Apr 24, 2018

Security Advisor , Iraq

Location: Iraq, Erbil
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

Type Of Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration Of Mission: 12 months

Position Summary:
Under the supervision and the direction of the Head of Mission, the Security Advisor initiates all appropriate risk management actions in the objective to mitigate existing and pre-identified risks and proposes the adequate protocoles/guidance/tools/support services, related to the safety and security, and the protection of assets in mission. S/He oversees all technical security support provided to the field in areas related to the security of staff and activities (assessments, contingency plans, scenario plannings, etc.).

Under the supervision of the Head of Mission and with technical support from the Regional Safety & Security Advisor-RSSA, the Security Advisor is a focal point for the deployment of the new security
system architecture on the whole mission.

Main Activities
The Security Advisor initiates the process of reducing the vulnerability of PUI employees and programs to the threats (potential or real) in its geographical areas of intervention/presence, through continuous context and risk assessments.
S/He serves as a technical resource for the Head of Mission, the Field Coordinators and even for the Deputy HoM for Programs, by providing risk assessments and analysis, risk mitigation measures, security awareness trainings, security management technical support, safety and security guidances, and timely advisory information.
S/He acts as Security Focal Point for PUI’ security training activities in Iraq, environmental analysis and development of security capacities.
S/He also works closely with the Field Coordinators and the Logistic Department at the field level to maintain a safe and secure working conditions proper to PUI safety & security standards.
The Security Advisor will deploy and contextualize the new safety & security system architecture on all field bases and will organize a series of presentations/workshops for this purpose.

Required Profile
Security Management

Experience in the humanitarian context in higly insecure environments (min. 4 years)
Previous experience with NGOs and/or military, peacekeeping
Previous experience in Iraq or in the Middle East Region
Previous experience as security officer / adviser
Knowledge of principles and current approaches to permissive/acceptance models of security management.

Good writing skills
Advanced knowledge of the humanitarian context
Context analysis skills
Excellent pedagogical skills
Capacity to handle high levels of insecurity on the field
Communication skills and ability to develop a network
Autonomy, ability to organize him/herself and his/her work
Flexibility, ability to adapt him/herself to changing context and various stakeholders
Ability in representation tasks

Fluent English
Understanding of Arabic desirable

Willingness to travel (approx. 75% of time)

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 and 9 months + break allowance
Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

Please send your application (Resume and Cover Letter) to: xxxxxxx@xxxxxx.com

(Email available to members ONLY)