Aug 12, 2016

Middle East Security Manager

Employer: Tearfund
Location: Based in: Iraq (supporting Tearfund projects across the Middle East)
Closing date: 25 Aug 2016

Start date: Early October 2016
Contract length: 6 months (with possible extension)

Are you experienced in security management in insecure environments? An exciting new opportunity has arisen within our Middle East Programme for a Security Manager.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in a security management or advisor capacity in highly insecure regions. You should be able to provide strong and clear advice and recommendations to key decision makers, through the analysis and review of a changing security context.

It is essential that the successful candidate has considerable experience engaging with the NGO and UN Cluster system and is able to rapidly familiarize themselves with the various information sources available. The candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills and be a strong negotiator and problem solver. Experience in delivering team training is essential.

Tearfund is a faith based organisation and applicants must share our statement of faith. We would expect applicants to be able to demonstrate a clear and specific desire to work in this country. All posts involve potential contact with children and the recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues.

Please note: Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Interior has issued new rules prohibiting residents from 10 countries entering the Kurdistan Region, even if they have a valid visa.

The ruling means Kurdistan Region visas will not be issued to people from the 10 countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda, Senegal and Congo. Residents will not be allowed to enter the Kurdistan Region, even if they have secured a visa from an Iraqi embassy or consulate.

Therefore we are unable to consider applications from the nationals of the above countries until further notice.