Field Security Guard, GL-4


DATE OF ISSUANCE                                          :18/10/2019

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS                     :17/11/2019

DUTY STATION                                                  : Multiple Duty Stations


This vacancy is open exclusively to nationals of Democratic Republic of Congo

United Nations core values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for diversity

Organizational Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the Safety & Security Section. The Field Security Guard will be based in Bukavu. The incumbent reports to the Security Officer. S/he will maintain physical security presence at Guard Force Unit or the cover duties at the Security Operation Center and access control posts at MONUSCO Compound entrances and exit points and to serve as the first line of physical defense and protection of the field mission’s compounds, UN Staff and property.


Within delegated authority, the Field Security Guard will be responsible for the following duties:

a. Vehicles entry and search Duties: All UN and private vehicles entering the field mission’s compound are subject to search strictly at all times by the Field Security Guard by inspecting undercarriage mirrors and must include visual checks at the areas above and under wheels. Also, it’s mandatory for the Field Security Guard that all UN vehicles leaving the premises are checked inside the cabins and trunks, to ensure that all UN property are accompanied with established “Security Gate Pass Form”. The Field Security Guard is to physically deny entry to all unauthorized persons to the field mission’s compound/installations, prevent all unauthorized persons with arms/explosives and lethal weapons from entering the field mission’s compounds/Installations and assist newly arrived mission personnel and visitors/contractors to locate the right offices and the staff members they are desiring to meet/visit.

b. Patrol Duties: The Field Security Guard must achieve preventive foot patrols as scheduled during all shifts with the aim to identify hazards or intruders to field mission’s premises. In particular sensitive area of VIP and offices containing confidential or hazardous material and all offices doors and windows to be checked one by one each patrol. The Field Security Guard on patrol is requested to pay attention to all hazards that could cause harm/destruction/theft to UN staff and property, besides s/he must register during each patrol on GFU designed patrol sheets any discovered hazards or any other observations and/or to take immediate action on imminent life or fire hazards. The Field Security Guard on duty can feasibly take action to try to stop fire and assist on emergency medical/trauma when occurred.

c. Access Control Duties: At all entry points to field mission’s premises, the Field Security Guard is to ensure that all individuals with attempt to enter-are properly identified on the Field Security Guard’s request to show an appropriate picture ID card. All Field Security Guards must remain vigilant and observant while on posts at all times. She/he has to implement an access control mechanism (visitor/vehicle screening) for UN premises, to ensure that visitors and their belongings are screened through metal detectors and X-Ray machine for hazardous material, weapons or explosive devices that are attempting to enter the field mission’s installations for proper identification and announce them to staff before escorts of visitors to/from designated staff member’s offices is conducted. Security escorts for visitors may be directed in special circumstances to the Field Security Guard. Special attention shall be given to crowds and groups who are attempting to visit field mission’s offices, in case the Field Security Guard shall inquire at the entry points for the reason of visit first.

d. Reception and Security Offices Duties: The Field Security Guard is to ensure during the tour of duty that all assigned equipment to the security section are functional and in good order, that maintenance for equipment is carried out periodically and when required, that unauthorized persons have no access to security offices, that all records are filed properly and that confidential documents are kept safe and are not exposed for view to none-security personnel. She/he maintains working area always clean and organized and ensures that the next shift has all required tools for duty tour, to follow hand-over/take-over procedures for equipment and office inventory during shift changes. She/he may serve on demand as Field Security Assistant focal point on monitoring and reporting on Surveillance Systems functions, installed at the field mission’s premises, and act whenever requested as Duty Security Assistant for Close Circuit Television (CCTV) monitoring facility. The Field Security Guard has also to inform the duty officers of all sections about all emergencies, incidents / accidents and report to his/her direct supervisor and to the Security Officer who is acting Security Duty Officer (SDO). In addition, the Field Security Guard will answer calls received via radios / emergency phone sets. Daily radio check is also one of the Field Security Guard duties to ensure the functioning of his radios as well as the ones of his colleagues.

e. Performs any other tasks are requested by the Security Officer.




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.


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 shortcoming.

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.



Education: High school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license free of driving violations.

Experience: Minimum three (3) years of experience in security including military, police, private security, or fire-fighting duties combined with experience in UN security operations or on-the-job training or experience in (i) Personal Protection, (ii) Firefighting; (iii) Access Control Systems. Knowledge of security rules, regulations, and procedures of UN including fire safety and first aid procedures, as well as standard security and safety procedures in order to undertake both patrols of buildings and grounds and routine monitoring and granting of entry to the premises and physical fitness are desirable.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable.

Other  Skills
Candidates must be mentally and physically fit. Duties may require working evenings, overnights and on weekends. High sense of responsibility; Alertness; Ability to work in all weather conditions and in hazard situation. The staff member has to respond in crisis situation to protect UN staff. Computer skills, investigative skills, hazardous materials skills, close/personal protection skills are an asset. Good knowledge of the city, local roads and conditions where the office is located


Assessment Method

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



Interested and qualified applicants should submit their applications with cover letter together with the attached United Nations Personal History form (P-11) only.
For the online Personal History Profile (visit to generate a PHP)
Submit applications by email ONLY to:  Hand delivered applications will not be accepted.
All applications MUST indicate the MONUSCO Job Opening number on the subject line in the e-mail. e.g.  MONUSCO/48/SEC/2019
All applicants MUST indicate their telephone number and email address with location. Applications without telephone number, email address and location WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Applications received after the deadline will NOT BE ACCEPTED.
ONLY successful applicants will be contacted for WRITTEN and COMPETENCY BASED ASSESSMENTS TESTS.


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