Safety and Security Officer

Posted over 1 year ago by Qandil Swedish Humanitarian Aid
Location Erbil Job Type Contract
Salary $1,600 Sector NGO, Security
Safety and Security Officer will be required to manage and be accountable for the provision of safety and security policies, codes of practice and contribute to the Safety and Security strategy for QANDIL activities in Iraq. The ideal candidate will be required to provide professional advice to ensure that strategies are adopted using available resources to the maximum, including planning, organizing and managing the rotational work of watchmen to ensure that the work is accomplished in safe and secure manner.
 Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Report and monitor the daily security situation in the KRI and Iraq where relevant to operations.
  • Attend regular and ad hoc safety and security meetings held by INSO and other partners.
  • Coordinate the provision of the necessary security requirements to all QANDIL staff and management.
  • Supervise QANDIL security personnel, build and improve their performance. Maintain watchmen’s performance records.
  • Identify the additional needs of safety and security equipment for to QANDIL staff.
  • Coordinate with QANDIL management and other staff to maintain safe and secure working environment and suggest the appropriate profile per the operational requirements.
  • Work with Human Resources to conduct the mandatory Safety and Security inductions for the new arrivals and visiting personnel.
  • Develop a solid understanding of QANDIL Safety and Security management system and make sure that the applied policies are in compliance to Iraq and KRI.
  • Ensure all relevant safety/security information is disseminated in a timely manner to QANDIL staff.
  • Develop and regularly review all internal evacuation and emergency contingency plans and make recommendations as necessary (country evacuation plan for the expat staff, emergency evacuation, assembly/safe areas, mass casualty management and emergency communications), to develop appropriate response plans, including required human and technical resources for effective implementation.
  • Conduct as required security assessments/evaluations/threat/risk analysis (both tactical and strategic) for QANDIL and offer appropriate mitigation recommendations. Conduct these assessments in accordance with present program and Security Risk Assessment (SRA) reports. The program assessments should review the justification for program activities, identify program ‘criticality’, and what program may require enhanced security support.
  • Conduct regular document reviews of extant security plans and policies and update, edit or improve as required.
  • Conduct a joint threat/vulnerability/risk analysis with stakeholders and produce a draft document for stakeholder review and update regularly to respond to new or emergent threats.
  • Conduct regular physical security surveys of QANDIL facilities and premises.
  • Conduct an initial security training needs assessment and regular needs assessments for new and emergent threats.
  • Identify various levels of risk (risk matrix) and potential mitigation measures.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of security strategies and programme specific security procedures/standards and establish a concrete course of action for their implementation and where appropriate apply these standards.
  • Conduct regular safety/security briefings for all staff and targeted trainings for identified QANDIL staff in relevant areas (counter-surveillance, defensive driving techniques, evacuation drills, mass casualty response, hostage survival, stress awareness, operational and personal safety and security measures).
  • Maintain open-lines of communications concerning all aspects of general QANDIL safety/security with relevant partners: Governmental and Non-Governmental various security services.
  • Be guided by QANDIL Staff Rules and Regulations related to the confidentiality and secure management of internal and external safety/security information/documents.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
  • Due to the nature of the tasks included in this is position, the incumbent is required to be able to respond to any demand related to the tasks indicated above after the working hours’ time.
Qualifications & Preferred Skills
Required qualification and skills:
  • Bachelor degree in an accredited academic institution preferably in Security Management/Social Sciences, Law, Disaster Management, International Studies, Communications or related field;
  • Two years of professional experience working in security management, assessments, law enforcement, or military discipline;
  • Experience in crisis management and operating in difficult circumstances and conditions;
  • Experience working in insecure (Phase III or above) environments and demonstrated ability to support operations in insecure environments;
  • Fluency in  Kurdish, Arabic and English languages;
  • Understanding of humanitarian principles, codes of conduct and ideally, specific sub-sector work linked to NGO field operations contexts;
  • Substantial and documented, prior experience as a trainer and training skills;
  • The ability to develop, implement, facilitate and impart learning to a wide range of audiences;
  • Ability to gain a precise understanding of the various local, regional, country and international policies, operational positions and interactions, providing clear dynamic briefings and analysis of given and unfolding security and political situations when they occur.

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Qandil Swedish Humanitarian Aid


QANDIL is a not-for-profit, non-governmental, non-political, and non-religious Swedish humanitarian aid organization that was founded in 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden. Initially focusing on raising awa...

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