World Vision Uganda Jobs – Security Officer

Job Title:      Security
Organisation:  World Vision Uganda
Reports to: Commodity Manager
Project:                    Karamoja General Food Distribution
Duty Station:          Kotido
About WVU:
Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government
Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to
overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 40 districts in
Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not
employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All
employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable
background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision
for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will
to make it so.”
Job Summary:  The Officer will promote effective and
efficient documentation, communication and management of security issues that
are likely to impact Karamoja operations.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Security Assessment, analysis and advisory support
  • To advise management and staff on key security issues
    that may affect Karamoja operations.
  • To promote the implementation of World Vision
    minimum-security management guidelines and to regularly monitor compliance
    with audit security requirements.
  • To carry out security risk assessments and advise on
    appropriate measures and actions within the area of operation.
  • Documentation and communication
  • To prepare and submit incident reports to relevant
  • To regularly prepare security update, briefs and trend
    analysis as may be relevant for engaging management in security issues.
  • Networking and Liaison
  • To identify areas of security management that may
    require external support
  • To establish and maintain a productive working
    relationship with Crisis Response Team, WV Office of Corporate Security
    and other stakeholders
  • To participate in key strategic security meetings within
    the area of operation.
Training and awareness
  • To create awareness among all staff in the area of
    operation on security issues.
Supervisory duties
  • Provide supervision to the Radio Operator.
  • Oversee and assess performance of security service
    providers and take overall responsibility for WV office and asset safety
    and security.
 Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • University or college degree preferable in Social
    Sciences, Law, or Security Management
  • Proven security management skills, with emphasis on the
    unique security requirements of humanitarian aid work
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of NGO/UN, police or military
    field (operations) experience and at least 2 years of field security
  • Additional practical knowledge of tools and mechanisms
    and procedures for personal and organizational security in relevant
    specialist areas such as security in the field, security communications,
    operational planning, physical security, critical incident management,
    occupational safety and security training.
  • Direct personal experience of working successfully in
    hostile environments or under difficult operational circumstances.
  • Have a broad understanding of the global security issues
  • An excellent command of English, spoken and excellent
    communication and report writing skills
  • A mature and committed Christian, able to stand above
    denominational diversities.
How to apply:
interested job applicants should submit their applications and complete
Curriculum Vitae, via email to  Please address the application to the People
and Culture Manager and do indicate the post title in the email subject line.
Deadline: Friday 17th May, 2013
female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply)
do appreciate your interest in working with us. However, only short listed
candidates will be contacted.
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