World Food Programme Security Officer NOB Jobs in Kenya

World Food Programme Security Officer NOB Jobs in Kenya


  • Advanced University degree in Security Management, International Relations or Law Enforcement or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

  • A diploma obtained from Military/Police Academy with qualifying relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the First University degree

    Working Experience

  • A minimum of 3 or more years of progressively responsible professional experience in political or security analysis with an academic, military, police, intelligence, humanitarian, peacekeeping, diplomatic or corporate security management organization is required.

  • At least one-year experience and exposure at the international level is required.

  • Experience in UN organizations is an asset.

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

    What you will do:

  • Provide technical advice and support e.g. security assessments and plans to COs to strengthen the capacity within security management and crisis readiness and preparedness.

  • Contribute to the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of security situation needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practices.

  • Contribute in conducting context analysis in conflict affected areas of operations, determining the key characteristics and locations of non-state armed groups (NSAG).

  • Assist with communications and negotiations to garner security guarantees or “acceptance” for WFP to operate in NSAG’s areas of control.

  • Keep up to date with and advise upon local security developments and issues and the potential impact upon WFP operations to inform security and operational activities.

  • Contribute to monitoring and maintaining an effective security management communications system that enables rapid and co-ordinated security activities.

  • Contribute to productive relationships building with local partners to align activities and optimise the best protection for staff, activities and facilities.

  • Work
    in close collaboration with internal counterparts to align activities with wider programmes and ensure compliance with security policies and procedures.

  • Where supervisory responsibilities apply, manage security staff, providing coaching and guidance to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.

  • Participate at local and inter-agency meetings e.g. Security Co-ordination Cells to present relevant security issues and contribute to technical discussions, exchange of knowledge and experience.

  • Support in organizing and delivering training sessions to build the security capabilities of WFP and external partners.

  • Prepare accurate and timely reports, e.g. mandatory Field Security reports that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, providing technical analysis and information as required to support the assessment of activity impact.

  • Follow emergency security preparedness practices to meet emergency food assistance needs.

  • Other as required.


  • Has supported complex projects and operational activities that maintain security operations functions and feed into overall strategic aims

  • Has gained experience in an emergency response and high-risk operational capacity

  • Has provided direction and instruction to more junior staff members within area of expertise

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; World Food Programme Security Officer NOB Jobs in Kenya

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