Regional Security Coordinator , Africa

Location:Yaoundé , Cameroun
Closing date: 23 Sep 2015

Job Description:

In order to facilitate and to maximise the impact of the humanitarian operations financed by the European Union and of the EU civil protection activities coordinated by the European Commission in West Africa, the expert will be appointed to the post of humanitarian Technical Assistant (T/A) as Regional Security Coordinator (RSC) by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection - ECHO.

The RSC will be based in Yaoundé, Cameroon and will be required to carry out regular missions to assess the security and safety situation in DG ECHO’s operational areas. Consequently the RSC may be called upon to carry out missions linked to her/his specific responsibilities to other regions or to Brussels, if the need arises.

He/she will contribute to develop DG ECHO’s security and safety policy and procedures and will contribute to the enforcement of this policy and procedures in his/her area of responsibility, in close coordination with DG ECHO Brussels. In particular, the RSC has a supporting role in the field and will put at disposal of DG ECHO his/her expertise and technical qualifications to improve the safety and security of ECHO operations, staff, assets and information.

He/she should also be prepared to react to a current or evolving crisis in another country/region following a request by DG ECHO Brussels.

Qualification requirements:
Language requirements: a very good command of French and a good command of English are required. Other languages are an asset.

The candidate should have at least 6 years experience in the security domain, including 2 years in security of humanitarian operations or UN operations.

Previous experience in Africa, particularly in French-speaking countries of West Africa, is a strong asset.

How To Apply:  
Interested candidates should send their application to