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Advance university degree (masters degree or equivalent) preferably in political/social science, international relations, law enforcement and/or business management (with a focus on security management). A police/military war college/senior staff course is an asset. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience in a related area may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Additional certification in related security field is an asset.
5 Years(At least five years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in the military (combat arms and reconnaissance skills preferred) or police work. Basic paramedic training/skills.)
PKR. 175,000 to 300,000/Month
Supervision received: Under the functional supervision of the Head of Security, Islamabad Country Office. The incumbent is supervising the Security Assistant. All Annual Performance Reviews must be completed following WFP policies and Procedures.
Description of Tasks: Within delegated authority, the Security Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
- Keepabreast of WFP operations worldwide and make recommendations on security,safety and evacuation plans for staff;
- Adviseand recommend on all security matters;
- Coordinatewith other UN security organizations (Department of Safety and Security –DSS-,UN) and military/government counterparts, as required;
- Assistin planning, coordinating and executing operations, evacuations andrelocations involving WFP, UN and NGO staff;
- TrainWFP Staff to increase security awareness;
- Coordinatewith local authorities (police, military, political and humanitarian);
- Supervise staff, as required;
- Performsecurity assessments, both routine and those required to ensure that it issafe for WFP staff to operate in specific programmatic areas and suboffices;
- Evaluateand organise security measures for field missions;
- Organisemedical evacuations;
- EnsureWFP communications is integrated into the appropriate UN securitycommunication system and all staff are trained in security and emergencyprocedures, in collaboration with Information & TelecommunicationsOfficer;
- Monitorand manage WFP guard force;
- Analyzesecurity situation and report periodically to the Head of Security;
- Ensurethat timely emergency preparedness actions, such as early warning, riskanalysis/management and contingency planning, are carried our, regularlymonitored, updated and reported in the area of responsibility;.
- Planimplementation of modern developments in security, assesscost-effectiveness and make recommendations for changes to policy,procedures, work flow, staffing and structure;
- Prepareweekly security reports, assessments and conduct briefings;
- Performother related duties as required.
Identifying and mobilising resources for successful security operations and providing for an effective security operation; developing a security programme within country/Headquarters which meets local needs or improves upon already established programmes.
Critical Success Factors:
Organization and coordination skills. Analytical skills to reach conclusions are support of work conducted by other officers. Travel to remote areas of Pakistan; understanding of weapons systems, maps, information collection and logistics concepts. A complete, in-depth grasp of security operations and practices, demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with security counterparts and staff within the regional/country office; understanding of multilevel military operations (air, land, sea); ability to coordinate action/reports with DSS.
Training and/or experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard WFP software packages and systems. General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing human resources administration.
Language: Fluency in English in both oral and written communication and in local language (Urdu/Pashtou).
Job competencies: action management, communication, ethics and values, teamwork, client orientation, cognitive capacity, interpersonal relations, stamina & stress resistance, cultural and political understanding.