UN Security Associate Job Opportunities – United Nations World Food Programme

Job Title:            Security Associate
Food Programme
Duty Station:
VA NO.:                107472
About US:
United Nations World
Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting
hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger
in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes
to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and
children, can access the nutritious food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets
food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict
and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities
rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with
food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global
footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary
to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in
many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.
Brief description of WFP in Uganda
WFP delivers food
assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and
build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood
opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most
vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP
works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.
As Uganda strives to
achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is
also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.
Organizational Context
The incumbent will
be charged with the responsibility of performing a range of specialized and
process-oriented responsibilities related to security operations including
monitoring and maintaining security equipment in line with established
Job Summary: The
Security Associate 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: 
Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Standard Minimum Qualifications
University degree in Community Psychology, Social Work and Social
Administration, Social Sciences or any other related.
Knowledge & Skills:
knowledge of the application of practical methods, techniques, procedures and
systems used in security, typically gained through technical training and work
 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.
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.
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 (level C) in English language.

and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective
ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the
Be a
force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s
work processes and productivity.
Make the
mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific
successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
Make our
mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit
contributes to the overall WFP mission.
Look for
ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities
such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and
direct reports.
 Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team
building activities to build rapport in own unit.
Be a
coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior
colleagues with coaches within own team.
 Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit:
Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to
ensure that team meets goals and targets.
Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in
own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective
tasks and areas of work.
Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes
are delivered consistently and accurately.
Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on
expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to
the team.
Be Decisive:
Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate
issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.
Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP
units to accomplish missions in the field.
Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to
team on how to build relationships with external partners.
Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports
the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in
fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and
team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and
external partners.
Functional Capabilities
Capability Name: Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
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.

Other Specific Job Requirements:
This section is
optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for
the specific job.
Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role
gained sound knowledge of security operations technical processes
provided technical guidance and training to staff members within area of
supported research and collation of data which feeds into reports that inform
security operations activities
NB: Female applicants and qualified applicants from
Uganda with Ugandan Nationality are

especially encouraged to apply.
WFP has zero
tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS
No appointment under
any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on
Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service
Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit
Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the
United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during
their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
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: 31st October 2019
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