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Senior Security Associate SC 7 Benghazi Libya

Unspecified country

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Unspecified country
  • Grade: SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2022-05-30

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This position is based in Tripoli, Libya

Only for Libyan National 

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.


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.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area with a least to 6 years  progressive experience
Language: General Service (Headquarters): Fluency (level C) in English language. Fluency (level C) or intermediate knowledge (level B) of another official language may be required depending on the location of the post or area of responsibility.

General Service (Field): Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.


These jobs are found in the Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs) and Headquarters (HQ). Job holders report to a Security Officer.
At this level job holders have independent responsibility for technical, specialised work including planning, organisation and coordination of tasks and setting team objectives. They deal with a variety of complex issues involving interaction with both internal and external stakeholders. The instructions received are broad and the job holders are expected to consistently demonstrate a high degree of responsibility, judgement and initiative to respond independently to queries. Job holders have a level of expertise and knowledge to adapt and develop security systems and processes in order to continually improve the level of service.  They are expected to supervise, motivate and develop a team of support staff and/or are responsible for specialised support service(s) where the work is undertaken with the help of specially designed techniques, methods and processes. These jobs may require report for duty on short notice.


To lead and co-ordinate the activities of the security team ensuring that they are aligned with business needs and develop and implement recommendations for process improvements in order to secure WFP staff, facilities and operations. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Review and analyse security threats and risks and produce comprehensive reports on trends and situations that could adversely impact WFP operations, in order to ensure information is accurately collated for senior staff review and supports reporting needs and decision-making.
2. Analyse a variety of security related information (e.g. security incidents and events, security support to daily activities etc.) and use corporate or local management tools to produce a range of complex analyses and in-depth reports, to ensure that information is readily available and communicated to relevant stakeholders.
3. Build and maintain relationships with a range of external stakeholders such as 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 potential risks against staff and other resources. 
4. Oversee and co-ordinate staff activities during field missions and ensure that security assessments are performed as per WFP standards to support safe and effective programme delivery.
5. Analyse security assessment reports and the security situation following field missions, in order to devise measures for risk mitigation.
6. Provide advice and technical expertise on security risk management matters and safety issues in compliance within United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS).
7. Oversee the implementation of risk management mitigation measures, including Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) and develop measures to improve compliance.
8. Oversee the maintenance and management of security equipment and strengthen technology capacity in line with business needs.
9. Oversee, monitor and ensure that access control procedures are effective and stringently followed by all staff and visitors, in order to maintain a safe and secure environment.   
10. Develop and oversee the implementation of measures for improving emergency and contingency planning documentation including physical preparations and procedures to support preparedness for a crisis.  
11. Design, plan and deliver security training to staff and meet training requirements in response to staff feedback and business needs.
12. Supervise and provide on-the-job training to other staff supporting their development and high performance.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  •  Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Strategic approach to security risk management Demonstrates understanding of strategic approaches to security to identify potential threats. Contributes to the creation and implementation of WFPs mitigation measures.
Operational knowledge of security risk management Exhibits good understanding of day to day security operations. Works within own remit to proactively contribute to solutions to single or multiple elements of organisational security challenges.
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 supported elements of projects and operational activities that maintain security operations functions
• Has provided expert technical guidance and training to staff members within area of expertise and provided business process support
• Has supported the collation of data, analysis and drafting reports that inform security operations activities


  • This position is open for nationals of Libya only 
  • A competitive compensation package
  • Monthly payment is complemented with a contribution towards social security/pension
  • International Medical Insurance provided for contractor and dependents (spouse and children)
  • Attractive leave entitlements

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP. Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.


Deadline for applications 14 November 2021


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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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