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


Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: 

Grade: G6

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 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: 

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.

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.

in advising the Country Director on security risk management matters and safety
issues in compliance with the United Nations Security Management System

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.

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

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.

and provide on-the-job training to other staff supporting their development and
high performance.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

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

knowledge of the application of practical methods, techniques, procedures and
systems used in security, typically gained through technical training and work

knowledge and understanding of security logistics, security administration,
risk assessment and co-ordination with local authorities and local law
enforcement agencies.

and experience in fire and related intervention/evacuation procedures.

to manage emergency situations and remain calm.

to detail and constant vigilance in order to promptly detect any breach in
security measures.

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

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

to attend security trainings and comply with UNSMS standards.

Fluency (level C) in English language.


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.

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.

resource management:
ability to track and compile reports on HQ and Field staffing and financial
resource usage on a project-level basis.

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.

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 Uganda with Ugandan Nationality 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: 19th September 2019

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