Security Associate, G6, Dadaab
Job TypeFull Time
Experience6 years
Job FieldSecurity / Intelligence


To perform tasks related to the implementation and assessment of security measures and maintenance of equipment with a view towards providing updates and recommendations to facilitate informed decision-making and secure WFP staff, facilities and operations.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Review security threats and risks in detail and compile accurate reports on trends and situations that could adversely impact WFP operations, in order to ensure information is accurately collated and sent to senior security staff to support reporting and decision making.
Review security related information (e.g. security incidents and events, security support to daily activities, etc.) and use corporate or local information management tools to produce a range of analyses and in-depth reports, to ensure that information is readily available for relevant stakeholders.
Liaise and co-ordinate 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 potential risks against staff and other resources.
Plan and co-ordinate staff activities during field missions and perform security assessments within the area of responsibility to support safe and effective programme delivery.
Analyze security assessment reports following field missions and present detailed recommendations for risk mitigation to support security situation analysis and facilitate decision-making. 6. Assist in advising the Country Director on security risk management matters and safety issues in compliance with the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS).
Support the implementation of risk management mitigation measures, including Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) to ensure compliance.
Support the maintenance and management of security equipment and make recommendations to strengthen technology capacity in line with business requirements.
Monitor and ensure that all access control procedures are effective and stringently followed by all staff and visitors, in order to maintain a safe and secure environment.
Maintain and develop recommendations for improving emergency and contingency planning documentation including physical preparations and procedures, to support preparedness for a crisis.
Deliver security training to staff and review security training needs in order to develop measures to meet business requirements.
Supervise and provide on-the-job training to other staff supporting their development and high performance.



Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area such as Military or Police Service.
Experience: Six or more years of progressively responsible work experience in security management, investigations, law enforcement or related business stream.


Knowledge & Skills:

Specialized knowledge of the application of practical methods, techniques, procedures and systems used in security, typically gained through technical training and work experience.
Broad knowledge and understanding of security logistics, security administration, risk assessment and co-ordination with local authorities and local law enforcement agencies.
Training and experience in fire and related intervention/evacuation procedures.
Ability to manage emergency situations and remain calm.
Attention to detail and constant vigilance in order to promptly detect any breach in security measures.
Ability to interpret information, use judgement and inform supervisors of any incidents which might impact the UNWFP staff and operations.
Excellent communication skills in order to maintain frequent correspondence with both, internal staff and external authorities with regards to security advisories and security incidents.
Willingness to attend security trainings and comply with UNSMS standards.
Language: Fluency in English



Has gained sound knowledge of security operations technical processes
Has provided technical guidance and training to staff members within area of expertise
Has supported research and collation of data which feeds into reports that inform security operations activities


Click “APPLY FOR JOB” button above to apply for this job.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications and merit.
Applications for this position will close at 11:59 p.m. (East African Time) on 04 June 2023.

About World Food Programme (WFP)

The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.