Security Officer, Sa’ada, Yemen

Organization: WFP - World Food Programme

Country: Yemen

Field location: Sa’ada, Yemen

Office: WFP Sa’ada, Yemen

Grade: NO-B

Closing date: Sunday, 21 July 2019

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.


Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving Lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

In 2019, WFP is scaling up its Yemen operations aiming to provide 12 million people with monthly food assistance through direct food distributions, vouchers or cash and nutritional support to nearly 3 million pregnant and nursing women and children under


Based in Sa’ada Area Office, the job holder typically work under the general supervision of Head of Area Office and directly report to the Senior Security Officer in the Country Office. Job holders operate with a high degree of independence and are involved in a variety of security activities and analytical work, some of which may be of considerable complexity. At this level, job holders are expected to supervise other security staff to ensure that security objectives are achieved in full and contribute to their performance improvement.


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 (not all-inclusive)

1. Participate in the security and safety contingency and continuity planning for the office supporting the standardization of plans for WFP facilities in Sa’ada Area Office and ensuring that all security plans are implemented and emergency systems are regularly tested.

2. Develop annual plans, contribute to longer-term strategies and improvements to security systems and procedures to ensure services provided support WFP strategic objectives in Sa’ada Area Office and are in compliance with corporate policies, standards, regulations and processes.

3. Responsible for liaison with United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and the in-country security management apparatus including participating in security operations management meetings and contributing to technical discussions, exchange of knowledge and experience, to ensure WFP management and staff are fully briefed on security matters in Sa’ada Area Office.