Aug 23, 2016

Cross Border Security Manager - Southern Syria (National Position)

Employer: Relief International
Location:Amman, Jordan

Reports to: Country Director, Jordan
Duration: 12 months

Position Summary
The Cross Border Security Manager for Southern Syria will be responsible for the safety and security of all staff inside Southern Syria and Jordan. This role will be responsible for undertaking ongoing analysis of the context and developments in relation to the security situation develop and maintain up-to-date context analysis and risk assessment and maintain an incident reporting system. Maintain close contacts with all relevant stakeholders, including managing and coaching a Security Officer based in Syria, to develop a network and build relationships with key actors to ensure gathering of reliable security information. Undertake regular and ad hoc security assessment missions as necessary, in order to gather information and to analyse the overall security situation in existing and potential areas of intervention.

Qualifications and Experience
Minimum 5 years experience in security management and analysis
Considerable practical experience of security assessment, planning and implementation of procedures in the context of UN or NGO humanitarian operations.

Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences including in complex and stressful circumstances.
Proven experience of field based training.
Ability to advice and support field staff in a consultative manner.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities. Must be organized and efficient.
A sound understanding of the importance of gender.
Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
Sound understanding of Syria context, in particular relation to Jordan and cross border
Willingness to travel at short notice, and often in difficult circumstances.
Fluency in English and Arabic

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