Emergency Security Officer , Global
Employer: International Medical Corps
Location: To Be Determined
ER-030: Emergency Security Officer
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
***NOTE**This Position Is To Apply To A Stand By Roster For International Medical Corps Emergency Response Team (ERT).
Candidates selected for this position will be placed on the ERT standby roster and may be called when the International Medical Corps ERT responds to an emergency. This position is not compensated unless candidates are responding to an emergency response.
When catastrophe hits, International Medical Corps is often one of the first humanitarian aid organizations on the scene—providing rapid and effective aid that saves lives, reduces suffering, and promotes self reliance.
International Medical Corps has established an International Emergency Roster to ensure that emergency positions are filled in a timely manner with professionally qualified, gender balanced, geographically diverse, linguistically able and a highly motivated corps of professionals. The team includes coordinators, logisticians, doctors and water and sanitation experts. It also includes specialists who focus on protection, prevention of sexual violence and aid for rape survivors and mental health.
Emergency Response Team (ERT) members are always on standby to deploy to a crisis within 72 hours, whether they are launching into new areas or lending support to International Medical Corps teams already on the ground.
International Medical Corps maintains a roster of staff which is updated on regular basis in order to include new staff into the system. This also provides an opportunity for the existing staff to update their areas of expertise and other relevant information.
Through this expression of Interest, applicants are encouraged to submit their profiles so that their information is readily available in the International Medical Corps applicant tracking system.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Deploy with an IMC ERT during the initial response, to assess the overall security situation and assist the team in rapidly yet safely beginning relief operations.
• Travel to each site in their AOR on a regular basis to perform security surveys, insure the implementation of policies and procedures and provide training and guidance to IMC staff and leadership. During an emergency response the SO should familiarize him/her self with all non security surveys and rapid assessment tools utilized by IMC to better understand the impact this may have on any given location.
• Facilitate arrival formal and contextualized security briefing of incoming staff/volunteers/visitors, and provide documentation of such to HQ Security Department.
• Liaise with all IMC staff on a regular basis insuring the flow of reliable information and resources are provided up and down
the chain of command.
• Take an active role to build good working relationships with local authorities, NGO security coordination groups the UN and other security actors within their AOR. In an emergency response you may be the only or the first NGO security professional on the ground. It is up to you to find sources, develop relationships and when possible initiate information sharing structures with other NGO’s in the area.
• Provide weekly formal written security reports to the DGS
• Implement formalized staff tracking mechanism to ensure the whereabouts of all IMC staff/volunteers/visitors, at all times.
• Hold regular meetings with team leader to review advise and improve IMC’s program security infrastructure, actively listening to their perceived needs and giving advice and guidance as needed.
• Advise the Team Leader and/or CD regarding contracted guard services and when appropriate assist in the hiring of national staff, the acquisition of materials and the site selection for IMC offices, guest houses, ware houses etc. This should include implementation of standard facility security; access control, physical security items, guards, key control, etc.
• Ensure drivers and guards (regardless of their employment status) receive regular training and understand the importance of their role within IMC, IMC’s core values and their responsibility to the organization.
• Work with Team Leader and Emergency Response Management on all aspects of vehicle operation and management
• Insure IMC’s Incident tracking system is utilized properly and perform incident mapping and analysis.
• When directed by the Team Leader carry out investigations, and capture lessons learned to be incorporated into future staff training.
• Communicate with HQ security on a regular basis via phone, e-mail and Skype keeping the security department up to date on all issues of security management in the AOR.
• Act as a key member of the Field Incident Team, when required, during a crisis.
• Keep excellent records and logs to ensure continuity of this position for years to come.
• Receive, brief and track the deployment of HQ staff and donors to the AOR.
• Support program staff as needed and appropriate.
• Other duties as assigned.
Skills & Requirements:
• Minimum five years of experience in security, preferably in an NGO
• Ability to multitask, assess, organize and execute with minimal oversight or direction; Operate well in austere and sometimes hardship environments
• Working knowledge of Microsoft products (Word, Excel);
• Strong attention to detail.
How To Apply: