Nov 2, 2015

Security Coordinator , Syria

Location: City: Antakya, Province: Hatay, Turkey 
Closing date: 16 Nov 2015
Starting date: ASAP

PAH in Syria is looking for a new Security Coordinator.

Provide efficient security and safety support to PAH’s programmes in Syria including the safety and security of all PAH staff;
Ensuring compliance with PAH’s security policies and SOPs;
Contribute to the development and updating of the Contingency & Security Plan, collecting contributions from the field teams, and submitting it to the HoM’s review;
Set up the Security & Safety Plan, in particular putting in place the necessary systems and equipment (Communication equipment, Vehicles, Stocks, etc.);
Implement the security & safety measures decided by the HoM;
Work closely with the HoM;
To organize regular briefings to all staff;
Conduct regular threats and risks assessments, identify and implement appropriate risk mitigation measures for all operational areas;
Conduct periodic appropriate security assessments of premises and equipment and advice on shortfalls in security preparedness with recommend improvements and solutions;
Provide timely and accurate security advice to PAH Coordination and disseminate crucial security information to all staff;

What PAH requires:
Degree in Political or Social sciences, Security/ Protection Management, or a related field. However, a diploma backed by strong relevant technical experience in security analysis & risk management will be also considered;
Three years relevant experience of working in a conflict/post-conflict or crisis environment with International NGOs;
Knowledge and understanding of the Acceptance approach to NGO Security management (Essential);
Work experience/ knowledge of Syria will be an asset;
Established contacts and networks in the region (Desirable);
Strong analytical as well as conceptual skills;
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective work relations at all levels;
Very strong command of English (oral & written);
Knowledge of Arabic language will be considered as an very big advantage;
Excellent communication skills/ computer literate/ VHF radios;
Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines;
Good team player;
Strong sense of responsibility.

What PAH offers:
Monthly salary with possibility to be increased on the basis of obtained results/regular evaluation of performance of accomplishment of tasks/ work;
Flight ticket every 3 month from your nearest airport to Antakya with your leave of 10 days;
Contribution of 4,000 USD for your Insurance on the basis of annual rate;
Free accommodation in the PAH premises in Antakya and in the field;
Possibility of the R&R after 6 weeks of work in the field (5 days of working days with allowance of 800 USD for going abroad in the region ). This will be confirmed and decided by HoM with you.

How to apply:
If you are interested in this position please send your resume (no longer than 4 pages) to:   indicating “Security Coordinator Syria” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Closing date for applications is Monday 16th November 2015.
Please note, that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

What PAH is about:
Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) is a non-governmental organization consisting of people who want to make the world a better place. For over 20 years, we have been providing relief in big and small emergencies worldwide alongside with running missions in several countries in crisis. Our interventions – of both humanitarian and development character – have been carried out in 44 countries so far. We concentrate on ensuring sustainable and stable development of regions suffering the consequences of war and/or natural disasters. We possess long-standing expertise in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), but also implement projects in Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), as well as Nutrition and Education. For more information, please refer to

PAH in Syria:
For over two years Polish Humanitarian Action has been involved in projects addressed to people from Idlib and Hama regions, reaching with help to over 640 thousand people. PAH first humanitarian intervention in that area of Syria was in March 2013. Since October 2013 we have established permanent field mission in Turkey with fully operational office in Syria. Currently we undertake the following projects: water and sanitation (we supply water, we rebuild pumping stations), food (we supply food and cooperate with local bakeries), emergency sets (blankets, bowls, clothing) and distribution of medicines.