UN World Food Programme Security Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

UN World Food Programme Security Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia


About WFP

  • The World Food Programme (WFP) is United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger, WFP is continually responding to emergencies. We save lives by getting food to the hungry fast.

  • But WFP also works to help prevent hunger in the future. We do this through programmes that use food as a means to build assets, spread knowledge and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities. This helps communities become more food secure. On average, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 80 million people in 80 countries.

  • WFP Ethiopia is working with the Government and humanitarian partners to strengthen the resilience of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable population and to chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation.

  • The Country Office also supports programmes that use food assistance to empower women; transform areas affected by climate change and keep children in school.

  • It aims to contribute to Ethiopia’s five-year development agenda, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), through which the Government combats food insecurity.

    Organizational context

  • These jobs are found in Gode sub office. Job holders report to the Head of Security Unit/ Head of Sub Office or designate.

  • At this level job holders are expected to take responsibility for the completion of a range of security-related processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices.

  • Job holders are 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.

  • These jobs may require to work different shifts and report for duty on short notice. The position will cover both Gode and Kebridehar sub-office.

    Job Purpose

  • To perform a range of specialized and process-oriented responsibilities related to security operations including monitoring and maintaining security equipment in line with established procedures.

    Key Accountabilities

  • 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 ad hoc and weekly 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 Country Director 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 equipment 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 the 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 and high performance.

  • Perform other tasks as required.

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role

  • Has applied knowledge of security
    operations technical processes which must be adhered to in day to day work

  • Has supported security operations efforts as directed

  • Prior experience with the UN system or international NGOs

  • Has supported in providing ad-hoc technical guidance to staff members

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Minimum requirement is the completion of secondary school education. A first-level University Degree is desirable.

  • Experience: Four years of progressive experience is required and among which 2 years in the functional area or related field.

  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali language is a must

    Desired Skills

    • Compliance

    • Investigation

    • Accountability

    • Record Maintenance

    • Organizing and Coordinating Skills

    Knowledge & Skills:

    • Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word.

    • Knowledge of work routines and methods in order to complete processes under minimal supervision.

    • Uses tact and courtesy to give and receive information to a wide range of individuals.

    • Ability to offer guidance or basic on-the-job training to more junior staff.

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

    Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.

  • Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.

  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.

  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

    People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.

  • Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.

  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.

  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.

    Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions:
  • Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.

  • Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.

  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.

  • Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.

    Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.

  • Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.

  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.

  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Security Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia



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