Deputy Chief of Security and Safety Section, P3 at ESCAP

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

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Deputy Chief of Security and Safety Section, P3 at ESCAP

Deputy Chief of Security and Safety Section, P3 at ESCAP

Job Opening

Posting Title: Deputy Chief of Security and Safety Section, P3
Department/Office: Department of Safety and Security
Duty Station: BANGKOK
Posting Period: 29 February 2024 – 13 April 2024
Job Opening number: 24-SEC-DSS-229427-R-BANGKOK(G)
Staffing Exercise ID: N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Security and Safety Section, Bangkok, within the Department of Safety and Security. Reporting to the Chief of Security and Safety Section, the incumbent is responsible for providing leadership, operational support, and oversight of the security management system to ensure maximum security for staff and eligible dependents, as well as the efficient conduct of UN programmes and activities.


Under the supervision of the Chief of Security and Safety Section, the incumbent will:

  • Prepare security plans for the ESCAP premises, including development, implementation, and updating.
  • Maintain communication with relevant bodies and organizations to ensure maximum security coordination.
  • Assess local security conditions, identify trends, and advise staff regarding safety and security.
  • Ensure availability of fire detection devices, conduct fire drills, and maintain office security.
  • Manage emergency communication systems and investigate security-related incidents.
  • Assume responsibility in the Chief’s absence, issuing directives to security forces and administrative staff.
  • Oversee section administration, including recruitment, performance management, budget forecasting, and resource allocation.
  • Maintain protection detail for senior officials as necessary.


Core Competencies:

  • Professionalism: Demonstrates knowledge of security management and related technical skills. Builds trust with colleagues and stakeholders, exhibits pride in work, and shows persistence in challenging situations.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively, listens to others, and tailors communication to the audience.
  • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals, prioritizes activities, and adjusts plans as necessary.

Managerial Competencies:

  • Managing Performance: Delegates responsibility, provides feedback and coaching, and supports staff development.
  • Judgement/Decision-making: Identifies key issues, gathers relevant information, and proposes solutions based on available information.


  • Advanced university degree in security management, criminal justice, business administration, political/social science, international relations, or related field.

Work Experience

  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible experience in security management, preferably within the UN Common System or similar international organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in compound and physical security, crisis management, and emergency communications.
  • Field experience in security management within the Asia-Pacific region is desirable.


  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.


Qualified applicants may undergo competency-based interviews and/or other assessment methods.

Special Notice

  • Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and may be assigned to new functions periodically.
  • Candidates from under-represented Member States are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply to support gender balance.
  • The UN is committed to diversity and inclusion, providing reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities.
  • The UN does not charge any fee during the recruitment process.


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