Security Operations Support Officer (SC8) job at United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Security Operations Support Officer (SC8) job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 04 February 2022

Hiring Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Details:

About WFP
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the largest and longest-serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently, WFP’s work in Uganda focuses on Saving lives in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

Are you up to the challenge?
We are seeking a National Consultant for the position of Security Operations Support Officer (SC8) Kampala to be based in Kampala. The selected candidate will be employed on a Service Contract. (12 months, renewable).

Organizational Context
The job is found in the WFP Uganda Country Offices (COs). The Job holder typically works under the general supervision of the Head of Security.

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 (1/2)
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• In conjunction with LSA’s be 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.
• Provide support to the management of security budget including procurement planning to facilitate efficient and cost-effective resources management as determined by the Head of Security.
• Responsible for country wide oversight management of security equipment to ensure it is issued correctly, is in serviceable condition and is in compliance with the established security standards.

Key Accountabilities (2/2)
• Under the direction of the Head of Security 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.
• Develop country-wide network to facilitate the collection of information about local security developments, issues, and potential impact upon WFP operations for supervisor’s attention in order to support security and operational activities.
• Prepare accurate and timely reports to contribute to the consistency of information presented to the senior managers.
• Provide security orientation briefing to newly arrived staff to ensure staff are well-informed of local security conditions and procedures.
• Support training activities as required to build the security capabilities of WFP and external partners.
• Support the supervisor to meet changing needs and be capable of standing in for Head of Security when required.

Standard Minimum Qualifications (1/3)
Education: Degree in Security Management, International Relations or Law Enforcement or another relevant field or a Diploma obtained from a Military/Police Academy with qualifying relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the First University degree
• Five years or more of progressively responsible professional experience in security management (relevant military, police, government or corporate) and/or security risk management, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development
• Experience in managing support staff, projects and security-related incidents
• Experience managing/supervising teams

Standard Minimum Qualifications (2/3)
Knowledge and 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 principles and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.
• Demonstrable experience in managing a security program across multiple sites/offices in a large matrix style organisation. Experience gained through Military/Police or Intelligence Agency experience preferred.

Standard Minimum Qualifications (3/3)
Knowledge and skills
• Understand the security information cycle and its application in an operational context. Ability to understand the importance of security information and the fusion with operational security.
• Crisis / Incident Management experience in multinational/national organisation, able to advise when information is limited, and high levels of ambiguity exist
• A security professional with demonstrated ability to communicate confidently at all levels, influence stakeholders/colleagues through creation of strong trust-based relationships.
• Established network of contacts and the ability to further build this network across Government and Security Agencies.
• Experience managing/supervising teams

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

• Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
• Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
• Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
• Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
• Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
• Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
• Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
• Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.
• Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
• Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
• Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
• Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.
• Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
• Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
• Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
• Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

Functional Capabilities
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.

Application procedure

Deadline for applications is 04 February 2022.
Please click here to apply.

Date Posted: 2022-01-21