Nonviolent Peaceforce is hiring a
Job Title: Country Safety & Security Advisor
Job Group: Safety & Security
Duty Station: Erbil, Iraq with frequent travel to Field offices
Administrative Line Manager: Deputy Head of Mission – Operations/Security
Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a dynamic, international non-governmental organization. We work to reduce violence and protect civilians in countries affected by violent conflict and its aftermath through the implementation of unarmed civilian protection programming. NP implements programming through the deployment of civilian protection teams to the field and is continuing to scale up to meet the growing needs in the communities we serve. Programming is founded on unarmed civilian protection and is thematically focused on protection in displacement, child protection, gender-based violence protection, and inter-communal violence reduction.
The Country Safety & Security Advisor is responsible for developing and maintaining security management and risk mitigation tools, supporting field teams to analyze and address security risks, providing country-level security information and analysis and building the capacity of staff members regarding security and risk mitigation. This position interacts with all other functions, including field-based program teams. The position includes on-site security support and capacity building for staff in field office locations.
Risk Mitigation and Management
Develop and update country Security Management plan, SOPs, contingency plans, hibernation/relocation/evacuation plans,
Work with field teams to ensure they are prepared for contingencies, including maintaining hibernation kits, setting up safe rooms, and distributing safety equipment,
Facilitate an ongoing culture within the wider team of security awareness and ownership, and commitment to the procedures and to each other,
Review and provide feedback on field site SRAs and local security rules, including ensuring these are up to date and in line with required standards
Participate in assessments in new program locations, and/or travel routes, to make recommendations regarding movements, designation of Go/No-Go areas, and required risk mitigation steps required if movements are cleared
In coordination with the DHoM S/O, review and assess risks for requests for travel to new locations (regardless of security risk level) or repeat travel to high-risk locations,
In coordination with field teams, conduct physical security assessments of current and future guesthouses, office locations, and program implementation sites. Provide recommendations for physical security improvements.
Provide support and advice to the HoM/DHoM in critical incident management
Security Information Collection, Management, and Communication
Staff Capacity Building
At least three (3) years of experience working for an INGO in a security advisory role in Iraq. Demonstrated capacity to analyze needs, develop a plan, and action the plan to completion
Comprehensive understanding of strategic, tactical, and operational safety and security risk management
Strong operational understanding of conflict sensitivity
Excellent organizational and administrative skills
Skills in researching, tracking, and analyzing security issues and trends
Excellent writing abilities – with experience writing SOPs and other security management documents, and the capacity for drafting quality documents, briefs and reports quickly
Experience in coordinating and conducting security training and leading security inductions
The ability to remain calm, focused, organized, and results-oriented under pressure and with rapidly changing circumstances
Able to balance and integrate security, the duty of care, and program needs in analysis and advising
High-level communication and relationship-building skills, able to communicate with discretion and sensitivity.
Able to build security networks and represent NP externally
English and Arabic writing and speaking fluency
HOW TO APPLY
As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete a written assignment before participating in an interview
Nonviolent Peaceforce is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff at all levels. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. However, all qualified applicants regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or age, will be considered for this opportunity.
Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector.
NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.