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Field Security Officer, Niamey, Niger (CST)

Niger (Niger)

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Niger (Niger)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-22

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Field Security Officer 




Security Unit

DUTY STATION (City, Country):

Niamey, Niger


11 months



To support the CSO of WFP’s security operations to enable the effective delivery of programs that meet food assistance needs and maintain the security and safety of WFP personnel, activities and facilities.



Provide technical advice, guidance and support e.g. security assessments and plans to COs to strengthen the capacity within security management and crisis readiness and preparedness, contributing to the development of country strategy, policies and planning.

2. Develop systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of security situations needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practice.

3. Conduct context analysis in conflict affected areas of operations, determining the key characteristics and locations of non-state armed groups (NSAG).

4. Communicate and negotiate security guarantees or “acceptance” for WFP to operate in NSAG’s areas of control.

5. Keep up to date with and advise upon local security developments and issues and the potential impact upon WFP operations to inform security and operational activities.

6. Monitor and maintain an effective security management communications system that enables rapid and co-ordinated security activities.

7. Build and maintain productive relationships with local partners to align activities and optimise the best protection for staff, activities and facilities.

8. Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts to align activities with wider programmes and activities and ensure compliance with security policies and procedures.

9. Manage junior security staff, providing coaching and guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.

10. Represent WFP at local and inter-agency meetings e.g. Security Co-ordination Cells to present relevant security issues and contribute to technical discussions, exchange of knowledge and experience.

11. Facilitate training sessions as required to build the security capabilities of WFP and external partners.

12. Oversee and prepare accurate and timely reporting, e.g. mandatory Field Security reports that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

13. Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, providing technical analysis and information as required to support the assessment of activity impact.

14. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.

15. Other as required.





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.







5 (Five) years or more of progressively 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:

  • Has contributed to the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of security situations in line with innovative methodologies and best practice
  • Has provided support in the provision of technical security operations advice to strengthen the security management function of WFP
  • Has managed small teams of national staff with related areas of expertise
  • Has developed some experience managing resources in the STLDU or Operations
  • Has gained considerable experience in at least one operational area



  • Fluency in French(Level C) and Intermediate English(level B) is required


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.

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