Monitors the security situation and advises on short-term, mid-term, and long-term changes based on trends and developments in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and especially Dohuk Governorate.
Collects up-to-date security and political information through a variety of sources.
Monitors road conditions in Dohuk Governorate.
Maintains security risk mapping.
Supports and enables project implementation from a Security Risk Management perspective.
Acts as the primary security focal point for all GIZ staff in Dohuk, along with the counterpart Security Risk Management Adviser for Dohuk.
Conducts and writes site security assessments (residence, office, sub-office, guest house, warehouse and etc.) and advises on risk mitigation measures.
Ensures all policies and procedures are effectively communicated and respected.
Supports incident and crisis management.
Acts as an emergency Point of Contact for GIZ in Dohuk, and provides support to Crisis Management.
Regularly visits project sites.
Liaison and networking
Acts as a focal point to contracted security providers in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and especially Dohuk.
Cultivates a positive and collaborative relationship with projects and colleagues.
Establishes and maintains contacts across the relevant security actors in and around Dohuk.
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.
Security briefings and advise
Briefs and advises the Senior SRMA North on the security and political situation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and especially Dohuk.
Provides safety and security briefings for newly arrived national and international staff.
Delivers routine and ad-hoc security-related briefings for project management in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Dohuk.
Provides regular updates to the Senior SRMA North 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.
Is prepared to occasionally stand in as Fleet Manager in Dohuk to cover absences.
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. Willing to take the right decision rather than the easy decision.
Planning and organization: Sound organizational and time-management skills including a strong service orientation. Ability to plan and organize assignments with little supervision, prepared to ask for support when required.
Accountability: Operates in compliance with service rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Assumes responsibility for actions and decisions.
Technology awareness: 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 verbally and in writing. A high sense of confidentiality.
Teamwork: Ability to work as part of a team. 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 area such as logistics, business administration, political science.
Professional training in safety and security, security risk management, occupational health and safety, first aid, and fleet management are an asset.
Minimum of 5 years of progressive working experience in security risk management roles in INGO, GO, UN or similar organisations.
Proven working knowledge of security risk management for humanitarian/development actors.
Other knowledge, additional competencies
Good working knowledge of IT and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, Google Maps, and others).
Written, speaking and comprehension proficiency in English and Kurdish, essential. Arabic an asset.
Well-connected and well-respected in the geographical area of responsibility.
Excellent social skills to build further network of contacts.