• Required No. of Employee's : 3
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment : 1 Year Appointment
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : SECURITY

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area. University degree in Security is an asset. Experience: At least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in Security within a humanitarian context. Previous NGO/ UN experience would be an advantage. Technical Knowledge & Skills: Specialised knowledge of the application of practical methods, techniques, procedures, and systems used in security, typically gained through technical training and work experience. Broad knowledge and understanding of security logistics, security administration, risk assessment and co-ordination with local authorities and local law enforcement agencies. Training and experience in fire and related intervention/evacuation procedures. Ability to manage emergency situations and remain calm. Attention to detail and constant vigilance to promptly detect any breach in security measures. Ability to interpret information, use judgement and inform supervisors of any incidents which might impact the UNWFP staff and operations. Excellent communication skills to maintain frequent correspondence with both, internal staff, and external authorities with regards to security advisories and security incidents. Willingness to attend security trainings and comply with UNSMS standards. Languages: Fluency in both French and English. Knowledge of pidgin language would be an asset.

Job Description:

  • ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES (not all inclusive): Under the direct supervision of the Security Officer (Yaounde) or the Head of Field Office (Bamenda and Buea), the incumbent will be responsible for the following key duties: Review security threats and risks in detail and compile accurate reports on trends and situations that could adversely impact WFP operations, to ensure information is accurately collated and sent to the CSO 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 produce a range of analyses and in-depth reports, to ensure that information is readily available for relevant stakeholders. Liaise and co-ordinate 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. Produce weekly activities reports and other ad hoc reports for submission to the CSO. Support the implementation of risk management measures to ensure compliance. Support the maintenance and management of security equipment and make recommendations to strengthen technology capacity in line with business requirements. Monitor and ensure that all access control procedures are effective and stringently followed by all staff and visitors, to maintain a safe and secure environment. Maintain close working relation with other Security Stakeholders (UNDSS, INSO, etc.) and close working and coordination relationship with WFP CP. Maintain and develop recommendations for improving emergency and contingency planning documentation including physical preparations and procedures, to support preparedness for a crisis. Deliver security training to staff and review security training needs to develop measures to meet business requirements. Provide on-the-job training to other WFP staff supporting their development and high performance. Responsible for all administrative tasks within the WFP Security Unit. Perform any other related duty as may be required by the Security Officers and/ or Head of Field Offices. Specific duties for Bamenda and Buea positions: Plan and co-ordinate staff activities during field missions and perform security assessments within the area of responsibility to support safe and effective programme delivery. Analyse security assessment reports following field missions and present detailed recommendations for risk mitigation to support security situation analysis and facilitate decision-making. Produce weekly activities reports and other ad hoc reports for submission to the Head of Field Offices and the Security Officer in the NWSW regions. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 21 June 2022 Ref.: VA 166791 Kindly note the only documents you need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter. Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc may potentially be requested at a future time. For candidates who experience problems accessing WFP E-recruitment platform and need accommodations in applying, please contact wfprecruitment@wfp.org mentioning the VA number in the subject line. All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks. No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.


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