Local Field Security Officer

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This is a NO-B contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 2 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be more than 6,150 USD.

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The local field security officer has the responsibility at local level, for preserving and maintaining the safety and security of WHO personnel and assets, including premises and programmes, in compliance with the policies and procedures of the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) in order to enable the implementation of WHO’s emergency incident management system in the country.


● Support the incident manager and the head of the WHO office on maintaining the safety and security of WHO personnel, premises, and assets in compliance with UNSMS and WHO Security Management policies and principles.

● Support the head of the WHO office with independent analysis of emerging security threats to WHO personnel, operations, premises and assets, by monitoring the security situation across the country, coordinating, and undertaking security risk assessments for the country office and suboffices.

● Propose, develop and support the implementation of risk management measures, and contingency plans, and recommend Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

● Support the country office and suboffices to have an acceptable level of compliance with Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) and SRMM; monitor the implementation of the technical security measures outlined in the Security Plan, MOSS and SOPs; and facilitate staff members’ adherence to security measures and guidelines.

● Support the design, in cooperation with the data team and the field coordinators, of an effective system to track WHO staff and responders throughout the country, including to enable field coordinators to update staff, consultants, partners and dependents present at their respective field locations.

● Propose proper accommodations, with adequate security measures for all staff and responders, ensuring their safety and well-being.

● Support the security awareness of, and conduct training for all WHO staff, contractors, eligible dependents, and eligible partners in accordance with WHO policies and UNSMS standards, including briefing on radio communication, convoy, security and evacuation procedures and other security issues and precautions to be taken.

● Facilitate the operationalization of rapid alert systems for relevant and real time information and updates about the prevailing security situation; and in close coordination with the logistics’ team, ensure that all deployed staff and responders are provided with standard communication equipment upon arrival.

● Ensure WHO's participation in the United Nations Security Cell, establishing/maintaining contact with all relevant national authorities, including national security agencies as appropriate.

● Supervise any assigned personnel.




A university degree (bachelor’s) in police science, or business administration, political/social sciences, psychology or international relations with a focus or training, certification in security management. Or equivalent military or police academy degree or training. Formal training in security risk management.


Formal qualification in public health; courses in communication techniques and/or graphic design, visual language in the use of social media. Training in risk communication would be an asset.



A minimum of two years of experience in security management, at the national level. Some experience in training and guiding staff on security issues.


Previous experience in an emergency, conflict/post-conflict/crisis environment.


● Security and risk management methods, including within the UN security management system. ● UN field security operations and in particular the operations conducted within the framework of an outbreak and health emergencies. ● Interpersonal and effective communication skills. ● Skills to work under pressure.

1) Teamwork

2) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

3) Communication

4) Moving forward in a changing environment

5) Producing results

Use of Language Skills


Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic.

IT and other skills

Proficiency in computers and office software packages, handling of web-based management systems, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and Cloud Management Enterprise System such as Workday.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 73796 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.

  • 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 will require individual review.

  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.

  • For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.

  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.

  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.

  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

Added 17 days ago - Updated 3 days ago - Source: who.int