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Field Security Officer at World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health organization is recruiting to fill the position of a Field Security Officer. Check below for information on eligibility criteria and more information on how to apply.

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.

Job Title: Field Security Officer

Job ID: 2203825

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Grade: P3

Schedule: Full-time

Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two years

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment

Objectives of the Programme

  • To design and Implementappropriate policies and procedures to improve the security and safety of staffin WHO Nigeria Country office

Description of Duties

  • Support 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, SRM Measures MOSS, and SOPs; ensure that the Country Office as well as the sub-offices have an acceptable level of MOSS SRM Measures’ compliance.
  • Monitor the security situation across the country, undertake security risk assessment for the Country Office as well as overall sub-offices and report to the Head of WHO Office on any emerging security threats to WHO personnel, operations, premises and assets.
  • Facilitate the implementation of recommended mitigating measures.
  • Develop contingency plans for the Country Office as well as for each sub-office, be instrumental in implementing the enhanced security measures; and ensure staff members are familiar and adhere with the related guidelines.
  • Participate with the logistics team in identifying proper accommodations, with adequate security measures for all staff and responders, ensuring their safety and well-being.
  • Ensure WHO’s participation in the UN Security Cell.
  • Establish contact with all relevant national authorities including national security agencies as appropriate.
  • Guide the Local Security assistant (s), where applicable.
  • Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

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Required Qualifications


  • Essential: First level University Degree in Police Science, Business Administration, Political / Social Sciences, Psychology or International Relations or related field from an accredited / recognized institute, with focus on Security Management or equivalent in Military or Police Academy Degree or training
  • Desirable: Specialized training Insecurity Management / Military or Police training


  • Essential: At least five years experience in Security Management, at the national and international levels.
  • Some experience in training and guiding staff on security issues.
  • Desirable: Experience in field missions of the WHO, the UN, health cluster partners or recognized humanitarian organization would be an advantage.
  • Security management experience in developing countries would be an asset.


  • Demonstrated technical skills to understand/consolidate varying specializations such as electronics, communications, mechanics, explosives and other sophisticated devices encountered in security system management.
  • Tact, discretion and diplomacy.
  • Good knowledge of WHO field security operations and the specificities of the operations conducted within the framework of an outbreak and health emergencies.

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WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Moving forward in a changing environment
  • Use of Language Skills


  • WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are in US dollars.
  • The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 62,692 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2649 per month for the duty station indicated above.
  • Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply

Additional Information

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  •  Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  •  A written test may be a form of screening.
  •  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.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations can aapply.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit:

World Health Organization

  • is committed to workforce diversity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link:
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.

Application Deadline 12th May, 2022 at 10:59:00 PM.

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