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  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Erbil
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Administrative support
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Logistics
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-25

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Security Assistant, SC4, Erbil, Iraq WFP /IRQ/2019/4

Erbil (Iraq)


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.


This position will report to the Senior Field Security Officer in Baghdad or the designate. Job holders are expected to produce organised and accurate technical work and may be assigned to coordinate some specific tasks performed by other colleagues to ensure the required outputs are achieved. This position may require to work after working hours and report for duty on short notice.


To support the security aspect of WFP operations in Iraq including, but not limited to monitoring and maintaining of security equipment and to support WFP Iraq Senior Field Security Officer with Admin/Procurement issues in line with established procedures.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1.Assist in reviewing security threat and risk situations, compile factual information, to facilitate reporting and decision-making process.

2.Liaise 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 possible risks against WFP staff and assets.

3.Assist in coordination, preparation and conduct of field missions including tracking of staff, and conduct regular security assessments in the area of responsibility as instructed by the Senior Field Security Officer to support safe and effective programme delivery.

4.Assist in preparation of security assessment reports after field missions, to support security situation analysis and facilitate decision-making.

5.Support compiling routine security reports and manage information related to significant security incidents, to ensure relevant databases are accurately updated at all times.

6.Assist in implementation of all security risk management mitigating measures, to support compliance at all times.

7.Assist in the inventory control and maintenance of security equipment, to ensure its appropriate functioning at all times.

8.Work on WINGS and ITS to ensure that payments of Security Unit running costs are made on time.

9.Maintain Security Unit Staff Leave Plan and Training tracking sheet up to date.

10.Submitting Security Clearance requests to UN and Government departments to support field missions.

11.Maintaining Security Unit tracking sheets up to date e.g. WFP Staff list, Warden list, WFP Security Unit staff specific training, WFP staff Security mandatory training, Security equipment, Security Unit Leave Plan.


Education: Completion of high school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language oral and writing. Fluency in Kurdish and (level C) or intermediate knowledge (level B) of Arabic. 

Relevant Work experience: at least 3 years of military, police or security experience.


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Strategic approach to security risk management Demonstrates understanding of the strategic context in which the security function operates and the broader implications of day-to-day work.
Operational knowledge of security risk management Demonstrates some understanding of day to day security operations. Contributes knowledge to development of resolutions to aspects of challenges faced, as directed.
Security resource management Demonstrates ability to track and compile reports on HQ and Field staffing and financial resource usage on a project-level basis.
Analysis and solution development Demonstrates understanding of key UN inter-governmental body partner agencies. Understands implications of security information and reports and supports in the identification of mitigating actions against threats and vulnerabilities to WFP’s operations.
Planning compliance and emergency management Supports in planning and prioritisation practices in-line with established security policies and procedures.


• Has demonstrated awareness of security operations  processes which must be adhered to in day to day work
• Has demonstrated a good level of analytical and problem solving ability


25 February 2019


Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

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