Security Adviser at Norwegian Refugee Council

Do you have an interest in humanitarian access and contextual analysis? Are you able to develop security and risk management systems and establish a strong network? NRC is looking for a skilled and energetic candidate who is seeking to move into a senior management post that will set the strategic direction for security management and humanitarian access. The successful candidate should have a keen interest in working in highly fluid, challenging but interesting operating environment.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Development and implementation of the NRC Security Management System at area level.
  • Conduct Security Risk Analysis (SRA) according to minimum operational requirements (MOSS).
  • Minimize security risks to the operations of NRC.
  • Technical management of security staff.
  • Support, training, control and development of security staff in all offices.
  • Prepare reports as required.
  • Communicate and cooperate with relevant external security actors.
  • Train and develop staff in safety and security.
  • Work closely in conjunction with the Area Manager, security & liaison staff in the field and SRO’s Risk & Security Adviser to ensure safety and access are duly factored into programmatic as well as operational planning, decision-making and implementation.
  • Develop and maintain updated security protocols for staff and operations inside Syria. Ensure that minimum compliance standards are met and that the documents are relevant to the context and updated.
  • Facilitate information management and dissemination amongst others through weekly context updates as well as ad-hoc security notices.
  • Provide quantitative and qualitative data to programme and support staff regularly and upon request.
  • Liaise with other research, analysis, and security professionals insofar as is necessary to support contextual analysis and security advice.
  • Ensure full compliance with all aspects of NRC Global and Syria-specific security and Duty of Care policies, protocols and guidelines.
  • Regular reporting to Area Manager/ SRO Risk & Security Adviser and provision of qualitative and quantitative inputs and ad-hoc assigned tasks.
  • Support area management team as well as staff on crisis management, incident management and post incident management.
  • Support, training and development of security staff in all offices.

Required Professional Competencies:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience from working as a Senior Security Advisor in a humanitarian/recovery context or in a hostile environment
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the context in the Middle East
  • Knowledge of Arabic desirable

Required Behavioural Competencies:

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Initiating action and change
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Influencing

We Can Offer

  • Contract period: 18 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
  • Duty station: Erbil, Iraq*

How to apply

Please click here to apply via our website.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

This is a re-advertisement – previous candidates need not apply.

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