Local Security Associate, Buea, Cameroon

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Country: Cameroon

Field location: Buea, Cameroon

Office: WFP in Buea

Closing date: Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Post Title : Local Security Associate

Location : Buea

Duration : 12 months

Contract Type: Service Contract SC6

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.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Field Office and the overall guidance of the Field Security Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Review security threats and risks in detail and compile accurate reports on trends and situations that could adversely impact WFP operations, to ensure information is accurately collated and sent to senior security staff to support reporting and decision making.

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 produce a range of analyses and in-depth reports, to ensure that information is readily available for relevant stakeholders.

Liaise and co-ordinate with local administration, security and law enforcement authorities, communities, UN/NGO security staff and other actors, to facilitate access for safe programme delivery and to mitigate potential risks against staff and other resources.

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.

Analyse security assessment reports following field missions and present detailed recommendations for risk mitigation to support security situation analysis and facilitate decision-making.

Assist in advising the Country Director on security risk management matters and safety issues in compliance with the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS).

Support the implementation of risk management mitigation measures, including Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) to ensure compliance.

Support the maintenance and management of security equipment and make recommendations to strengthen technology capacity in line with business requirements.

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.

Maintain and develop recommendations for improving emergency and contingency planning documentation including physical preparations and procedures, to support preparedness for a crisis.

Deliver security training to staff and review security training needs to develop measures to meet business requirements.

Supervise and provide on-the-job training to other staff supporting their development and high performance.

Perform any other related duty as may be required by WFP Management.

4Ps Core Organizational Capabilities :

Purpose :

Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.

Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.

Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.

Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

People :

Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.

Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.

Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.

Create an ‚I will‘/‘We will‘ spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

Performance :

Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.

Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.

Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.

Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

Partnership :

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Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.

Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.

Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.

Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

Functional Capabilities :

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 prioritization practices in-line with established security policies and procedures.

Educational Requirements :

GCE Advanced Level or ‚Baccalaureate‘ and professional qualifications in Security and/ or certified qualification from a military training school or police academy.

Working Languages: Fluency (level C) in English and good working knowledge of French.

Good understanding of local language Pidgin is desirable.

Essential Experience :

At least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience with military forces, gendarmerie, police or in a private security company.

Knowledge & Skills:

Specialized knowledge of the application of practical methods, techniques, procedures and systems used in security, typically gained through technical training and work experience.

Strong knowledge and deep understanding of humanitarian principles and humanitarian access.

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 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 to maintain frequent correspondence with both, internal staff and external authorities with regards to security advisories and security incidents.

Willingness to attend security trainings and comply with UNSMS standards.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

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.

Previous NGO/ UN experience is an advantage

Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline for application: 28/10/2020

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.