Security Risk Management Advisor (m/f), Bangladesh

Location: Dhaka Bangladesh

For our operations in Bangladesh/Dhaka, we are looking for a/an: Security Risk Management Advisor

Field of activity
As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ operates in more than 130 countries worldwide. We have more than 17,000 staff members around the globe, some 70% of whom are employed locally as national personnel.

Bangladesh is a priority partner country for Germany in the context of its international cooperation. Germany was one of Bangladesh’s first partner countries after it gained its independence. Today, the two countries can look back on more than 40 years of successful cooperation. Working on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and other bilateral donors, including the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), since 2014 GIZ has focused on the following priority areas in Bangladesh:

• Renewable energies and energy efficiency
• Good governance, rule of law and human rights
• Adaptation to climate change in urban areas

The GIZ Bangladesh security risk management system (SRM) aims to reduce risks to its employees posed by the general and security environment. The purpose of SRM and its advisory services is to ensure the safety of its staff members and to provide support in order to enable them to safely carry out their development cooperation work. The Security Risk Management Advisor (SRMA) is responsible for advising the GIZ Country Director and staff on all matters relating to security risk management.

Your tasks
The Security Risk Management Adviser (SRMA) works under the direct supervision of the GIZ Country Director. In close cooperation with the National SRMA, he/she will be responsible for setting-up, maintaining and further developing the SRM.

He/she advises GIZ management on all aspects of everyday operational security risk management and hazard management, including emergency and incident response.

She/he will be asked to analyse security incidents as well as political developments in Bangladesh and collect, contextualize, and evaluate security related information. Frequent context and actor analyses as well as incident reporting will be key elements of her/his daily work. Furthermore he/she is expected to liaise with a wide range of actors, including GIZ and their partners, local and national authorities, as well as international state and non-state actors and security forces to extend the information network.

She/he will prepare risk analyses, incident reports, travel advice, regular political and security reports, and other documents as required. He/she will advise the GIZ Country Director during crisis and emergency situations. In addition, he/she will review GIZ security and crisis response plans.

Finally, he/she will oversee and implement a range of capacity development measures and trainings related to security risk management for GIZ staff members.

Your profile

University Degree in security, risk, crisis and disaster management, social science, international relations, peace and conflict studies or another relevant field
At least five years of professional experience in security risk management of development, humanitarian and/ or international organizations in fragile contexts required
Sound understanding of security and political context in Bangladesh and/or South Asia required
Excellent analytical and report writing skills. Ability to relay information and analysis in an easily digestible and accessible manner
Excellent communication and advisory skills catering to a wide range of interlocutors
Proven experience in establishing and maintaining information networks
Ability to work autonomously with little guidance
Ability to make sound, rational decisions under pressure and in critical situations
Experience in conducting and facilitating trainings
Willingness to regularly travel to remote destinations in Bangladesh
Fluency in English

Knowledge and experience in disaster preparedness and planning
Formal trainings in safety & security for development/humanitarian organizations and security risk management
Bengali language skills and good knowledge of German language
Knowledge of conflict sensitive programme planning and implementation
Knowledge of using, installing and maintaining relevant communication equipment (VHF Radio, SAT Phones etc.)

Note - formal security, police or military training and/ or work experience is not sufficient on its own without experience in the field of development/ humanitarian work.

Assignment period
As soon as possible until 31.12.2016 (with option for extension)

Our offer
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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If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 11.12.2015.
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