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Security Associate at WFP Kenya


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6 Year
Male, Female, Both
High School Diploma


  • Organization: WFP – World Food Programme
  • Location: Kenya
  • Grade: Administrative support – GS-6, General Service – No need for Higher Education – Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2023-06-04


The World Food Program (WFP) is the top humanitarian agency that provides food aid in dire situations and collaborates with locals to boost nutrition and resilience. The United Nations created it in 1961 to aid in reducing global hunger. 80 nations are home to WFP offices, which have its main headquarters in Rome. The biggest humanitarian organization in the world, it is also the main supplier of school meals. In order to promote nutrition initiatives, policies, and programs, such as school meals and food fortification, WFP collaborates with governments, other UN agencies, NGOs, and the corporate sector.


The duties for Security Associate at WFP Kenya are :

  •  Check 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 data (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 duty to support safe and effective programme delivery.
  •  Study security assessment reports following field missions and present detailed recommendations for risk mitigation to help security situation analysis and facilitate decision-making. 6. Assist in advising the Country Director on security risk management matters and safety issues in compliance with the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS).
  •  Fund the implementation of risk management mitigation measures, including Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) to ensure compliance.
  • Help the supervision and management of security equipment and make recommendations to strengthen technology capacity in line with business requirements.
  •  Observe and assure that all access control procedures are effective and stringently followed by all staff and visitors, in order to maintain a safe and secure environment.
  • Support and develop suggestions for improving emergency and contingency planning documentation including physical preparations and procedures, to support preparedness for a crisis.
  •  Provide security training to staff and review security training needs in order to develop measures to meet business requirements.

APPLY ALSO: Programme Officer at WFP Kenya


The requirements for Security Associate at WFP Kenya are :


Fulfillment of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area such as Military or Police Service.


Six or more years of progressively responsible work experience in security management, investigations, law enforcement or connected business stream.

Knowledge & Skills

  •  Specialized understanding of the application of practical methods, techniques, procedures and systems used in security, typically gained through technical training and work experience.
  •  Broad wisdom and understanding of security logistics, security administration, risk assessment and coordination with local authorities and local law enforcement agencies.
  •  Training and background in fire and related intervention/evacuation procedures.
  •  Capability to manage emergency situations and remain calm.
  •  Concentration to detail and constant vigilance in order to promptly detect any breach in security measures.
  •  Ability to analyze information, use judgement and inform supervisors of any incidents which might impact the UNWFP staff and operations.


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