Security Guard


UN World Food Programme – Somalia



Post Title:

Security Guard

Contract type:

Service Contract

Post Grade:


Duty Station:



1 year

Date of issue:

23 July 2018

Closing Date:

5 August 2018

Organizational Background:

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.
This position is open to qualified Somali candidates with candidates with good knowledge of the local area. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Field Security Officer/Local Security Associate and the overall supervision of the Head of Area Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Monitor and control entry to WFP Hargeisa Area Office premises including screening persons and belongings and issuing building passes to ensure accurate accounting of staff and visitors on WFP premises;
Record all visitor’s movement and operational activities;
Conduct regular and accurate patrols of premises and maintain continuous surveillance against fire, water leakage, deposit of dangerous objects or any other actions that may cause damage to WFP premises or injury to staff, to ensure compliance with safety procedures;
Report on any incidents or actions that involve a breach of security procedures to the supervisor, to ensure prompt actions are taken following established security procedures;
In case of incident/ emergency, immediately use communication systems to alert a supervisor and/or liaise as necessary with local administration, police authorities, fire services and other emergency services to ensure required support is provided in a timely manner;
Liaise with other security personnel deployed to provide security as required;
Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education:       Secondary school education. Security guard training is an advantage.
Experience:    At least two or more years of security related experience.
Language:       Fluency in both written and spoken English and Somali is a requirement.
Knowledge:    Good knowledge of essential security procedures and self-defence techniques. Ability to use fire equipment, metal detectors and other security equipment’s is desirable.
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:

All applications must include an accurately filled in Personal History Form (P11) available at the following link: and a cover letter to be sent by e-mail to
Quote the Vacancy Announcement number, job title and location;
Hand delivered applications will not be accepted;
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded;
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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