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

Job Title:    Security Guard

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior
Security Associate

Grade: G2

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 Guard will control entry to WFP premises and ensure security and
safety of staff, premises and property in compliance with WFP security and
safety procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Monitor and control entry to WFP premises including screening
    persons and belongings, and issuing building passes.
  • Ensure accurate accounting of staff and visitors’ on WFP premises.
  • Conduct regular and accurate checks of premises;
  • Maintain continuous surveillance against fire, water leakage,
    deposit of dangerous objects or any other actions that may cause damage to
    WFP premises or injury to staff, to ensure compliance with safety
  • Report on any incidents or actions that involve a breach of security
    procedures to the supervisor, to ensure prompt actions are taken following
    established security procedures.
  • In case of incident/emergency, immediately use communications
    systems to alert a supervisor.
  • Liaise as necessary with the local administration, police
    authorities, fire services and other emergency services, to ensure
    required support is provided in a timely manner.
  • Open and close buildings; check tat all office machines, air
    conditioners, lights etc are turned off after working hours.
  • Respond to enquiries and provide appropriate information or suggest
    alternative source of information.
  • Issue building passes to visitors as required.
  • Be available for duty as and when necessary (On call).
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Security Guard job placement should have completed secondary school
    education. Experience with Police, Army, Prison plus Security Guard
    training is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years of security related experience.
  • Good knowledge of essential security procedures and requirements.
  • Ability to detect and identify dangerous objects and knowledge of
    how to deal with such objects.
  • Ability to use fire equipment, metal detectors and other equipment.
  • Ability to remain calm in emergency situations.
  • Ability to provide immediate intervention and assistance in case of
    fire or other emergencies.
  • High sense of responsibility and alertness; emotional stability and
  • Physical fitness on duty and training in self-defense techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Courtesy, tact and the ability to work effectively with people of
    different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Good knowledge of the city where the office is located.
  • Willingness to attend security trainings and comply with UNSMS
  • Language: Fluency
    (level C) in English language is mandatory for Guards at HQ.

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: 9th June 2019

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