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 social fabric of Iraqi communities.
The Security Assistant (SA) reports to the Security Officer.
The position is based in Erbil-Iraq
Supports the security officer to collect information about the security situation in geographic areas where the project operates, and staff travel within the KRI.
Collects data to support facility (offices and residences) and operational threat and risk assessments for the project in the KRI.
Tracks international travelers’ arrival and departures updating and serves as a primary point of contact for travelers.
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
Conducts KRI physical and mobile security assessments with close oversight by supervisor.
Schedules and conducts all office safety and security equipment checks. Serves a point of contact with office and residence building security management for operational and admin issues.
Develops and maintains relationships with KRI law enforcement, JCC, and other officials in order to enable project operations and activities within the KRI.
Maintains and distributes the phone tree, emergency cascade plan, staff contact lists, international travel
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 security team for trainings, 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, Kurdish and English and Arabic is not required but preferred.
Equal employment opportunities:
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
Contract period: 12 Months with possibility of extension
Salary: The salary of this position falls under band FSN-04
Selected candidates will be vetted.
Chemonics Iraq offers a fair, competitive, and transparent recruitment process. We are promoting the health and well-being of our staff and their loved ones. We are just as committed to creating an environment that encourages professional learning and growth. Our benefits include:
Health insurance for its full-time fixed-term employees and their dependents (spouse and children) at no additional cost. The health insurance Chemonics provides is an exclusive package with wide network in different cities within Iraq. The employees and their dependents can visit hospitals and receive treatments with no payment.
Life insurance for the employee at no additional cost
Resilience Support Program at no additional cost
Annual professional development fund for approved trainings for each employee.
Online platforms for language and technical skills development (Mango Languages and Degreed)
Contribution to Social Security scheme.
Due to high number of applicants only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications are due by January 13, 2020