National Security Officer
United Nations World Food Programme – Sudan
Vacancy Announcement, Internal/External
The Office of the United Nations World Food Programme, Sudan, is currently seeking qualified candidate for the following post:
Job Title: National Security Officer (1 Position)
Duty Station: El Obeid
Section/Unit: Security Unit
Contact Type/ Level: FT – NOA
Post Duration: Twelve Months
Application Details: Interested applicants should submit updated P11 or CV by email to:
Or personally deliver or Mail applications to:
Attn: Human Resources Unit WFP El Obeid – Sudan
Please clearly type the vacancy number and job title, which you are applying for, on the envelope quoting the vacancy number. Unmarked envelope will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Please Attach photocopies of certificates and not the originals.
Terms of References:
Reporting lines: Report to Sudan Head Security Services
Accountability: Within delegated authority, the Security Office will be responsible for the following duties:
• Provide security advice, information and coordination to ensure implementation of WFP programs.
• Ensure all security and safety mechanisms are implanted to enable the safety and security of WFP staff and assets
• Keep abreast of the security situation in area of operation, and make recommendations as required
• Disseminate required daily, weekly and ad hoc security reports per WFP security Sudan guidelines
• Coordinate with other UN security organizations (DPKO, Department of Safety and Security DSS) and relevant military/government counterparts as required.
• Arrange to facilitate escorts to WFP missions to Darfur when required
• Assist in planning, coordinating and executing evacuations and relocations involving WFP, UN and NGO staff
• Provide briefings and training, as required to ensure WFP staff conforms to all security requirements and capacity building for national security assistants.
• Coordinate with local authorities (Police, Military, Political and Humanitarian)
• Supervise staff as required
• Ensure to keep abreast of the operational and programmatic situation of all area of potential assignment
• Support the country offices as required when not deployed to SKS/WKS
• Perform security assessments, both routing and those required to ensure that it is safe for WFP staff to enter/return to a location/duty station as requested
• Supervise and assess outsourced guards
• Ensure that timely emergency preparedness actions, such as early warning risk analysis/management and contingency planning are carried out, regularly monitored, updated and reported in the area of responsibility
• Prepare security reports, assessments, and conduct briefings
• Perform other related duties as required
Identifying and mobilizing resources for successful security operations and provided for and effective security operation; developing a security programme within country/headquarters which meets local needs or improve upon already established programmes. The ability to be deployed most of the time out of El Obeid.
Critical Success Factors:
• Coordination and organization skills. Analytical to understand the local security situation and advise on appropriate mitigating measures. Travel to all areas assigned of the region. Understanding of information management system that will maximize the output of the Security Unit. A complete, in-depth grasp of security operations and practices demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relations with security counterparts and staff within the country office; ability to liaise with all stake holders on the ground; ability to coordinate action/ reports with DSS.
• Handling sensitive security information as well as proper understanding of what is do-able or not
• Identifying a developing security situation before it happens to avoid endangering the lives of WFP staff members
• Advance university degree (master degree or equivalent) preferably in political/social science, international relations, law enforcement and/or business management (with a focus on security management). A police/military war college/senior staff course is an asset. Additional certification in related security field is an asset.
At least ten years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in the military (combat arms and reconnaissance skills preferred). Other professional experiences may be considered if it is assessed to be relevant to the position.
Training and/or experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard WFP software packages and systems General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing human resources administration.
• Background in intelligence gathering and/or political analysis is highly desirable. The candidate should have the capacity to understand the global security and political environment they are working in to provide sound and cross checked advise
• A good computer skill is an added advantage
Fluency in both languages English and Arabic oral and written
- Minimum experience
- Added date
- Apply date