UN Security Associate Job Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

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Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Grade: SC6

About US:

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

Job Summary:  The Security Associate will respond independently to queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis. Job holders manage resources and coach and coordinate a team of security support staff. These jobs may require to report for duty on short notice. The incumbent will perform tasks related to the implementation and assessment of security measures and maintenance of equipment with a view towards providing updates and recommendations to facilitate informed decision-making and secure WFP staff, facilities and operations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Review security threats and risks in detail and compile accurate reports on trends and situations that could adversely impact WFP operations, in order to ensure information is accurately collated and sent to senior security staff to support reporting and decision making.
  • Review security related information (e.g. security incidents and events, security support to daily activities, etc.) and use corporate or local information management tools to produce a range of analyses and in-depth reports, to ensure that information is readily available for relevant stakeholders.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with local administration, security and law enforcement authorities, communities, UN/NGO security staff and other actors, to facilitate access for safe programme delivery and to mitigate potential risks against staff and other resources.
  • Plan and co-ordinate staff activities during field missions and perform security assessments within the area of responsibility to support safe and effective programme delivery.
  • Analyse security assessment reports following field missions and present detailed recommendations for risk mitigation to support security situation analysis and facilitate decision-making.
  • Assist in advising the Country Director on security risk management matters and safety issues in compliance with the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS).
  • Support the implementation of risk management mitigation measures, including Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) to ensure compliance.
  • Support the maintenance and management of security equipment and make recommendations to strengthen technology capacity in line with business requirements.
  • Monitor and ensure that all access control procedures are effective and stringently followed by all staff and visitors, in order to maintain a safe and secure environment.
  • Maintain and develop recommendations for improving emergency and contingency planning documentation including physical preparations and procedures, to support preparedness for a crisis.
  • Deliver security training to staff and review security training needs in order to develop measures to meet business requirements.
  • Supervise and provide on-the-job training to other staff supporting their development and high performance.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Security Associate job placement should hold a University degree in Community Psychology, Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences or any other related.
  • At least five years of related work experience in safety and security related employment
  • Specialised knowledge of the application of practical methods, techniques, procedures and systems used in security, typically gained through technical training and work experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of security operations technical processes
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and training to staff members within area of expertise
  • Ability to support research and collation of data which feeds into reports that inform security operations activities
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of security logistics, security administration, risk assessment and co-ordination with local authorities and local law enforcement agencies.
  • Training and experience in fire and related intervention/evacuation procedures.
  • Ability to manage emergency situations and remain calm.
  • Attention to detail and constant vigilance in order to promptly detect any breach in security measures.
  • Ability to interpret information, use judgement and inform supervisors of any incidents which might impact the UNWFP staff and operations.
  • Excellent communication skills in order to maintain frequent correspondence with both, internal staff and external authorities with regards to security advisories and security incidents.
  • Willingness to attend security trainings and comply with UNSMS standards.
  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different. Working Knowledge in one of the Local. Languages used in West Nile Region

Competencies:

  • Strategic approach to security risk management: Demonstrates understanding of strategic approaches to security to identify potential threats. Contributes to the creation and implementation of WFPs mitigation measures.
  • Operational knowledge of security risk management: Demonstrates some understanding of day to day security operations. Contributes knowledge to development of resolutions to aspects of challenges faced, as directed.
  • Security resource management: Demonstrates ability to track and compile reports on HQ and Field staffing and financial resource usage on a project-level basis.
  • Analysis and solution development: Demonstrates understanding of key UN inter-governmental body partner agencies. Understands implications of security information and reports and supports in the identification of mitigating actions against threats and vulnerabilities to WFP’s operations.
  • Planning compliance and emergency management: Supports in planning and prioritisation practices in-line with established security policies and procedures.

NB: Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

How to Apply:

All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.

Deadline: 30th June 2019


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