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Senior Administration Associate(Aviation Security) G7-Mogadishu 67 views

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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

Posting Dates

Date of Issue:             29th November 2022                                  Closing Date:       5th December 2022

About WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

What you will do

Provide aviation security (AVSEC) related operational coordination and technical support for air operations, ensuring compliance with WFP standards, and risk management processes, to support safe and effective air operations for the humanitarian community.
Prepare Aviation Security (AVSEC) airfield assessment schedules and perform in-depth airfield assessments and submit findings and reports.
Liaise with field staff and airfield focal points for coordinated AVSEC management of base and destination airfields for safe air operations and aviation activities.
Recommend AVSEC-related equipment requirements and ensure their effective utilization in attaining required AVSEC outcomes.
Conduct context analyses in conflict-affected destinations (both regular and ad-hoc destinations) to enable development assessments for continued air operations and aviation activities.
Communicate and liaise with local authorities, security providers, state security agencies, and mission security to obtain necessary clearances, authorizations, and documentation that are required for secure and safe air operations to respective destination airfields and HLS.
Expert awareness of security developments in the Area of Operations (AO) and advice on the potential security risks to air operations.
Build collaborative relationships with internal and external counterparts to provide effective Aviation Security support to air operations and aviation activities.
Help establish, implement, maintain and retain compliance with procedures necessary for safe and secure air operations.
Assist in collating and reviewing all security information available from UN security, WFP security, NGOs, local authorities, and other diverse sources and participate in evaluating its impact on air operations.
Coordinate AVSEC to perform threat and risk assessment analysis for the UNHAS flight operations as per Annex Q of the WFP Air Transport Manual (ATM).
Respond to airport/aircraft emergencies as per the approved and published A-ERPs (Aviation – Emergency Response Plans).
Participate in search and rescue operations per A-ERPs (Aviation – Emergency Response Plans).
Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet the required provision of service to the humanitarian community, as needed.
Compile statistics on AVSEC-related hazards, incidents, relocations, and evacuations (Security, CASEVAC, MEDEVAC) to include monitoring and evaluating necessary background information to assist deploy mitigating measures against future occurrences
Manages the administration of all National Airport Identity Cards (A.I.C), ground passes, WFP and UN pass/identification credentials on behalf of UNHAS staff and air operator crew with Somali Civil Aviation Authority CAA, Airport authorities, and local authorities as per aviation regulations, rules and ICAO standards.
Manage and administrate Diplomatic Close Protection Teams (CPTs) or PSD (Personal Security Detail) firearms transportation requests as per the approved national regulations and UNHAS AVSEC SOP and file all related documents.
Monitor and keep current of Area of Operation (AO) travel requirements for passengers traveling on UNHAS to ensure an effective facilitation experience

Minimum Qualification

Education: Completion of secondary school education. Minimum diploma in a relevant field of study. A University degree is an added advantage.  

Experience: Minimum of 7 years of relevant working experience in Aviation, Security, or Operational Risk Management.

Languages: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somalia is a requirement.

Knowledge & Skills: 

  • Trained and practicing Aviation Security (AVSEC) Instructor, Inspector, Supervisor, or equivalent qualification and relevant working experience
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office programs
  • Leadership and strong people management skills
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills
  • Excellent coordination skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.


1 Year (Initial)


5th November 2022

WFP does not charge any application fee

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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