Security Analyst SC8 - Juba, South Sudan

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Security Analyst, SC8


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DUTY STATION (City, Country):



12 months


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


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.


Since the independence in 2011, South Sudan continues to face a political crisis which manifests in insecurity associated with an economic crisis and a serious and protracted humanitarian crisis. WFP manages the largest humanitarian response in the country, reaching almost 4.9 million people in 2022. WFP also facilitates access for all other humanitarian agencies through its humanitarian air services and logistics support capacity. The Country Office encompasses approximately 1,300 employees across 15 Field offices providing assistance through the provision of vital life-saving food assistance using food distribution or cash-based transfers, school meals, malnutrition prevention and nutrition treatment activities, as well as asset creation and livelihood support.

The Country Office launches its recently developed ‘Country Strategic Plan (CSP)’ which closely links the Sustainable Development Goals and translates these into specific WFP Strategic Results, Outcomes, and Activities.


To Support the WFP Country Office Security Unit in security information analysis, security information management and reporting. In addition, support the management of South Sudan security operations to enable effective delivery of programmes that meet food assistance needs and maintain the security and safety of WFP personnel, activities and assets. The National Security Analyst will report to the WFP Head of Security, South Sudan.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Collects, collates, validates, and analyzes information from a variety of sources and prepares background notes, updates and reports on prioritized security-related issues.
  2. Prepares and updates States Security Profile of South Sudan, based on information from open and internal.
  3. Conducts analysis mission to identified field locations.
  4. Prepares the Daily Security Report and Security Quarterly. Provide security-related inputs for Security daily RMQ morning Update and Daily ED Operational Brief (DEDOB).
  5. Compiles various timely and accurate security reports with a focus on developments that affect or may affect the safety and security of WFP staff/assets/operations.
  6. Assists the Head of Security in dissemination of security-related information.
  7. Provides inputs for topical analysis and other analytical reports/updates pertaining to the security situation in the country, as well as security developments that have cross-cutting implications in the region.
  8. Update and advise upon local security developments and issues and the potential impact on WFP operations in South Sudan.
  9. Monitors Security Incident Reports (SIRs) entered into SIMSAS on incidents involving WFP staff/assets/operations, as well as contractor and partner staff engaged in support of WFP operations in the region; ensures necessary follow-up and integrity of SIR data; prepares SIR analysis.


  1. Identifies appropriate sources/resources to obtain security-related information pertaining to South Sudan and countries within the region; prepares a list of such sources/resources and makes suggestions on its update and development.
  2. Represents WFP Security at local and interagency meetings and articulates technical discussions for the exchange of knowledge and understanding of development within the security environment.
  3. Conducts research on identified topics related to the security situation in South Sudan and neighboring countries in support of WFP operations.
  4. Develop systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of security situations needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practice.
  5. Provide inputs for presentations and briefings to WFP personnel, donors and partners on security developments in specific countries/regions, as appropriate.
  6. Performs other relevant security duties as tasked and detailed by the Head of Security or OiC.


Education: Advanced University degree in Security Management, International Relations or Law Enforcement or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses. A diploma obtained from Military/Police Academy with qualifying relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the First University degree. Experience: Typically one year or more of progressively responsible professional experience in security management (relevant military, policy or corporate) and/or security risk management, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development. Experience in managing support staff.

Knowledge & Skills:

• Good theoretical understanding of security management concepts and principals with a knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes. • Ability to assimilate a range of information and make basic analyses to support the development of efficient solutions. • Good communication skills and ability to adapt communication style to different situations and individuals. • Ability to contribute to and/or deliver effective briefing and training, assessing participant needs. • Knowledge of common business principals and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems. Language: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Strategic approach to security risk management Demonstrates understanding of strategic approaches to security to identify potential threats. Contributes to the creation and implementation of WFPs mitigation measures. Operational knowledge of security risk management Exhibits good understanding of day to day security operations. Works within own remit to proactively contribute to solutions to single or multiple elements of organisational security challenges. 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.


    • Daily Security Reports
    • Weekly Security Overviews
    • Quarterly security reports
    • State profiles
    • Periodical analytical reports and quality analysis
    • Analytical and technical support to Security Unit – both in Juba and Field Offices.


• Has supported projects and operational activities that maintain security operations functions and feed into overall strategic aims • Has routinely provided coaching or training to new staff members within area of expertise • Has collated data, assisted in analysis and drafting reports that inform security operations activities




WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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