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  • Posted: Jun 9, 2023
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    World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide...
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    Security Associate Bolgatanga

    About The Job
    Job Purpose: 

    • To perform a range of specialised and process-oriented responsibilities related to security operations including monitoring and maintaining security equipment in line with established procedures.

    Major Duties And Responsibilities:

    • Under the direct supervision of the Head of Field Office/Emergency Coordinator and technical supervision of the Security Analyst, the Security Associate will be responsible for the following duties.
    • Review security threats and risks in detail and compile accurate reports on trends and situations that could 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 that information 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 that all 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.

    Minimum Academic Qualifications Guide:

    • Completion of first degree, but Advanced degree in the related functional area is desirable.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Specialised knowledge of the application of practical methods, techniques, procedures and systems used in security, typically gained through technical training and work experience.
    • Broad knowledge and understanding of security logistics, security administration, risk assessment and co-ordination with local authorities and local law enforcement agencies.
    • Training and experience in fire and related intervention/evacuation procedures.
    • Ability to manage emergency situations and remain calm.
    • Attention to detail and constant vigilance in order to promptly detect any breach in security measures.
    • Ability to interpret information, use judgement and inform supervisors of any incidents which might impact the UNWFP staff and operations.
    • Excellent communication skills in order to maintain frequent correspondence with both, internal staff and external authorities with regards to security advisories and security incidents.
    • Willingness to attend security trainings and comply with UNSMS standards

    Desired Experiences for entry into the role:

    • 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 that inform security operations activities
    • A minimum of 6 years of progressive experience in security operations is required.


    • Fluency in English language is essential. Knowledge of local languages spoken in northern Ghana and French are added advantages.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Food Programme (WFP) on to apply

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