Security Manager At Norwegian People’s Aid

The vision of Norwegian People’s Aid is Solidarity in Action. We are a politically independent membership-based organisation working in Norway and in more than 30 countries around the world. Founded in 1939 as the labour movement’s humanitarian solidarity organisation, NPA aims to improve people’s living conditions and to create societies that are more just and more democratic. NPA’s international work covers three core areas: Mine Action and Disarmament, Democratisation and Just distribution of power and resources and Humanitarian Action and Crises response.

Norwegian People’s Aid is looking for an experienced and proactive Security Manager for its Mine Action and Disarmament programme in Yemen.

Wars and armed conflicts come to an end; however, the remnants of war continue to impact millions of people for decades to follow. Mine Action and Disarmament’s vision is a world where people and communities are safe, resilient and protected before, during and after armed conflict. Together with national authorities and other stakeholders, we are working to resolve problems faced by local communities caused by landmines and explosive remnants of war. Currently, NPA has more than 18 Mine Action Programmes ongoing in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Balkans and the Middle East.

Do you want to join our professional and committed global team in our mission to protect civilians from explosive weapons?

During the ongoing conflict the territory of Yemen has been heavily contaminated by landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive ordnances. The humanitarian situation in the country remains extremely complex and challenging. The Security Manager will be expected to support the programme in the establishment and implementation of country specific security management procedures in accordance with the NPA global security framework.

The Security Manager will play a key role in the successful establishment of a Mine Action and Disarmament programme in one of the most challenging countries where to implement humanitarian programming. This position offers you a unique opportunity where to demonstrate your Safety & Security skills and competencies in a particularly demanding environment.

Duty station: Yemen, Aden

In this position your main responsibilities will be, but are not limited to:

  • Establish and implement country specific security management procedures in accordance with the NPA global security framework for NPA Yemen.
  • Review country specific security management procedures on a regular basis.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance to programme security management procedures.
  • Conduct security risk assessments in order to ensure implementation of appropriate security management procedures.
  • Conduct regular visits to future NPA offices and field locations to assess security and safety conditions.
  • Conduct security training for programme staff in accordance with the NPA global security training requirements.
  • Liaise with external providers regarding security support and training (i.e. HEAT, PSD) as needed.

To be succesfull in this role you must have:

  • Relevant higher education in security management, preparedness and/or crisis management; Relevant background from international deployments in security management, police, military and/or humanitarian organizations might compensate for lack of formal higher education.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience on international posting.
  • Proven negotiation skills (internal and external) in complex and stressful circumstances.
  • Proven experience of delivering field-based training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of UN and other standard INGO security frameworks.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong writing, reporting, and situational analysis skills.

We consider it an advantage if you also have:

  • Working experience, knowledge and understanding of the cultural and political context in the Middle East and in Yemen specifically.
  • Written and verbal knowledge of Arabic.
  • Experience in a start-up of a humanitarian NGO operation.

In this position, the following personal qualifications are required:
This position requires excellent teamwork skills, maturity of judgment, tolerance for hardship and stress, leadership and integrity of character. Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts. Ability and willingness to train programme partners; proven training leadership is required. It is desirable that the candidate has working knowledge of the Arabic language or previous working experience in the Middle East.

Preferred starting date: 1 October 2021

Before you apply: We kindly ask you to carefully read NPA’s Code of ConductSafeguarding Policy, and Anti-Corruption Policy before you submit your application. If you are the selected candidate for this position you will be asked to complete and sign a Safeguarding self-declaration as well as our Code of Conduct.

In return, we offer: A position in the Norwegian Labour movement’s Global humanitarian solidarity organisation. NPA strives for diversity and gender equality and encourages candidates of all nationalities, backgrounds , and gender to apply. We aim for an inclusive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported. In addition, we are continuously working towards reducing our environmental impact in all our interventions.

We offer a comprehensive salary package which includes country-specific allowances *You will be covered by our insurance scheme. We offer five weeks annual holiday plus one additional week off for expats. NPA provides three international flights home per contract year*. We offer a 24 months’ contract with the possibility of renewal.

In general, we emphasize the importance of strong health and you will need a medical «fit for duty» attestation from NPA approved health service to take up the position.

All NPA’s recruitments are subject to donor approval and continued funding.

* Please note that salary and allowances are subject to income tax according to NPA’s Tax Policy.
** Terms for annual leave follow the Norwegian Annual Holidays Act
*** Terms apply according to NPA’s internal regulations

For more information about NPA, please see our website or visit us on Facebook or Twitter.

Please note that due to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recruitment process and/or the start-date might be delayed.

How to apply

Please apply online as instructed on this website. Due to capacity reasons we are only able to process applications sent through our recruitment portal.

Please note that screening and interviews may take place continuously and before the application deadline.

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