Job Description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. Organizational Context The Secretariat of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is organized into four Business groups in Geneva and five Business Groups in the field, namely the Regional Offices for Africa, Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The Americas Region has a Regional Office in Panama and Country Cluster Support Team offices for Central America, Andes Countries, Cono Sur countries, Latin Caribbean and Haiti, and the English Caribbean and Suriname. The Country Cluster Support Team for the Latin Caribbean and Haiti supports Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba with two offices located in Port-au-Prince and Santo Domingo. The position is located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and reports directly to the Head of Country Cluster Support Team, and holds a Technical line management with ARO Regional Coordinator for Security and Safety. Job Purpose Support the enhancement of IFRC’s security risk management capability in Haiti under the supervision of the Head of Country Cluster support team and with the technical guidance of ARO’s Regional Security and Safety Coordinator and Regional Security Unit. Apply strategic and operational security risk management activities, constantly providing context analysis and work to ensure the duty of care at all times for all IFRC personnel and activities in the country. Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Monitor and analyze the security and threat environment in Haiti

  • Supports monthly updates for the country Risk Assessment / Register.

  • Provides content for the Monthly Security Reports to the Regional Security Unit

  • Report and advise on all security incidents and relevant factors affecting security in Haiti, as well as changes and trends in the security threat environment

  • Develop, maintain and coordinate relevant security communications structure

  • Advise delegations or field personnel regarding security risk mitigation

  • Support the coordination of the Critical incident Management structure, reporting and group

  • Monitor, evaluate, and report on Minimum Security Requirements (MSR) implementation

  • Supports the tracking of MSR compliance status across the country

  • Ensure correct field missions, briefings, debriefings and travel safety and security procedures

  • Provide information to review and update security and contingency management documentation

  • Respond to security or safety emergencies on a 24/7 basis

  • Assist in managing threats and risks on a 24/7 basis

  • Develop and maintain physical security and procedural mitigation measures

  • Contribute and advise to security and contingency plans

  • Assist and brief staff training and emergency preparedness

  • Conduct presential security briefings to all personnel (Local, Delegate, Consultants and Visitors)

  • Actively inform and advise the HoCC and enhance the Duty of Care of all personnel in Haiti

  • Support in security and safety trainings as well as emergency drills

  • Cooperate and coordinate with security focal points of the Haitian Red Cross, PNSs and ICRC

  • Support and contribute to joint security activities with Haitian Red Cross, PNSs and ICRC under supervision of HoCCST

  • Maintain good working relation with e.g. host government, Embassy security focal points, United Nations, INGOs, and other

  • Support the Security Coordinator and Security Unit by carrying out other tasks as required

Fleet & logistics Support in Haiti
  • Provide support and assistance to the Federation Standard Fleet management procedures specific to the country and fleet rolling stock in Haiti. Including support to HoCCST driver, administration, fleet reporting for Haiti, as well as ensuring all the correct use of emblems, procedures and mission order requirements, when required

  • Provide logistic support to IFRC CCST office (procurement, transport, etc.), when required

  • University degree in a relevant field

  • Professional training in security management

  • 3 years working experience in a similarly wide-ranging role

  • Familiarity with Movement and International Federation policies and guidelines - Preferred

  • Past field

Knowledge, skills and languages
  • Good understanding of physical and procedural security measures

  • Excellent understanding of IFRCs Minimum Security Requirements

  • Availability to work outside normal working hours, e.g. weekends or night hours, if necessary

  • Valid driving license

  • Valid first aid and fire safety certification - Preferred

  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural and cross-functional environment

  • Excellent reporting skills

  • Ability to work towards tight deadlines and handle multiple tasks

  • Dependable interpersonal skills and excellent conduct

  • Critical and analytical thinking

  • Understanding of Haitian context and challenges

  • Fluently spoken and written French

  • luently spoken and written Creole

  • Fluently spoken and written English

  • Good command of another IFRC official language or relevant in the region (Spanish) - Preferred

Competencies and values
  • Values: Respect for Diversity, Integrity, Professionalism, Accountability

  • Core competencies: Communications, Collaboration & Teamwork, Judgement & Decision, National Society & Customer Relations, Creativity & Innovation, Building Trust

Comments Applicants are required to submit a motivation letter along with their applications no later than the closing date. In order for us to assure a proper comparative evaluation of your application for this vacancy and to enable us to consider your profile against other similar current and future vacancies, we ask that you submit your application taking into account the following:
  • Please note that the selected candidate will be hired through a national contract of Haiti; therefore only nationals of this country or those holding a valid work permit or legal status will be considered for the post;

  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by Federation policies, procedures, plans and applicable national laws;

  • The closing date is midnight Geneva time.

  • Only those candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified.

  • The position will be based in Port Au Prince, Haiti

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