Feb 13, 2016

Field Security Officer, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Employer: IDLO - International Development Law Organization
Location: Honduras

Closing date: Monday, 29 February 2016
Type of Contract: Fixed-Term International Consultant
Duty Station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras with regular travel to San Pedro Sula, Honduras

About IDLO 
The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. We contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law. To learn more about IDLO, please visit our website www.idlo.int or follow us on Twitter @IDLOnews.

The Role IDLO

seeks a resourceful Field Security Officer (FSO) for its offices in Honduras. Reporting
directly to the Security Advisor at Headquarters and working in close coordination with IDLO's Country Representative in Honduras, this full-time position will support IDLO programs in Honduras and will be based in Tegucigalpa with regular travel to San Pedro Sula.

The FSO will be responsible for the security management of the IDLO project offices, specific duties and responsibilities include
Conduct in country risk assessments, the physical security of compounds, residences, ad hoc locations, movement, and information systems;
Draft and review Standard Operational Procedures and ensure of the implementation of these SOPs;
Establish a security awareness training program for all staff;
Develop and oversee the day-to-day conduct of the security management for office, travel, communication, tracking SOPs and monitoring, ensuring preparation of adequate responses to security incidents;
Manage all security efforts in the field to support program activities;
Provide technical security advice for the existing premises, residences and any potential new ones;
Provide security briefings to all newly arrived staff and visitors on mission;
Provide immediate guidance and action in case of emergency situations;
Liaise and advise IDLO Headquarters on all security and emergency issues;
Monitor the local and national security situation;
Provide timely reports to the Security Advisor and Program Manager as per IDLO's internal procedures;
Liaise with local law enforcement, United Nations, diplomatic and international organizations, private security firms;
Work in collaboration, with IDLO security staff and/or contracted security provider, to deliver a secure working environment for the mission;
Assist in setting up IDLO offices; and
Provide logistical support as per directive of the senior representative or HQ.

seeks a Field Security Officer with a genuine interest and passion for the Organization's mission.

The ideal candidate will have


Master's degree in Social Sciences or related technical fields such as the military or the police academy as well as relevant military or police training courses with emphasis on operational planning Work experience
A minimum of 10 years of professional experience with law enforcement, military, intelligence, public or private security organization and in a similar position for an international organization is required.
At least 5 years of experience working with the United Nations or an international NGO in security management.
Extensive experience in hardship locations is required.
Experience working in Honduras or the Latin American region is an advantage.
Broad-based experience in performing rigorous analysis to produce policies, reports or other operational recommendations that are rooted in accurate data and strong forecasts.

Fluent in written and spoken English and Spanish is essential.

Specific knowledge, skills and competencies
Demonstrated knowledge of the development of security policies and procedures consistent with operations in a high risk environment.
The ability to develop detailed security advisories, reports and notifications for senior management in country and the Security Advisor at Headquarters.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
A self-starter, able to identify improvements to working practice, make recommendations and implement change.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work constructively with several internal service departments.
Proven ability to develop and foster working relationships across a globally based organization.
Proven ability to see through tasks set and deliver results.
Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to IDLO's mandate.

The selected candidate should be available to start immediately.


IDLO offers internationally recruited Consultants a Competitive remuneration and benefits package in terms of salary, medical Insurance, annual and sick leave.


All interested applicants are encouraged to apply via www.idlo.int/jobs and submit the completed IDLO Personal History Form (PHF), resume and cover letter. IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome and encourage diverse applications.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the staff member assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

The Director-General of IDLO reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the recruitment to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Application deadline is February 29, 2016