Security Operations Support Officer (NOA - Aden)
- Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
- Location: Sanaa
- Grade: Junior level - NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
- Operations and Administrations
- Administrative support
- Security and Safety
- Closing Date: Closed
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.
- Title of Post: Security Operations Support Officer
- Grade: NOA
- Supervisor: Int. Security Officer
- Unit: Security
- Division/Country Office: Yemen CO
- Duty Station: Aden
- Duration of Contract: 12 months
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace and stability for populations impacted by conflict, disasters and climate change.
WFP’s emergency response in Yemen is the agency’s largest anywhere in the world, and is the largest sustained emergency operation in history, providing lifesaving monthly food assistance to 10.5 million people most in need. WFP also provides nutrition support to 1.7 million children and mothers, and delivers school meals to 850,000 children each day.
These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs). Job holders typically work under general supervision of Regional/Country Directors and directly report to the Senior Security Officers, or Deputy Country Director in COs. Job holders operate under close guidance and receive regular feedback on work performed. They are involved in security operational support activities and analytical work of limited complexity.
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.
13. Others as required
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 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. Administrative/Assistant/Secretariat work experience is not considered, except for years holding Associate positions or above (UN equivalent grade G-6 or above), in which case each year is counted at 50%
Language: Fluency (level C) in English AND Arabic languages.
Citizenship: Only Yemeni citizens are eligible for this position.
Knowledge & Skills:
• Good theoretical understanding of security management concepts and principals 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.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• Has supported projects and operational activities that maintain security operations functions and feed into overall strategic aims
• Has routinely provided coaching or training to new staff members within area of expertise
• Has collated data, assisted in analysis and drafting reports that inform security operations activities
|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.|
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- The applicant should be a Yemeni national
- Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted
- Applications must be submitted online with:
- Use English language only
- Indicate all your job TOR
- indicate clear years of experience with each job (Month/Year)
- WFP staff who are still under probation period are not eligible to apply for another FT position.
- WFP staff on FT contracts must have completed one year in the current position to be eligible to apply for another FT position.
- By submitting your application, you have read the Terms of Reference for this position and agree that any false, wrong or incomplete information might lead to your disqualification in this recruitment process.
- Successful candidates vetted as viable candidates through the application process will be retained on internal roster for a two-year period and may be given further consideration for future similar specific position advertised in the duty station.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
15 Feb 2023
WFP never uses external recruitment agencies and recruitment is always free of charge. All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
لا يستعين برنامج الأغذية العالمي بالمطلق بوكالات أو مكاتب توظيف خارجية، حيث إنّ عملية التوظيف دائماً مجانية. ويتم اتخاذ جميع القرارات الخاصة بعملية التوظيف بناءً على الاحتياجات المؤسسية والمتطلبات الوظيفية والكفاءة والاستحقاق والمؤهلات الفردية. ويلتزم برنامج الأغذية العالمي بتوفير بيئة عمل شاملة للجميع، تخلو من الاستغلال والاعتداء الجنسيين وجميع أشكال التمييز والتعسف في استخدام السلطة وكل أنواع التحرش كالتحرش الجنسي. لهذا كان لزاماً أن يخضع جميع المرشحين للوظائف الذين يقع الاختيار عليهم لعمليات تدقيق صارمة بهدف مراجعة خبراتهم وخلفياتهم.
Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply
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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