with solid background of military or other security specialization and some political and social knowledge of country of assignment. Ability to deal effectively with stress factor when encountered in security management. Ability to apply technical skills to understand and consolidate the varying specializations such as electronics, communications, mechanics, explosives and other sophisticated devices encountered in security system management. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; demonstrated sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a range of protection issues/problems; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; remains calm in stressful situations. Ability to lead and motivate officers under command; excellent knowledge of United Nations Security Policies, procedures, practices and Detention Rules. Communications: 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 audience. Demonstrated ability to explain UN security policies and procedures. Maintains a high sense of confidentiality. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts 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. Ability to plan and organize assignment for officers under command; ability to provide oversight and take responsibility for delegated assignment of officers; Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; overseeing the implementation of policy and procedures; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable. Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be clients and seeks to see things from clients point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client. Commitment to Continuous Learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve. Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology. QUALIFICATIONS Education: University degree in Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology or Criminal Justice with supplemental security management training in Prisons Services, Police, Military Academy or College. Work Experience: A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible in prison management in a high risk security environment. Experience at managerial level in a detention facility is desirable. Languages: English and French are the working languages of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. For the post advertised fluency in oral and written English and or French is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is an asset. Other Skills: Must be mentally and physically fit, has knowledge of First Aid, and possess a valid driving license. The officer is required to obtain and maintain a UN Pistol Permit. Computer skills relevant to the post are required. Certification as a Protection Professional (CPP) or Security Management certification or equivalent is an asset. Demonstrated knowledge in NRBC (nuclear, radiological, biological and chemicals hazards), protection, investigations, searches and mine clearance, threat and risk assessment and surveillance systems is an asset. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is a non-smoking environment. Closing Date: Monday, 28 September 2009 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. SHORLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CALLED FOR A TEST. How to apply Please send your application to the address, email or fax number indicated below before the deadline. International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda Chief of Human Resources and Planning Section, ICTR, P.O. Box 6016. Arusha, Tanzania Fax: 255-212-963-2848, 1-27-250 4000, 255-27-250 4373, E-mail: ictr_Personnel@un.org, Applications must be submitted using the United Nations Personal History form (P-11). (Click here to download P-11 form). The applications should indicate the vacancy announcement number on the application and on the envelope, email or fax. Applicants may wish to retain copies of their completed P-11 form for use for future applications. Due to the volume of applications received, receipt of offline paper applications cannot be acknowledged individually. UN staff members must attach copies of their last two Performance Appraisal System evaluations to their applications.