Apr 12, 2016

Roving Security Coordinator

Employer: Action Against Hunger
Location: Global
Closing date April 22, 2016

You’ll contribute to ending world hunger by …
being a gap-filling capacity in Action Against Hunger -USA country programs which require a full time dedicated professional.

Field deployments should be up to a maximum of 10 weeks in duration with specific tasks outlined in a TOR (Terms Of Reference) prior to departure. Typically, the country programs have ongoing high levels of insecurity. Secondary objectives include supporting security management in missions with exceptional security needs, for example during elections or other periods of heightened risk. The time off-field will be spent completing specified duties in support of Action Against Hunger -USA global security and shall be outlined in a TOR prior to the home based period. These duties may include but are not limited to the remote review and development of Action Against Hunger -USA security procedures and tools as well as leading training and capacity building activities for other missions.
Key activities in your role will include
Review existing security procedures and practices at mission and/or field level;
In collaboration with mission and/or field teams, develop a gap analysis between existing practices and standards specified in Action Against Hunger International Security Framework;
In collaboration with Country Director, develop a work plan to improve security management addressing issues and gaps identified;
In collaboration with Country Director, lead the development of mission security risk analysis;
Support, guide and mentor Country Directors, Field Coordinators and other mission staff with security management responsibilities in the preparation and updating of country-level security documents and procedures;
Support the Country Coordination team in managing the response to all security incidents;
Conduct security training for mission and field teams;
Assess risks and develop appropriate security management plans for new deployments of Action Against Hunger personnel or selection of new locations or premises;
Lead the analysis at mission level of all security incidents experienced by Action Against Hunger and provide recommendations for mitigation and contingency measures for similar incidents;
Join and/or lead any security-related discussion pertinent to strategic or tactical decisions at mission level;
Mentor/Advise (national) Country Security Officers and/or Country Directors and other key staff with responsibilities for staff security.
Provide exceptional security support to missions during scale up or scale down of activities and emergencies.
Between field assignments, provide remote support to on-going mission security management.

You’re a seasoned humanitarian aid worker
You have a Bachelor’s degree in logistics, security management, humanitarian action, international relations or a related field.
You have at least one year field experience working with a humanitarian organisation in an insecure context.
You’re a very capable communicator
You have experience designing and delivering training and coaching for international and national staff.
You are comfortable explaining complex policies and procedures simply, in non-technical terms.
You are able to succinctly summarise and analyse current field activities.
You have experience working with
Major institutional and UN donors and donor procedures (ECHO/EC, OFDA/USAID, CIDA, SDC, etc.).
Budget preparation and the proven ability to translate technical financial data into informative reports. **

How to apply

Please apply with resume and cover letter here