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Security Operations Support Officer NOA/Bunia

Democratic Republic of the

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Democratic Republic of the
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Security and Safety
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-30

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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply

JOB TITLE:

SECURITY OPERATIONS SUPPORT OFFICER 

TYPE OF CONTRACT:

FIXED TERM- NOA

UNIT/DIVISION:

BUNIA/RBJ

DUTY STATION (City, Country):

BUNIA/DR CONGO

DURATION:

CLOSING DATE OF APPLICATIONS:

1 YEAR

29 July 2021

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The Security Operations Support Officer, Bunia, DRC will be based in Bunia Sub Office and will be responsible for providing security operational support to the Head of Sub Office (HoSO). Whilst the SOSO will closely coordinate his/her activities with the WFP Field Security Officer (FSO) in Goma, he/she will be under the direct supervision of the HoSO Bunia, and with the Head of Area Office Goma as second level supervisor.

JOB PURPOSE

To support the management of WFP’s security day-to-day 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)

1. Contribute to the security and safety contingency and continuity planning for the office supporting the standardization and implementation of plans and that emergency systems are regularly tested for WFP facilities in-country.
2. Liaise with United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and the in-country security management apparatus and attend security operations management meetings, to ensure WFP management and staff are fully briefed on security matters in RB/CO.
3. In conjunction with WFP Field Security Division, provide operational support to the Country, Area and Field Offices for achievement of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) and Minimum Operational Residential Security Standards (MORSS) compliance.
4. Responsible for all facilities access control measures and procedures to ensure safety and security of WFP staff and visitors in line with UNSMS best practices.
5. Provide support to the management of security budget including procurement planning to facilitate efficient and cost effective resources management.
6. Responsible for management of security equipment to ensure it is issued correctly, is in serviceable condition and is in compliance with the established security standards.
7. Maintain liaison with Human Resources Unit regarding a number of security staffing matters (e.g. recruitment, contract management, capacity building), to ensure compliance with the established WFP policies and procedures.
8. Collect information about local security developments, issues and potential impact upon WFP operations for supervisor’s attention in order to support security and operational activities.
9. Prepare accurate and timely reports to contribute to the consistency of information presented to the senior managers.
10. Provide security orientation briefing to newly arrived staff to ensure staff are well-informed of local security conditions and procedures.
11. Support training activities as required to build the security capabilities of WFP and external partners.
12. Support the supervisor during emergencies to meet changing needs.

STANDARD 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: Typically one year or more of progressive responsible professional experience in security management (relevant military, policy or corporate) and/or security risk management, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development. Experience in managing support staff.

Knowledge & Skills:

• Good theoretical understanding of security management concepts and principles with a knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes.
• Ability to assimilate a range of information and make basic analyses to support the development of efficient solutions.
• Good communication skills and ability to adapt communication style to different situations and individuals.
• Ability to contribute to and/or deliver effective briefing and training, assessing participant needs.
• Knowledge of common business principals and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

IMPORTANT AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONS

WFP will apply a rigorous and transparent selection process that includes a thorough assessment of technical competencies to ensure that the best candidates are selected for the position. Make sure your application contains accurate and complete information on academic qualifications, employment records and language skills. Only successful candidates will be invited to an interview.
WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workforce and encourages qualified women and men from all religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply.
WFP has a zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on the status of HIV / AIDS.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should complete their applications online at the WFP website: http://www.wfp.org/careers by clicking on "View Job Opportunities and Jobs of Interest". Candidates will need to register and create online CVs in order to apply. Hard copies of resumes or applications by e-mail will not be accepted. Make sure your request contains accurate and complete information.
 
WFP DOES NOT RECEIVE FEES AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT AND DOES NOT REQUIRE BANKING INFORMATION.
Only successful candidates will be invited to the written test and the interview

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