Local Security Assistant GS5 Desktop Zinder

World Food Program, Niamey, Niger

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st March, 2019

Job Description


The United Nations World Food Program is the largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger in the world. In Niger, WFP has been meeting the needs of poor women, men, boys and girls since 1968. We are working towards the Zero Hunger Target by 2030 by supporting government and community efforts on two fronts, saving lives and change lives.

To save lives we work in crisis areas. We are present in the Lake Chad Basin where violence related to the Boko Haram conflict has displaced thousands of people. This crisis has destabilized the Diffa region in Niger, also precipitating local populations in a high vulnerability. The border with Mali is also subject to increasing instability. WFP provides food assistance in these areas to assist conflict victims, refugees, displaced persons, returnees and host local populations.

To change lives, WFP is working throughout Niger to make people more resilient to shocks, including climate, which threaten the agricultural capacities and livelihoods of the most vulnerable Nigerians. Our package of integrated activities covers nutrition, school canteens and technical assistance for land reclamation. WFP buys part of its food locally and from small producers to revitalize the national and local economy. Our focus is on building the capacity of government and communities in this country, which is hit by repeated shocks. Thus, people manage to break the vicious circle of poverty and look to the future in a better light.

WFP manages United Nations humanitarian air services, UNHAS. Some regions are far from the capital. Thanks to its devices, UNHAS enables all the humanitarian personnel present in Niger to reach quickly and safely the place of humanitarian operations. This helps to reach vulnerable people, even in the most difficult to reach areas.

Independent studies have shown that WFP's interventions in Niger are bearing fruit. These results confirm that our efforts in support of the government contribute, with the support of our donors, to support the development of Niger.

Purpose: Under the general supervision of the Security Officer, the Local Security Assistant (LSA) assists the Security Officer in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of security of personnel and property United Nations in the Niamey region.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (not exhaustive):

  • Assist the security officer in the collection, updating and preparation of information reports on the security situation in the area of ​​responsibility;
  • Helps maintain security plan provisions including all updates of various security files such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Personnel Lists, and Security Risk Management (SRM) documents, RSM (Residential Risk) Management).
  • Assist in the preparation of safety reports affecting WFP staff and assets
  • Organize and deliver training to staffs, partners and security companies
  • Coordinate, ensure the proper functioning of guard posts
  • Verify the proper functioning of the monitoring systems and access controls of the different WFP ROWs and shops
  • Perform staff training on different security visas
  • Regularly conduct safety briefings
  • Carry out at all times the follow-up of the field missions and, if necessary, attend these missions within the evaluation and support framework
  • Ensure and conduct security related tasks requested by the hierarchy



  • Understanding and Communicating Strategic Objectives: Assists teammates to articulate WFP strategic objectives.
  • Being a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to work processes from team to supervisor
  • Make the mission a source of inspiration for our team: Explain the impact of WFP's activities in the beneficiary communities to teammates.
  • Make our mission known in everyday actions: Explain how the unit's responsibilities will serve WFP's mission.


  • Look for ways to build people's skills: Train junior teammates on new skills and abilities.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Seek opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  • Develop and provide constructive feedback: Serves as a reference coach for colleagues in the same work area.
  • Create a "I Want" / "We Will Do" spirit: Continues progress towards goals and shares this information on a regular basis with the supervisor.


  • Encouraging innovation and creative solutions: Explore ways to be consistently more efficient and accurate in one's own areas of work and share new ways of working with colleagues
  • Focus on Achieving Results: Focuses on achieving results and tracks completion rate trends for own tasks to identify opportunities for effectiveness
  • Make commitments and respect them: Takes responsibility for its own tasks and informs the supervisor as soon as possible of possible delays in meeting deadlines or commitments
  • Be decisive: Decides independently of what to do about critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations on the ground


  • Connect and share between WFP units: Suggests partnership opportunities with other units to the supervisor.
  • Building Strong External Partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field toward common goals
  • Be politically agile and adaptable: Understands the value of WFP teams and external partners in achieving the goals and objectives of the team.
  • Understand the value that WFP brings to partners: aligns its own activities with the priorities of the supervisor to meet the needs of internal and external partners


  • Education: Secondary school diploma sanctioned by military training, gendarmerie and police.
  • Language: Excellent command of French and good knowledge of English. Good knowledge of local language
  • IT: Good computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Internet, etc.)


  • Experience : Possess at least 04 years of experience in security in the field of military responsibility, police or gendarmerie.
  • Good political and social knowledge of the country. Excellent knowledge of standard computer applications, electronic security databases, automated alarm and video surveillance systems or other security equipment


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