Security Advisor , World Service

Employer: Lutheran World Federation
Location: Global
Closing date: 09 Oct 2016

Contract duration: 1 year, with a possible extension

Work time: 60 – 100% 

Line manager: LWF Global Security Adviser in Geneva .

Purpose of the position
The Security Advisor is responsible to provide support and advice to LWF World Service country programs with the aim to effectively implement the LWF Safety and security policy and procedures in the field.

He/she will play an active role in increasing safety and security awareness within the LWF through providing advice to LWF Country Programs in strategic understanding of security management and security related risks for LWF program operations and staff security.

Required Qualifications
• Minimum Bachelor degree in social sciences, security or related discipline, security training in a military or police background, a certificate of good conduct. • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments and with multicultural teams from different locations. • Ready for extensive travel in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Central America to various LWF country offices. • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database/mapping systems. • Applicants are required to be in sympathy with the core values of our organization.

Knowledge, skills and experience 
• At least 5 years’ experience in a similar position working with (I)NGOs. • Security management experience in international humanitarian, military or police setting. • Excellent planning, organization, coordination, communication and reporting skills, with the ability to prioritize and deal with diverse tasks and responsibilities. • Strong analytical skills. • Security briefing experience and skills • Solid training skills and the ability to develop and implement successful security trainings Familiarity with the ACT Alliance basic security training package is an asset.

Language Skills • Advanced verbal and written English required. • Working level of French is a strong asset. • Spanish and/or Arabic would be an asset.

Main duties

• Provide necessary support to LWF Country Programs and LWF Security Focal Points (SFP) in security risk management and the implementation of the LWF Country Security Plans (CSPs); • Intensive travel to LWF Country Program (focus on medium to high risk countries) and field sites to support LWF SFPs and teams in risk assessment, risk mitigation measures and safety and security training • Provide security advice during incidents or increased insecurity and analyze data and share with LWF and other NGOs, as appropriate • Assess program activities and their impact on staff security and make recommendations to reduce staff vulnerability • Plan and conduct contingency planning exercises, drills and simulations at Country Program level to build capacities and increase awareness in security risk management, crisis management and incident response handling • Planning and provision of basic safety and security training for LWF staff in close collaboration with other ACT Alliance members. • Report on findings and design necessary improvements. • Enhance security of LWF World Service field staff through appropriate briefing, coordination of training, and support of individual staff members; • Provide timely and credible security information and contextual analysis/risk assessment of new and existing LWF CPs. • Provide advice to the Crisis Management Team in Geneva and the LWF local crisis management teams in the LWF Country Programs • Monitor the security environment and make recommendations to adjust the security policies and procedures accordingly. • Establish and maintain active in strategic networking in order to profit from information /skills/tools sharing and to contribute to sector learning (e.g. EISF, INSO, ACT Alliance Safety and Security Community of Practice, NGOs, the UN, military forces, and other national and international security actors) • Comply with and promote relevant LWFs policies such as Child Protection, the LWF staff Code of Conduct and the complaints handling procedures