May 9, 2016

Safety Advisor ( Mobile) , Africa

Location: DRC
Closing date: 31 May 2016

Terms & Conditions: 12 month contract, €4550 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month, global medical coverage, €150000 AD&D coverage. Projected start date in June 2016.

We are now seeking an experienced individual to join our team as an  Safety Advisor – Mobile based in Goma, DRC with frequent travels in North and South Kivu including stays in Organization sub-regional offices in Bukavu and Beni. The Safety Advisor is responsible for delivery of organization’s services to all NGO members in his/her area of responsibility and will combine a strong safety background with experience of the country context, a clear understanding of humanitarian safety principles and a flexible, outgoing personality.

The Safety Advisor position is being offered on a 1-year renewable term.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
Assist the country director with coordination, representation and crisis assistance to NGO in Goma and in the region
Travel to the sub-regional offices to support the teams and stand in for Safety Advisors on leave/in field missions.
Establish and maintain an active information network, which includes NGOs, the UN, military forces, and other national and international security actors to obtain credible and relevant safety information.
Provide NGOs with timely and credible security information and contextual analysis of the local security situation through: daily FLASH alerts, weekly incident lists and bi-weekly analytical reports.
Facilitate and lead regular NGO community security roundtables in your region of responsibility, presenting trends and facilitating discussions.
Assist NGOs in developing their own security management capacities by reviewing policy documents, conducting site-security surveys, and assisting in crisis evacuation planning.
Manage a small office team including supervising national staff and oversight of local logistics and administration.

Mandatory Requirements:
Fluent in French (both written and spoken) with excellent writing skills
Fluent in English (both written and spoken) with capacity to provide briefings
Graduate level education or equivalent work experience.
Minimum 3 years spent in insecure/conflict-affected environments.
Proven writing and analytical abilities (sample in French requested).
Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices & principles and their application.

Preferred Characteristics:

Minimum 1 recent year experience in DRC - ideally in an NGO safety role or equivalent - and demonstrable understanding of the security dynamics.
Employment history that reflects experience in both security and civilian fields.
Experience with NGO security and risk management
Experience with NGO project cycle management
Existing information networks
Local language skills.
Experience in staff capacity development and training.

Interested persons are requested to send application to 

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