Post title and level: Police Adviser (Strategic Advice and Coordination), Seconded (non-contracted), 3-Posts
Organizational Unit: United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM Special Political Mission)
Duty Station: Field Offices in Somalia (Kismayo, Baidoa, Beletweyne, Jowhar, Dhusamareb and Garowe) as per operational needs
Reporting to UNSOM Head of Police Component/Police Commissioner through the established chain of command Duration 12 Months (Extendable)
Deadline for applications: 30 April 2021
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity
Education: Graduation from Police College or Academy or other recognized law enforcement educational institution is required. University degree in related field (law, law enforcement, security, forensic, criminology etc.) is highly desirable. Specialized training in police reform, strategic planning, project management, training management, certification in train-the-trainers and training delivery is an asset.
Work Experience: A minimum of 10 years of active policing experience in national or international law enforcement is required, project/program management, institutional building, organizational planning, strategic planning, security sector reform, police reform and restructuring, conflict management, technical support; training experience in one of the above areas is highly desirable. Experience in a command or strategic level position with exposure to one or more of the following subjects is an advantage: oversight, Human Rights, weapons and ammunition management, electoral security, anti-corruption, human resources, logistics, finance, diplomatic police, border management, special operations, crowd-and-riot-control, gender and/or countering serious and organized crime. Experience in UN peacekeeping missions or working with other international organizations is desirable.
Languages: For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language (Arabic) is an advantage.
Assessment for Mission Service: All candidates should be cleared through an Assessment for Mission Service (AMS) either by a Selection Assistance and Assessment Team (SAAT) deployed to a Member State or on the basis of an in-mission AMS upon arrival of the candidates. Failure to pass the in-mission assessment will result in candidate’s repatriation. All repatriation related expenses in this case are to be borne by the Member State. Therefore, the Member States are strongly encouraged to request a SAAT to conduct an AMS in the Member State prior to the police personnel deployment.
Preference will be given to equally qualified women candidates.