Local field security officer job at WHO

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To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State’s health and development agendas, and harmonized with the United Nations country teams.


The incumbent will perform all or part of the following, and other related responsibilities as required by the needs of the office. 
● Support the incident manager and the head of the WHO office on maintaining the safety and security of WHO personnel, premises, and assets in compliance with UNSMS and WHO Security Management policies and principles. 
● Support the head of the WHO office with independent analysis of emerging security threats to WHO personnel, operations, premises and assets, by monitoring the security situation across the country, coordinating, and undertaking security risk assessments for the country office and suboffices. 
● Propose, develop and support the implementation of risk management measures, and contingency plans, and recommend Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 
● Support the country office and suboffices to have an acceptable level of compliance with Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) and SRMM; monitor the implementation of the technical security measures outlined in the Security Plan, MOSS and SOPs; and facilitate staff members’ adherence to security measures and guidelines. 
● Support the design, in cooperation with the data team and the field coordinators, of an effective system to track WHO staff and responders throughout the country, including to enable field coordinators to update staff, consultants, partners and dependents present at their respective field locations. 
● Propose proper accommodations, with adequate security measures for all staff and responders, ensuring their safety and well-being. 
● Support the security awareness of, and conduct training for all WHO staff, contractors, eligible dependents, and eligible partners in accordance with WHO policies and UNSMS standards, including briefing on radio communication, convoy, security and evacuation procedures and other security issues and precautions to be taken. 
● Facilitate the operationalization of rapid alert systems for relevant and real time information and updates about the prevailing security situation; and in close coordination with the logistics’ team, ensure that all deployed staff and responders are provided with standard communication equipment upon arrival. 
● Ensure WHO’s participation in the United Nations Security Cell, establishing/maintaining contact with all relevant national authorities, including national security agencies as appropriate. 
● Supervise any assigned personnel.


Essential: A university degree (bachelor’s) in police science, or business administration, political/social sciences, psychology or international relations with a focus or training, certification in security management. Or equivalent military or police academy degree or training. Formal training in security risk management.
Desirable: Formal qualification in public health; courses in communication techniques and/or graphic design, visual language in the use of social media. Training in risk communication would be an asset.

Essential: A minimum of two years of experience in security management, at the national level. Some experience in training and guiding staff on security issues.
Desirable: Previous experience in an emergency, conflict/post-conflict/crisis environment.


● Security and risk management methods, including within the UN security management system. 
● UN field security operations and in particular the operations conducted within the framework of an outbreak and health emergencies. 
● Interpersonal and effective communication skills. 
● Skills to work under pressure.

WHO Competencies

*1) Teamwork 
*2) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences 
*3) Communication
4) Moving forward in a changing environment 
5) Producing results 

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English Language. 
Desirable: Beginners knowledge of other UN languages.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 51,553 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


•    This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
•    Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
•    A written test and/or an asynchronous video assessment may be used as a form of screening.
•    In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
•    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
•    Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
•    The WHO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The WHO recruits and employs staff regardless of disability status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, race, marital status, religious, cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, or any other personal characteristics.
•    The WHO is committed to achieving gender parity and geographical diversity in its staff. Women, persons with disabilities, and nationals of unrepresented and underrepresented Member States (https://www.who.int/careers/diversity-equity-and-inclusion) are strongly encouraged to apply.
•    Persons with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the recruitment process. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent through an email to reasonableaccommodation@who.int
•    An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
•    WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
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•    WHO also offers wide range of benefits to staff, including parental leave and attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work-life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully.
•    The statutory retirement age for staff appointments is 65 years. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
•    Please note that WHO’s contracts are conditional on members of the workforce confirming that they are vaccinated as required by WHO before undertaking a WHO assignment, except where a medical condition does not allow such vaccination, as certified by the WHO Staff Health and Wellbeing Services (SHW). The successful candidate will be asked to provide relevant evidence related to this condition. A copy of the updated vaccination card must be shared with WHO medical service in the medical clearance process. Please note that certain countries require proof of specific vaccinations for entry or exit. For example, official proof /certification of yellow fever vaccination is required to enter many countries. Country-specific vaccine recommendations can be found on the WHO international travel and Staff Health and Wellbeing website. For vaccination-related queries please directly contact SHW directly at shws@who.int.
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