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

Job Title:  Security Associate

Organisation: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. WFP is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently, WFP
focuses on three priority areas namely: Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA); Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Agriculture & Market Support (AMS). WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.


Job Summary:  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 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 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
  • 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 applicant must hold a University degree in Community Psychology, Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences or any other related.
  • At least 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.
  • Fluency in English including excellent writing skills. Knowledge of regional dialects is very desirable.


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.


How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the online portal link below.


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Deadline: 27th May 2022


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