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Vacancy - Security Coordinator - South Sudan and Somalia

Relief International also has a vacant Security Coordinator position for South Sudan and Somalia. Again, the pay is a bit on the low side especially considering the skill and experience needed to work in these areas.

Note: I just post these jobs. I don’t do the recruiting. Read the application directions carefully. Writing to me won’t help you get the job.

JOB TITLE: Security Coordinator: South Sudan & Somalia
LOCATION: Nairobi, Malakal, and Maban with travel to Puntland as security permits
DURATION: 12 months renewable

SUMMARY
Relief International (RI) is an international relief and development agency with cross-sectoral programs bridging relief and development, operational in 16 countries.
RI is recruiting an experienced Security Coordinator to manage security in its programmes in south Sudan and Somalia.
Established in January 2007, RI’s Somalia program serves 100,000 beneficiaries with clean water, sanitation, hygiene, health, livelihoods and education services. RI’s Somalia program emphasizes capacity-building of local leadership and grassroots and governmental institutions as a means of combating the effects of war on civic participation and the quality and delivery of basic services. RI maintains two field offices in Puntland, and a regional coordination office in Nairobi.

Since 2006, RI’s South Sudan program in Maban County, Upper Nile State, has served over 60,000 Sudanese with support for the re-development of health, shelter, water, and sanitation services decimated by the 22 year long civil war. RI maintains a field office in Bounj, Maban County and a coordination office in Malakal, the capital of Upper Nile State.

Working in partnership with local staff, the Security Coordinator will be responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring RI’s safety and security policies and procedures in South Sudan and Somalia, while creating a strong culture of security among all RI staff. They will be responsible for providing security training and capacity building support to teams on the ground as well as responding to security incidents, building security networks in country, and providing other technical support as required.

The post is split between the two countries with 50% of the time allocated to Somalia (managed from Nairobi with trips to Puntland as security permits) and 50% to South Sudan (Malakal and Maban).

JOB DESCRIPTION
• Review and update country security plans on a bi-annual basis
• Undertake situation and security risk assessments on an ongoing basis
• Develop, implement and monitor standard operating procedures
• Develop and regularly review contingency plans for hibernation, relocation and evacuation
• Regularly review alert levels and change as necessary
• Devise innovative strategies for enabling safe programming and access to beneficiaries in insecure environments
• Ensure the participation of relevant local staff in the development and implementation of security policies , procedures and analysis
• Monitor staff compliance with RI security procedures
• Work with Country Directors and Desk Officers to ensure that security assessments, mitigation strategies and costs are included in all new funding proposals
• Provide leadership and guidance on safety and security related matters to local staff
• Create a culture of security awareness
• Oversee mainstreaming of security throughout RI programmes in Somalia and south Sudan
• Using participatory methodologies, deliver regular security awareness and management training to local staff, based on their needs
• Build relationships with local and regional security actors and networks for information sharing and coordination
• Represent RI at local and regional security forums
• Build relationships with local security counterparts for information & coordination
• Monitor the security situation in south Sudan and Somalia, analysing and disseminating information and recommendations
• Ensure country programmes are compliant with RI’s MOSS (currently in development)
• Point of contact for all safety and security related incidents, providing immediate during and post incident support and coordination
• Submission of incident reports
• Post incident analysis and procedural revision where necessary
• Manage travel assessment, sign off and coordination
• Ensure RI offices and guest houses have appropriate protection measures in place
• Manage RI drivers to ensure safe vehicles and driving practices
• Manage guards to ensure high levels of compound security
• Develop and conduct security inductions for all incoming staff
• Provide weekly security briefing to staff and build capacity of local security focal point to do this in their absence
• Provide written weekly security reports to the country office and spot reports/analysis in writing where requested

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Essential
• A minimum of 3 years international security management experience
• Of this, at least 2 years NGO security management experience
• Experience managing security in insecure environments
• Regional experience essential
• Experience developing and implementing NGO safety and security polices and procedures
• Experience conducting security risk assessments
• Strong assessment and analysis skills
• Ability to provide high quality security training to local staff
• Proven experience of managing and developing local security capability
• Familiar with the challenges of remote management
• Experience managing safety and security incidents
• Demonstrable experience of creating a culture of security awareness
• Demonstrated knowledge of UN, ECHO, MOSS and other standard INGO security frameworks
• Participatory approach to policy and procedure development
• Sensitivity to and understanding of local Islamic culture
• Rational, considered and informed approach to decision-making
• Proven ability to develop effective working relationships with local staff and external stakeholders
• Willingness to travel frequently, often at short notice
• Experience living and working in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner
• Experience living and working in insecure and remote areas
• Ability to work well under pressure in challenging conditions
• Fluency in spoken and written English

Desirable
• Degree in a security, humanitarian or development-related discipline
• Completion of recognised security management course
• Knowledge of Arabic and / or local Sudanese or Somali language

CONDITIONS
Duty Station: Nairobi (50%), Malakal (25%), Maban (25%)
Salary: $45,600
Period: 12 months renewable
Post status: This is an unaccompanied post
Reports to: Country Director
Benefits: Flight to and from posting at commencement and cessation of contract; Accommodation and transport provided; Daily living allowance; Travel and medical insurance (including medical evacuation); 6 days R&R for every 6 weeks worked and travel stipend in addition to annual leave

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please send a CV (not more than 3 pages) and a cover letter (not more than 2 pages) explaining how you meet the person specification to hrsecurity@ri.org

Vacancy - Security Coordinator - Darfur

Relief International is still looking to fill its Security Coordinator position in Darfur. The pay is a bit on the low side but if you are looking for a job in a challenging country this could be just the thing. See below for details.

Note: I just post these jobs. I don’t do the recruiting. Read the application directions carefully. Writing to me won’t help you get the job.


JOB TITLE: Security Coordinator: Darfur

LOCATION: Khartoum, El Fasher, Kabkabiya, Zam Zam Camp (base, El Fasher)

DURATION: 12 months renewable

SUMMARY
Relief International (RI) is an international relief and development agency with cross-sectoral programs bridging relief and development, operational in 16 countries.
RI is recruiting an experienced Security Coordinator to manage security in its programme in Darfur.
Established in 2004, RI’s North Darfur program serves 500,000 of the most vulnerable including 200,000 IDPs and their host communities. Sector activities include health, nutrition, livelihoods, food security, agriculture, women’s development, and emergency relief. RI currently maintains field offices in Kabkabiya and El Fasher in North Darfur and a Country Office in Khartoum.

Working in partnership with local staff, the Security Coordinator will be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring RI’s safety and security policies and procedures for Darfur and Khartoum levels, while creating a strong culture of security among all RI staff. S/he will be responsible for providing security training and capacity building support to teams on the ground as well as striving to prevent and actively leading response to security incidents, building security networks in country, and providing other technical support as required.

The post is based in El Fasher with regular travel to other project sites and routine reconnaissance in Khartoum.

JOB DESCRIPTION
• Review and update country security plans on a bi-annual basis
• Undertake situation and security risk assessments on an ongoing basis
• Develop, implement, and monitor standard operating procedures
• Develop and regularly review contingency plans for hibernation, relocation and evacuation
• Regularly review alert levels and change as necessary
• Devise innovative strategies for enabling safe programming and access to beneficiaries in insecure environments
• Ensure the participation of relevant local staff in the development and implementation of security policies, procedures, and analysis
• Monitor staff compliance with RI security procedures
• Work with Country Directors and Desk Officers to ensure that security assessments, mitigation strategies, and costs are included in all new funding proposals
• Provide leadership and guidance on safety and security related matters to local staff
• Create a culture of security awareness
• Oversee mainstreaming of security throughout RI programmes in Darfur and in the country office in Khartoum
• Using participatory methodologies, deliver regular security awareness and management training to local staff, based on their needs
• Build relationships with local and regional security actors and networks for information sharing and coordination
• Represent RI at local and regional security forums
• Build relationships with local security counterparts for information & coordination
• Monitor the security situation in Darfur and Khartoum, analysing and disseminating information and recommendations
• Ensure country programmes are compliant with RI’s MOSS (currently in development)
• Point of contact for all safety and security related incidents, providing immediate during and post incident support and coordination
• Submission of incident reports
• Post incident analysis and procedural revision where necessary
• Manage travel assessment, sign off, and coordination
• Ensure RI offices and guest houses have appropriate protection measures in place
• Manage RI drivers to ensure safe vehicles and driving practices
• Manage guards to ensure high levels of compound security
• Develop and conduct security inductions for all incoming staff
• Provide weekly security briefing to staff and build capacity of local security focal point to do this in their absence
• Provide written weekly security reports to the country office and spot reports/analysis in writing where requested

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential
• A minimum of 3 years international security management experience
• Of this, at least 2 years NGO security management experience
• Experience managing security in insecure environments
• Regional experience essential
• Experience developing and implementing NGO safety and security polices and procedures
• Experience conducting security risk assessments
• Strong assessment and analysis skills
• Ability to provide high quality security training to local staff
• Proven experience of managing and developing local security capability
• Familiar with the challenges of remote management
• Experience managing safety and security incidents
• Demonstrable experience of creating a culture of security awareness
• Demonstrated knowledge of UN, ECHO, MOSS and other standard INGO security frameworks
• Participatory approach to policy and procedure development
• Sensitivity to and understanding of local Islamic culture
• Rational, considered and informed approach to decision-making
• Proven ability to develop effective working relationships with local staff and external stakeholders
• Willingness to travel frequently, often at short notice
• Experience living and working in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner
• Experience living and working in insecure and remote areas
• Ability to work well under pressure in challenging conditions
• Fluency in spoken and written English

Desirable
• Degree in a security, humanitarian or development-related discipline
• Completion of recognised security management course
• Knowledge of Arabic and / or local Sudanese language

CONDITIONS

Duty Station: El Fasher with at least 50% travel to Khartoum, Kabkabiya and Zam Zam
Salary: $45,600
Period: 12 months renewable
Post status: This is an unaccompanied post
Reports to: Country Director
Benefits: Flight to and from posting at commencement and cessation of contract; Accommodation and transport provided; Daily living allowance; Travel and medical insurance (including medical evacuation); 6 days R&R for every 8 weeks worked and travel stipend in addition to annual leave

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a CV (not more than 3 pages) and a cover letter (not more than 2 pages) explaining how you meet the person specification to hrsecurity@ri.org

The successful candidate will be expected to comply with RI’s Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy

Vacancy - ANSO Regional Safety Advisor - Afghanistan

As part of Welthungerhilfe’s country program ANSO is a project to support security awareness and security management capability amongst, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Afghanistan with offices in Jalalabad, Herat, Kandahar, Mazar-I-Sharif and Kabul. The post is to be filled immediately and is initially scheduled to end on 30.06.2010.

Tasks and responsibilities of position

The RSA provides NGOs with credible information and contextual analysis of the local and regional security situation. The RSA will liaise closely with NGOs, the UN, the military, and other national and international security agencies to obtain security information. The RSA will be responsible for writing comprehensive weekly reports on the provincial and regional security situation as it relates to NGOs as well as for producing daily incident reports, threat warnings and facilitating weekly NGO security meetings in his/her region of responsibility. The RSA will also play a less frequent role in assisting NGO to develop their own security management capacities through reviewing policy, site-security surveys and evacuation planning.

The RSA will also be responsible for the management of the regional ANSO office. This includes supervising up to 10 national staff and oversight of local logistics and administration. The RSA may be deployed alone to any one of the five regional offices.


Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Political or Security studies, or related field
  • Proven experience in security report writing and analysis (sample will be requested)
  • Min. 3 years of practical experience in security management, training or analysis role in a relevant organizational setting
  • Familiarity with the philosophy, priorities and principals of NGOs
  • Min. 3 years work experience in post-conflict or complex emergency environment
  • Excellent social, analytical and diplomacy skills
  • Exemplary command of English language

Preferred:
  • Experience in NGO security management
  • Police/Military/Analysts background with at least 3 years civilian security sector experience
  • Ability to develop and maintain culturally and socially diverse relationships and contacts
  • Experience of staff capacity development, training and knowledge transfer
  • Ability to conduct trainings in security/safety related area of specialty

You can expect to work in an exceptionally motivated team and to be assigned responsible duties. Naturally, you will be thoroughly briefed about your responsibilities beforehand. Our offer includes regular rest and recreation days.

Please send a cover letter and CV by e-mail, quoting the reference code "AFG 5609", by 15th of August 2009 to Thomas Gies ( recruitment.gies@welthungerhilfe.de )

Vacancy - Regional Security Advisor - Kenya/Somalia

NRC is looking for a Regional Security Advisor to support its humanitarian operations in Kenya and Somalia.

Vacancy - Team Leader, Global Security - USA

Child Fund International is looking for a team leader to establish and build a global staff security and safety function within the organization.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Build Global Staff Security and Safety Function.
  • Design and implement strategies and approaches for ensuring staff safety and security
  • Strategically grow human and financial resources
  • Set and manage budget for staff safety and security
  • Manage and guide staff members with security and safety roles and responsibilities
2. Security and Safety Monitoring and Reporting.
  • Revise and enhance current security and safety policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all organization offices prepare and maintain updated security plans
  • Monitor, research and assess factors regarding security and safety of the organization’s staff worldwide. Collect and analyze Security Related Incident Reports. Make recommendations to mitigate risk, and where necessary undertake security assessment missions to high risk countries or areas where the organization works.
  • Monitor office responses to incidents and direction provided, in order to ensure that appropriate action has been taken.
  • Develop and manage day-to-day security and safety operations (security policy and regulations and the preparation of all mandated planning, administrative and operations documents)
  • Provide overall direction and assistance on all security issues during crisis periods. Lead in the management of specific incidents.
3. Security Training and Support.
  • Manage the organization’s training programs and activities to ensure understanding of and compliance with security policies and procedures
  • Develop web-based refresher trainings and other resources
  • Support the recruitment, training and professional development of field based security officers
4. Internal and External Relations.
  • Act as organizational focal point and lead for security and safety incidents. 
  • Provide direct response, guidance and information to the President and CEO, and the Board as needed.
  • Manage external relationships with host country actors, the media, vendors and other relevant stakeholders during security incidents.
  • Periodically review and update or refine as needed security-related contracts with vendors and contractors.

For more details or to apply please go to the CFI jobs website.

Vacancy - Security Advisor (ELECT Project) - Afghanistan

UNDP Afghanistan is looking for a Security Advisor for the ELECT project in Afghanistan. The position closes on 15 July 2009.

Reporting to the Chief of Operations ELECT, the Security Advisor ELECT performs the following duties:

Threat and Risk Assessment:
  • Conducts threat and risk assessments of operations in the districts and regions where UNDP ELECT staff work and identifies and implements appropriate risk mitigation measures;
  • Assists and provides UNDP ELECT specific inputs to the Department of Safety and Security Chief Security Advisor (DSS CSA), while reviewing and updating the country threat and risk assessment.
  • Formulation of the Security Plan:
  • Formulates a security plan for UNDP ELECT;
  • Provides inputs and assisting the CSA establishing, maintaining and updating the country specific security plan and contingency plans in accordance with the UN Field Security Handbook (FSH).
Programming:
  • Advises the Chief Electoral Advisor regarding security;
  • Advises the Chief Electoral Advisor, Chief of Operations, Field Operations and programme/project managers, to ensue mainstream security in project planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Reviews the impact of security factors (both positive and negative) on the work of UNDP ELECT, and makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Security Plan and Minimum Operating Security Standards:
  • Works closely with DSS CSA to ensure that UNDP ELECT procedures conform to the UN security framework;
  • Ensures that all UNDP ELECT personnel are included in the Security Plan of the respective duty stations, being prepared by the DSS CSA;
  • Assists in the development of a functional emergency business continuity plan for ELECT, in accordance with the UN Country Team business continuity plan;
  • Takes necessary action to secure security clearances for all UNDP ELECT staff travelling in security phase areas;
  • Ensures that UNDP ELECT personnel and equipment are MOSS compliant;
  • Ensures that staff members are provided with; and proficient in the use of, safety equipment, including communications equipment, vehicle emergency equipment and personal security safeguards required for work in the field;
  • Establishes internal communication systems and ensures UNDP ELECT communications are integrated into the appropriate UN Security Communications System;
  • Provides advice on selection and procurement of appropriate equipment for security (vehicles, telecommunications equipment, etc.);
  • Provides orientation and training to international and national staff members on security guidelines, communication procedures, travel precautions, emergency procedures and existing restrictions in movement, such as curfews, restricted and dangerous areas;
  • Coordinates with DSS CSA 24-hour response to all security related incidents involving UNDP ELECT staff and eligible dependents;
  • Liaises, in coordination with the DSS CSA, with local authorities responsible for security, law and order, counterparts in diplomatic missions and municipal/civic/traditional leaders.
Sharing of Information:
  • Provides timely and accurate security advice to the Chief Electoral Advisor, Chief of Operations ELECT, UNDP Afghanistan Management, CTA’s, project managers and visiting consultants;
  • Reports all security–related incidents involving UNDP ELECT staff and eligible dependents to the Country Security Officer, DRR (O) and CSA;
  • Ensures that UNDP ELECT programme staff members are provided with situation reports and other appropriate security related information generated by DSS;
  • Maintains updated UNDP ELECT staff lists, including details of visiting missions and consultants;
  • Establishes, in coordination with DSS CSA, good relationships, with national law enforcement, military and civil intelligence authorities, counterparts in the Diplomatic Missions and municipal/civic/traditional leaders;
  • Encourages an exchange of information relative to risk management for UNDP ELECT programme implementation;
  • Conducts investigations, in conjunction with the DSS CSA, in to the death of UNDP ELECT staff/family member/s under suspicious and unclear circumstances;
  • Participates in inter-agency security coordination efforts.
Office and Residential Security:
  • Conducts periodic security assessments of UNDP ELECT premises and equipment and advises on shortfalls in security preparedness with recommended improvements and solutions;
  • Assists UNDP ELECT in developing and implementing office security requirements for regional offices and offices of UNDP ELECT-implemented projects;
  • Establishes and implements access control mechanisms (visitor/vehicle screening) as necessary for UNDP ELECT regional and project offices based on the security phase;
  • Represents UNDP ELECT security interests in any common premises that UNDP ELECT occupies ensuring that staff safety and security are primary considerations;
  • Ensures UNDP ELECT premises and international staff residences are MOSS and MORSS compliant;
  • Coordinates the establishment of the UN House system in all duty stations and project locations in Afghanistan, from a security point of view;
  • Conducts residential security surveys of UN international staff and recommending physical security measures to the staff member (on request provide this assistance to national staff);
  • Prepares justification for residential security measures, as required;
  • Advises staff on obtaining domestic drivers/servants/assistants
Additional Duties:
  • Leads and manages the ELECT Security section consisting of three international Security Specialists, one international Information Analyst, and the national Security Associate, Security Assistant, Guard supervisor and twenty Guards;
  • Undertakes any additional duties, tasks and responsibilities necessary for the successful implementation of the project.

Go to the UNDP jobs site for more details or to apply for the position.

Vacancy - Security Officers - Afghanistan

UNDP has two vacancies for security officers in Afghanistan. The positions are Kabul based but there is a possibility of travel to other provinces.

Under the direct supervision of the Security Advisor, the Security Specialist undertakes the following duties:

· Prepares, co-ordinates and manages ongoing security planning for the Afghan In dependent Election Commission (IEC) and ongoing operations in co-operation with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Coalition Force, and the Afghan Ministry for Interior and Ministry of Defense;
· Responsible for the planning, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of all crisis and emergency preparedness measures in support of IEC operations;
· Provides coordination and direction to both host country and international security actors ensuring a seamless integrated IEC security strategy;
· Briefs key leadership on security developments relating to IEC Operations;
· Coordinates the passage of relevant incident based security related information to UNDP Security, UNDSS, and other UN Agencies, Coalition Forces, and to the Afghan Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense;
· Provides the Strategy Security Group (SSG) with weekly briefings concerning the overall security environment and its effect on the security of the IEC;
· Provides risk Management solutions to key leadership as required;
· Conducts risk analysis and threat assessments concerning the security situations as it affects the National Assembly;
· Works with the ELECT Chief Electoral Advisor, her deputy and UNDP to further develop the project component for ongoing security advice and support within the ELECT Project;
· Advises on implementing the future phase of ELECT Project;
· Provides day to day supervision of the national security unit comprising the Security Associate, Security Assistant, Guard Supervisor and 20 Guards;
· Overall responsibility for the management of security of all UN Staff in the ELECT Project;
· Coordinates closely with UNDP Chief Field Security Advisor to ensure implementation of all UN/UNDP related security measures for ELECT UN Staff;
· Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities required for the successful implementation of the project.

Go to the UNDP jobs site for more details or to apply for the position.

Vacancy - Security Analyst - Italy

The World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking applications for the position of Security Analyst P2 in the Security Division at its Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Closing date: 03 Apr 2009

Within delegated authority, the SECURITY ANALYST will be responsible for the following duties:

- Conducts research on identified topics related to threats and risks for WFP staff and operations
- Gathers, collates, analyzes security-related information to support decision-making at WFP.
- Provides analytical support to the Field on security-related matters.
- Prepares inputs for Weekly Security Updates, other security updates, analytical reviews, background notes on security-related topics and Country Security Profiles.
- Develops and updates the records/database on security incidents involving WFP staff, assets, contractors and partners engaged in support of WFP operations, in coordination with the OMF Security Officer (Information Management).
- Selects, classifies and provides security-related information for computerized databases and archives, including the OMF Database.
- Coordinates closely with the WFP FSOs, Security Focal Points (SFPs), OMF Senior Security Advisers (SSAs) on information gathering and collating, monitoring and evaluating the security situation/developments in areas of WFP operations; identifying indicators for increased threats and risks for WFP staff and operations; participating in the review of country-specific Security Risk Assessments.
- Coordinating closely with the Emergency Preparedness and Response Division (OMEP), including its Early Warning and Contingency Planning teams and Situation Room to enhance the WFP capabilities to monitor and assess the security-related developments and ensure preparedness for crisis situation and emergencies.
- Provide inputs for briefings to staff, donors and partners on security developments in specific countries/regions as appropriate.
- Assist in supporting the WFP Security Focal Point on matters related to guidance to staff on commercial passenger air travel risk management.
- Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications
Education and skills:
Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) preferably in political or social science, or international relations. Military, police or national intelligence background an asset. Excellent analytical and drafting skills. Proven ability to produce reports and papers on political and security issues, preferably in the international perspective; ability to communicate complex concepts orally and in writing. Knowledge of the UN context, preferably in the field of security management, peacekeeping or humanitarian operations.
Experience:
A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in political or security analysis at national and/or international levels, some of which must be as analyst or political officer. Experience in security management, peacekeeping operation, humanitarian work, military, police, national intelligence or international organization is required. Knowledge of practices and procedures of UN organizations.
Languages:
Fluency in written and spoken English and intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese or Portuguese) is essential.

How to apply
Go to: http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/09-0009544

Vacancy - NGO Security Coordinator - Afghanistan

International Medical Corps is actively recruiting for a Security Coordinator to support its activities in Afghanistan.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/SCOPE OF WORK:
1. The Security Coordinator will be responsible for security management as an advisor to the country director and will respond to emergency and crises situations where and when needed
2. Coordinate and provide training to field staff (Expatriates & Nationals)
3. Act as a liaison with local and regional officials, UN, NGO and other agencies regarding security issues in the planning, coordination, promotion of, and support for existing and future IMC projects
4. Collect, author, compile and analyze security related reports, SOP’s and humanitarian related security information from multiple sources ensuring IMC’s security posture is current and relevant to the situation on the ground
5. Track and report on relevant incidences, near misses, and the geopolitical situation in Afghanistan
6.Design and implement physical and operational security plans, make assessments and work within budget to implement safeguards for the protection of staff, assets and benificiaries
6. Support and build the capacity of national security staff
7. Work with HQ security to insure the proper implementation of security policies and procedures


QUALIFICATIONS:
1. 5 years of field security experience in hostile environments
2. 1 to 3 years in Afghanistan
3. Advance First Aid training
4. Previous experience working in NGO
5. Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
6. Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
7. Ability to relate to and motivate local and international staff effectively and diplomatically
8. Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
9. Excellent decision making skills
10. Must be able to work independently under difficult conditions

You’ll need to visit the IMC jobs site to apply.

Vacancy - NGO Security Coordinator - Global

Correction: Trevor Hughes, the Director of Global Security for IMC, wrote to let me know “the worldwide position is an anticipated position that we are collecting resumes for but not yet actively recruiting for”. He also kindly pointed out that they are actively recruiting for an NGO security officer for Afghanistan. Sorry for any confusion I may have caused.

International Medical Corps anticipates that it will have a position for a global NGO security co-ordinator. Get your application in early.

Summary:
The primary function of the Security Co-ordinator is to manage Security Officers in different parts of the country, monitor and assess security conditions, and make recommendations to the Country Director to provide overall security coverage for IMC expatriate and national staff.

Responsibilities:
• Develop and update an emergency security and evacuation plan.
• Supervise and train national counterpart and security officers in the region.
• Co-ordinate and monitor security activities to ensure that safety policies and procedures are implemented.
• Ensure that all field staff are fully cognizant of prevailing security threats and fully advised on means to reduce staff vulnerability to those threats.
• Liaise with UN agencies, CF forces, and other INGO’s on the security in the country.
• Design and drill warden systems, emergency radio networks, and provisioning of emergency supplies for field personnel.

Qualifications:
• Five years of work experience in Security Management in an emergency setting.
• Must have experience in unstable and resource deprived environments.
• Strong understanding of cultural, political and religious environment in the region, and be able to live and work successfully in those environments.
• Experience in the management of disaster relief personnel in hazard areas.
• Practical experience and knowledge of threat assessment and personal Security Management.

Language Skills:
Fluent English

Work Environment:
While performing duties of the job, the employee frequently works in precarious places. The employee is usually employed in areas of civil strife, which often result in an unstable security environment. Occasionally work in outdoor weather conditions.

You’ll need to visit the IMC jobs site to apply.

Vacancy - NGO Security Officer - DRC

International Medical Corps has a vacancy for an NGO security officer based in Goma, DRC.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/SCOPE OF WORK:
1. The Security Officer will be responsible for security management as an advisor to the Country Director and will respond to emergency and crises situations where and when needed
2. Co-ordinate and provide training to field staff (Expatriates & Nationals)
3. Act as a liaison with local and regional officials, UN, NGO and other agencies regarding security issues in the planning, co-ordination, promotion of, and support for existing and future IMC projects
4. Collect, author, compile and analyze security related reports, SOP’s and humanitarian related security information from multiple sources ensuring IMC’s security posture is current and relevant to the situation on the ground
5. Track and report on relevant incidences, near misses, and the geopolitical situation in DRC and relevant bordering countries
6. Support and build the capacity of national security staff
7. Work with HQ security to insure the proper implementation of security policies and procedures
8. Support CD as required


QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Fluent in French and English- required
2. 5 years of field security experience in hostile environments
3. 1 to 3 years in DRC
4. Advance First Aid training
5. Previous experience working in NGO
6. Ability to exercise sound judgement and make decisions independently
7. Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
8. Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
9. Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
10. Excellent decision making skills
11. Must work independently under difficult conditions

You’ll need to visit the IMC jobs site to apply.

Vacancy - Security Guard Force Manager - Somalia

UNDP has a vacancy for a security guard force manager in Hargeisa, Somalia.


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Vacancy - Regional Security Advisor - Afghanistan/Pakistan

NRC seeks a regional NGO security advisor for Afghanistan and Pakistan.



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Vacancy - Security Officers - WFP Global

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking Security Professionals to replenish its pool of qualified candidates. To add yourself to their database follow this link and submit your resume. You only have until 28 February so don’t delay.

Vacancy - NGO Security Advisor - Kenya

The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ - German Technical Cooperation) is an international cooperation Organization for sustainable development with worldwide operations. We provide viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world.

We seek to recruit a suitably qualified person for our newly created position of a
Security Advisor

Job Scope:
Reporting to the GTZ Country Director, the Security Advisor shall work closely with our country projects and programmes to develop and implement a security system within our organization.

Main Tasks will include:

* Develop, implement and maintain a Security Management System
* Undertake regular analysis and make recommendations concerning safety and security of facilities, offices, residences and movements.
* Update the Crisis Management Plans and produce on regular basis required security information documents and reports, including incident mappings and security alerts.
* Ensure that adequate means of communication are in place, equipment is maintained and personnel are trained on how to use it
* Conduct security briefings and necessary training for all personnel.
* Liaise with different official and informal national civilian authorities as well as with national and international security entities.

Qualification and Skills:

* University Degree or Professional Training in Security related area
* 5 years of relevant practical experience in the field of security
* Profound knowledge of Risk Management concepts and experience in implementation of Risk Management in the context of International Development Cooperation as well as capacity in crisis management
* Training Experience
* Excellent analytical and Computer skills
* Team player able to work with discretion and with good writing and presentation skills
* Excellent command of English and Swahili, any knowledge of the German language would be an advantage

An attractive remuneration package and benefits will be offered to the selected candidate.

If you believe you fit the required profile, please send your application to

GTZ-Office Nairobi Attn.: Mr. Dieter Schmidt
P.O. Box 41607,
00100 GPO NAIROBI
E-mail: Dieter.Schmidt @ gtz.de

Deadline for applications is Friday, 06 of February 2009. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Vacancy - Security Coordinator for Afghan Women’s Project - Afghanistan

Position: Security Coordinator for Afghan Women’s Project
Reports to: Program Manager
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

SUMMARY:

The Security Coordinator will be responsible for leading security and safety preparedness, practice, and response for in-country staff and any visitors to the programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties: The Security Coordinator for Afghanistan will:

• Lead security and safety preparedness, practice, and response for the RI-Afghanistan Women’s Civil Society Program;
• Develop RI-Afghanistan security and safety policy with the Headquarters Global Security Director and Afghanistan senior management team;
• Supported by the Security Coordinator, the Security Coordinator will liaise with the Afghan Government, United Nations, Multi-National Forces in Afghanistan, and other organizations when necessary;
• Supported by the Security Coordinator and three national Regional Security Associates, routinely assess security and safety conditions for staff housing, offices, travel, and recreation, as well as trends by location, routinely enhance the policy manual, practice, and response capacity to match;
• Supported by Headquarters, the Security Coordinator, and three national Regional Security Associates, the Security Coordinator will lead the preparation and conduct of pre- and post-deployment orientations for staff and visitors, as well as arrange advanced security trainings and psychosocial support.

REPORTING:

The Security Coordinator will report to the Headquarters Global Security Director, liaise with the Afghanistan senior management team, and oversee national Regional Security Associates. The Security Coordinator will be responsible for leading security and safety preparedness, practice, and response for in-country staff and any visitors to the programs.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Minimum 10 years aid-related experience in crisis zones;
• Minimum 5 years in role as security officer for aid-related programming;
• Experience with aid security policy and practice in crisis settings in at least three different cultural contexts;
• Knowledge of ICRC Code of Conduct, as well as Interaction and UNDSS security standards required;
• Extensive cross-cultural training experience;
• Strong English language communication skills;
• Experience in Afghanistan a big plus;
• Pashto or Dari languages a plus.


Submission:
For consideration please submit all of the following: a detailed CV, cover letter, salary history, and a list of 3 previous supervisors (including email address, mailing address, and telephone number) to Human Resources, Relief International. Email to: hrinternational@ri.org. Subject line must include: Security Coordinator - AFGHANISTAN.

Vacancy - NGO Security Training Officer - Kenya/Somalia

Job Ref: SOM/EX0068

CARE Somalia/South Sudan is an International NGO working in Somalia and South Sudan. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing access to resources and services, and improving governance.

CARE is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of National Training Officer (NTO) for its NGO Security Preparedness and Support (NGO-SPAS) Program. The position will oversee delivery of training to NGOs, security report writing, liaisons with appropriate authorities, NGO project facilitation through the provision of security related training, NGO safety/security training development, and any other tasked deemed relevant with a safety and security context.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Training Manager (TM), the National Training Officer will act as the NGO SPAS national security training focal point, conduct surveys regarding the security preparedness of NGOs operating in Somalia & Somaliland as well as surveys of NGOs security training requirements in Somalia & Somaliland.

The incumbent of this position will develop and deliver detailed security training packages tailored to the needs of NGOs operating in Somalia & Somaliland and all other trainings as required by the training Manager and or the program manager which shall include, generic national focused defensive driver training packages, basic communications training packages, generic basic emergency first responder training packages, basic duties of a guard force.

H/She will develop generic security standard operating procedures for implementation by NGO's, act as a security officer as and when required as well and Manage all training equipment and stores as required.

Key Competencies

* Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to clearly convey information;
* Team player;
* Strong planning, organizing and coordinating abilities;
* Good analytical skills;
* Proactive, innovative and able to initiate action

Required skills and qualifications

* Bachelors Degree in personnel Management or related field;
* Security/Safety training;
* 2 years of experience in a Security/Safety training environment;
* 2 years of experience in a Humanitarian or Civil Emergency services;
* Proven presentation and facilitator skills;
* Proficient computer skills;
* Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali languages;
* Ability to work under minimal supervision and high level of flexibility;
* Ability to establish training requirement and detailed training matrix

This position is based in the Nairobi office with 40% travel to the field offices. Closing date for applications is: 21st January 2009. The shortlisted candidates will be contacted by: 4th February 2009.

Applications/CV with daytime telephone contacts and three referees should be sent to:

The Human Resources Officer,
CARE Somalia/South Sudan,
P.O. Box 2039, 00202 Nairobi.
Email: hr @ ci.or.ke

CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

Vacancy - Somalia Security Coordinator - Kenya/Somalia

SPAS Somalia Safety Coordinator (2 POSITIONS)- Job Ref: SOM/EX0067

CARE Somalia/South Sudan is an International NGO working in Somalia and South Sudan. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing access to resources and services, and improving governance.


CARE is looking for suitable candidates to fill the two positions of Somalia Safety Coordinator (SSC) for the Northern and Southern Somalia region for its NGO Security Preparedness and Support (NGO-SPAS) Program. These positions will oversee security report writing, liaisons with appropriate authorities, NGO project facilitation through the provision of security related advice, NGO safety/ security development, and any other tasked deemed relevant with a safety and security context..

Job Summary
Reporting to the Operations Coordinator (OP), the Somalia Safety Coordinators will manage field staff in multiple locations within Somalia and Kenya; collect and analyze a wide range of security information on Somalia as well as provide security advice and updates to NGO Consortium members and other humanitarian actors within the Somalia context.

The incumbent of this position will also Provide CARE, NGO Consortium members and non consortium NGOs with travel-related security advice, generate both periodical as well as ad hoc reports and present security briefings to the aid community at regular intervals

The SSC will carry out regular site visits and assessments on request from NGOs and other international actors as appropriate, advise, organize and facilitate staff relocations and or evacuations in emergency situations and or staff in critical medical conditions, monitor
daily media from Somalia, Somaiiland, Puntland and international media in order to obtain security related information; translate and distribute as required.

H/She will also liaise as directed with members of the NGO Consortium, government officials and all other relevant leaders and stakeholders in Somalia, Somaliland and Puntland in order to exchange security related information

Key Competencies

* Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to clearly convey information;
* Strategic decision making abilities with strong political acumen
* Team player;
* Strong planning, organizing and coordinating abilities;
* Good analytical skills;
* Proactive, innovative and able to initiate action
* Required skills and qualifications
* Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field. Training in security management and or previous experience as a journalist would be an added advantage;
* 3 years of experience in a Security management, project management and or journalistic environment;
* Good investigative and reporting skills;
* Good understanding of Somalia environment;
* Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali languages;
* Ability to work with limited supervision;
* Ability to establish trends and make projections and posses high investigative skills

This position is based in the Nairobi office with 40% travel to the field offices. Closing date for applications is: 21st January 2009.

The shortlisted candidates will be contacted by: 4th February 2009

Applications/CV with daytime telephone contacts and three referees should be sent to:

The Human Resources Officer
CARE Somalia/South Sudan
P.O. Box 2039, 00202 Nairobi
Email: hr @ ci.or.ke

CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

Vacancy - Programme Manager Staff Safety - Darfur

RedR has a position for an NGO security trainer/manager to support NGO activities in Darfur.

Vacancy - Security Director - Iraq

Relief International is looking for a Security Director for Iraq. Being an NGO Security Director in Iraq is one of the most challenging jobs you’ll find in the NGO security world.

Position: Security Director for Iraq
Reports to: Global Security Director
Location: Baghdad, Iraq

SUMMARY:

The Security Director for Iraq will be responsible for leading security and safety preparedness, practice, and response for 536 staff in-country, as well as 4 staff based in Jordan who travel in Iraq, and any visitors to the programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties: The Security Director for Iraq will:

• Lead security and safety preparedness, practice, and response for all RI-Iraq staff and programs;
• Develop RI-Iraq security and safety policy with the Headquarters Global Security Director and Iraq senior management team;
• Supported by the Security Coordinator, the Security Director for Iraq will liaise with the Iraqi Government, United Nations, Multi-National Forces in Iraq, Triple Canopy, and other organizations when necessary;
• Supported by the Security Coordinator and three national Regional Security Associates, routinely assess security and safety conditions for staff housing, offices, travel, and recreation, as well as trends by location, routinely enhance the policy manual, practice, and response capacity to match;
• Supported by Headquarters, the Security Coordinator, and three national Regional Security Associates, the Security Director for Iraq will lead the preparation and conduct of pre- and post-deployment orientations for staff and visitors, as well as arrange advanced security trainings and psychosocial support.

REPORTING:

The Security Director for Iraq will report to the Headquarters Global Security Director, liaise with the Iraq senior management team, and oversee one expatriate Security Coordinator and three national Regional Security Associates. The Security Director for Iraq will be responsible for leading security and safety preparedness, practice, and response for 536 staff in-country, as well as 4 staff based in Jordan who travel in Iraq, and any visitors to the programs.


REQUIREMENTS:

• Minimum 10 years aid-related experience in crisis zones;
• Minimum 5 years in role as security officer for aid-related programming;
• Experience with aid security policy and practice in crisis settings in at least three different cultural contexts;
• Knowledge of ICRC Code of Conduct, as well as Interaction and UNDSS security standards required;
• Extensive cross-cultural training experience;
• Strong English language communication skills;
• Arabic, Kurdish, Assyrian languages a big plus;
• Experience in Iraq a big plus.


Submission:
For consideration please submit all of the following: a detailed CV, cover letter, salary history, and a list of 3 previous supervisors (including email address, mailing address, and telephone number) to Human Resources, Relief International. Email to: hrinternational@ri.org. Subject line must include: Security Director - IRAQ.

Vacancy - Global Security & Logistics Coordinator - UK/USA

Relief International is looking for a Global Security and Logistics Co-ordinator. This job is UK or US based but there will be plenty of travel opportunities. It would be an ideal position for an experienced NGO security officer looking for a new challenge.

Details are below or you can download the doc file here.

SUMMARY

Relief International (RI), an international relief and development agency with cross-sectoral programs bridging relief and development, seeks a Global Security & Logistics Coordinator for its programs in Africa, the Middle East, Central, South and Southeast Asia .

The Global Security & Logistics Coordinator (GSC) will take on a rigorous leadership role in each RI operational country, as well as at RI HQ in the United States (Los Angeles and Washington DC), as the security and safety point person for all RI programs. The Security Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, applying, training and advising on safety and security management, and in security issues & procedures in all existing RI program countries and in new country programs as they evolve. The position is ideally based out of RI’s London UK office, and travel to the field together with liaison travel to US HQ is expected to be at least 60%.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

• Conduct rotating field visits to each of RI’s overseas operational countries and in-country bases, with emphasis on high security risk countries, to assess update and improve all security procedures and systems and to train international and national staff in same.
• Liaise with country specific UN & interagency security personnel on security matters; advise Country Directors and US HQ on security issues; provide security briefings and updates for RI staff and overseas country visitors.
• Apply situation appropriate rules and guidance per MOSS, UNSECOORD and RI’s internal Field Security Standards. .
• Develop comprehensive risk assessments leading to the creation of effective security plans, educate colleagues on the security plans and ensure compliance;
• Map security incidents and understand patterns and threats; facilitate the development of country and situation specific, coordinated evacuation plans.
• Develop and maintain contacts with national law enforcement agencies, where appropriate; be fully current on regional and country political issues and developments that impact INGO operations and safety.
• Review and revise security policies and procedures with country & regional security officers to ensure understanding, buy-in, and compliance by staff; routinely revise (write and edit) safety and security plans for review by HQ.
• Recommend and/or provides staff training on safety and security in a proactive and positive manner that promotes inclusion, participation, and leadership among the RI country teams, including expatriates, local national staff, and women. Be knowledgeable and sensitive to training needs and issues that must be understood to promote a positive organizational profile, cultural respect, and abide by the RI Code of Conduct.
• Assist in RI’s Rapid Emergency Deployment (RED) Team strategic planning and in the event of a disaster or emergency, coordinate in direct field programs as necessary.
• Coordinate logistical support for all RI field operations with RI HQ Operations, particularly in relation to the supply & delivery of major equipment and materials to RI’s in-country programs.
• Ensure the maintenance and efficiency of all necessary and country specific internal/external communication systems: e-mail, telecom, VHF and HF radio.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
• At least 3 years of international security experience working in conflict affected countries and complex relief settings in the fields of both security & communications, including at least 2 years experience providing security and safety support for international NGO’s.
• Demonstrated knowledge of UN, ECHO, MOSS and other standard INGO security frameworks.
• Solid commitment to helping people in the most difficult circumstances
• Excellent references reflecting demonstrated teamwork, maturity of judgment, tolerance for hardship and stress, leadership and integrity of character
• Fluency in English – written and verbal. Fluency in a second language preferred (such as French, Arabic, Russian)
• Ability and willingness to train country staff counterparts.
• Ability to show initiative, multi-task and provide a consistently high output
• Management and leadership skills as well as being able to work collaboratively as a member of a multi-cultural and geographically diverse team
• Willingness and ability to travel to conflict zones and disaster areas with little notice
• Proficiency with Microsoft applications

Salary
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Range will be 60k-70k annually.

Application Procedure
This position is ideally based from RI’s London, UK office. Los Angeles or DC based can also be considered for well qualified candidates who may not be eligible for UK residency.

To be considered for this recruitment, please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history and expectations, contact information for 3 professional references (whom we may contact after a second interview) with date of availability to hrinternational@ri.org The email subject line should include the following: Global Security & Logistics Coordinator.

Vacancy - Security Liaison Officer - Ireland

Trócaire has a position for an Ireland based Security Liaison Officer.

Vacancy - Logistics and Security Officer - Chad

CORD has a vacancy for a Logistics and Security Officer. Note that they advise that a ‘sense of humour’ is a must so easily frustrated types need not apply.

Vacancy - Global Security Officer - USA

CCF seeks a Global Security Officer to be based in Richmond, VA, USA. It might be the perfect job for someone with lots of NGO security experience who is looking for a break from the field.

Vacancy - Regional Security Advisor - Thailand

World Vision has a position for a Regional Security Advisor in Bangkok, Thailand.



You can download a full .pdf version here.

Vacancy - Regional Security Advisor - Afghanistan/Pakistan

NRC is looking for a regional security advisor to cover the challenging countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Vacancy - Director of Investigations - Kenya

An international Christian Advocacy Organization is looking for qualified person to fill in the vacant position of a Director of Investigations

The Job

* Serve in cooperation with the field office director as investigative expert in developing, implementing managing location specific investigative strategies and tactics.
* Enforce the organizations investigative protocols and propose additional locally specific protocols
* Recruit, train, supervise and mentor the investigative team
* Develop the leadership and management potential of key agents
* Other related duties

Minimum Requirements

* A minimum of 7 years experience in criminal investigation with public law enforcement agency, private investigative or security firm or military or national security agency
* A minimum of 3 years experience working undercover or in special operations preferred
* Minimum of 3 years experience of successful management/team building experience
* Demonstrated interest in human rights and social justice.
* Ability to creatively access information, mobilize investigative teams, direct security and communicate effectively in the developing world, while under stressful circumstances
* Proven experience in creative analysis of investigative problems; prior Peace Corps, relief, legal, enforcement or other overseas work experience preferred Computer literate
* Valid Drivers license and valid certificate of good conduct
* Effective interpersonal and communication skills both in English and Kiswahili
* Mature Orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles' Creed
* Must be an effective team player and leader
* Able to maintain confidential or privileged and sensitive information
* Must hand in clearance certificate from previous employer; and
* Must be a Kenyan National.

This position will suit highly professional, charismatic and self-motivated person who has a high degree of integrity and dedication to his/her work. The organization will offer competitive salary and medical benefits to the successful candidate

(NB: This position is non executive and will remain open until it is filled.)

If you are interested in this position, please send your application including a detailed CV with 5 referees 3 of them professionals, daytime telephone contacts, a clear statement of faith, salary expectation, copies of certificates and testimonials as soon as possible to:

Att:

Human Resources
P.O box 25743 00603,
Nairobi

Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Vacancy - NGO Security Focal Point Coordinator - Sudan

CRS seeks an NGO Security Focal Point Coordinator for its operations in Sudan.

Vacancy - Security Officer - Juba, Sudan

UNICEF invites applications from Sudanese Nationals for the temporary fixed term position of Security Officer, (NO-A), Juba. (Temporary Fixed Term)

If you are a Sudanese National who is passionate and a committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

Purpose of the Post
Under the general guidance of the UNICEF Security Officer and the Director of UNICEF's Southern Sudan area programme, will deal with day to day security matters pertaining to Southern Sudan

Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required

* University degree, or equivalent qualifications in the related field i.e. staff college qualified.
* At least 3 years progressively responsible professional work experience in security related tasks in multi-cultural surroundings in Sudan, requiring decision making at extreme levels would be an attribute.
* At least 3 years progressive service in the military or police/law enforcement agencies, incorporating, threat assessments and
* Fluency in English and another UN language as required.
* Knowledge of the local language of the duty station is an asset.

Other Skills and Attributes

* Analytical and conceptual ability; communication skills.
* Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions.
* Computer skills, including internet navigation, and various office applications.
* Commitment to continuous learning for professional development.
* Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
* Initiatives, passion and commitment to UNICEF's mission and professional values.

Remuneration: An attractive package will be applicable at the relevant UN salary scale.

Submission of Applications:
Applications from-qualified Sudanese nationals, accompanied by updated GV in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form, (which can be downloaded from our website at www.unicef.org/employ) should be sent to the address below by or before Monday, 08 December 2008.

UN/UNICEF staff members are requested to enclose their 2 most recent Performance Evaluation Reports with their applications.

Send application to;
Human Resources Officer
UNICEF Southern Sudan Office, Juba
OR PREFERABLY: Email: jubavacancies @ unicef.org.

Vacancy # UNICEF 2008/11/06 - Security Officer, NO-A, Juba
UNICEF, Southern Sudan
Juba

Vacancy - Safety Coordinator - Sudan

CARE seeks a Safety Coordinator for its operations in Sudan.

Vacancy - IFES Security Manager - USA

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems is looking for someone with extensive experience implementing humanitarian field security programs. This senior position is based in Washington but at least 40% of your time will be spent travelling.

Vacancy - Security and Logistic Manager - Timor-Leste

The Norwegian Refugee Council needs a Security and Logistics Manager for Timor Leste. It seems to be primarily a logistics position but if you are looking for a break from Iraq, Afghanistan or Somalia it might just be the job for you.

Vacancy - Security Officer - Somalia

IMC has a vacancy for a Security Officer in Somalia. If any country needs good NGO security officers at the moment it is Somalia.



For details on this and other IMC jobs check out their Employment Opportunities.

Vacancy - Logistics and Security Manager - ACTED

ACTED has vacancies for Logistics and Security Managers in Afghanistan and Haiti.

Vacancy - Country Security Manager - Iraq

IRD is looking for a Country Security Manager for its operations in Iraq. They are looking for someone with a lot of experience, at least ten years as a security manager, but if you meet the requirements this challenging position just might be for you.


Read more.

Vacancy - Regional Safety and Security Advisor - USA

IRC is looking for a regional safety and security officer for its operations in their Great Lakes and West Africa region. The position is New York based but there will be frequent travel.

Head on over to IRC’s Careers page for more details on this and other jobs.

Vacancy - Deputy Director Security - USA

CARE has a position for a Deputy Director of Security in Atlanta. Head on over to CARE’s careers portal for more information.

Vacancy - Security Advisor - Spain

Intermon Oxfam has a vacancy for a Security Advisor in Barcelona, Spain. Your Spanish will have to be better than mine to apply but you can follow the link to ReliefWeb for more details.



Vacancy - Manager, International Humanitarian Security Association - USA

InterAction is looking for a manager for its International Humanitarian Security Association.



For more details go to InterAction’s job listings.

Vacancy - Aid and Security Researcher - Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) seeks an Aid and Security Researcher.



You can find out more, including details of how to apply for the job, at ReliefWeb.

Vacancy - International Head of Human Security - Nairobi/London

Action Aid Head Of Human Security in Emergencies and Conflict
If you are interested in this job contact:

Feisal Hussain
ThinkAhead Consulting Limited
72 Queenborough Gardens
Gants Hill
Ilford
Essex IG2 6YB

Telephone: +44 (0)7985-415-675
Skype: feisal.hussain
Email: Feisal.hussain@consult-thinkahead.com

Vacancy - Iraq Security Consultant - USA

Relief International (RI) is looking for someone to revise their current Iraq security handbook. The position appears to be US based.


JOB TITLE: Iraq Security Consultant

DURATION: 2-3 Weeks

START DATE: ASAP

SUMMARY:
Relief International (RI), an international relief and development agency with cross-sectoral programs bridging relief and development, seeks a Security Consultant to facilitate the revision of its Iraq Safety and Security Handbook.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Facilitates routine conference calls with senior program staff based in Iraq to discuss and come to consensus on security policies and procedures.

2. Revises the current handbook as needed based on the feedback of senior program staff. Each draft will require a quick turnaround.


POSITION REQUIRES:

1. Demonstrated experience writing technical and/or policy manuals.

2. At least three years of field security experience in conflict afflicted settings (preferably Iraq).

3. Excellent communication skills. Strong English writing skills are essential.

To Apply: send resume, cover letter, writing sample, salary history, date of availability, and 3 professional references to hrinternational@ri.org. Subject line must include: Iraq Security Consultant.

Vacancy - NGO Security Officer - Darfur

American Refugee Committee International (ARC) has a vacancy for an NGO Security Officer in Darfur, Sudan.

Vacancy - Staff and Program Security Advisor - Sri Lanka

CARE Sri Lanka is looking for a Staff and Program Security Advisor to support its operations in Sri Lanka. I can advise that working as an NGO Security Advisor in this forgotten conflict is professionally challenging. If you are looking for a cushy job in an island paridise forget this job. If you are looking for a challenging position that supports good work in a complex situation this might be your ideal job.

Vacancy - Roving Security Officer - Africa

International Medical Corps (IMC) is looking for a roving NGO Security Officer to cover all of Africa. If you like to travel and have fallen in love with Africa this might be the ideal NGO security job for you.

Vacancy - NGO Safety and Security Officer - Sudan

Mercy Corps is seeking an NGO Security Officer to fill a six month position in Darfur. Yes, Darfur is still there, it still has big problems, and it still needs good NGO security officers.


Vacancy - Mercy Corps Global Security Advisor - USA

Mercy Corps is searching for a candidate to fill its Global Security Advisor post.

Vacancy - NGO Staff and Program Security Advisor - Somalia

CARE has a vacant position for an NGO security advisor to support its operations in Somalia. The position will be based in Kenya. Follow the link to apply.

Vacancy - Security Specialist - Afghanistan

The UNDP/ELECT Project has a position for a Security Specialist. A full description is availalbe here or you can follow the links below.









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TITLESecurity Specialist  
AGENCYUNDP/ELECT Project
DUTY STATIONKabul, Afghanistan
VA IS AVAILABLE AThttp://jobs.undp.org/
APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE TO SENT TOhttp://jobs.undp.org/
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS15 July 2008
EXPECTED START DATEASAP
DURATIONOne Year (renewable)
TYPE OF CONTRACTAppointment for Limited Duration (International)
LEVEL OF CONTRACTALD3

Vacancy - Safety and Security Officer - London

Save the Children UK has a vacancy for a Safety and Security Officer in London. For more details go to http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/jobs.

Vacancy - UN Field Security Officer - Burundi

UNICEF has a position for a Field Security Officer in Burundi. Follow the link for more information on how to apply.

Vacancy - Regional Safety and Security Advisor - Iraq

IRC is seeking a qualified candidate for its Regional Safety and Security Advisor for the Middle East position. While the successful candidate will be based in Erbil, Iraq, they will be responsible for security throughout the region.

Vacancy - Operations and Security Manager - Kenya

Hord Relief has a vacancy for an Operations and NGO Security Manager in Kenya. You can find more details at the link below.

Vacancy - Research Coordinator for the Security Management Initiative (SMI) - USA

Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research International is looking for a Research Coordinator for the Security Management Initiative.

Vacancy - UN Field Security Advisor - Jerusalem

The UN has a vacancy for a Field Security Advisor in Jerusalem.

Vacancy - Logistics/Security Coordinator - Cameroon

IMC anticipates a position for a Logistics/Security Coordinator in Cameroon. More details are available at the IMC website under work with IMC.

Vacancy - NGO Security Officer - DRC

CARE has a vacancy for an NGO Safety and Security Officer for North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Vacancy - WFP Security Officers - Italy

WFP seems to have at least one security officer postion available in Italy. This could be your chance for one of those overpaid UN jobs in a nice cozy country. The job details are skimpy but it can’t hurt to check it out.

Vacancy - ANSO Director - Afghanistan

Welthungerhilfe is still seeking someone to fill the position of ANSO Director. This is an influential senior position. The incumbent will have the opportunity to shape the future of the NGO security process in Afghanistan.

ANSO is a project to support security awareness and security management capability amongst, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Afghanistan with offices in Jalalabad, Herat, Kandahar, Mazar-I-Sharif and Kabul.

You can find more details, including how to apply, at the link below.

Vacancy - Senior Operations Manager/NGO Security Coordinator - Afghanistan

The Academy for Educational Development (AED) has a position for a Senior Operations Manager / Security Coordinator in Afghanistan. The position summary is as follows:

Under the direct supervision of AED’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), and working closely with the AED Chiefs of Party (COPs), the Senior Operations Manager/Security Coordinator will ensure that AED staff in Afghanistan can accomplish project goals in a safe and secure manner. Based in Afghanistan, the Security Coordinator will develop a set of minimum safety and security standards, and security procedures and guidelines, in co-ordination with the COPs and AED’s contracted security firm, to be agreed upon by the COO and implemented through existing organizational lines of authority within Afghanistan. The individual will work closely with the AED COPs to ensure adherence to the security standards which will be monitored and reviewed regularly and updated as necessary given the changing security context. He/She will provide ongoing advice and guidance in relation to such things as establishing curfews where needed, money management policies and practice, dealing with checkpoints, tracking systems for staff movement and location, general transport policies and staff preparedness for handling acts of violence. He/She will also liaise with the designated security company to ensure smooth and timely provision of guards, personal security details, armored vehicles, and transport convoys and monitoring staff stress levels, as required.


More details and directions for applying are on the AED website.

Vacancy - NGO Security Officer (ARC) - Darfur

The American Refugee Council International is seeking an NGO Security Officer to serve as the security focal point and security advisor for ARC country operations in Darfur.

Desired Qualifications:

• 5 years field security related experience with humanitarian agencies and/or military/peacekeeping experience in insecure and/or hostile environments.
• 2 years supervising national staff.
• Training skills and experience in security/safety related subjects such as threat/risk assessment, security management, personal & organization security awareness, and incident analysis.
• Competency and training experience in field based communications systems such as Codan, IKOM, Barrett, HG, Motorola, BHF, fixed and mobile satellite systems.
• Sudan or Africa experience preferred.
• Ability to work under pressure in an unstable security environment and excellent English oral and written communication skills.

more details

Vacancy - Regional NGO Security Advisor - Afghanistan/Pakistan

The Norwegian Refugee Council has a position for a Regional Security Advisor for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Vacancy - NGO Security Advisor - Gaza

CARE has a position for an NGO Security Advisor/Project Manager for Gaza.

Vacancy - NGO security Manager - Chad

Save the Children UK is looking for an experienced French speaking security manager for immediate deployement to Chad for an initial period of 3 months. If interested, please contact Nick Downie (N.Downie(at)savethechildren.org.uk / +44 77 68 92 66 86).

Vacancy - Assistant Security Manager ARC - USA

The American Refugee Council has a vacancy for a deputy Security Manager to assist in the management of the ARC Security Program.

Vacancy - UN Field Security Officer - Bossaso Somalia

UNICEF Somalia has a position available for a Field Security Officer in Bossaso, NEZ, Somalia.

Title: Field Security Officer
Category and Grade Level: L-3
Type of Contract: Temporary Fixed Term – 1 Year
Organization Unit: Operations
Duty Station: UNICEF Bossaso, North East Zone (NEZ), Somalia
Date of Issue: 26 May 2008
Closing date of Application: 09 June 2008

Qualified applicants are invited to apply for the position of Field Security Officer, based in Bossaso, NEZ, Somalia. The successful candidate will be offered a Temporary Fixed Term Appointment for 1year. Further extensions will be based on organization needs, funding availability, and satisfactory performance.

Purpose of the Post:

The Field Security Officer (FSO) is responsible for all aspects of security management, crisis readiness and preparedness at his/her respective duty station. He/she serves as an advisor and assists the office staff in the execution of their security responsibilities at the assigned duty station. The FSO is accountable to the UNICEF Representative. Under the general supervision of the Chief Operations, the Field Security Advisor (FSA) has the responsibility for the day-to-day management of the FSO, on substantive matters. The FSO will report on security issues to the FSA and the Chief Operations in times of emergency, the FSO may report directly to The Representative, the UNICEF Regional Security Advisor or the UNICEF Security Coordinator.

Major duties and responsibilities:

- Analyse security factors and levels of risk related to safety of UNICEF staff and their dependents in Puntland (NEZ) and Somaliland (NWZ) and make written recommendations for improvements in both physical safety and operational security in accordance with established MOSS standards and decisions taken by the SMT/ASMT. Follow up on these recommendations to ensure their implementation.

- Coordinate all security aspects of operational/programme planning and contingency responses with the designated UNICEF FSA in Main Office (Nairobi) and in liaison with the UNDSS Somalia FSCOs based in Puntland and Somaliland to ensure highest degree of MOSS compliance, enabling programme access to various areas and ensure staff safety.

- In consultation with UNDSS FSCOs, provide advice and guidance to the UNICEF Chief of Field Office in NEZ and NWZ for participation at ASMT meetings and staff management meetings

- In line with UNICEF specific security strategies and operational procedures assist the FSA to establish and continuously update contingency/evacuation plans and SOPs for all offices i in coordination with the wider UN security plans for Somalia.

- Provide/coordinate security advice and training to all staff in radio communication procedures, convoy procedures, security awareness, mines/explosives identification and procedures to be followed, stress management, first aid, management of guard units, safeguarding of property, identification of security material and equipment required in compounds, evacuation procedures. This training should complement the training staff members receive under the SSAFE-SOM training programme.

- Forward weekly SITREPs and SIRs on occurrence to the FSA to inform the office of developments within the NEZ and NWZ

- Perform any other relevant duties as required

Qualifications, experience and key competences:

- Advanced university degree in Social Sciences or a related technical field like a military or police academy degree would be an asset. Relevant military or police training courses showing career progression with emphasis on operational planning and communication skills, combined with significant practical operational and UN experience would be of great advantage but not essential.

- A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in security management, preferably in a police/military context or with considerable UN field mission experience. The applicant’s experience should demonstrate capabilities which should include the ability to conduct planning and operate under extreme stress, a demonstration of high level of leadership and capability of rapid decision-making (with little margin of error). A high degree of physical fitness would be required.

- Fluency in English required. Knowledge of another UN language would be an asset but not essential.

- Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

- Excellent knowledge of security management combined with solid background of military or other security specialization and some political and social knowledge of country of assignment. Practical experience is deemed of higher importance to educational qualifications;

- Ability to effectively deal with stress factor when encountered in security management;

- Good technical skills to understand and consolidate the varying specializations such as electronics, communications, mechanics, explosives and other sophisticated devices encountered in security system management.

–Communications
- Good communication skills, both oral and written.
- Technology awareness
- Good computer skills
- Teamwork
- Good interpersonal skills
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with mission directors, security officers in other agencies, specialists in other fields related to security, representatives of local and national governments and the non-government community, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
- Leadership - Demonstrated leadership skills; ability to make quick decisions in emergencies or when rapid response is required.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.

Please note that documents submitted along with your applications will not be returned. Ensure you send copies of your testimonials.

Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged

QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Vacancies Contact
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated UN Personal History Form (P.11), updated CV, copies of academic certificates to the following addresses. UN staff are requested to provide last to Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs). Please quote the vacancy number in your applications
Human Resources Specialist
Vacancy Number 2008/053
UNICEF (USSC)
Nairobi, Kenya
Or email to: somaliahrvacancies@unicef.org

Vacancy - PATH Safety Officer - USA

PATH seeks an experienced professional to strengthen its organizational emergency preparedness activities in support of employee safety and business continuity for PATH's facilities and programs across the globe.

The person in this position will provide strategic guidance to key leaders and respond to security incidents as appropriate.

* Lead PATH's Emergency Preparedness Program.

* Directly support the implementation of the Crisis Management Leadership Program and Team, including managing the 24x7 point of contact for the Crisis Line.

* Utilize and liaise with contracted vendor to proactively monitor global security situations.

* Develop and maintain emergency preparedness and response plans for the organization. Guide and support the development and training of plans in PATH offices to address all hazards, including natural and manmade disasters, political unrest and pandemic scenarios. Recommend, design and implement systems as needed.

* Design, conduct and evaluate trainings and tabletop exercises.

* Promote and support the safety and security of travelers, national, international and expatriate staff.

* Liaise with peer organizations and security coordinators as well as government authorities and agencies as appropriate.

* Work closely with the Executive Leadership Team, Corporate Services Division Directors, Field Support Team, Site Leaders and Travel Coordinator.

* Continually improve organizational safety and security; ensuring scalability to address organizational growth and dynamic global realities.

* Chair Steering Committees as needed.

* Identify and hire external consultants as needed.

* Maintain a presence on PATH's internal website.


Required Skills

* Strong working knowledge of crisis management programs and standards.

* Understanding and familiarity with business continuity programs.

* Ability to think strategically and develop actionable plans for execution.

* Ability to understand, facilitate and coordinate during urgent, emergency, and crisis situations.

* Strong cross-group collaboration and relationship management skills including advising and coordinating global teams to achieve deliverables.

* Ability to work with and closely support executives.

* Ability to interact effectively at various levels and across diverse cultures.

* Ability to work with little or no supervision.

* Strong computer skills required. Must be proficient in the use of the Microsoft family of products (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point).

* Willingness and availability for international travel.

Experience

* This position requires a Bachelor's degree.

* Minimum of 5 years experience in professional program management with demonstrated experience in crisis management, business continuity, corporate safety and/or security.

* Professional certifications strongly preferred.

* Overseas and International NGO experience strongly preferred.

If you are interested, follow this link: Safety Officer, Corporate Services

Vacancy - Country Security Manager - Afghanistan

CESVI has a nine month position for a Country Security Manager in Afghanistan. Applicants should have at least six years NGO security experience in conflict or post-conflict environments. A working knowledge of Italian is desirable.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The person will operate as primary point of contact for all security issues
Activities planning
Maintain awareness of the security environment at all CESVI Afghanistan offices
Specify, implement and enforce security procedures
Review physical security guidelines, protocols, and emergency plans on an ongoing basis and updates them where necessary
Provide detailed analysis and recommendations for security and travel for any event or program activity held in Afghanistan
Provide routine and emergency security updates to Country Representative and CESVI staff
Develop a network of professional security contacts and local actors
Maintain a relationship with ANSO and other security-related offices (UN, military, private security companies, etc.)
Provide on-going security training and refresher courses on all aspects of security protocols

If you are interested send your CV to recruiting@cesvi.org and indicate that you are interested in position "41/2007 CSM AFGH".

Vacancy - ANSO Regional Safety Advisor - Afghanistan

ANSO is looking for a Regional Safety Advisor for Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan.

Vacancy - NGO Security Focal Point Coordinator - Sudan

Catholic Relief Services has a position for an NGO Security Focal Point Coordinator for Sudan. The NGO Security Focal Point Coordinator supports the work of the Southern Sudan NGO Forum which represents over 50 international and Sudanese NGOs.

Vacancy - Director of Security - USA

CHF International has a vacancy for Director of Security. This is a US based executive level position.

Vacancy - Security Coordinator - North Sudan

Merlin (Medical Emergency Relief International) has an urgent requirement for a Safety Coordinator for North Sudan for a period of 9 to 12 months. Along with the usual competencies they consider Arabic and previous experience in the area an asset.

Salary and Benefits: £22,990 - £26,698 plus cost of living allowance of £4,646 per annum, insurance cover, accommodation, & flights.

WVI Employment Fraud Warning

World Vision International is warning that fraudulent recruiters are bilking applicants out of "training" and "recruitment" fees. If you have received any of these bogus offers please help out by forwarding them to emp_fraud@wvi.org.

Vacancy - Security Officer - DRC

World Vision Democratic Republic of the Congo requires a Security Officer for its operations in eastern DRC. What really stands out about this position is they are asking for knowledge and skills "acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training". So if you don't have a university degree but you have a lot of experience and capability this would be a good place to apply.

Kudos to WV for recognizing that learning is not limited to universities.

Vacancy - Risk Management Advisor - Sri Lanka

GTZ is seeking a Risk Management Advisor (read Safety and Security Advisor) for its projects and programs in Sri Lanka.

Vacancy - Field Security Advisor - Kenya/Somalia

UNDP is looking for a field security advisor for Somalia. The current duty station is listed as Kenya but you'll be expected to relocate to Somalia when the security situation permits.

Vacancy - Regional Safety and Security Advisor ANSO - Afghanistan

ANSO a project to support security awareness and security management capability amongst Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Afghanistan is seeking a regional safety and security advisor. The incumbent will be responsible for managing a regional office and supervising up to ten national staff. ReliefWeb has more details.

Candidates should send a covering letter and Curriculum Vitae with the reference code “AFG 3408” to Thomas Gies at recruitment.gies[at]dwhh[dot]de .

Vacancy - Safety and Security Coordinator - Sudan

IRC is looking for a safety and security coordinator to support its operations in West Sudan. The position is based in El Fasher but the incumbent will be expected to support sites across Darfur so travel will be extensive.

Requirements:

A formal security qualification or appropriate security management training.
Practical field experience in staff safety & security management in an NGO in an area of conflict.
Previous UN and/or NGO experience.
3 to 5 years security related experience with humanitarian agencies, military or peacekeeping experience.
Previous overseas experience in conflict and/or post conflict environments.
Competency and training experience in field based communications systems such as Codan and VHF radio, Motorola and fixed and mobile satellite systems.
Instructor level experience in the training of security/safety related subjects.
Experience in management and building capacity of staff.
Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ideally in Access and other database/mapping systems.
Willingness to travel extensively in Darfur (60-70% of work time).
Proven ability and experience interacting with all parties while upholding humanitarian principles like impartiality and neutrality.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent English oral and written communication skills.
Arabic skills a plus.

Vacancy - Close Protection Officer - Gaza

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is looking for a Close Protection Officer.

Vacancy - Security Coordinator - Afghanistan

International Medical Corps is looking for a security coordinator with 5 years of field security experience in hostile environments and 1 to 3 years in Afghanistan. Prior experience working with an NGO and Advanced First Aid training are also required.

Vacancy - Country Security Manager - Afghanistan

CESVI seeks a country security manager for its operations in Afghanistan. Prior experience working as a security manager in Afghanistan is highly desirable. English is essential with Italian being desirable as well.

Send your CV to recruiting@cesvi.org and specify position number 41/2007 CSM AFGH.

Vacancies - NGO Security Positions - Afghanistan and Kenya

Christian Children's Fund is looking to fill a security officer position based in Taloqan, Afghanistan. Fluency in spoken and written English, Dari and Pashto is required.

CARE International is seeking an NGO security intern to work in the Africa Security Office. It should be a great opportunity for someone seeking to enter the NGO security field.

Vacancy - Security Advisor for InterNews - Afghanistan

Internews, a USAID funded media development INGO, is seeking a security advisor for its program activities in Afghanistan. It looks like an interesting position for someone looking to broaden their NGO security experience.

If you are interested and meet the criteria forward a cover letter and resume to 876-in (at) internews (dot) org, placing “Security Advisor-AF-rw” in the subject line.

Vacancy - NGO Security Trainer - Nairobi, Kenya

CARE has an opening for an NGO Security Trainer in Nairobi, Kenya. the NGO Security Trainer will provide specialized, coordinated and focused security management support and training to NGOs operating in Somalia.

Vacancy - Director ANSO - Afghanistan

Welthungerhilfe is still seeking a candidate to fill the position of Director of the Afghan NGO Security Organization.

Minimum Requirements:
- Masters Degree in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations, Political or Security studies or similarly related field
- Solid background in NGO senior management (min 1 year at deputy/director level)
- Solid donor/contract management experience (ECHO plus others) including proposal writing, reporting, modifications and budgeting
- Strong understanding of donor policy environment
- Minimum 12 months in Afghanistan and demonstrable familiarity with the setting
- Minimum 5 years in post conflict/emergency environments
- Strong international and national staff management experience
- Exemplary command of English language

Preferred:
- Experience in an inter-agency coordination role
- Solid understanding of NGO safety and security priorities and practices
- Experience in a high profile, public role
- Solid public speaking and presentation skills
- Excellent diplomacy and liaison skills
- Exemplary organization and prioritization skills

If you are interested send a covering letter and Curriculum Vitae to Thomas Gies.

For more detail on the postion go to the original ReliefWeb Post.

Urgent Vacancy - Security Consultant for Short Assessment Mission - Somalia

The Emergencies Department of Save the Children UK is urgently seeking an experienced Security Consultant for a field assessment mission in Somalia. If you are interested or if you believe you know someone who is interested, please contact David Wightwick for more information.

Vacancy - NGO Security Officer - DRC

CARE DRC is having a difficult time finding a qualified NGO security officer for Goma, North Kivu, DRC. The position requires fluency in French. Proficiency in English and/or Kiswahili is desirable. You'll also need at least five years experience working with NGO's and demonstrated security skills. If you would like to apply for the position please send me an email (there is a contact me link at the very bottom of this page) and I'll send you contact details.

Vacancy - UN Security Officer - Pakistan

There is a security officer vacancy with UNICEF in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Vacancy - Security Coordinator IMC - Afghanistan

International Medical Corps is seeking a Security Coordinator for Afghanistan. Along with the usual security officer skills they are looking for someone with one to three years experience in Afghanistan.

ReliefWeb has more details here.

Vacancy - Security Advisor - Bandah Aceh

The American Red Cross is looking for a security advisor for its Tsunami Recovery Program in Bandah Aceh, Indonesia. This is a leadership position so demonstrated leadership skills are required.

Vacancy - Regional Safety and Security Advisor - Middle East

The International Rescue Committee is looking for a Regional Safety and Security Advisor for the Middle East. The position is based out of Amman, Jordan but the incumbent will be responsible for Jordan, Syria, Iraq along with other countries as assigned.

Safety & Security Officer Vacancy in North Kivu

CARE is looking for a safety and security officer for North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Along with the usual security officer skills they are looking for proficiency in English, French and Kiswahili.

Jobs - Afghanistan and Sri Lanka

Welthungerhilfe is looking for someone to fill the position of Head of Project for the Afghan NGO Security Organization. The Head successful candidate will have overall responsibility for the project including five Regional Safety Officers and an Operations Coordinator. You will also be responsible for advancing the ANSO project, preparing new project stages and securing the required funding. In your capacity as Head of Project, you will act as the national contact person on safety issues or as a security consultant for all NGOs operating in Afghanistan.

CARE International is still looking for a Staff and Program Security Advisor for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is currently entering a critical phase of its civil conflict therefore the successful candidate will be required to have strong analytical, diplomatic, and cross cultural communications skills. Regular travel to volatile and dangerous conflict areas will also be required.

Jobs - Security - Kenya and Pakistan

Save the Children is looking for a Safety and Security Coordinator for Kenya. Given the recent rapid deterioration in the security environment in Kenya this should prove to be a challenging position.
Ref: 4458

CHF International is seeking a Security Manager for Pakistan. The position is based in Peshawar and requires experience working in the FATA region of Pakistan.
Tracking Code: 1460

Jobs - Security Specialist - Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is looking for a security specialist. The position is for 'overseas'. Consider it a surprise! More details are available here.

Vacancy - NGO Security Coordinator/Program Manager - Gaza

CARE is looking for an NGO Security Coordinator/Project Manager for West Bank Gaza. This position at the leading edge of NGO security. Its not a position for the faint of heart but the successful applicant will have the opportunity to shape the future of NGO security in Gaza. You'll lead a small security team in collecting, analyzing and disseminating security information with the intent of allowing local and international NGOs to continue to operate in a fluid and challenging environment.

If you want an easy job look somewhere else. If you want to shape the future of NGO security apply here: NGO Security Coordinator/Project Manager

Finding NGO Security Officer Jobs

How do I get a job as an NGO security officer? I've been asked that question several times over the last few weeks. I can't claim to be an expert in this regard as there was a fair bit of serendipity involved in getting my first security job with the UN. However, I have asked around a bit and I think the following advice should help anyone looking for a security job in the NGO world.

If you already have a safety or security background breaking into NGO security isn’t usually too difficult. You’ll need to concentrate on adapting your existing skills so that they more closely match the needs of humanitarian organizations. RedR’s Security Management course familiarized me with the humanitarian vocabulary and helped me recognize adjustments I would need to make in my working style. It helps to focus on the ‘softer’ side of security: acceptance vs. deterrence.

If you already have a humanitarian background you’ll obviously need to take the opposite tact. Concentrate on improving your security skills. Many NGOs offer free in-house security courses. You might also want to volunteer to be a security focal point in exchange for security training.

If you don’t fall into either of the above categories you are likely to find it more difficult to break into the NGO security field but all is not lost. Identify appropriate skills that you already possess and then concentrate on acquiring additional skills and experience. The tips below should help as well.

General Tips

Take courses – RedR offers some good security management courses. Take courses that involve face-to-face interaction. This will provide networking opportunities. Don’t limit yourself to purely security courses. Communications training, hostile environment driving, mine awareness, fire safety, and advanced first aid are courses you should consider. The trainer versions of these courses are especially valuable for security professionals.

Volunteer – Consider volunteering for a while. This will provide you with additional experience and prove to potential employers that you are motivated by more than just money.

Network – Many NGO security positions are filled by word of mouth. Try to establish good relationships with established security practitioners. Take part in online discussions. Consider writing security related articles.

Polish your resume – Make sure your resume reflects the type of position you are seeking. A resume tailored for a local position may not be suitable when applying for an international position.

Security Jobs Online

These sites should be your starting points for any online job search. Most list more than just security jobs but you can filter the listings pretty quickly to find what you are looking for.

ReliefWeb: Many humanitarian organizations post their vacancies listings here. You'll also find UN, governmental, media and academic positions available.
AlertNet: AlertNet is another good source of security job listings from multiple organizations.
jobs.un.org: If you are looking for UNDSS or DPKO security jobs this is a good place to start.
unjobs.org: This link is not actually a UN site but it does have UN and NGO job listings.
RedR: Many organizations use RedR to help them find suitable candidates for positions they have available. Registration is required.

Don't ignore the websites of the larger humanitarian organizations either. Most have job listings that include security positions from time to time.

Vacancy - Security Coordinator - Relief International

Relief International is looking for a Security Co-ordinator for Iraq. Fluency in English and Arabic is required. If you think you are up to the challenge check out the TOR here.

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