Fresher UN Security Assistant Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

 Security Assistant
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Security
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
Assistant will perform a range of specialised and process-oriented
responsibilities related to security operations including monitoring and
maintaining security equipment in line with established procedures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist
    in reviewing security threats and risks, compile accurate reports on
    trends and situations that could adversely impact WFP operations to ensure
    information is accurately collated to support reporting and
  • Keenly
    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 provide basic analyses and reports to
    ensure information is readily available for relevant stakeholders.
  • Liaise
    and coordinate 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.
  • Provide
    support in planning, coordinating, preparing and conducting field missions
    including tracking of staff, and perform regular security assessments in
    the area of responsibility to support safe and effective programme
  • Prepare
    detailed security assessment reports after field missions with risk
    mitigation recommendations to support security situation analysis and
    facilitate decision-making.
  • Provide
    support in the formulation of advice to Country Director on security risk
    management matters and safety issues in compliance with the United Nations
    Security Management System (UNSMS).
  • Render
    support in the implementation of all security risk management mitigating
    measures, including Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) to
    ensure compliance.
  • Assist
    in management and maintenance of security equipment and identify new
    requirements to strengthen technology capacity in line with business
  • Assist
    in monitoring that all access control procedures are effective and
    stringently followed by all staff and visitors to ensure accountability
    and maintenance of safe and secure environment.
  • Actively
    contribute to the development and update of emergency and contingency
    planning documentation including physical preparations and procedures to
    support preparedness for a crisis.
  • Provide
    support in the identification of security training needs to support
    training planning and implementation to address staff development needs.
  • 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
    Assistant job opportunity should have completed secondary school
    education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is
    desirable is desirable.
  • Experience
    and knowledge of security operations 
    technical processes which must be adhered to in day to day work
  • Previous
    experience in supporting security operations efforts as directed
  • Experience
    in the provision of ad-hoc technical guidance to staff members
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.
    Fluency (level C) or intermediate knowledge (level B) of another official
    language may be required depending on the location of the post or area of
Personal Competencies:
  • Strategic
    approach to security risk management:
    Demonstrates understanding of the strategic context in which the
    security function operates and the broader implications of day-to-day
  • 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:
    ability to track and compile reports on HQ and Field staffing and
    financial resource usage on a project-level basis.
  • Analysis
    and solution development:
    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.
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: 20th February 2018
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