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Security Officer


  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Kyiv
  • Grade: Junior level - NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2024-04-23


Design and implement appropriate guidelines and measures in line with UN Security Management System, to upgrade the security and safety of personnel, their recognized dependants and the premises within the designated area of assignment;


The imcubent will:1. Support the FSO to conduct a threat and risk assessment of operations in the areas where WHO projects are implemented; identify and implement appropriate risk mitigation measures;2. Advise,assist and be instrumental in implementing the Security Risk Management Measures (SRMM) as well as the Residential Security Measures in the area of assignment;3. Support the FSO, especially in his absence, to provide advice to the Head of the WHO regarding the inclusion of security and safety as a key element in the area of assignment;4. As required, respond to, support and advise the Head of Office and all programmes and activities in the area of assignment, inhumanitarian, development and emergency settings.5. Support the development and use of simulation exercises to ensure that plans and policies are practiced and institutionalized. 6. Supervise the operation and maintenance of effective office security installations and equipments;7. Liaise withlaw enforcement and/or safety/security authorities and with other government counterparts as necessary;8. Conduct field security assessments examining Plan's resources, assets, compounds, residences, field sites and projects and compile a security report with recommendations.9. Assure that all personnel (international/national) receive a briefing on personal security, security policies and the security plan.10. Conduct training session to ensure compliance with SRMM, RSM and overall UN Security Management System Policies; and ensure maintenance of security best practices within the area of assignment;11. As required, undertake field missions within the area of assignment, to become familiar with specific situations, address specific security issues, perform security assessments; monitor security preparedness and field training. Provide a follow-up report with clear recommendations after each visit.12. Under the supervision of the FSO, monitor national events and keep Head of Office abreast of all security-related developments;13. Perform anyother relevant duties as required;



Essential: University degree in public or business administration, social or political sciences, international relations, government,military and police academy orlaw.


Essential: Two years of relevant professional experience at national within governmental and/or corporate agencies and/or relevant military or police service.
Desirable: Experience at international level and/or with an international organization would be an asset.


Relevant military or police training, direct field experience in an international context such as UN system organization field operations, UN peace keeping operations; Knowledge of UN security management system; Relevant military or police training, direct field experience in an internantional context such as UN system organization field operations, UN peace keeping operations; Knowledge of UN security management system; Proven analytical skills;Investigation background would be an asset

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Moving forward in a changing environment
Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Russian. Expert knowledge of Ukranian.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 38,776 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test and/or an asynchronous video assessment may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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