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Security Associate urgently needed: Salary R27 194 per month

Security Associate urgently needed: Salary R27 194 per month

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

The United Nations World Food Programme 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.

These jobs are found in the Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs) and Headquarters (HQ). Job holders report to the Security Officer.
Job holders at this level demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis. Job holders manage resources and coach and coordinate a team of security support staff. These jobs may require to report for duty on short notice.

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, nor exhaustive)
1. Review security threats and risks in detail and compile accurate reports on trends and situations that could adversely impact WFP Regional Bureau functions and activities in South Africa. This is to ensure that information is accurately collated and sent to senior staff to support reporting and decision making.
2. 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 support the production of analyses and in-depth reports, to ensure that information is readily available for relevant stakeholders.
3. Liaise and co-ordinate with local administration, security and law enforcement authorities, communities, UN/NGO security staff and other actors, to obtain situational awareness to ensure the safe conduct of WFP Regional Bureau functions and activities and to mitigate potential risks against personnel and other resources.
4. Support the implementation of the risk management process including relevant SRM Mitigating Measures to ensure compliance.
5. Support the maintenance and management of the Regional Bureau Office Compound security equipment and make recommendations to strengthen technology capacity in line with business requirements.
6. Monitor and ensure that all access control procedures are effective and stringently applied by the security guarding service company and liaise with supervisors on performance.
7. Monitor and ensure that all access control procedures are effective and stringently followed by all staff and visitors to maintain a safe and secure environment.
8. Maintain and develop recommendations for improving emergency and contingency planning documentation including physical preparations and procedures to support preparedness for a crisis.
9. Deliver security training to staff and review security training needs in order to develop measures to meet business requirements.
10.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.
11. Analyze security assessment reports following field missions and present detailed recommendations for risk mitigation to support security situation analysis and facilitate decision-making.
12. Assist in advising the Country Director on security risk management matters and safety issues in compliance with the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS).
13. Supervise and provide on-the-job training to other staff supporting their development and high performance.
14. Field Mission Responsibilities – possible occasional travel / relief duties as and where required

Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.
Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.
Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.
Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

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
Demonstrates some understanding of day to day security operations. Contributes knowledge to development of resolutions to aspects of challenges faced, as directed.

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.


Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.

Knowledge & Skills:

Specialised 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.

Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of French or Spanish is an added advantage.

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
“security manager” “security officer” “senior security officer”

SECURITY OPERATIONS-Analysis & Solution development
SECURITY OPERATIONS-Planning compliance and emergency management
SECURITY OPERATIONS-Security resource management
SECURITY OPERATIONS-Operational knowledge of security risk management
SECURITY OPERATIONS-Strategic approach to security risk management

This is a 1 Year Renewable Fixed Term Contract
Net monthly salary range: R27,194-00 to R32,029-00 (Salary is determined by qualifications, skills, experience & current earnings)
Benefits: 30 DAYS Annual Leave, Pension & Medical Insurance

28 JUNE 2019
Female applicants meeting the minimum qualification and experience requirements are especially encouraged to apply
This position is only open to South African Citizens and non-South African Citizens with Permanent Residence Permits
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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