Regional Security Officer for Africa

People in Need

People in Need is recruiting a Regional Security Officer for Africa, to be based in Luanda, Angola.

  • Security Management Plans
  • Responsible for regular revision of PIN security management plans–Standard Operating Procedures, Contingency Plans, Crisis Management etc
  • Revision of Local Partners‘ Security Management Plans
  • Creates program specific security plans – distributions, cash for work, working in camps and hosting communities etc
  • Implementation partners
  • Responsible for reviewing and strenghtening security setup of PIN implementation partners
  • Incidents and Crisis Management
  • Member of Incident Management Team
  • Responsible for security incidents follow up and lessons learned
  • Human resources
  • Member of Country Management Team, leading body for due diligance and duty of care standards
  • Responsible for professional development of members of Security Dept
  • Maintain close cooperation with Programs and Support departments
  • Organize internal and external trainings for PIN staff and partners
  • Analysis and Assessments
  • Conduct contextual security assessments and analysis
  • Provide regular risk/ threat assessments and propose the implementation of measures to manage or mitigate them
  • Regularly monitor ongoing threats and developpment and predict possible outcomes Others
  • Liaise with NGO Security Coordination agencies, Alliance 2015 and other partners
  • Establish and maintain information network to be able to provide verified information and early warnings
  • Regular reporting to Country Directors, HQ and Donors
  • Financial management of security budget
  • University degree in relevant subject
  • At least two years of experience with security management in volatile contexts
  • Experience working in complex and challenging environments desirable
  • Previous working experience from African contexts
  • Rigorous and with high attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and prescience skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Well-developed participatory planning skills and training skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm despite setbacks, managing and meeting deadlines
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness and willingness to travel to remote places in the field, maintaining good relationships with all members of staff
  • Full and clean driving licence
  • Empathy with the values of People in Need
  • Fluent in English and French (Portuguese is advantageous)
  • Flexible and challenging working environment with room for personal growth
  • Starting salary defined by PIN salary scale (approx. 2 600 – 3 300 USD commensurate with experience including per diem)
  • 5 weeks leave per year, with flights home paid 2 x per year
  • R&R leave (DRC/SSD) according to time spent within the locations
  • In country accommodation, medical insurance, medical and psychological helpdesk support
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
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  • Published 01.02.2017
  • Expires 25.02.2017
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