Security Risk Management Advisors

Employer: International Committee of the Red Cross
Location: Global
Closing date: 30 Sep 2015 
Ref: 425

Under the guidance of the Director of Operations, the Security and Crisis Management Support unit (SCMS) develops the International Committee of the Red Cross’ (ICRC) security and crisis management policy, advises and trains field and headquarters operations managers and facilitates the ICRC’s crisis response.

Based in the field, the Security Risk Management Advisor (SRMA) will report to the Security and Crisis Management Unit at the ICRC HQ in Geneva. As an advisor, they support (coaching, training, monitoring) the risk owners in the field in assuming their responsibility in managing security and safety risks. They contribute to HQ’s monitoring of the effectiveness of the security and safety risk management in the field. They may be requested to be a (short term) member of or advisor to a field Incident Management Team.

Your task

Security and Safety Risk Management
Advise field risk manager(s) on relevance, coherence, scope and depth of their risk assessment
Contribute with expert knowledge to risk identification, risk analysis, the definition of mitigating measures and the establishment of an effective risk monitoring plan
Monitor reporting, analysis and follow-up of security and safety incidents (coherence, relevance, scope and depth)
Monitor staffing, coherence, relevance, scope and depth of the security and safety risk management in delegations

Crisis Management
Advise on setting up crisis management structure in the field (staffing, procedures, tools and infrastructure)
Be ready for rapid deployments to support any field structure when needed

Capacity Building
Co-facilitate Security and Crisis Management courses (preparation, execution, evaluation)
Undertake risk assessment evaluation and/or training to operational partners (e.g. National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) regarding security and safety management
Advise on the tasking and selection of resident staff with security and safety risk management functions and contribute to building their capacity
Organise, conduct and evaluate the training module for field crisis management teams

Selection Requirements

· Formal training and/or confirmed experience in any of: risk management, security or crisis management, coaching/advising
· Proven management skills (self-awareness, decision making, giving feedback) and track record
· Strong skills in organising, analysing and summarising
· Results oriented with good communicating and networking skills
· Previous experience in delivering training
· Ability and willingness to travel extensively
· English very good oral and written; other languages an asset (e.g. Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish)
· Experience in security and safety management a strong advantage
· Driving license (must cover manual transmissions – a license for automatic transmission vehicles only is not sufficient)
· Willing to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents)

Your profile

· Confident and conscientious in advising and coaching or training others to develop their security and crisis management competences;
· Interested in improving the ICRC’s security and safety management practices and monitoring its implementation in the field;
· Skilled in analysing and summarising;
· A recognised manager with a proven ability to organise yourself;
· Willing and able to travel extensively and flexibly to field structures

What we offer
An interesting and multi-facetted job in a team of dedicated security and crisis management professionals.

Length: 2 years (renewable)
Starting date: October 2015 (negotiable)

Place of assignment and delegations covered will be decided during the recruitment process in order to best cover identified needs in an agile way and to respond to emerging situations with flexibility.

For reasons related to the institution's working procedures, in particular its principle of neutrality, ICRC personnel cannot in principle be nationals of or originate from the countries to which they are assigned.

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