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VdE | Assistente de segurança | United Nations World Food Programme


The United Nations World Food Programme is hiring a Security Assistant for Pemba in Cabo Delgado.

Job Purpose

To support security operations in the area of responsibility including monitoring and maintaining of security equipment in line with established procedures.


  • Advise/brief the Field Security Officer (FSO) on trends/situations that could affect WFP operations on a short/medium-term basis. Monitor local media and other sources and regularly provide comprehensive reviews of the security situation in Cabo Delgado;
  • Liaise and coordinate with the local government security organizations and other appropriate national authorities on all matters relating to the security of WFP staff members and their eligible dependents;
  • Maintain the Security Plan up to date, including updating lists of staff, and eligible family members; Ensure that security & fire safety arrangements, plans for fire/building evacuation, relocation/evacuation of staff to a safe haven are updated and efficiently implemented;
  • Maintain Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for equipment; ensure that all WFP premises are United Nations Security Risk Management system (SRM) and WFP security policy compliant;
  • Report all cases where staff members and/or their eligible family members have been victims of crimes, including relevant security incidents into the SIMSAS database when requested; being available 24 hours to respond to all security-related incidents involving WFP staff and eligible dependents as well as to carry out security evaluations and provide advice on security measures for the residences of WFP staff and WFP offices/warehouses;
  • Provide security briefings to WFP staff members and/or visitors when required and conduct field trips to support WFP operations in the field at short notice whenever requested. Prepare detailed security assessment reports after field missions with risk mitigation recommendations to support security situation analysis and facilitate decision-making;
  • Act as the direct focal point for security guards and supervisors in the area assigned; Support security guard supervisor in solving problems, and manage access pass system, video surveillance, and alarm systems efficiently;
  • Maintain and update a library of security-related documents such as Security plan, fire safety plan, SOPs, and keep documentation in appropriate databases.


  • Education: First University Degree in the related functional area is desirable. Completion of secondary school education combined with experience in military/police force;
  • Experience: 2 years of working experience in administration and/or security coordination in the private sector, National and/or international organizations, or Military/Police Force;
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written in English and Portuguese languages.



  •  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.

How to Apply



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