Security Assistant

Posted 9 months ago by Chemonics International Inc.
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO, Security
The Iraq Community Resilience Initiative – Ta’afi (ICRI-Ta’afi) is a United States Agency for International Development Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) program implemented by Chemonics International in Iraq. ICRI-Ta’afi aims to increase stability in Iraq by supporting accelerated recovery in conflict-affected areas, improvement of the public’s perception of local leadership and strengthened the social fabric of Iraqi communities. 
The Security Assistant (SA) reports to the Security Officer. 

  • Supports the security officer to collect information about the security situation in geographic areas where the project operates
  • Collects data to support facility (offices and residences) and operational threat and risk assessments for the project
  • Distributes maintains and checks security equipment and monitors security communications when staff are in the field
  • Assists the operations staff with administrative tasks around the competition and award of task orders under the security IQS; coordinates evaluation committees and day to day coordination with selected vendor before and after a mission
  • Participates in site security assessments and reconnaissance, taking limited individual responsibility for discrete elements
  • Maintains and distributes the phone tree and emergency cascade plan
  • With the guidance of the security team, maintains and updates the Emergency and Information Security plan (EISP) and corresponding business continuity documents, providing limited technical input to the security officer
  • Provides logistic support to the security team for training, meetings, and conferences
  • Performs coordination and communications roles during an incident, emergency or crisis, pulling together needed information, contacting stakeholders, or other logistic tasks as directed
  • Other duties as assigned

  • One to three years’ experience in a security function with experience with international organizations particularly well regarded
  • Experience conducting site risk assessments and advising on security threats, especially to projects or assistance activities
  • Demonstrated ability to build, generate and leverage network connections various areas around Iraq to promote an accurate understanding of risk, strengthen knowledge of country context, and to improve project support
  • Existing connections with local law enforcement authorities, ability to build relationships and expand networks
  • Attention to detail, sound administrative skills, and an ability to work effectively with others
  • Experience providing security oversight to an international donor program desirable
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in written and oral Arabic, Kurdish and English is require

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