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

Job Title:    Security Associate

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: 

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 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 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 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 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.
  • Assist 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.
  • Prepare detailed security assessment reports after field missions
    with risk mitigation recommendations to support security situation
    analysis and facilitate decision-making.
  • Assist in the formulation of advice to Head of Field Office on
    security risk management matters and safety issues in compliance with the
    United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS).
  • Assist in implementation of all security risk management mitigating
    measures, including Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) to
    ensure compliance.
  • Assist in management and maintenance of security equipmer.t and
    identify new requirements to strengthen technology capacity in line with
    business requirements.
  • 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.
  • Contribute to the development and update of emergency and
    contingency planning   
  • Documentation including physical preparations and procedures to
    support preparedness for a crisis
  • Assist in 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.                                                                                                                       

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.
  • 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, 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
  • Previous experience and sound knowledge of security operations
    technical processes
  • Has provided technical guidance and training to staff members within
    area of expertise
  • Has supported research and collation of data which feeds into
    reports that inform security operations activities


  • 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: 26th May 2019

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