Assistant/Security Assistant SC5 At World Food Programme

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JOB TITLE: Assistant/Assistant to Security

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Service contract


LIEU D’AFFECTATION (City, Country): Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo

DURATION: 12 Months



The United Nations World Food Programme is the largest humanitarian agency in the world that fights hunger. The mission of the WFP is to’help the world achieve the’ Zero Hunger goal in our lives. Every day, WFP works around the world to ensure that’no child goes to bed empty-bellied and that the poorest and most vulnerable, the, in particular, women and children can have access to the nutritious food they need.


The DRC is experiencing one of the largest hunger crises in the world. Hunger and conflict feed each other, armed conflicts and widespread displacement have prevailed over the past 25 years and multiple other crises have aggravated the humanitarian challenges of the DRC.

In recent years, the country has experienced an increase in insecurity and armed conflict in the east, leading to recurrent displacement and, as a result, displacement, worsening levels of food insecurity and threats to sustainable solutions. Since 2022, security in the east of the country has also been affected by the M23 offensive in Rutshuru territory, with repercussions in North Kivu provinces, south Kivu and Ituri. The rise in tensions linked to the armed conflict has also led to deadly protests and an increase in crime, with increased risks for humanitarian agencies operating in the area. The security situation has not improved significantly since the first quarter of’year 2024

Recent developments have further increased the difficulties from a security point of view in the greater North Kivu, which not only suffered the consequences of the M23 crisis but remains plagued by the abuses of armed groups operating in the area. This situation leads to tensions among the civilian population, especially in the cities of Beni as in the’ of the whole territory of Beni and Lubero. These include continued hostilities and violence against humanitarian personnel, property and facilities, interference in the implementation of humanitarian activities, and, increasing constraints related to the physical environment and lack of infrastructure.

WFP aims to strengthen its ability to obtain and maintain an adequate security posture for its operations, including, its teams in accordance with standards and procedures and in coordination with other agencies of the United Nations system and humanitarian organizations.


Under the supervision of the sub-office manager, the’safety assistant/safety assistant is responsible for performing various specialized process-oriented functions, which concern security operations, and, in particular the monitoring and maintenance of safety equipment, the’ support to operations in accordance with current procedures. He/she works under the technical supervision of the’Security Officer of the Zone office, based in Goma.


1. Advise the sub-office head on security risk management issues and security concerns in accordance with the United Nations Security Management System.

2. Assist in reviewing security threats and risks and develop accurate reports on developments and issues that may disrupt WFP operations in the major North Kivu.

3. Ensure the collection, processing, dissemination and updating of the’security information via institutional tools and/or local to provide simple analyses and reports that make it easier to make a decision.

4. Assist in the planning, preparation and conduct of field missions, following the movement of personnel, and, and regularly carry out security assessments in the Beni and Lubero territories in order to contribute to a safe and effective implementation of operations.

5. Ensure the monitoring and implementation of MRS Measures at WFP facilities in its area of responsibility but also ensure that WFP staff are in compliance with these measures during the period of the missions of land.

6. Develop detailed post-mission security assessment reports in the field, making risk mitigation recommendations for decision-making.

7. Assist in implementing all safety risk management measures included in the MRS to ensure compliance with existing MRS measures.

8. Assist in the management and maintenance of safety equipment and keep abreast of new conditions to be met, in order to strengthen technical means in accordance with operational requirements.

9. Assist in ensuring that all access control procedures are effective and strictly enforced by all WFP staff in Beni and visitors to ensure the application of the principles of accountability and accountability preserving a safe environment.

10. Manage security incidents affecting or involving WFP staff, facilities and assets and partners in consultation with the Head of Sub-office/CSO/FSA and save them in internal PAM system (STARS).

11. Contribute to the development and updating of documents on the planning of WFP interventions (material preparations and procedures to be followed) to support crisis preparedness.

12. Participate in security cell meetings, contribute to the development of security documents (SRM, Security Plan, RSM, etc, Contingency plan) in its area of responsibility and participate in security assessments.

13. Liaise and coordinate with UNDSS, local security authorities, UN security personnel and NGOs as well as any other actors in the greater North Kivu, in order to facilitate access to populations to carry out programs in safe conditions with minimal risk.

14. Conduct the’assessment of the residences of international staff and advise national staff on measures to strengthen the security of their homes.

15. Manage the internal’ system including the training of’ilotiers, the’ exercise of the system and the updating of the GPS coordinates of the staff on Google Earth.

16. Oversee the work of assigned security guards at WFP facilities.

17. Assist in determining safety training needs, facilitate the’organization, and, supervising the training of other WFP staff in Beni on safety-related standards and processes.

18. Any other tasks according to the supervisor or hierarchy.



  • Secondary education diploma (Baccalaureate). Certificate of post-secondary education in a related functional area.

Desired experience:

  • At least 4 years of professional experience in the field of security, with proven experience in the humanitarian sector in the field areas in the Far North Kivu, with a link in the’implementation of programs or supply chain.
  • Knowledge of technical safety procedures to be applied in daily activities.
  • Experience in the military or police field desired
  • Ability to support security operations in accordance with instructions received.
  • Ability to assist in communicating technical guidance to staff members that is appropriate to the circumstances.
  • Proven experience of interactions with security actors
  • Strong knowledge of state and non-state armed actors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and North Kivu in particular
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with people of diverse national and cultural backgrounds.

Strong knowledge of the humanitarian principles, rules, regulations and security procedures of the United Nations.

.Language knowledge:

  • Practical knowledge of French and the main local languages of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Knowledge of English is an advantage.


  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Engagement
  • Humanity
  • Inclusion

How to apply

Those interested and meeting the criteria are kindly requested to submit their applications by clicking on the link below :


24 June 2024

Ref.: VA 833342

Please note that the only documents you need to submit at this time are your CV and cover letter. Additional documents such as passports, letters of recommendation, university certificates, etc. can potentially be requested in the future.

For applicants who are having difficulty accessing the WFP e-Recruitment platform and require support to apply, please contact us at the following email address : indicating the number of the’avis de vacance en objet.

All decisions regarding’ Employment are made based on organizational needs, job requirements, merit and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free from sexual exploitation and’abuse, from any form of discrimination, from any type of harassment, sexual harassment and’abuse of power. Therefore, all selected candidates will be subject to’a rigorous verification of references and background.

No appointment under any contract will be offered to members of the United Nations Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions ( ACABQ ), the International Civil Service Commission ( ICSC ), the FAO Finance Committee, the WFP external auditor, the WFP Audit Committee, the Joint Inspection Unit ( JIU ) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with WFP supervisory responsibilities, both during their service and at during the three years following its cessation.


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