Security Information Analyst (NOA) Vacancy-Job Ref: ACSYWFP/2106/202485


Security Information Analyst (NOA) Vacancy-Job Ref: ACSYWFP/2106/202485
Damascus (Syria)

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.

WFP is dedicated to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our recruitment process is inclusively crafted to welcome candidates of all backgrounds, celebrating diversity and ensuring a respectful environment for all. We aim for an accessible and fair recruitment journey.

OurOver more than a decade, Syria has faced a relentless crisis that has driven hunger and humanitarian needs to unprecedented heights. The convergence of ongoing insecurity, widespread displacement, economic deterioration, infrastructural damage, and inadequate basic services has severely heightened vulnerability among men, women, and children. According to the 2023 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), a staggering 12.9 million people, or 55% of the population, are food insecure, including 3.1 million facing severe food insecurity. Additionally, 2.6 million people are at imminent risk of becoming food insecure. In today’s Syria, the minimum wage can only afford a fifth of a family’s food needs.

In this dire context, the presence of the World Food Programme (WFP) remains vital. Under its current Country Strategic Plan (2022-2025), WFP continues to provide life-saving and transformative assistance through emergency and targeted food assistance, nutritional support for vulnerable women, girls, and children, early recovery efforts, school feeding programmes, and support for humanitarian partners. Additionally, WFP is innovating service delivery mechanisms to ensure additional transparency and accountability to the communities it serves. Faced with reduced funding, WFP is transitioning to a prioritized assistance framework and seeks energetic, self-driven, and passionate individuals to support its vision of an agile, responsive, and above all person-centric operation.

WFP’s Operation in Syria is complex and multifaceted. The WFP teams across the country provide assistance through all operational modalities in closed camps, open camps, and outside of camps. The security analyst enables WFP’s operations, provides contextual insight and foresight, and ensures that security reporting is provided in a timely fashion to all security risk management components of the organisation. The position reports to the Chief Security Officer P5 in Damascus, with a functional reporting line to the regional security analyst RBC.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Contribute to managing the information cycle for the security unit
Monitor security incidents, daily reports, media sources including social media
Conduct research on threats and risks
Develop and maintain an information collection network
Address information requirements holistically and from the viewpoint of the client
Produce security analysis reports, topical reports, ad-hoc information sheets, country security plans, and others as required
Support humanitarian access and conflict sensitivity analysis workstreams in close collaboration with CD front office
Conduct regular field missions to all WFP Syria operational sites
Conduct analysis-type training for security officers
Participate in internal and external meetings and task forces as directed by supervisor
Any other duties as required by supervisor


First University Degree in Security Management, International Relations, Political Science, Conflict Analysis or any other relevant field required. Master’s Degree desirable.


At least one (1) year of professional experience in emergency management, security risk management, security analysis, or other relevant fields.

Has demonstrated successful team management skills, ability to coach, mentor, empower and lead people, acting as a role model for more junior staff and supervisees.

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