Field Security Officer at World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Field Security Officer Ref No: 1703983Location: Maiduguri, Borno Grade: P4Contract duration: 12 monthsObjectives of the ProgrammeThe mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.Description of DutiesDuring deployment, the duty station may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme:Advise the Incident Manager and the Head of WHO Office with regard to maintaining the safety and security of WHO personnel, premises and assets in compliance with UNSMS and WHO Security Management Policies and Principles, monitor the implementation of the technical security measures outlined in the Security Plan, MOSS, and SOPs; ensure that the Country Office as well as the suboffices have an acceptable level of MOSS compliance.Monitor the security situation across the county, coordinate and undertake security risk assessment for the Country Office as well as overall suboffices and provide the Head of WHO Office with independent analysis of emerging security threats to WHO personnel, operations, premises and assets. Facilitate the implementation of recommended mitigating measures.Develop contingency plans and SOPs for the Country Office as well as for each suboffice, be instrumental in implementing the enhanced security measures; and ensure staff members are familiar and adhere with the related guidelines.Design, in cooperation with the data team and the field coordinators, an effective and practical system to track WHO staff and responders throughout the country of assignment; ensure that all field coordinators send, on daily basis, an updated list of staff, consultants, partners and dependents present at their respective field locations.In close coordination with Logistics team, ensure that all deployed staff and responders are provided with a mobile phone and a SIM card upon arrival, as well as hand-held radios where applicable, to enable establishing a SMS or other rapid alert systems to provide staff with relevant and real time information and updates about the prevailing security situation.Increase the security awareness and conduct training for all WHO staff and nonstaff in accordance with WHO policies and UNSMS standards, provide briefing on radio communication, convoy, security and evacuation procedures and other security issues and precautions to be taken in compliance with the current measures prescribed by UNDSS and WHO.Maintain updated security information, prepare periodical situation reports ensuring that the Head of WHO Office and the UNDSS are kept regularly informed of security situation, drawing their attention to pitfalls, needs, unusual situations and problems, proposing remedial actions and improvements.Participate with the logistics team in identifying proper accommodations, with adequate security measures for all staff and responders, ensuring their safety and well-beingEnsure WHO's participation in the UN Security Cell. Establish contact with all relevant national authorities including national security agencies as appropriate.Supervise and guide the Local Security assistant(s).Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

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