Security Risk Management Advisor (m/f) – Chad


Employer: GIZ GmbH
Location: N'Djamena ,  Chad
Closing date : October 18, 2015

                         ***French advert attached below as a pdf file***
The GIZ risk management system for Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, the Central African Republic and Sao Tome and Principe aims to reduce risks to employees posed by the general and security environment. The purpose of risk management and advisory services, risk analysis and risk assessment, combined with technical measures, is to ensure the safety of staff members and provide support to enable them to carry out their development cooperation work safely in conflict environments. The Security Risk Management Advisor (SRMA) is responsible for advising the Country Director and staff in the regions concerned on matters relating to risk management. The GIZ Regional Office in Yaoundé is in the process of setting up a regional risk management system adapted to the current challenges faced by the different countries it covers.

Your tasks
Under the technical supervision of the Regional SRMA, the Security Risk Management Advisor will be responsible for the following duties:
advising the regional management team and staff working on projects/programmes in Chad on matters associated with everyday operational risk management and emergency procedures;
maintaining our risk management system and ensuring implementation of the security system and regulations at the GIZ office in N’Djaména;
analysing security incidents and gathering, contextualising and evaluating security-related information;
frequent context and actor analyses, incident reporting and the adjustment of emergency procedures will be the focus of your daily work;
liaising with a wide range of actors, including project/programme target groups, local authorities, international non-governmental organisations and armed forces;
preparing risk assessments, incident reports, weekly/monthly security reports, district profiles and other research documents;
keeping staff and consultants up to date on the security situation in project/programme areas covered by the N’Djaména office and implementing guidelines to ensure the safety of all employees and consultants, in agreement with the regional management team and the Regional SRMA;
assessing static security at the N’Djaména office buildings, project/programme facilities and apartments and implementing appropriate security measures;
advising the regional management team on risk management in emergency situations.
Your profile
master’s degree in crisis, risk and disaster management, security management, social sciences, political science, modern history or a similar field, specialising in crisis management and conflict prevention;
bachelor’s degree plus relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of a higher-level degree;strong analytical and strategic perspective and proven organisational skills;
in-depth understanding of political and socioeconomic analysis;
at least five years’ work experience in the field of security and/or risk management is a requirement, experience in designing operational security procedures and
physical security solutions highly desirable;
at least two years’ proven experience working in conflict areas;
experience in the field of development cooperation would be an advantage;
excellent analytical and mediation abilities and strong written and oral communication skills (even on subjects you are not familiar with);
ability to perform well under pressure and cope with stressful situations;
excellent team-working skills and the ability to deliver a consistently high standard of service even when working under tight deadlines;
proven experience in using, installing and maintaining HF, VHF and satellite communications;proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office;
experience in the use of mapping software (GIS) and tracking solutions (GPS) would be an advantage;
high level of self-confidence and tact in handling sensitive and complex issues;
ability to communicate fluently and confidently in French and English;
knowledge of German and/or Arabic would be a plus;
willingness to travel frequently to areas where the N’Djaména office is implementing projects/programmes.

Assignment period
01.12.2015 – 31.12.2017


Information on place of assignment
Supplies are readily available in the city of N’Djaména, although Chad is not an appropriate location for families. In fact, CTO rules apply, as the security situation is somewhat tense in most of the project/programme areas. GIZ staff is subject to temporary restrictions of movement in Chad, and specific security requirements must be observed.

What we offer you
We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.

Other information
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How to apply
If you are interested, please do not hesitate to apply by 18.10.2015 online

Related downloads
Security-Risk-Management-Advisor-m_f_FR_jobad24072.pdf