National Security Operations Support Officer FT NOA Hargeisa-Somaliland
mployer: World Food Programme
Job Title: National Security Operations Support Officer FT NOA Hargeisa
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Hargeisa – Somaliland
Date of Issue: 25th May 2017
Closing Date: 7th June 2017
The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, humanitarian air and logistics services, food coordination and emergency rehabilitation projects and Cash Based Transfers.
This position is open to qualified Somali candidates with good knowledge of the local area. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Field Security Officer and overall supervision of the Head of Area Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
Participate in the security and safety contingency and continuity planning for the Area Office;
Provide technical analysis on security matters that could have a potential impact on WFP operations;
Ensure that all security plans are MOSS (Minimum Operational Security Standards) compliant and emergency systems are regularly tested;
Responsible for facilities access control measures and procedures to ensure safety and security of WFP staff and visitors;
Provide support to the management of security budget including procurement planning to facilitate efficient and cost effective resources management;
Responsible for the management of security equipment;
Maintain liaison with Human Resources Unit regarding a number of security staffing matters;
Collect, review and assess information on security issues, developments and potential impact upon WFP in the area of operation;
Prepare accurate and timely reports to contribute to the consistency of information presented to the senior managers;
Provide timely security briefings to senior managers and new staff;
Facilitate training sessions to staff and external partners as appropriate;
Act as the direct focal point and manage all junior security staff, providing coaching and guidance as required;
Perform any other as required.
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: 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.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement.
Knowledge: Good theoretical understanding of security management concepts and principals, with a knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes. Good analytical, communication skills with the ability to assimilate and analyse a range of data and issues to support the development of efficient solutions. Ability to deliver effective briefing and training. Knowledge of UN common business principals, processes and guidelines in the related field would be an added advantage.