Zonal Field Security Officer

Posted almost 2 years ago by World Vision
Location Duhok Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO


To support the Response Security Manager (RSM) in ensuring that effective security measures for the Response Office programs are both appropriately planned for and addressed within the national context. Lead in the optimization of organizational security and the mitigation of operational risks for ministry effectiveness by establishing security systems and mechanisms for institutionalizing an organizational culture and practice of safety and security. Act in capacity of RSM in his/her absence.


1.     Strategy & Planning

·         Assist the Response Security Manager in Implementing the Response Office security strategy in alignment with WV security policy so as to ensure the operational priorities of the Zonal Offices are appropriately supported

·         Ensure Security Risk Assessments, Context Risk Ratings and Core Security Requirement standards, processes and procedures are completed in accordance with current Office of Corporate Security guidelines and training.

·         Provide technical leadership/matrix management of the security focal points in Zonal area of responsibility

2. Security Operations

·         Work with the Response Manager/ Country Security Manager to carry out Security Risk Assessments as required/directed.

·         Ensure Zonal Context Risk Ratings are established and updated as required.

·         Ensure Core Security Requirements are implemented in line with Context Risk Ratings for each office within area of responsibility.

·         Provide input and support to management in crisis situations and critical incidents

·         Conduct security investigations when required.

3. Networking and External Liaison/Engagement

·         Represent WV at local NGO security network meetings and ensure information from these groups is disseminated to relevant staff.

·         Build ongoing networks for sharing security information and coordination.

4. Capacity Building and Technical Training

·         Coordinate the assessment, development and implementation of the response office capacity building plan for security management based on local security risk assessments.

·         Seek to develop a culture of security awareness and monitor staff compliance.

5. Reporting and Documentation

·         Provide a regular security report to the Response Security Manager

·         Ensure that all security incidents are reported in accordance with WV Security Policy.

·         Conduct performance reviews of the field-based security focal persons.

·         Collect, analyze and disseminate security information appropriately.



  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.

  • Police/Law Enforcement Training.

  • No previous criminal record or convictions

  • REQUIRED: Confirmed employment of the security officer is contingent on him/her passing the HEAT training course within 90 days of employment or approved OCS equivalent (probation period)

  • At least three (3) years’ experience in a proven security field (public, private, and government or NGO sectors). Choose appropriate:

  • Operational

  • Strategic / Managerial

  • Experience in operating in high security risk environment/ armed conflict situations.

  • Ability to communicate well in Arabic and Kurdish (verbal and written) – particularly in a crisis situation.

  • Ability to communicate well in English (verbal and written) – particularly in a crisis situation.

  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering training.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure (particularly in a crisis situation)

  • Valid Passport and Driver License

  • First Aid qualified

  • Practical knowledge of tools, mechanisms and procedures for personal and organizational security.

  • Professional - behave in professional manner at all times and demonstrate ability to represent the organization well at interagency meetings

  • Demonstrated personal values, attitudes and behaviors that are consistent with World Vision Core Values.

  • Minimum (2) years’ experience working with UN Agency / NGO plus field security experience.

  • Radio and/or Satellite phone communications experience, operations and management.

  • This position requires regular travel between Response Offices and programming areas.

  • International travel may also be required.

  • Non-standard work hours due to the nature of the security occurrences – may be asked outside of normal office hours.

World Vision is an equal-opportunity employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcomes and supports all employees to achieve the maximum extent of their potential. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted


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