UN Security Assistant Job Opportunities – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:      Security Assistant
Organisation: United Nations
World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Moroto, Uganda
Reports to: Security
Position Grade: SC5
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 take overall responsibility for the completion of a range of
security-related processes and activities requiring some interpretation of
standard guidelines and practices. The incumbent should be able to recommend a
course of action on a range of security issues, deal with staff at various
levels and may allocate tasks to other colleagues. This job may require to work
different shifts and report for duty on short notice.
The incumbent performs duties of a sensitive and confidential nature,
assisting WFP management and staff in problem solving, humanitarian operations
project planning, and administration and execution of stated goals and
Key Duties and
  • Supports the WFP Head of Area office and
    the Senior Security Associate in collecting, updating and communicating
    information regarding the security situation, providing security support
    regarding the conferences and meetings in the Karamoja.
  • Assists in maintaining the Area Security
    Plan for the Karamoja region, including updating staff lists.
  • Assists the WFP Head of Area office and
    the Senior Security Associate with the assessment of Minimum Operational
    Security Standards (MOSS) for the duty station;
  • Assists Senior Security Associate in
    reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets;
  • Organizes and delivers training courses,
    security briefings on security awareness and preparedness;
  • Assists in ensuring Residential Security
    Measures (RSM)) and office safety, and security preparedness in the
    Karamoja region.
  • Liaises and coordinates, as appropriate,
    with the host government security organizations and/or personnel, including
    national and local provincial authorities, military, and police officers;
  • Maintains regular contacts with Security
    Focal Points of UN agencies, UNDSS & INGOs in the Karamoja region.
  • Provides assistance to the Area Security
    Management Team (ASMT) meetings.
  • Maintains a statistical database of all
    security incidents in the area in analytical charts.
  • Assists in maintaining the Area Security
    Plan, including supporting actions during the implementation of the Area
    Security Plan, as required.
  • Maintains the warden system and keeps
    up-to-date information related to staff residences in the Karamoja region.
  • Assists in reporting security incidents
    affecting UN staff, offices and assets, and preparation of security
    reports, such as the Security Incident Reports
  • Provides support in organising and
    conducting security briefings, and orientation to newly assigned staff
    members, as required.
  • Performs routine investigations or
    security assessments to ensure the safety of field staff to access or
    return to a location where actual or suspected security concerns exist.
  • Enforces procedures for WFP vehicle
    movement and advise on necessary actions, equipment and accessories
    required to enhance the safety and well being ofstaff in the field;
  • Conducts field trips to support Karamoja
    Field -offices or staff in the field at short notice whenever requested by
    Supervisor /CO security unit;
  • Assists in ensuring that fire safety
    arrangements, plans for fire/building evacuation, relocation/evacuation of
    staff to a safe haven are updated and efficiently implemented;
  • Coordinates 24 hours response to all
    security related incidents involving WFP staff and eligible dependents;
  • Reports all cases where staff members
    and/or their eligible family members have been victims of conventional
  • Act as the direct focal point for security
    guards and supervisors in area assigned and authorize/monitor change of
    shifts, verify attendances/absences of security personnel and record;
  • Manages the Access Pass System to WFP
  • Organizes security services for the
    various meetings including parking facilities;
  • Perform any other duties as may be
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UN World Food Programme (WFP) Security Assistant job opportunity should
    hold a University degree in Community Psychology, Social Work and Social
    Administration, Social Sciences or any other related.
  • A minimum of five years of related work
    experience in safety and security related employment
  • Previous experience from Military War
    College or Police Officer training school
  • Prior international, UN, I/NGO, diplomatic
    or commercial security experience is desirable.
  • Computer literate in MS Word, Excel,
    Access and Power Point, digital mapping and GIS system.
  • Knowledge of the UN system in general and
    WFP is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the country safety codes.
  • Physically fit.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel on short notice
  • Fluency in English including excellent
    writing skills.
Functional Capabilities:
  • Strategic approach to security risk
    Demonstrates understanding of the strategic context in
    which the security function operates and the broader implications of
    day-to-day work.
  • Operational knowledge of security risk
    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
    Supports in planning and prioritisation practices
    in-line with established security policies and procedures.
4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
(Purpose, People, Performance and Partnership):
  • Understand and communicate the
    Strategic Objectives:
    Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives
    and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change:
    Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in
    direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving
    needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our
    Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in
    which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday
    Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall
    operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s
    Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase
    self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental
  • Create an inclusive culture:
    in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion
    of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country
  • Be a coach & provide
    constructive feedback:
    Proactively seeks feedback and coaching
    to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit:
    Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the
    face of challenging circumstances.
  • Encourage innovation & creative
    Shows willingness to explore and experiment with
    new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results:
    Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on
    budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on
    Commits to upholding individual accountabilities
    and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional
  • Be Decisive: Makes
    rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain
    circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or
    manager direction.
  • Connect and share across WFP units:
    Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities
    and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships:
    Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or
    escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile &
    Portrays an informed and professional demeanor      toward internal and external
    partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings
    to partnerships:
    Provides operational support on analyses and
    assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a
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: 16th July
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