Security Analyst P3

Employer: World Food Programme
Location: Thailand
Closing date: 14 Aug 2016

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill the position of Security Analyst at the P3 level located in the WFP Asia Regional Bureau in Bangkok, Thailand.

Within delegated authority, the Security Analyst conducts research on topics related to security threats and risks for WFP staff, assets and operations; gathers, collates, analyzes and disseminates security information to support decision-making, operational and contingency planning. The Security Analyst prepares analytical reports and assessments, forecasts, updates and alerts on security and political matters; assists with the review of country-specific security risk assessments.

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Security Officer (RSO) based at the Regional Bureau, the Security Analyst will have the following duties and responsibilities.

· Conduct research on identified topics related to security threats and risks faced by WFP staff, assets and operations in RBB countries.

· Analyse information on known and anticipated threats for country-specific threat and risk assessments.

· Prepare and disseminate analytical reports, updates, assessments and alerts on security threats and risks.

· In coordination with the RBB RSO and the RMQ Analysis unit, provide security-related inputs for WFP Daily Executive Director Operational Briefs (DEDOB); Weekly Emergency Overviews (WEOs); Early Warning Reports; WFP Security Reports and other documents submitted to the Executive Management, with special focus on forward looking information/forecasts to highlight emerging or potential security concerns and their impact on WFP staff safety and security in RBB countries.

· Support WFP Regional Crisis Task Forces with security information and its analysis.

· Determine security information requirements for WFP in RBB countries and identify reliable sources of information; timely disseminate relevant security threat/risk information to identified users within WFP.

· In coordination with the RBB RSO, monitor the implementation of the internal procedures for the reporting of security information by Field Security Officers (FSOs), Security Focal Points (SFPs) and Local Security Assistants (LSAs) in the region. Liaise with WFP FSOs, SFPs and LSAs in the region to improve timeliness, accuracy, relevance, quality, value and credibility of security reporting. Provide guidance and advice to FSOs and SFPs in the region on reporting and analysis of security information.

· Ensure timely submission, registration and reporting of security incidents involving WFP staff, assets, contractors and partners engaged in support of WFP operations in the RBB region, through the Security Information Management and Security Analysis Support System (SIMSAS). Regularly prepare analysis of such incidents in the region to identify security threats and the extent of staff exposure to security risks. Ensure that the data on security incidents and its analysis are maintained for easy retrieval and are submitted as needed. Ensure necessary follow-up and tracking of security incidents.

· Prepare and update Country Security Profiles on all countries of the region.

· Prepare and conduct briefings to staff, partners and donors on security developments, threats and risks in specific countries of the region as appropriate.

· Establish and maintain contact with the UNDSS Security Information and Operations Centres (SIOCs) and other information analysis counterparts deployed in the region for the purpose of sharing information and creating synergies in monitoring and analyzing security and political developments in countries of the region. Assist RSO in the day to day running of the Regional Security Office and perform other tasks as directed.

Qualifications & Working Experience


· Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Political or Social Science, International Relations or related fields. A first level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
· Military, Police or National Intelligence background is an asset.

Working Experience:
· At least five years of progressively responsible work experience in applied political or security analysis and research at national and/or international level, some of which must be as a professional analyst or political affairs officer.

· Experience in security management, peacekeeping operations, military, police, national intelligence or other international organization is required.

· Knowledge of practice and procedures of UN organizations is an asset. Specific Asian region experience is an added advantage.

Technical Skills & Knowledge:
Very good analytical and conceptual skills.
Demonstrated skills in researching data and information and analyzing complex issues using independent judgment to anticipate potential impact on humanitarian operations.
Sound knowledge of conflict analysis methodologies and proven ability to apply them.
Skilled in describing uncertainty.
Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking.
Strong writing skills and demonstrated ability to draft clear and concise analysis briefs summarizing information, explaining the conclusions of the research, and tailoring the communication to the needs and knowledge level of an audience.
Ability to work with minimum supervision and as part of a team.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with persons with different professional, national and cultural backgrounds.


· Fluency in oral and written English.

· Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language, preferably French and/or Arabic (Spanish, Russian, Chinese).

· Intermediate knowledge of a local language (e.g.: Farsi, Urdu or Pashto) is desirable.

Terms and Conditions
· The selected candidate will be employed on a Fixed-Term appointment with a probationary period of 12 months.
· WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. For more details please visit

Application Procedures:
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Deadline for applications: 14 August 2016

Female applicants and applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

REF: 16-0021800