Apr 16, 2018

Security and Access Coordinator , Libya

Employer: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Location: Libya-Tripoli


IRC is seeking a Security and Access Coordinator (SAC) for its Libya Country Program, based in Tripoli with frequent travel to program locations. The SAC will work with the country management team to ensure that organizational security policies and procedures are responsive to the context, adequate and known to staff, and advise on humanitarian access processes and approaches in close coordination with program teams.

Under the supervision of the Country Director (CD), the SAC will analyze security trends, advise, update, and implement IRC’s Security Management Plan, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Contingency Plans (CPs) and risk assessments. The SAC will develop humanitarian access approaches in line with humanitarian principles, humanitarian needs, and the IRC’s strategy action plan for Libya. The SAC will conduct onsite training for staff and facilitate the development and implementation of appropriate plans. S/he will provide expert humanitarian security and access advice to all levels of IRC staff in the country office including access negotiations and mediation, context and conflict analysis, advisories, and incident management.


Safety and Security Management Planning
Provide technical support to the CD on all policies, procedures, guidelines and planning for staff safety, operational security and program continuity in Libya;
Evaluate, review and update security management plans on a regular basis. Reference and ensure compliance to the IRC Security Management Framework within the SMP and all annexes.
Work with the CD and Field Coordinators to develop, consolidate and implement operating procedures and contingency plans;
Evaluate, review and update hibernation and evacuation plans for all IRC offices and residences in Libya and ensure that practical preparations are in place and known to all staff involved;
Conduct risk assessments of contracted and prospective offices and residences and new areas of operation. Follow up on actions to be taken to ensure compliance with safety and security standards.
Undertake continual assessments of equipment, and the protocols under which the equipment is used, to ensure that minimal conditions for security are being met.
Provide and implement best possible solutions for use of equipment to facilitate communication between staff.

Humanitarian Access Management
Develop ongoing relationships with local authorities as needed and other power brokers within Libya.
Work to ensure that IRC, its mission and work in the areas of operations is known and accepted.
Work to encourage stakeholders to engage with the IRC to ensure that staff and programs are safe and allowed to continue humanitarian activities in Libya.
Lead on security assessments for new operational areas. Provide technical input and advice in assessments to consider new IRC programs in new geographic areas.
In coordination with CD, DDP, Field Coordinators and Program Coordinators, liaise with relevant security actors e.g., NGO Security Focal Point, other NGO security coordinators, UNDSS contacts, local community stakeholders, local authortiies etc.

Monitoring, Analysis and Supervision
Identify, establish and manage context appropriate approaches to assure IRC facilities are suitable secure
Compile and submit monthly security reporting that tracks incidents and trends within IRC’s areas of operation. Submit daily contextual updates as needed to the CD/Field Coordinators/RSSA/DISS.
Work closely with IRC field teams to ensure all incidents and accidents are followed up with an official written report, which is then shared with relevant stakeholders and filed appropriately. Ensure that final incident reports are provided when IRC is closing the case and that post-incident analysis is completed.
Collect and compile all security reports for IRC Libya.

Security and Access Training and Orientation
Provide the CD and Field Coordinators with a development plan that precisely outlines capacity building actions for safety and security staff.
Provide regular trainings for IRC staff on security preparedness, prevention and response. Training(s) may include Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs); Contingency Plans (CPs); Security Management; Incident Reporting; Prevention and Response Mechanisms; Communications protocols, etc.
Work with the HR Lead to review and update IRC Libya Security Information packages for new hires and visitors.

HR Management
Hire and train new security and access field staff.
Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions including staff development plans.

· Cultivate a safe and protective working environment for all staff, combining locally-led initiatives with wider organizational efforts related to Duty of Care and Safety & Security. Cultivate staff resilience, and model healthy work/life balance practices.

A minimum of 10 years of professional experience, 5 of years of which are in the non-profit or NGO sector within international humanitarian assistance programs, with demonstrated capabilities in planning, organizing and executing humanitarian security operations in the field.
Understanding thehumanitarian principles, codeof conduct and specific sub-sector work linked to NGO field and operations contexts.
Advanced knowledge incommunications technology, including, satellite communications, cell phone mediums, etc.
Strong experience as a trainer; ability to develop, implement, facilitate and impart learning to a wide range of audiences.
Ability to gain a precise understanding of the various local, regional, country and international policies, operational positions and interactions, providing clear dynamic briefings and analysis of given and unfolding security and political situations when they occur.
Regional experience strongly preferred
Previous NGO security management an asset.
Written and verbal English mandatory and Arabic Skills a preferred plus