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

 Security Assistant
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Grade: SC5
Reports to: Head
of Area Office
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 review exercise to
assist the WFP Head of Area Office and the WFP Senior Security Focal Point in
all matters relating to the safety and security of the UN and its staff in the
Karamoja Region. The incumbent will perform a range of specialised and
process-oriented responsibilities related to security operations including
monitoring and maintaining security equipment in line with established
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
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 decision-making.
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.
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
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 delivery.
detailed security assessment reports after field missions with risk mitigation
recommendations to support security situation analysis and facilitate
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).
in implementation of all security risk management mitigating measures,
including Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) to ensure compliance.
in management and maintenance of security equipment and identify new
requirements to strengthen technology capacity in line with business
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.
contribute to the development and update of emergency and contingency planning
documentation including physical preparations and procedures to support
preparedness for a crisis.
in identification of security training needs to support training planning and
implementation to address staff development needs.
and provide on-the-job training to other staff supporting their development and
high performance

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Security
Assistant job placement should hold a good University degree in Education,
Community Psychology, Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences or
any other related subject
applied knowledge of security operations 
technical processes which must be adhered to in day to day work
supported security operations efforts as directed
supported in providing ad-hoc technical guidance to staff members
Language: Any of karamojong Languages is a must,
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 responsibility. 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.
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 work.
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.
resource management:
ability to track and compile reports on HQ and Field staffing and financial
resource usage on a project-level basis.
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.
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: 27th January 2019
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