Regional Security Coordinator, Bangladesh

Employer: IFRC
Location:Dhaka
Closing date November 16, 2016

Job Purpose

To coordinate effective security processes and procedures that aim to further improve the Federation’s overall security management in the region, country cluster support teams, country offices and partner National Societies working or operating under the Federation’s security umbrella. Provide security advise to AP NS. To maintain external relations and information sharing with ICRC, AP NS, UN and other organisations and institutions in Asia Pacific, in order to obtain security relevant intelligence and to build security networks.
The Security coordinator is accountable, on behalf and under the direction and guidance of the deputy regional director, for ensuring that the minimum security requirements (MSR) are implemented and enforced and that the responsible colleagues are supported in the implementation of the MSR and the establishment of effective security procedures.
Coordinate effective security processes and procedures that aim to further improve the Federation’s overall security management in the region, country cluster support team and National Societies working or operating under the Federation’s security umbrella.
Provide security advise to AP NS who are requesting security guidance.
Advise IFRC heads of CCST and CO in the recruitment of national security officers and coach these security officers.
To maintain external relations and information sharing with ICRC, UN and other security relevant organisations and institutions.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
Monitor and analyse the security situation in Asia Pacific and identify security related trends and issues that affect the components of the Red RC and RC movement and its staff, volunteers and the population which is supported by the AP NS.. Advise senior management in the Federation and PNSs on required changes to operations and procedures to address identified trends and issues.
Disseminate regular security situation analysis report to Federation and PNS personnel and the Security Unit in GVA. Provide guidance to nationally recruited security advisors in the provision of regular security analysis and reports.
Establish and maintain internal and external security related contacts and participate in security meetings internal to the movement and with UN agencies, local authorities and other organisations and institutions as required.
Undertake security assessment missions of Federation operations according to the needs and as directed by the deputy regional director to ensure compliance with the Federation’s Minimum Security Requirements (MSR). This includes Office, Residential and Site security coordination, as well as contact and liaison with security service providers.
Advise and assist Federation managers and PNSs in the development of appropriate security plans and procedures in accordance with MSR. Disseminate and promote the various Federation security tools and initiatives in the Zone such as the Stay Safe handbooks, Volunteer Stay Safe booklet, and the two security e-leaning modules.
Advise field managers on coordinating actions required to deal with security sensitive situations and if required the management of critical incidents.
Follow up on security incident reporting and assist the Operational Field Managers in the region in incident analysis and country specific “incident mapping”.
Coordinate briefing and/or training sessions for delegates and Federation and NS employed national staff in both basic security awareness and technical security related areas, as well as defensive and 4X4 driving, radio communications, fire drills and use of firefighting equipment.
Manage the development of the Federation national security officers and in conjunction with the deputy regional director coordinate a professional development programme to enhance the Security Officers’ security management knowledge and capability.


Education

Relevant university degree or extensive practical experience is preferred;
Post graduate qualifications or relevant working experience;
Advanced security training;
Basic Delegates Training Courses (Impact) or equivalent knowledge.


Experience
At least 5 years management experience in a similarly wide-ranging security role;
Field experience in humanitarian work;
At least two years’ experience working in a RC/RC National Society or another voluntary organisation is preferred;
5 years management experience in a similarly wide-ranging role.
Knowledge, skills and languages
Demonstrated success in planning, project management and reporting;
Advanced computer knowledge as user;
Sharing the RC/RC principles and values;
Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
Proven ability as a good communicator;
Fluently spoken and written English.

Competencies and values
National Society Relations
Professionalism
Diversity
Accountability
Communication
Innovation
Professional Mastery
Building alliances
Influencing
Teamwork

Application

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