Security Operations Support Officer NOB/Goma

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Organization: World Food Programme
Closing date: 29 Jul 2021
  1. Participate in the security and safety contingency and continuity planning for the office supporting the standardization of plans for WFP facilities in-country and ensuring that all security plans are implemented and emergency systems are regularly tested.

  2. Implenting a community-based approach to security in Estern DR Congo.

  3. Develop annual plans, contribute to longer term strategies and improvements to security systems and procedures to ensure services provided support WFP strategic objectives and are in compliance with corporate policies, standards, regulations and processes.

  4. 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 RB/CO.

  5. In conjunction with WFP Field Security Division, provide recommendations and operational support to the Country, Area and Field Offices for achievement of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) and Minimum Operational Residential Security Standards (MORSS) compliance.

  6. Responsible for all facilities access control measures and procedures to ensure safety and security of WFP staff and visitors in line with UNSMS best practices.

  7. Contribute to the management of security budget including procurement planning to support efficient and cost effective resources management.

  8. Responsible for management of security equipment to ensure it is issued correctly, is in serviceable condition and is in compliance with the established security standards.

  9. Collaborate with internal stakeholders including Human Resources Unit regarding a range of security staffing matters (e.g. recruitment, contract management, capacity building), to ensure compliance with the established WFP policies and procedures.

  10. Collect information about local security developments, issues and provide technical analysis on the potential impact upon WFP operations to support security and operational activities.

  11. Prepare comprehensive, accurate and timely security-related reports including recommendations to support informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to the senior managers and other stakeholders.

  12. Provide security orientation briefing to newly arrived staff to ensure staff are well-informed of local security conditions and procedures.

  13. Facilitate training sessions as required to build the security capabilities of WFP and external partners.

  14. Manage junior security staff, providing coaching and guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and support high performance.

  15. Support the supervisor during emergencies to meet changing needs.

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