WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.
Are you an experienced Security Professional interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Are you passionate about helping those in need? Would you like to join a global organization investing in its people?
If so, an exciting & fulfilling career awaits you! Join our diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to saving & changing millions of lives around the globe.
Applications must be submitted by Sunday, December 04, 2022 (10:59 PM CET)
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), is a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability, and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.
At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high-performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP’s values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.
These roles are likely to be found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or very large Country Offices (COs). Job holders are likely to report to the Regional/Division/Country Director. Job holders are likely to be operating in an environment where the complexity of security in meeting food assistance needs is high. They lead large teams with a wide variety of security requirements. As such, job holders will be expected to have a breadth of security related knowledge/experience and team management skills. They will also need a greater level of experience and knowledge to credibly influence at senior levels in complex situations.
To provide technical advice, guidance and management of WFP’s response to safety and security to enable the effective delivery of Programmes that meet food assistance needs and maintain the security and safety of WFP personnel, activities and facilities.
|Capability Name||Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level|
|Strategic approach to security risk management||Oversees development of WFP’s security risk management strategy to ensure safety and security of staff and enable achievement of organisational strategic goals. Provides leadership to functional heads within WFP, ensuring optimal utilisation of professional skill.|
|Operational knowledge of security risk management||Ensures that required operational knowledge is held and developed within the function in order to effectively support development of solutions to security challenges.|
|Security resource management||Leads overall resource needs across HQ and the Field, aligning staffing and financial practices with mission critical operations and in-country priorities as appropriate. Maintains budgetary control at the programme level and utilises resource usage trends and forecasting data into account.|
|Analysis and solution development||Liaises effectively with counterparts within UN inter-governmental bodies on security issues. Implements strategy through defining organisational tactical plans that prioritise action against potential threats, contributing recommendations for their mitigation.|
|Planning compliance and emergency management||Provides guidance in planning and prioritisation in order to effectively ensure staff safety and security. Leads in defining the organisation’s policies and procedures which support compliance and emergency management.|
These are the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.
|Leads by Example with Integrity||Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments||Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork||Applies Strategic Thinking||Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships|
|Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others||Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change||Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth||Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things||Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives|
Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP.
All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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.