Security Adviser , Iraq


Employer: Norwegian Refugee Council
Location: Iraq
Closing date: 16 Dec 2015


NRC Iraq works with both IDPs living in informal settlements in Baghdad and with Syrian Refugees in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (KR-I).

Since 2010, NRC works in Baghdad to ensure that IDP communities living in informal settlements access basic services. In line with IDP Guiding Principles, NRC seeks to encourage and enable the Government of Iraq to take responsibility for meeting the needs of vulnerable displaced communities within its borders. NRC works with stakeholders at the local, district, and national level to better coordinate efforts to assist and protect IDPs. In specific areas where government service delivery is not available, NRC works directly on in-situ upgrading.

In 2012, NRC Iraq has started emergency relief programming in support of the Syrian refugees that have come to the Kurdish Region of Iraq. During late August to early September tens of 1,000’s crossed over from Syria entering the Kurdistan region of Iraq at the Peshkhabour pontoon bridge, north of the Sahela crossing point. This has resulted in numerous transit sites and refugee camps to be set up to accommodate the sudden influx (and existing) but also to prepare for future new displacements given the projections of 300,000 to 500,000 refugees will reside in KR-I by the end of this year. As per middle October 2015 there are 240,000 Refugees in KI-R registered by UNHCR. Activities focus on Wash, Shelter, GBV and Education activities in several Refugee Camps and
Refugee Urban Settlement in Kurdistan-Iraq.

Job description
Development and implementation of the NRC Security Management System at national level
Conduct Security Risk Analysis (SRA) according to minimum operational requirements (MOSS)
Minimize security risks to the operations of NRC
Support, training, control and development of security staff in all offices
Prepare reports as required
Communicate and cooperate with relevant external security actors
Train and develop staff in safety and security


Specific Responsibilities:  
Quality assure implemented security system
Advise CD on all security related matters
Ba a part of the country management team
Produce short and long term assessments and projections related to local power structures and relevant dynamics
Be the security focal point towards the Main Office in Oslo regards reporting and implementation of the main office security instructions
Advise the CD and other relevant staff about Security developments
Monitor the evolving humanitarian situation in the project regions and consider strategic and immediate responses
Undertake regular travel to field sites
Collect and exchange information with all relevant bodies (UN, NGO, authorities etc.)
Liaise on security issues with relevant external actors
Monitor, maintain and review security and safety structures, SOPs and operational guidelines
Conduct security assessment in new programme areas; assist in humanitarian emergencies and rapid needs assessment
Systematically evaluate the issue of access
Design and execute yearly security training plan as a part of risk mitigating measures

Qualifications
Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior Security Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Military or police training and experience, or formal security and program access education
Documented experience in international operations on security and operational planning
Knowledge about the Iraqi security context
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Valid driver’s license
Personal qualities
You are able to handle insecure environments
You are able to initiate action and change
You are able to empower and build trust
You have good networking abilities
You are able to work under pressure and with limited supervision.

We offer
Commencement: Janyary 1st 2016
Contract period: 12 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Two positions; one based in Erbil and one based in Baghdad
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
Application procedures and CV registration:
Please note that you are required to enter the GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for BOTH company and location
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose

How To Apply:
Apply Online , Go To : Security Advisor , Iraq