Career Opportunities: Security Assistant G4 (Threat and Risk Assessment) - Rome, Italy (105917)
Requisition # 105917 - Posted 01/07/2019 - Fixed Term - Europe, Western - Italy - Rome - Working Job Language (1) - SECURITY
WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
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This position is found at WFP Headquarters (WFP). Job holders report to the Senior Security Assistant. At this level, job holders are expected to have some knowledge of the related specialized functions. Job holders may be required to augment other units within the section when necessary, and to report for duty on short notice in the event of an emergency. Security personnel to know UNSMS policy including Use of Force policy.
Our Security Team at our headquarters in Rome, Italy, is looking to fill a position of Security Assistant (Threat and Risk Assessment) at the G4 level.
The incumbent will be acting as a specialist in the area of threat and risk assessment. The incumbent might be required to travel to the field.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
1. Assist in reviewing security threat and risk situations, compile factual information, to facilitate reporting and decision-making process.
2. Liaise 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 possible risks against staff and other resources.
3. Assist in coordination, preparation and conduct of field missions including tracking of staff, and conduct regular security assessments in the area of responsibility to support safe and effective programme delivery.
4. Assist in preparation of security assessment reports after field missions, to support security situation analysis and facilitate decision-making.
5. Support compiling routine security reports and manage information related to significant security incidents, to ensure relevant databases are accurately updated at all times.
6. Assist in implementation of all security risk management mitigating measures, including Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS), to support compliance at all times.
7. Assist in the inventory control and maintenance of security equipment, to ensure its appropriate functioning at all times.
8. Assist in monitoring that all access control procedures are effective and stringently followed by all staff and visitors, to ensure accountability and maintenance of safe and secure environment.
9. Contribute to the update of emergency and contingency planning documentation including physical preparations and procedures to support preparedness for the crisis.
10. Assist in implementation of training plans to address staff development needs.
11. Assist in supervising Guards and provide on-the-job training to support their development and high performance.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
- In cooperation with another specialized functions within HQ Security Branch, prepares draft personal security risk assessment for ED and for other senior officials as required, draft security risk assessment for HQ complex or other specific venues where official events may take place, applying the UN Security Management System (UNSMS) threat and risk policies and guidelines
- Under the guidance of the Senior Security Assistant, liaises with the Security Analysis Unit of the WFP Security Division and with Host Government entities dealing with security threat and risk assessments at the local or national level, as required.
- Assists in drafting announcements/advisories to staff, delegates, visitors and conference participants on developments and events that may have impact on normal business activities, critical incidents and emergencies affecting the WFP HQ.
- Collects security risk information daily (from open sources and other UN security entities) and maintains database of information on security and safety related issues.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Completion of secondary school education plus certification, preferably obtained by UNSMS, on threat assessment and analysis.
- Fluency (level C) in Italian (non-mother tongue candidates will be tested).
- Fluency (level C) in English (non-mother tongue candidates will be tested).
ESSENTIAL AND DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS
- Four or more years of security related experience, in police or paramilitary authorities, other international/UN organizations or an appropriate private security company. One year minimum of experience in threat assessment and/or risk analysis are required.
- Excellent knowledge of standard security requirements and procedures.
- Knowledge of standard office software packages; Microsoft Word, Access, Outlook, SharePoint
- High sense of responsibility and alertness; emotional stability.
- Courtesy, tact and the ability to work and deal effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
- Minimum knowledge of administration practices and database management would be an advantage.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
- Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
- Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
- Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
- Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.
- Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
- Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
- Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
- Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.
- Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
- Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
- Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
- Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.
- Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
- Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
- Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
- Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.
||Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
|Strategic approach to security risk management
||Demonstrates understanding of the strategic context in which the security function operates and the broader implications of day-to-day work.
|Operational knowledge of security risk management
||Demonstrates some understanding of day to day security operations. Contributes knowledge to development of resolutions to aspects of challenges faced, as directed.
|Security resource management
||Demonstrates ability to track and compile reports on HQ and Field staffing and financial resource usage on a project-level basis.
|Analysis and solution development
||Demonstrates understanding of key UN inter-governmental body partner agencies. Understands implications of security information and reports and supports in the identification of mitigating actions against threats and vulnerabilities to WFP’s operations.
|Planning compliance and emergency management
||Supports in planning and prioritisation practices in-line with established security policies and procedures.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
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.