FAO Ghana Recruitment 2018

Posted on :

13 Apr, 2018

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Security Jobs in Ghana

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Job Description

Job Title: Local Security Assistant

Organizational Setting

The Regional Office for Africa (RAF) is responsible for leading FAO’s response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of FAO’s priority activities in the region. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in the Region and, in collaboration with departments and divisions at Headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO’s strategic response to regional priorities. RAF also advises on the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization’s Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the region, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies. RAF develops and maintains relations with region-wide institutions including the Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs).

The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, agriculture and rural development issues, facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships, and supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the region.

Reporting Lines

The Local Security Assistant reports to the Regional Field Security Advisor, RAF.

Technical Focus


Supports security services for effective implementation of United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) policies

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Monitor the security environment in Ghana and provides timely and accurate security information;
  • Support and monitors compliance to Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) and Residential Security Measures (RSM) in accordance with the United Nations security policies, practices and procedures and supports their implementation;
  • Support all security related issues at FAO Ghana and the RAF office premises with the aim to protect personnel, premises, assets and operations;
  • Maintain close security relations with United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and security focal points of other UN Agencies operating in Ghana; with government counterparts and other local authorities (political and humanitarian, police, military, etc.) as required;
  • Prepare reports in a timely manner according to UNSMS guidelines;
  • Support the organization of security trainings/briefings for all staff, dependents and visitors;
  • Support the development and implementation of security emergency preparedness protocols;
  • Initiate, views and tracks a variety of administrative transactions in the FAO computerized systems;
  • Monitor the day-to-day performance of security guards assigned to the FAO Ghana and RAF office premises; provide regular operational briefings to the assigned security guards to enhance office security;
  • Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

  • Secondary School Education
  • At least five years of relevant experience in Security management with a national or international police force, armed forces, a private security organization, or security service of a large company/organization

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Extent and relevance of experience in handling safety and security operating standards
  • Extent and relevance of experience in preparing security briefs, reports and presentations
  • Good knowledge of the MS Office application, Internet and office technology equipment

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,

Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing).
  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognised in the IAU/UNESCO list.
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  • For further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the Conditions page.

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