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Vacancy - Security Analyst - Italy

The World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking applications for the position of Security Analyst P2 in the Security Division at its Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Closing date: 03 Apr 2009

Within delegated authority, the SECURITY ANALYST will be responsible for the following duties:

- Conducts research on identified topics related to threats and risks for WFP staff and operations
- Gathers, collates, analyzes security-related information to support decision-making at WFP.
- Provides analytical support to the Field on security-related matters.
- Prepares inputs for Weekly Security Updates, other security updates, analytical reviews, background notes on security-related topics and Country Security Profiles.
- Develops and updates the records/database on security incidents involving WFP staff, assets, contractors and partners engaged in support of WFP operations, in coordination with the OMF Security Officer (Information Management).
- Selects, classifies and provides security-related information for computerized databases and archives, including the OMF Database.
- Coordinates closely with the WFP FSOs, Security Focal Points (SFPs), OMF Senior Security Advisers (SSAs) on information gathering and collating, monitoring and evaluating the security situation/developments in areas of WFP operations; identifying indicators for increased threats and risks for WFP staff and operations; participating in the review of country-specific Security Risk Assessments.
- Coordinating closely with the Emergency Preparedness and Response Division (OMEP), including its Early Warning and Contingency Planning teams and Situation Room to enhance the WFP capabilities to monitor and assess the security-related developments and ensure preparedness for crisis situation and emergencies.
- Provide inputs for briefings to staff, donors and partners on security developments in specific countries/regions as appropriate.
- Assist in supporting the WFP Security Focal Point on matters related to guidance to staff on commercial passenger air travel risk management.
- Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications
Education and skills:
Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) preferably in political or social science, or international relations. Military, police or national intelligence background an asset. Excellent analytical and drafting skills. Proven ability to produce reports and papers on political and security issues, preferably in the international perspective; ability to communicate complex concepts orally and in writing. Knowledge of the UN context, preferably in the field of security management, peacekeeping or humanitarian operations.
Experience:
A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in political or security analysis at national and/or international levels, some of which must be as analyst or political officer. Experience in security management, peacekeeping operation, humanitarian work, military, police, national intelligence or international organization is required. Knowledge of practices and procedures of UN organizations.
Languages:
Fluency in written and spoken English and intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese or Portuguese) is essential.

How to apply
Go to: http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/09-0009544

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