Security Associate Job Vacancy at United Nations World Food Programme – Maiduguri and Damaturu

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure thjob atno child goes to bed hungry and thjob atthe poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

We are seeking to fill Security Associate post job atG6 level, based in WFP Nigeria, Maiduguri Area Office, Damaturu Field Office and Abuja Country Office. If you are a Nigerian national, committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for people in need, we would like to hear from you

Applications are invited for the position below:
Job Title: Security Associate

Reference No: 16-0022436
Locations: Maiduguri Area Office, Damaturu Field Office

Level: G6

Job Description

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the Security Officer, the Security Associate will 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 Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

  • Review security threats and risks in detail and compile accurate reports on trends and situations thjob atcould adversely impact WFP operations, in order 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 thjob atinformation 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 thjob atall access control procedures are effective and stringently followed by all staff and visitors, in order 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 in order to develop measures to meet business requirements.
  • Supervise and provide on-the-job training to other staff supporting their development and high performance.
  • Other as required.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job

  • Completion of secondary school education.
  • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
  • Completion of University degree is an advantage.
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A minimum of 5 years relevant support experience is required in the following:

  • 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 thjob atinform security operations activities.
  • Knowledge of UN rules and regulations is an added advantage.


  • Fluency (level C) in English language.
  • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

Terms and Conditions
Application Closing Date
30th September, 2016.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Procedures

  • Candidate should click on the link above
  • Step 1: Register and create your online CV using indicated link in the main text.
  • Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the post requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.

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  • You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.
  • WFP will apply a rigorous and transparent selection process including thorough assessment of technical skills to ensure the best candidates are selected for the job.
  • Please ensure thjob atyour application contains accurate and complete information on qualifications, employment record and language skills.
  • WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply to become a part of our organization.
  • WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
  • Only successful candidates will be invited for an interview.
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