Regional Safety & Security Advisor
Closing date December 16, 2015
Please note: Applicants should apply as soon as possible as PU AMI will review applications on a rolling basis.
Première Urgence – Aide Médicale Internationale (PU-AMI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organisation. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians victims of marginalisation and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. PU-AMI relies on 30 years of field experience in 50 countries in crisis, as well as on the complementarity of its medical and non-medical expertise, to adapt its programs to each context and to the real needs of the most vulnerable populations.
The association leads in average 180 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PU-AMI is providing assistance to around 4 million people in 21 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and France.
PU-AMI is looking for an experienced Safety and Security Advisor to support PU-AMI country missions in the Middle East.
The Regional Safety and Security Advisor (RSSA) contributes to reducing the vulnerability of PU-AMI staff and programmes to the threats arising in highly insecure environments in the Middle East context.
The RSSA serves as a technical resource to PU-AMI missions in the Middle East, providing risk assessment and analysis, security awareness training, security management technical support, safety and security guidance, and timely advisory information.
Reporting to the Regional Coordinator, the RSSA is based in Amman, but spends most of his/her time in mission in the different PU-AMI countries.
The RSSA works closely with the Desk Managers and Logistics Department at HQ level, the Head of Missions and the Security Focal points on the field.
Tasks and responsibilities
Supporting Field Security Management
Designing and conducting Safety and Security training
Producing Regional Context Analysis and Active Networking
Specific objectives and linked activities
1. Supporting Field Security Management
Provides support to the missions in ensuring that all SMPs are in line with internal PU-AMI Security Plan template and that all main components of the SMP are in file, according to the context.
Provides support to the missions in establishing specific procedures to train the staff and enforce SMPs.
Provides technical support, advice and feedback as each mission develops or revises Security Management Procedures (SMPs).
Conducts field security assessments examining security management issues related to staff, assets, offices, residences, field sites, projects and partnerships, and compile reports with findings and recommendations.
Visits the country missions regularly and/or according to the needs to monitor security preparedness and security management. Provides a follow-up report with clear findings and actionable recommendations after each visit.
2. Designing and Conducting Safety & Security Training
Supports each country programme team in ensuring that each new employee, visitor and country staff receives a safety and security briefing by providing a framework for field security orientations.
Creates and delivers a security training programme that reaches a maximum number of national and international staff. Keep useful records on staff training and report at least annually on training performed at all levels.
Assists country programme offices in arranging ad hoc security training workshops appropriate to security environments.
Assists in recruitment, selection and orientation processes for international and national security staff.
3. Producing Regional Context Analysis and Active Networking
Provides credible information and contextual analysis of regional security situations and incidents along with appropriate advice to heads of mission through a monthly report or on specific demand.
Identifies, creates and maintains a network with NGO/UN and other security specialists suitable for the region.
Facilitate regional NGO security coordination through networking, collaboration and coordination with humanitarian actors.
Required knowledge and skills
See attached PDF document for knowledge and skill requirement and further details.
Required Personal Characteristics
Context analytical skills
Capacity to handle high levels of insecurity on the field
Communication skills and ability to develop a network
Autonomy, ability to organise him/herself and his/her work
Flexibility, ability to adapt him/herself to changing context and various stakeholders
Ability in representation tasks
Willingness to travel (approx. 80% of time)
How to apply
Please send your complete application (CV + cover letter) to: firstname.lastname@example.org