Job Description


Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of the Security Officer is to support the Security Coordinator to implement the security functions at an Area Office and support the program on security related issues.

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Generic responsibilities :

Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines Prepare and develop status reports as required by management Promote and share ideas for improvement Perform according to the work and Development Plan

Specific responsibilities:

Provide Technical Support to the area office on all policies, procedures, guidelines and planning for staff safety, operational security, and program in west. Evaluate, review and update the Afghanistan Security Management Plan on a regular basis. Ensure compliance to NRC Security Management Framework within the SMP and all annexes.
Work with Security Coordinator to develop, consolidate and implement operating procedures and contingency plans; Evaluate, review and update the hibernation, relocation and evacuation plans for NRC West and ensure that the practical preparations are in place and known to all staff involved; Conduct risk assessments of offices and residences. Follow up on actions to be taken to ensure compliance with Safety and Security standards. Undertake continual assessments of equipment, and the protocols by which that equipment is used, to ensure that minimal conditions for security are being met. Participation Building Acceptance to empower and expand humanitarian programming. Develop ongoing relationships with local authorities as needed and other power brokers within. Work to ensure that NRC, its mission and work in the region is known and accepted. Work to encourage stakeholders to work with the NRC in ensuring that staff and programs are safe and allowed to continue humanitarian activities in west areas. Provide security input and advice in assessments to consider new NRC programs in new geographic areas. In Coordination with Security Coordinator liaise with relevant security actors e.g., NGO Security Focal Point, other NGO security coordinators, region UNDSS contacts, local community stakeholders, Governors, etc. Development of holistic and needs based programs, including cash-based interventions and marked based programs. Ensuring that minimum operating security standards and procedures are implemented in the field office and promptly report to supervisor when gaps are present –up to date list of safe havens etc. Providing on the job Capacity Building and ad hoc trainings to NRC staff – program and support – on security related topics. Liaising with logistic team in order to ensure that communication equipment’s, NRC premises security set up and contingency stocks are in place, operational and matching required standards. Providing support to NRC staff that has to report on incidents or critical situations. Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, Emergency cash responses Ensuring that the NRC guards have the necessary training and understanding of how to perform their duties in a professional way. Preparing the monthly guard schedule and ensure that the necessary guard force is present at all times at the NRC compounds (office, guesthouses and warehouses). Ensuring that the guards efficiently and professionally control all movement in and out of the NRC compound. Reporting any problems, unauthorized absence or disciplinary issues relating to the guards to the Security Coordinator
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