Security Risk Management Adviser (m/f)

Employer: GIZ
Location: Global
Job I.D: 26701
As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.
For our global operations, we are looking for Security Risk Management Adviser (m/f)

Field of activity
Minimising security risks to our staff is the highest priority. In order to achieve this, GIZ implements in its partner countries, in particular in countries with high security risks, professional security risk management systems. Security Risk Management Advisers contribute to the safety and security of our staff and operations and thereby support the successful implementation of development programmes and cooperation.

Your tasks
As Security Risk Management Adviser (SRMA), you are tasked to establish and maintain a ‘state of the art’ Security Risk Management System and develop appropriate and context specific security guidelines. In addition, you continuously collect relevant information and assess and analyse the security situation in the partner country, specifically in areas of programme implementation. You compile risk, conflict and actor analysis, incident and security reports, district profiles and further relevant reporting formats.

The implementation of the GIZ minimum security standards, establishing of emergency and evacuation plans, as well as managing the daily operational risk management are other key responsibilities. Furthermore you establish and maintain a reliable information network, including local and national authorities, national and international NGOs, embassies and other relevant governmental and non-governmental actors.

The position further entails updating staff about the current security situation as well as issuing security advice and directives. During crisis situations and emergencies you provide crisis management support to the respective Country Director and Senior Management. You will also be expected to provide advice on site security measures of offices and residences, according to GIZ rules and regulations.

Your profile

Master’s Degree in security, risk, crisis and disaster management, peace and conflict studies, political science, area studies or another relevant field
Minimum 5 years of professional experience in security risk management of development, humanitarian and/ or international organisations in fragile contexts required. Experience in setting-up and maintaining security risk management systems in the humanitarian and development context is a must.
Sound knowledge of German Development Cooperation and experience of Do-No-Harm and conflict sensitive programme planning and implementation
Excellent analytical skills and ability to relay information and analysis in an easily digestible and accessible manner
Excellent communication and advisory skills, which allow you to explain the relevance of the security risk management to both internal and external stakeholders
Ability to work systematically and autonomously with little guidance and ability to make sound, rational decisions in critical situations
Fluency in English and good German language skills. Additional language skills (i.e. French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic) an asset

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:
Starting in 2016

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:
We would like to point out that you are not applying for a specific job, but are indicating your general interest in GIZ projects scheduled for roll-out in the course of 2016.

Following the deadline for applications, we will inform you about upcoming projects, locations and specific job offers.

Please note that we can only receive and process applications sent via our e-recruiting system.

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until June 05, 2016.

Apply now