EUSR Mission Security Officer – European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina

eeas-logoIn accordance with Art 10 of the EUSR in BiH mandate, referring to Title V of the TEU (Field Security Policy), the EUSR Mission Security Officer [EUSRMSO] is responsible for security matters related to the person of the EUSR, the staff of the EUSR, the office premises and EUSR physical assets in general.

The EUSR in BiH is double-hatted with the EU Head of Delegation. The MSO therefore executes all duties in close cooperation with and with due respect to the competences of other EU security, administrative or logistic services as may be involved in the management and operation of the EU Delegation. The MSO is within the administrative oversight of the EUSR finance and administration section but additionally has a direct responsibility to the EUSR on security matters.

The EUSR modus operandi and internal organisation will necessarily evolve in accordance with decisions of the Council and in relation to the challenges the EUSR meets in BiH. The duties and responsibilities outlined are therefore typical but not exclusive and the EUSR reserves the right to reasonably amend the duties and responsibilities here within.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Generic duties and responsibilities are listed below. Fuller elaboration of duties and responsibilities will be provided to the successful candidate.

– Ensure that appropriate security planning and measures are in place and operational.

– Maintain situational awareness of the security environment, including terrorist threat, and promptly provide and/or update security assessments and incident reporting.

– Maintain regular liaison with other EU and IC and national security actors in the area.

– Maintain oversight of office security environment and security contractors and ensure practices and services are of the highest standards appropriate to the environment.

– Plan and implement all aspects the security of the EUSR when operating outside of the office perimeter and in particular including when travelling to and attending public meetings/events. This includes coordination with state security authorities, diplomatic security agencies, local police and other authorities as necessary.

– Plan and implement security for high level meetings and events at EU House and high level delegations/visitors from HQ

– Ensure that all staff are suitably security aware and have received appropriate training before or upon arriving in the mission area.

– Provide security advice to EUSR staff members including advice on the security suitability of rented accommodation.

– To be available 24/7 to deal with unforeseen/unexpected events or incidents.

– Other tasks as assigned by the EUSR and/or delegated authority.

Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Application deadline: 27 November 2015

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