27 Jan 2016

Full-Time Field Security Officers at the World Health Organization (WHO)

Toni AdewunmiAbuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Job Description

Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/16/FT64

Title: Field Security Officer

Grade: P3

Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment

Duration of contract: One (1) year

Date: 26 January 2016

Application Deadline: 16 February 2016
(20 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications

Duty Station: Abuja, Nigeria

Organization unit: AF_WSR AF West Sub-Region (AF_WSR) /
AF_NGA Nigeria (AF_NGA)

Design and Implement appropriate policies and procedures to safeguard the security and safety of staff members, their eligible dependants, and enable secured environment for WHO Programmes implementation in the field across the country.

Description of duties:
1) Advise the WHO Representative with regard to maintaining the safety and security of WHO personnel and implementing partners, premises and assets in accordance with UN and WHO Security Management System Policies Procedures
2) Participate, coordinate and/or undertake security risk assessment for all Sub-offices within his zone of responsibility and facilitate the implementation of recommended mitigating measures.
3) Monitor the security situation across the country and provide the WHO Representative with independent analysis of emerging security threats to WHO personnel and, premises and assets.
4) In coordination with WHO Field Security Officers that are based in Bauchi and Kano, prepare Contingency Plans and SOPs for each Sub-office, and be instrumental in implementing the enhanced security measures; and ensure staff members are familiar and adhere with the relatated guidelines;
5) Conduct training/briefing on radio communication procedures, convoy procedures, security and evacuation procedures and other security issues and precautions to be taken;
6) Conduct specific security briefings in relation to the Polio implementation Programmes to all staff appointed to the field or on mission;
7) Maintain updated security information, prepare periodical situation reports ensuring that the WHO Representative and the UNDSS are kept regularly informed of security situation;
8) Provide advice on technical security requirements contained in the Security Plan, MOSS, and SOPs, and monitor their implementation; and ensure that the sub-offices have an acceptable level of MOSS compliance.
9) Provide systematic reporting on security incidents to the WHO Representative.
10) Establish contact with all relevant national authorities including national security agencies as appropriate.
11) Perform any other relevant duties.

Essential: University degree in public or business administration, social or political sciences, international relations, government or law.

“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 these will be reviewed individually”.
– Relevant military or police training, direct field experience in an international context such as UN system organization field operations, UN peacekeeping operations;
– Knowledge of UN security management system;
– Proven analytical skills;
– Investigation background would be an asset.

WHO Competencies:
1) Moving forward in a changing environment;
2) Producing results;
3) Communicating in a credible and effective way;
4) Fostering integration and teamwork;
5) Creating an empowering and motivating environment.

Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, and database processing).
Essential: 5 years of relevant professional experience at both national and international level within governmental and corporate agencies and/or relevant military or police service.

Excellent knowledge of English or French with a very good knowledge of the other. Knowledge of other official languages or local languages an asset.
Additional Information:
WHO’s salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment (for international positions only) which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel (for international positions only), education grant for dependent children (for international positions only), pension plan and medical insurance.
Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO:

http://www.who.int Click on: . to learn more about WHO’s operations
http://icsc.un.org Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by date

Mobility (for international positions only)

Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56766 at single rate
USD 60813 with primary dependants Post Adjustment: 48.9 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.
This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO’s e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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