UN World Food Programme Security Associate Jobs in Uganda

UN World Food Programme Security Associate Jobs in Uganda


About WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

Job Purpose

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 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 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.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
  • 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

    Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role
  • Has gained 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

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 26th May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Security Associate Jobs in Uganda

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