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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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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