Field Safety and Access Officers
- Post Date:October 12, 2022
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- Career Level OfficerExperience 6 YearsGender Both
- Industry EnergyQualification Bachelor DegreeSalary As per Organization Salary Scale
- Number of Opportunities 2Vacancy Number Field Safety and Access OfficersLocation Paktika, Khost
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with a network of 192-member National Societies. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” The IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.
The IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of the IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.
The IFRC is led by its Secretary General, and has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Headquarters are organized into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination; (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization; and (iii) Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services.
The IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The IFRC also has country cluster delegation and country delegations throughout the world. Together, the Geneva Headquarters and the field structure (regional, cluster and country) comprise the IFRC Secretariat.
Providing technical assistance to the local office on all policies, practices, guidelines, and planning for the region’s program, operational security, and employee safety.
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Ensure adherence to the IFRC’s minimum security standards
• Develop, assemble, and implement operating procedures and emergency plans in collaboration with the senior security officer; assess, review, and update the IFRC regional office’s evacuation and hibernation plans, and make sure that all staff members are aware of and familiar with the practical preparations.
• Evaluate the risk in workplaces and homes. Keep track of the steps that need to be completed to guarantee adherence to security and safety standards.
• Conduct ongoing evaluations of the tools and the procedures that govern their use to make sure that the bare minimum requirements for security are being satisfied.
• Assist in fostering acceptance to strengthen and broaden the IFRC’s humanitarian programming.
• Establish continuing relationships with regional power brokers, local authorities, ARCs employees if necessary, and others.
• Strive to persuade interested parties to cooperate with the IFRC in ensuring that personnel and programs are secure and permitted to carry out humanitarian operations in regional areas.
• Contribute security analysis and recommendations to evaluations considering new IFRC programs in new geographical locations.
• Creation of comprehensive, needs-based programs, such as but not limited to those that provide shelter, food, non-food goods, or cash-based interventions.
IFRC Security Procedures and Standards
• Ensuring that the field office follows basic operating security requirements and procedures, and promptly notifying the supervisor of any gaps (such as an outdated list of safe havens).
• Offering IFRC workers, including program and support staff, ad hoc trainings on security-related issues as well as on-the-job capacity building.
• Coordinating with the team to make sure that communication tools, IFRC facility security measures, and emergency supplies are in place, functional, and up to standards.
• Providing assistance to IFRC employees who must report on occurrences or urgent situations.
• Make an effort to increase awareness of and support for the IFRC, its mission, and its operations in the area.
• Update and periodically review the security situation, and report to the senior security officer.
• Manage incoming TARs (Travel Authorization Requests) for both in-region and out-of-region travel and provide advisories.
• In areas where the program team is carrying out activities, conduct area, site, and program risk assessments.
Control of security personnel
• Ensuring that the IFRC guards receive the required instruction and comprehend how to carry out their tasks in a professional manner.
• Making sure the requisite guard force is present at all times at the IFRC compounds by creating the monthly guard schedule (office, guesthouses and warehouses).
• Be ready for a security orientation for new employees and visitors to the area.
• Tracking of people and resources
• Monitor all personnel and asset movements and update the Senior Security Officer and Radio Room on their condition.
General professional competencies:
• A minimum of five years of experience working in humanitarian assistance programs with a track record of successfully coordinating, planning, and carrying out security operations.
• A high school education is required, as is knowledge of the humanitarian values, code of conduct, and particular sub-sector activities related to NGO field and operational contexts.
• Expertise in cutting-edge communications technologies, such as radio, cell phones, and satellite communications.
Situation/Specific Competencies, Knowledge, and Experience:
• Training expertise; capacity to design, carry out, facilitate, and convey learning to a variety of audiences.
• Capacity to develop a thorough awareness of the different local, regional, national, and international policies, operational stances, and interactions, and to present concise, dynamic briefings and analyses of existing and developing political and security situations as they arise.
- Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals
- Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
- Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager
- A relevant education at minimum Bachelors level.
- Successfully completed the Stay Safe e-learning courses (basic and Managers) (Preferred)
- 5 years’ experience in a similar role preferably with an INGO/NGO/UN
- Field experience in humanitarian security work.
- Experience working with the military, security agencies and law enforcement agencies.(Preferred)
- Good communication skills.
- Strong analytical skills in political, socioeconomics and security areas.
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
- Good stress management skills.
- Previous NGO security management.(Preferred)
- Self supporting in computers [Windows, Microsoft Office, database, e-mail (Outlook) etc.]
- Fluently spoken and written English.
- Knowledge of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic) (Preferred)
- Good command of Dari and Pashto.
1. Core competencies: Communications, Collaboration & Teamwork, Judgement & Decision, National Society & Customer Relations, Creativity & Innovation, Building Trust.
2. Functional competencies: Strategic Orientation, Building Alliances, Leadership, Empowering Others
3. Values: Respect for Diversity, Integrity, Professionalism, Accountability
Afghanistan, Paktika, Khost
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