Oct 20, 2016

Regional Safety && Security Advisor , Jordan

Employer: PUI
Location: Amman Jordan
Expected Start Date: 15/12/2016
Duration:  12 months

PUI is looking for an experienced Safety and Security Advisor to support PUI country missions in the Middle East.

The MERO opened in 2012 as a support office focusing mostly on PUI missions in development contexts. Given the recent emphasis on emergency programs induced by the development of the Syrian and, more recently, of the Iraqi and Yemen crises, the focus of the MERO is now set on supporting the operational development of the ME missions and the improvement of the emergency response provided by PUI in the region.

The MERO hosts a roster of advisors aiming at:
  • conducting regular field visits for rapid responses, assessments and in-field support missions
  • organizing regular workshops and training sessions for PUI staff and partners capacity building
  • strengthening institutional knowledge building
  • Filling operational gaps.
  • supporting fundraising efforts


The Regional Safety and Security Advisor (RSSA) contributes to reducing the vulnerability of PUI staff and programs to the threats arising in highly insecure environments in the Middle East context. The RSSA serves as a technical resource to PUI missions in the Middle East, providing risk assessment and analysis, security awareness training, security management technical support, safety and security guidance, and timely advisory information.

Additionnally, the RSSA will also contribute substantially to the HQ on-going strategic working group on security aiming at defining PUI global security framework, policy, guidelines and tools. S/he will also, not before 2017, support the implementation and roll-out of the finalised policies and tools on the Middle-East misisons (And others if need be)

Reporting to the MERCO (Middle East Regional Coordinator), the RSSA is based in Amman, but spends most of his/her time in mission in the different PUI countries.

The RSSA works closely with the Desk Managers and Logistics Department at HQ level, the Head of Missions and the Security Focal points on the field.

Main Activities: 

Supporting Field Security Management
Designing and conducting Safety and Security training
Producing Regional Context Analysis and Active Networking
Contributing towards tackling apriority for the Direction of Operations for the years 2016 and 2017 : Full reshaping of PUI security management systems & tools ; roll-out and training of the ME missions.

Required Profile: 

Security Management

Professional Experience: 

Experience in the humanitarian context in higly insecure environments (min. 5 years)
Previous experience with NGOs and/or military, peacekeeping
Previous experience in the region
Previous experience as security officer / adviser
Knowledge of principles and current approaches to permissive/acceptance models of security management
Experise in designing security management plans, risk assessment table and mitigation measures, security training plan.

Knowledge & Skills
Good writing skills
Advanced knowledge of the humanitarian context


English is mandatory
French and Arabic strong assets

Proposed Terms
Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract
Monthly gross income: from 1 980 up to 2 310 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI

Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
Housing in collective accommodation
Daily living Expenses « Per diem »


Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 (for a mission longer than 5 months) and 9 months
Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months


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