National Professional Officer – (2208524)

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National Professional Officer  (2208524)  

Grade: NO-B
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two (02) years


Job Posting

: Sep 16, 2022, 12:24:43 PM

Closing Date

: Sep 30, 2022, 12:59:00 AM

Primary Location

: Congo-Brazzaville


: AF/GMC General Management and Coordination


: Full-time  

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Design and implement appropriate guidelines and measures in line with UN Security Management System in order to continuously improve the security and safety of staff members, their recognize dependants, and WHO offices as well as to enable the programmes implementation.


Assist the Regional Field Security Officer (FSO) to support the regional office and the country offices in the region on security issues in order to create an effective security culture within the African region that enable WHO personnel to operate and deliver programmes safely and securely.


Under the technical supervision of the FSO/AFRO, the incumbent will:- Conduct a threat and risk assessment of operations in the countries, areas where WHO projects are implemented, identify and implement appropriate risk mitigation measures.- Review and oversee the implementation of the Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) as well as the Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards (MORSS) policies in the African region.-Assist WRs regarding the inclusion of security and safety as a key element in the Country Programme.- Coordinate the development and use of simulation exercises to ensure that plans and policies are practiced and institutionalized respective to security and business continuity in crisis.- Supervise the operation and maintenance of effective office security installations and equipment.- Liaise with law enforcement and/or safety/security authorities and with other government counterparts as necessary.- Manage the overall security risk register for the Region and follow up on the implementation of required actions to mitigate the risks.- Ensure that all staff members (international/national) receive a briefing on personal security, security policies and the relevant country security management plan.- As required, undertake field missions to countries within the region, to become familiar with specific situations, address specific security issues, perform security assessments; monitor security preparedness and field training. Provide a follow-up report with clear recommendations after each visit. – Perform any other relevant duties as required.





University degree in public or business administration, social or political sciences, international relations, government or law.





Minimum 2 years relevant professional experience at both the national and international level within governmental and corporate agencies and/or relevant military or police service.


Relevant military or police training, direct field experience in an international context such as UN system organization field operations, UN peacekeeping operations. Investigation background would be an asset.

Use of Language Skills


Expert knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of English.


Functional Knowledge and Skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills, with proven ability to produce high level quality reports for decision makers;- Strong sense of impartiality and objectivity.- Proven analytical skills.- Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to deal effectively with various internal/external partners on complex and sensitive matters. – Ability to maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.- Maturity of judgment, tact, integrity and discretion.- Knowledge of UN security management System.

WHO Competencies

*1. Teamwork

*2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

*3. Communication

4. Producing results

5. Knowing and managing yourself


Other Skills (e.g. IT)

Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Package.- Knowledge of Oracle e-Business Suite would be beneficial.



WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 30 601,96  (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 2471 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.

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 used as a form of screening.
· In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. 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.
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