Security Assistant Roster, Geneva At World Health Organization (WHO)

Closing date: Sunday, 6 August 2023

Security Assistant Roster

( 2304011 )

Grade : G5

Contractual Arrangement : Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 6 months

Job Posting: Jul 7, 2023, 7:26:16 AM

As part of the security team, to perform a variety of security related services in support of the activities of the security team in the area of assignment.

Summary of Assigned Duties

  •  In collaboration with the WHO Field Security Officer; evaluate and monitor existing security measures for the safeguarding of WHO personnel, property and premises and operations. Monitor adherence to UN Security Management System procedures and practice; Identify gaps and recommend solutions and/or arrange for their improvement.
  •  Review and monitor the premises security and relocation/evacuation plans, provide briefing on any new security measures and instructions.
  •  Support the operations and management of the Warden System, including the conduct of exercises and administer the Emergency Communication System.
  •  Participate in organizing and delivering security briefings and training courses on security awareness and preparedness in the area and arrange for security briefings for newly appointed staff and visitors.
  •  Report security incidents affecting WHO personnel, offices and assets and assist the Field Security Officer in investigations, preparation of security reports in a timely manner according to UNSMS guidelines.
  •  Liaises and coordinates, as appropriate, with the host government security organizations and/or personnel, including national and local provincial authorities, military, and police officers, as well as non-governmental organizations and other non-State actors in the area of operation;
  •  As required, attend security cell meetings and other security-related activities of UN in his/her area.
  •  Respond to staff security emergencies, provide general administrative assistance in the WHO security office.


  •  Communication.
  •  Teamwork.
  •  Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.

Functional/Technical Skills and Knowledge

Proficiency in the use of standard office software and note-taking. Operation of computerised systems and databases. Understanding of security procedures and security (communication) equipment required.

Education (Qualifications):

Essential: Equivalent to graduation from secondary school or technical or commercial school.

Desirable: Higher education from an accredited educational institution an asset.


Essential: At least five years’ of progressively experience in security related services.

Desirable: Experience in WHO/UN or other international organizations is an asset.


Essential: Excellent knowledge of English, Ukrainian and Russian.

Other Skills (e.g. IT):

Knowledge of MS office applications, including Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point.


WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at USD 19,032 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Additional Information

  •  Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  •  A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  •  In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link:
  •  Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  •  According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  •  Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  •  For information on WHO’s operations please visit:
  •  The WHO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The WHO recruits and employs staff regardless of disability status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, race, marital status, religious, cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, or any other personal characteristics.
  •  The WHO is committed to achieving gender parity and geographical diversity in its staff. Women, persons with disabilities, and nationals of unrepresented and underrepresented Member States ( are strongly encouraged to apply for WHO jobs.
  •  Persons with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the recruitment process. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent through an email to
  •  An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  •  WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  •  WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  •  WHO also offers wide range of benefits to staff, including parental leave and attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work-life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully.
  •  The statutory retirement age for staff appointments is 65 years. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
  •  This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
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