Re-advertisement: Security Operations Support Officer – Garowe

  • Garowe
  • Full time
  • 1 year ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Posted On Feb 10 ,2020
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level :
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    Job Experience : 1 year

Job Description

Re-advertisement: Security Operations Support Officer, FT-NOA, Garowe (114505)

Organizational Background

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.

The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.

This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Field Security Officer and the overall supervision of the Head of Area Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Contribute to the security and safety contingency and continuity planning for the office;
  • Support the standardization and implementation of plans and ensure that emergency systems are regularly tested;
  • Work with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and the in-country security management system to ensure achievement of security standards and compliance;
  • Liaise and coordinate with local administration, security and law enforcement authorities, communities, NGO security staff and other actors to mitigate potential risks against staff and other resources;
  • Responsible for all facilities access control measures and procedures to ensure safety and security of WFP Staff and visitors;
  • Provide support to the management of security budget including procurement planning to facilitate efficient and cost-effective resources management;
  • Responsible for management of security equipment to ensure it is issued correctly, in serviceable condition and in compliance with the established security standards;
  • Collect information about local security developments, issues and potential impact upon WFP operations for supervisor’s attention to support security and operational activities;
  • Prepare accurate and timely reports to contribute to the consistency of information presented to managers;
  • Provide security orientation briefing to newel arrived staff to ensure staff are well-informed of local security conditions and procedures;
  • Support training activities as required to build the security capabilities of WFP and external partners;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  Education:   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.  
Experience: At least oneyear of postgraduate professional experience in security management (military, policy or corporate) and/or security risk management, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development. Experience in managing support staff is essential.    
Language:     Knowledge & Skills: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement.   Good theoretical understanding of security management concepts and principals, with a knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes. Good analytical, communication skills with the ability to assimilate and analyse a range of data and issues to support the development of efficient solutions. Ability to deliver effective briefing and training. Knowledge of common business principals and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.    

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment:

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

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.