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National Security Officer Job in Dadaab Kenya

Vacancy Announcement WFP/27/11

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Date of Issue:
 16 September 2011

Deadline for Application:
 30 September 2011

Job Title:
 National Security Officer

Duty Station:
 Dadaab

Post Grade:
 NOB – Service Contract

Accountabilities: Under the direct supervision of the Field Security Officer, and the Head of Sub Office, the National Security Officer is responsible for the facilitation of WFP operations within Dadaab Refugee Camps, being the direct link with operational Kenyan Security Authorities (Military and Police) and procures direct assistance for WFP staff.

The position is the key adviser to Head of Sub Office on safety and security and can represent WFP in interagency security forums.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undertake security assessments for the safeguarding of WFP staff, property, premises, make recommendations and ensure staff compliance to the SOP’s.
  • Identify security equipment needs, prepare/update training modules for personal security awareness, guard training/guard orders, conduct security trainings.
  • Provide basic briefing kits for staff and assist in briefing all staff arriving for missions or posting; Monitor and keep abreast of ongoing field missions;
  • Prepare and review regularly duty station United Nations security plans, indicate and improve when deemed necessary;
  • Advise the Head of Sub-Office (HoSO) and Field Security Officer (FSO) in Nairobi on all matters relating to security;
  • Prepare on own initiative correspondence, reports/evaluations and justifications as required on general security matters and specialised tasks
  • Work closely with local government representative/local police, UN Security network and other relevant security linked organisations within the area of operation
  • Cultivate and utilise local knowledge and contacts to identify potential security problems and take initiatives to address same and brief staff of mitigation required.
  • Treat all matters relating to staff security as strictly confidential. Maintain an updated staff list and other related personnel in the area of operation;
  • Provide Significant Incident Reports (SIRs) for serious security incidents and forward these to the FSO as required;
  • Ensure that the private security contractors providing services to WFP Dadaab facilities are in compliance with services as tendered.
  • Be contactable 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Other duties as directed.
Qualifications and Experience:

Education:
 
  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) preferably in political / social science, international relations, law enforcement and / or business management.
  • A police / military war college / senior staff course is an asset.
  • A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience in a related area may be accepted in lieu or the advanced university degree.
  • Additional certification in related security field is an asset.
  • Also suitable is an internationally recognized advanced life support medical technician qualification combined with management experience 8+ years in an incident command capacity.
Experience: At least 6 years in operational/field role, in leadership and interaction with other actors in negotiation/dispute resolution role. Paramedic training/skills.

Skills and Knowledge:
  • Provide leadership during critical incidents following international best practise protocols (SMEAC/METHANE).
  • Possess organisation, coordination, communication and analytical skills so as to plan for missions/operations safely.
  • Ability to live and work in an adverse environment.
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and MOSS.
  • An understanding of Somali culture is desirable.
Language: Fluency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili.

Kenyan nationals meeting the above qualifications are required to submit a covering letter quoting Vacancy Announcement No. WFP/27/11(Readvertisment) with their updated Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and name, title and e-mail address of three referees.
 

Candidates should also complete a Personal History form (P.11) available on the following link
 http://www.unon.org/docs/P11.doc.

All documents must be sent in an envelope marked:
 CONFIDENTIAL – WFP/27/11(Readvertisement) and sent to:

HR Officer
World Food Programme
P.O. Box 44482
Nairobi 00100

Applications must be received by the deadline.
 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 

WFP does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment.


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