Security Risk Management Advisor

Posted 8 months ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Security, Services
Security risk management
  • Monitors the security situation and advises on short-term, mid-term, and long-term changes based on trends and developments in Erbil and bordering regions
  • Collects up-to-date security and political information through formal and informal contacts
  • Monitors road conditions regarding security in the area of responsibility
  • Maintains and colour-codes the movement map according to up-to-date security information
  • Maintains and updates mapping of natural districts; security-related (man-made) incidents; health-related risks; political, military, ethnic, and religious realities and structures.
  • Supports and enables projects to be implemented in a safe and secure manner
  • Acts as the primary security focal point for all GIZ staff in Erbil
  • Maintains the security risk management system for Erbil in line with the country-wide system
  • Conducts site security assessments (residence, office, sub-office, guest house, warehouse and etc.) and advise on mitigation measures, also support the implementation
  • Ensures all collected data are logged in a database system.
  • Ensures all policies and procedures are effectively communicated and respected
  • Supports incident and crisis management
Liaison and networking
  • Acts as the focal point to contracted security providers in Erbil
  • Cultivates a cooperative and service-oriented relationship with projects and colleagues
  • Establishes formal and informal contacts with senior actors that have or may have an influence on the process of a safe and secure project implementation
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with relevant sections of NGOs, GOs, and UN organizations; and attends the local security meetings organized by development organizations if possible
  • Establishes good working relationships with governmental bodies and senior local security authorities and maintains friendly relations with domestic security and intelligence services
  • Establishes contact networks with other relevant actors
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with informal power structures
Security briefings and advice
  • Briefs and advises the Head of the RMO on the security and political situation in Erbil whenever requested, changes occur, or fresh intelligence is received.
  • Provides safety and security briefing for newly arrived national and international staff
  • Provides regular updates to the Head of RMO to inform security briefings and coordination/information meetings
  • Records and reports any project-related irregularities and dissatisfaction
  • Immediately reports all incidents regarding transportation to the RMO
  • Drafts incident reports, threat warnings, and advisories, etc.
  • Supports the biweekly in-country briefing and RMO’s analysis products
Other duties/additional tasks
  • Supports fleet management and movement monitoring as well as colleagues’
  • journey management
  • Take on other related tasks assigned by the RMO
Required qualifications, competencies and experience
  • Decision-making capacity: Demonstrated well-balanced judgment in security management skills to mitigate vulnerabilities, threats, and risks as well as manage protection issues
  • Planning and organization: Sound organizational and management skills including a strong service orientation. Ability to plan and organize assignments with little supervision, prepared to manage and ask for support when it is needed
  • Accountability: Operates in compliance with service rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Assumes full responsibility for actions and decisions
  • Technology awareness: Willingness to use automation technology. Computer skills and basic familiarity with vehicle tracking systems are required
  • Work under stress: Professional and courteous attitude and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a stressful environment
  • Communication: Ability to provide instruction clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. A high sense of confidentiality
  • Teamwork: Ability to lead yet closely coordinate with team colleagues and superior virtually. Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender. Ability to manage interpersonal conflicts with a high level of self-reflection
  • Commitment to continuous learning: Interest in upgrading and learning new
  • skills in this professional field
  • University degree in a related field such as well as relevant security training
  • Higher education, courses in military, police and other relevant field is an asset
Professional experience
  • 5 to 7 years of progressive working experience in a similar position
  • Proven working knowledge of security risk management for humanitarian/development actors
Other knowledge, additional competencies
  • Good working knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications (e.g.MS Office, other database programmes)
  • Proficiency in English, Kurdish and Arabic
  • Well-connected and well-respected in the geographical area of responsibility
  • Excellent social skills to build further network of contacts

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