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Security Officer P3

Application Deadline: 26.04.2018. 23:55

To support the management of WFP’s security operations to enable the effective delivery of programmes that meet food assistance needs and maintain the security and safety of WFP personnel, activities and facilities.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the general supervision and guidance of the Manager, the Security Officer will be responsible for the following key duties:

CORE TECHNICAL

  • Keep up to date with and advise upon local security developments and issues and the potential impact upon WFP activity to inform security and operational activities
  • Monitor and maintain an effective security management communications system that enables rapid and coordinated security activities.
  • Supports emergency security preparedness practices to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  • Supports the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, providing technical analysis and information as required, to support the assessment of activity impact.
  • Prepare accurate and timely reporting, e.g. mandatory Field Security reports that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Facilitate training sessions as required to build the security capabilities of WFP and external partners.
  • Provides technical advice, guidance and support e.g. security assessments and plans to Country Offices to strengthen the capacity within security and crisis management, contributing to the development of country strategy, policies and planning.
  • 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.
  • Act with autonomy in an assigned emergency response capacity as required, to meet emergency food assistance needs.

SOFT SKILLS

  • Maintain productive relationships with local partners to align activities with wider programmes and ensure compliance with security policies and guidance.
  • Assist with communications and negotiations to garner security guarantees or “acceptance” within communities for WFP to operate, including in some cases within NSAG’s areas of control.
  • Represent WFP 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.
  • Manage junior security staff, providing coaching and guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
  • Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspective in areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
  • Other duties as required.

For further information on the eligibility and application process of Security Officer P3, please kindly follow the link. 

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Security Officer P2 - FIT Pool

Application Deadline: 26.04.2018. 23:55

To contribute to daily management of WFP’s security operations, to facilitate the effective delivery of programmes that meet food assistance needs and maintain the security and safety of WFP personnel, activities and facilities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the general supervision and guidance of the Manager, the Security Officer will be responsible for the following key duties:

CORE TECHNICAL

  • Keep up to date with and advise upon local security developments and issues and the potential impact upon WFP activity to inform security and operational activities.
  • Monitor and maintain an effective security management communications system that enables rapid and coordinated security activities.
  • Supports emergency security preparedness practices to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  • Supports the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, providing technical analysis and information as required, to support the assessment of activity impact.
  • Prepare accurate and timely reporting, e.g. mandatory Field Security reports that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Facilitate training sessions as required to build the security capabilities of WFP and external partners.

For further information on the application process of Security Officer P2 - FIT Pool, please kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

Security Information Analyst Officer P4 - FIT Pool

Application Deadline: 26.04.2018. 23:55

To independently analyse and contextualize complex security information that identifies potential impact on WFP personnel, assets and operations, formulating well-based judgements enabling WFP’s security to acquire, process and effectively communicate security threat information, supporting decision-making and ensuring operational success.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the general supervision and guidance of the most Senior Security Officer at the duty station

  • Lead the identification of business requirements and coordinate security information analysis influencing solid planning and sound decision-making at strategic level.
  • Monitor security incidents, daily situation reports, local media and other open sources to enable comprehensive and reliable security information analysis.
  • Conduct and/or coordinate comprehensive research on security threats and risks determining information relevance, validity and reliability of sources ensuring security information analysis is readily-made available for decision-making.
  • Evaluate and address complex security information requirements by applying agreed approaches and methodologies in security information analysis consistent with WFP and wider United Nations security information management policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Conduct and/or coordinate research on specific threat factors providing solid recommendations to support activities of the Crisis Management Team ensuring effective response to specific security incidents.
  • Review and/or provide analytical security updates, security analysis reports, statistics and trends analysis, strategic warnings and assessments contributing to other security reports enhancing stakeholder understanding and decision-making.
  • Develop security information management strategies, policies, guidelines and security operating procedures, consistent security advisories and recommendations ensuring improvement and that security analysis strategy is aligned with the overall organizational security reporting requirements.
  • Provide comprehensive conflict analysis assessing security implications on WFP personnel, assets and operations to influence WFP’s access strategy, improve conflict-sensitive and gender-sensitive programming and protection-related efforts.
  • Provide oversight, guidance and technical advice to drive the quality, consistency and standardisation of security analysis processes, practices and reporting ensuring information harmonization across WFP.
  • Develop and foster security information management mechanisms enabling rapid and co-ordinated information management and exchange.
  • Coordinate cross-functionally at different levels contributing to the development of a common operating picture and to the determination of risks to the organization.
  • Proactively build and maintain important partnership networks within and outside WFP for effective information sharing on security analytical papers, security situation, threats, risk analysis and trends enhancing information sharing cohesion.
  • Represent WFP at different forums contributing to strategic and technical discussions, exchange of knowledge and experience ensuring effective advocating for WFP position.
  • Prepare and/or provide presentations and briefings to WFP personnel, donors and partners on security developments in specific countries/regions, as appropriate.
  • Provide technical advice, guidance and training to other WFP personnel building their capabilities on security information analysis and enhancing performance.
  • Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
  • Other duties as required

STANDARD MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education:

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

Working Experience:

  • A minimum of eight (8) years professional experience in security information analysis, conflict monitoring, conflict risk assessment or early warning.
  • Experience in international humanitarian assistance or development.
  • Experience in managing teams with multicultural staff with related areas of expertise.
  • Experience in leading research projects, perform studies on practical security matters and developing analytical reports and briefings related to security, conflict and/or early warning.
  • Experience in developing policies, guidelines and standing operating procedures. Experience in managing security-related projects.

For more information on the application process of Security Information Analyst Officer P4 - FIT Pool, please kindly follow the link. 

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