Field Security Officer

  • Occupied
  • Anywhere


Job description and Responsibilities
In accordance with plans established by Coordinator, Staff Security, the incumbent will: -review the security and safety situations in all WHO areas of operations and recommend measures for improvements;- frequently liaise with UNDSS desk officers in New York for the purpose of exchanging information and discussing how greater staff security and safety may be assured;- undertake missions to assist WHO staff operating in unsafe areas;- undertake security assessment missions to the field for the purpose of advising WHO staff on how best to deal with the very serious security/ safety problems which confront them daily;- maintain country files of all security related reports for the purpose of continuous analysis of their content in an effort to determine trends which could impact the safety/ security of staff and issue necessary instructions;- upon initiative or request, provide HQ and the field with relevant analysis on the security situation pertaining to a country or a region;- maintain up-to-date records of hazardous duty stations and respond to queries as to the application of the Malicious Acts Insurance Policy to staff in those locations;- maintain a data base of residential security measures applicable in the duty stations and respond to queries pertaining to that matter;- maintain up-to-date records of MOSS in force in countries where WHO has operations;- as requested, participate in meetings in Regional Offices and at the policy level, advise on security issues;- provide security training for staff at both HQ and field level.

base salary starting at USD 72,637  plus benefits.

Position schedule

Full-time, 12 Months Contract

Multiple locations

Required qualifications


Essential: An advanced level university degree (MA or equivalent), with a focus on security management and/or related discipline (business administration; political/social science; psychology; international relations). Alternatively, a military or police academy degree (at officer level) equivalent to advanced university degree.


Essential: At least 7 years of experience in disaster management, risk management or security experience in the public or private service areas such as national security, military or police service or in a corporate environment, 3 of them in the United Nations Security Management System. Direct field experience in an international context such as UN system organization field operations, UN peacekeeping operations.


Relevant military or police training, Knowledge of UN security management system. Proven analytical skills. Investigation background would be an asset. Knowledge of WHO field operations would be an asset.

WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of French.


The above language requirements are interchangeable.

How to apply:
Please apply directly to HQ/OSS Operational Support and Services
Closing Date: Jun 17, 2019, 9:59:00 PM

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