Security Guard (NPSA3) - Common Services Account Project

Security Guard (NPSA3) - Common Services Account Project

Job Description

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Project Description 

This position is located in the Security Unit consisting of 8 (eight) Security Guards. Security Guard duties are performed in eight (8) or twelve (12) hour rotating shifts which are covering posts on 24/7 basis.

Under the guidance and supervision of the UN House Security Guard/Security Team Leader as direct supervisor and the Operations Manager, as secondary supervisor, the Security Guard provides reliable security services ensuring protection of UN House personnel and premises. The Security Guard demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds, surveillance skills on video cameras, efficient response to incidents.

Scope of Work

Security Guard will be performing variety of tasks while ensuring Safe and Secure environment for UN House personnel and assets.
Detail Security Guard duties are defined in standing Standard Operating Procedures and other relevant security plans.
Following sections describe general Security Guard duties but they are not limited to them:
     1.    Access Control
     2.    Control Center
     3.    Emergency Response

More specifically:
     1.    Access Control

-Perform the pedestrian access control to the UN House facilities ensuring that all personnel and visitors desiring access are properly identified, screened and directed:

  • Control admissions of authorized personnel and movements of United Nations property into and out of the premises;
  • Control entry of employees, requesting identification from those not known or recognized;
  • Receive and control visitors; Enter their names in the Visitors Log and inform by telephone the office or person to be seen; Visitor is either escorted or, in some cases, instructed how to reach the appropriate office;
  • Receive notification calls when visitors leave offices and register time of their departure from the building; Ensure that all visitors depart in timely manner, after notification of visit termination.

-When assigned at the UN House pedestrian entrance (LGF Post 1), the Security Guard controls the entry of UN House employees, day laborers, and visitors, ensuring no contraband or unauthorized items are brought into the UN House compound. The incumbent maintains a log of visitors and monitors closed-circuit video cameras (CCTV) for potential problems. Incumbent also issues and keeps track of visitor badges and keys to the UN House unrestricted areas, ensuring both are returned in a timely manner. After working hours, the incumbent will occasionally transfer calls to appropriate mission personnel. This post operates 24 hours a day. The Security Guard identify the suspect persons and objects and timely report about the incidents to supervisor. Take in immediate security measures in ad hoc incidents.

-Perform the vehicular access control to the UN House facilities ensuring that official, staff and visitor vehicles desiring access are properly identified, inspected and directed. This post operates 24 hours a day:

  • When assigned to the vehicle screening area, the guard will thoroughly inspect each incoming vehicle, opening the gate only for vehicles authorized compound access;
  • Security Guard will randomly conduct explosives tests of vehicles;
  • In bomb alert incidents in the town, the incumbent will increase control of checking entering car in the compound with the special mirror.

-Ensure that no unauthorized personnel gain access to UN House facilities.

-Ensure that all persons entering or removing equipment from UN House premises present the equipment and valid document in which this action is duly authorized.

-Ensure that all packages and briefcases of all visitors are opened and inspected on entry.

-Conduct patrolling of entire UN House and its inner, outer perimeter and parking area in front of the compound, including overnight guard duties, and reports any irregularities.

-Conduct physical security checks of compound and offices ensuring that they are properly secured. Check that all office equipment, air conditioners, lights, etc. are turned off after the working hours.

-Use of technical screening equipment to prevent prohibited items from entering the facility.

-Use of variety access control technical equipment.  

-Maintain control of the emergency key system and its log sheet.

-Implement all related and prescribed technical and nontechnical measures.

     2.    Control Center

-Maintaining operation of the security control center.

-Monitor and control following:

  • UN House Emergency Line and Panic Button;
  • Public Address System;
  • Video Surveillance System;
  • Intrusion Detection System;
  • Fire Safety and Suppression System;
  • Electronic door locking/access control system;
  • VHF working channel for d/s Area;

-Be familiar with existing procedures and comply with them.

3.    Emergency Response

-Act as a response officer during any emergency or incident and promptly report to the Supervisors.

-Be familiar with emergency procedures and all issued Security Standard Operating Procedures and Contingency plans.

-Implement UN House emergency procedures and measures in case of such event.

-Know how to properly employ firefighting equipment should a fire be discovered on premises.

-Respond to emergencies affecting the safety and security of UN House personnel, visitors, assets and facilities by following the authorized emergency procedures and notifying the Supervisors.

Institutional Arrangement

Direct supervisor: UN House Security Guard/Security Team Leader and UNDP Operations Manager.     


Achieve Results:    LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:    LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously:    LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility:    LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination:     LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner:    LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:    LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Business Management/Customer Satisfaction/Client Management    

  •  Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense ofg urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfill and understand the real customer’s needs.
    •    Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.

Business Management/Evaluation    

  •  Ability to make an independent judgement based on set criteria and benchmarks.

Business Management/Communication    

  •  Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.

Security Services/Security incident management and monitoring     

  •  Ability to provide adequate response to security incidents/events

Security policies/Security policy awareness and implementation    

  •  Knowledge of security policy concepts and ability to apply to strategical and/or practical situations

Security services/Safety management (including Air, road, Fire)    

  •  Knowledge of air, road and fire safety programmes/systems and ability to assess risks and identify mitigation measures

Security Services/Physical/premises security design, implementation and management    

  •  Ability to conduct accurate premises assessments on UN facilities to ensure appropriate mitigation measures are in place. Ability to design, support and test physical security systems for UNDP premises.

Education  and work experience requirements    

  •  Bachelor degree 
    •    High School certificate with minimum 3 years of professional experience in providing security services in police, military or other governmental, private or international organization.

Required  skills

  •  Knowledge of Windows and MS Office applications.
    •    Ability to manage the security system including CCTV, Access control and fire-alarm system.

Desired skills

  •  Driving license is an advantage.
    •    Proven work experience as a Security Guard with an international organization or Embassy is an asset.
    •    Previous experience with: Technical protection equipment, Radio and other Telecommunication Equipment is an asset.

Required Language(s)   

  •  Fluency in Romanian and working knowledge of English is required.
    •    Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Russian, Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language would be an asset.

Professional Certificates  

  •  Relevant training and professional accreditation in security field is an asset.

The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

     a)    Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
     b)    A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.

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Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
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Advertisement end date was extended/Data de încheiere a postului vacant ai fost extins: 29 May 2023