World Food Programme recruits 01 Security Information Analyst

World Food Programme recruits 01 Security Information Analyst

World Food Programme

Nairobi, Kenya

Opportunités de carrière : Security Information Analyst, Service Contract SC8, Regional Bureau for Eastern Africa (RBN) (557161)



My WFP Story

“If you would like to truly make a difference in the lives of individuals, using multi-sectoral and innovative approaches, then WFP is the right fit for you.” – Nutrition and HIV Officer

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) seeks individuals of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

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, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, physical or mental disability.

WFP does not charge a  fee for any of the stages throughout the recruitment & selection process.


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 WFP Regional Bureau for East Africa (RBN) is based in Nairobi and provides strategic direction, technical guidance, resource mobilization, and management support to WFP operations and activities in ten countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda.


To analyze and contextualize security information that identifies potential impact on WFP personnel, assets and operations, contributing to WFP’s security ability to acquire, process and effectively communicate security threat information supporting decision-making and ensuring operational success.


Under the direct supervision of the Regional Security Analyst, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Address security information requirements by applying agreed approaches and methodologies in security information analysis consistent with WFP and wider UN security information management policies, guidelines and procedures. 

Conduct research on security threats and risks in countries of WFP operations in Eastern Africa. 

Monitor security incidents, situation reports, media and other sources to support security information analysis. 

Evaluate acquired information ensuring relevance, reliability and accuracy that contributes to comprehensive security information analysis. 

Maintain collaboration within and outside WFP for effective information sharing on security analytical papers, security situation, threats, risk analysis and trends contributing to information sharing cohesion. 

Assist the Regional Security Analyst with the development and maintenance of information source/resource lists 

Monitor WFP and UN Security Incident Reports (SIRs); ensure necessary follow-up and integrity of SIR data; prepare SIR analysis. 

Identify elements of essential information and, in a timely manner, alert supervisor for assessment and potential wider management distribution. 

Identify trends in the security environment with implications on WFP personnel, assets and operations to support WFP’s access strategy, improve conflict-sensitive and gender-sensitive programming and protection-related efforts.

Monitors upcoming events in the short-term, medium-term and long-term perspectives, highlighting events which may have impact on the security situation in countries of the region

Contribute to and/or prepare accurate and timely security updates, security analysis reports, statistics and trends analysis for supervisor’s review. 

Draft SRSO office routine security analysis documents for supervisor review, and disseminate finished products 

Assists the Regional Security Analyst in preparation of security-related inputs to routine corporate and operational products and processes, with a focus on developments that affect or may affect the safety and security of WFP staff/assets/operations. 

Prepare and update country-specific overviews to facilitate development of corporate products (ie. country strategic plans), security risk management products (ie. Ad-hoc SRMs), or training programs (ie. WSAT) 

Provides inputs for topical analysis and other analytical reports/updates pertaining to cross-cutting issues affecting WFP operations in Eastern Africa. 

Contribute to and/or prepare briefings as required on security developments, threats and risks in specific areas of relevance to WFP operations. 

Contribute to the development and maintenance of security information knowledge management databases and tools. 

Perform duties of Regional Security Analyst as required.

Performs other duties as required.


Education:  Advanced university degree preferably in Political or Social science, Military Science, Security Management, International Relations, History.

Experience: A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in political or security analysis with an academic, military, police, intelligence, humanitarian, peacekeeping, diplomatic, corporate security management or other related organization is required.

Languages: Fluency (written and spoken) in English is required. Working knowledge of another UN language (French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is desirable.


Competency with statistical analysis

Digital literacy, particularly experience with GIS, data visualization tools, knowledgement/information management practices

Understanding of OSINT concepts practices 

Knowledge and understanding of methodologies for information collection, collation and analysis.

Excellent critical thinking and English writing skills.

Proven ability to conduct research projects and perform academic or similar studies. 

Proven ability to produce analytical reports on security and political issues, preferably in the international perspective.

Proven ability to communicate complex concept orally and in writing.

Ability to appreciate sources, resources and information in terms of relevance and credibility.

Knowledge of the UN context, preferably in the field of security management, peacekeeping or humanitarian operations, is an asset.

Ability to identify priority activities and assignments, effectively manage workload.

Ability to work under strict deadlines.


Leads by Example with Integrity

Upholds WFP values, principles, and standards – Demonstrates and encourages others to uphold the WFP values, principles and standards

Respects others and values diversity – Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language, and encourages others to do the same

Stays focused and calm under pressure – Stays focused and calm when under pressure and encourages others to do the same

Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn – Shows humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, frequently seeking and acting on feedback, and taking up opportunities to develop

Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Delivers results for maximum impact – Holds self and/or others accountable for the delivery of results

Delegates appropriately – Delivers results against delegated tasks and seeks guidance and support where needed

Adapts readily to change – Responds readily to change adjusting work as needed

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative

Is inclusive and collaborative – Promotes inclusive teamwork and psychological safety by sharing ideas and openly raising issues

Gives timely and constructive feedback – Supports development for others by giving timely and constructive feedback

Builds and shares new perspectives – Listens attentively to others to capture, learn, build and share new perspectives

Applies Strategic Thinking

Communicates and fulfils WFP’s vision – Fulfils WFP’s vision and is able to explain how their objectives support the vision

Embraces curiosity and new ways of doing things – Demonstrates curiosity, and proposes new ways of doing things when relevant

Analyses and evaluates data – Gathers data and shares knowledge to inform team decision making

Considers the impact of decisions – Implements decisions and asks questions to understand the impact for wider objectives

Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Builds partnerships

Acts professionally with external partners

Collaborates to deliver common objectives

Works together with partners to deliver common goals


Type of contract: Service Contract

Unit/Division: Security/WFP Regional Bureau for East Africa (RBN)

Duty Station(City, Country): Nairobi, Kenya

Duration of contract: 12 months


22 March 2023

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.POSTULER

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