Senior Local Security Assistant, Beirut

Employer: WFP - World Food Programme
Location:Beirut  Lebanon
Closing date: Wednesday, 2 September 2015

The World Food Programme activities include food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, relief and emergency school feeding, while also supporting humanitarian air and logistics services, food security coordination and infrastructure rehabilitation projects. This position is open to qualified Lebanese candidates.

Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Field Security Officer, the incumbent will carry out the following functions
Provide comprehensive review of countrywide security situation on a daily basis and advise/brief the Field Security Officer (FSO) on trends/situation that could affect WFP operations;
Ensure the full transfer of information before starting or finishing a duty shift;

Provide support to the FSO in investigations, in-depth incident reports and security assessments as requested;
Conduct field trips to support sub-offices or staff in the field at short notice whenever requested by FSO/management;
Liaise and coordinate with the security representatives of the host and other organizations on all matters related to the security of WFP staff members and their eligible dependents and property
Keep the Security Plan and WFP SOPs up-to-date, including updating lists of staff, and eligible family members;
Ensure that fire safety arrangements, plans for fire/building evacuation, relocation/evacuation of staff to a safe haven are updated and efficiently implemented;
Resolve problems related to relocation/evacuation;
Maintain Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for equipment; assist in developing and implementing MOSS and ensuring that all WFP offices are compliant;
Assess the security situation at the duty station, including assessing threats related to the WFP staff safety, and prepare security reports; report all cases where staff members and/or their eligible family members have been victims of conventional crimes; coordinate 24 hours response to all security related incidents involving WFP staff and eligible dependants;
Carry out security evaluations and provide advice on security measures (MORSS) for the residences of WFP staff;
Act as the direct focal point for security guards and supervisors in the assigned area; support security guard supervisor in solving problems and report any issues to FSO;
Be on call 24 hours a day seven days a week to support supervisor/FSO/staff as required;
Manage Access Control System to WFP buildings;
Manage maintenance and upgrade of security technologies; organize training courses on security issues/awareness and preparedness for staff members and their eligible family members as appropriate;
Brief newly arrived WFP staff members;
Ensure that the appropriate level of confidentiality is maintained with regard to security matters;
In collaboration of FSO, evaluate, develop and recommend procedures for WFP operations. Participate in discussions on new/revised procedures and practices;
Interpret and assess the impact of changes and make recommendations on follow up actions;
Organize security services for the various meetings including parking facilities;
Participate in and coordinate training events as required;
Tracking of WFP vehicles in coordination with Admiration department.
Insure the maintenance of all Vehicles, including AV's in timely manner, in coordination with the Administration department.
Perform other security related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Secondary school education supplemented by university courses/diploma in political science or graduated military/police officers.

At least three years of progressively responsible work as a military/police officer or minimum of three years working experience in administration/coordination/ cooperation at high level in large companies/organization.

Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic.

Applications must be submitted online

Application procedures

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