Action Against Hunger

Safety & Security Manager

Action Against Hunger

Job Description

Objective 1: Collect, analyze and disseminate the security and context evolution information: - collection of information:
  • Create and maintain a network of contacts (INGOs and NNGO’s, Embassies, Civil Society, etc.)

  • Follow up the international, national and local media.

  • Systematic organisation of the security and context evolution security information, particularly the one related to the one that could affect the ACF – Spain mission.

  • Keep an incident data base.

  • Create and maintain a Mapping representation system of the security and context evolution information.

  • Prepare reports and/or make presentations on security context Analysis and (in)security developments.

  • Identify, investigate, or resolve security breaches.

- Representation.
  • Assist to the regular and ad hoc meetings related to security (UNDSS, OCHA…).

  • Organise and conduct security meetings with relevant actors in the intervention area.

  • Meet and inform local stakeholders to promote ACF – Spain’s values and principles as part of the acceptance strategy.

- Information analysis:
  • Analyse the security data base in order to anticipate the possible evolution of the conflict as well as the tendencies related to the risks.

  • Analyse the information collected and put them in perspective with the evolution of the context.

  • Collect and analyse security data to determine security needs, security program goals, or program accomplishments.

- Dissemination of information.
  • Update the Log Coordinator and rest of relevant coordinators about the security situation.

  • Update the mission team with the most relevant security related information.

  • Prepare a weekly, monthly and year security report related to the evolution of context and incidents.

  • Prepare and disseminate the relevant security alerts and warnings.

Objective 2: Evaluate, mitigate and follow up the security related risks:
  • Monitor and evaluate on a regular basis the security risks within the mission.

  • Evaluate the risks of the locations where ACF – Spain is working (included premises and programs).

  • Propose the specific security rules for the mission, bases and activities in order to reduce the risk identified.

  • Take the necessary measures for the reduction of the exposure to the threats (protection).

  • Take the necessary measures for the reduction of the impactTake the necessary measures for the reduction of the threats (acceptance).

  • Support the heads of project for the identification of the relevant actors important for the security management in the areas of work.

  • Validate staff field movement from security point of view. Work closely with the other departments on monthly and weekly planning of staff movement and travel to the field.

  • Identify the external resources, according to the needs for training, decrease of vulnerability and impact.

  • In case of incidents, prepare or support the preparation of incident reports and transfer them to the relevant persons in the mission and HQ. Will also oversee the follow up of the incident in the decisions and recommendations.

  • Conduct physical examinations of property to ensure compliance with Security Policies and regulations.

  • Plan security for special and high-risk events.

Objective 3: Train and sensitize the team on security issues.
  • If necessary, recruit and train a security assistant for the support in the security management of the mission.

  • Train the team (national and international) in security related issues according to their responsibilities, keeping particularly in mind the acceptance strategy

  • Brief and debrief the team on security related issues.

Objective 4: Implementation update and constant follow up of the security management tools.
  • Prepare a Security Plan according to the methodology and formats described in the AAA – Spain’s Logistics Kit.

  • Assure the constant monitoring and follow up of the security plan.

  • Make sure the security plan is known by all staff in accordance to their profile.

  • Make sure the plan is always updated and validated (duty of care).

  • Develop budgets for security operations.

  • Order security-related supplies and equipment as needed.

  • Assist in Emergency management and contingency planning.

  • Develop, arrange for, perform, or assess protection awareness activities to reduce security risks.

Do you meet the profile required criteria?

  • Political Science or Law or Statistic or any other related field

  • International Humanitarian Law, Security management, Logistics, Disaster Risk Management, Duty of Care, Compliance.

  • 5 years, Verbal and written communication skills, Professional personal presentation, Customer service orientation, Information management, Organizing and planning, Attention to detail, Initiative, Reliability, Stress tolerance

  • Humanitarian sector knowledge: is a must

  • Action Against the Hunger knowledge: Preferable

  • Languages: English and Arabic

  • Mobility (national/ international): Based in Damascus with the possibility to travel within and outside of Syria

Our remuneration package:

We offer immediate incorporation to a dynamic international network with the following remuneration package:
  • Formal work contract: 12 months

  • Base: Damascus

  • Excellent remuneration package

In addition:
  • Guest House or similar accommodation covered by the organization

  • Travel costs to and from the mission.

  • Expat Health, repatriation, travel and life insurance covered by the organization

  • Extra per month and per child (Under 18 years old): from 100€ to 225€ monthly (according to standard list of Action Against Hunger -Spain).

  • Break: additional rest period, including travel cost to a reference area and economic help of 215€.

  • 25 working days of paid leave per year.

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