IFRC recruits 01 Delegate, Security
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Jobnumber: S00746Contract Type: EmployeeClosing date: 14-Oct-2021Posting Start Date: 30-Sep-2021Location: NIGERDuty Station: NiameyDuty Station StatusNon Family Duty StationDuration:5Accompanied Status:Non-AccompaniedGrade:C1
Job PurposeReporting to the Head of Country Cluster Delegation, Niamey and proving 50% security support to Dakar Country Cluster Delegation, the Security Delegate will work closely with the Heads of Country Cluster Delegations, and Africa Region Security Coordinator to ensure that the IFRC’s Minimum Security Requirements (MSR) compliance is achieved and fully implemented in the above mentioned two IFRC Cluster Cluster countries of responsibilities.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
Technical management/supportAdvise and support the Head of Cluster Delegation on security related matters focusing on all IFRC personnel and families, and assets that are under IFRC security management responsibility including PNS under Integration and/or Security Service Agreement.
Provide technical guidance in relation to security related issues in Emergency appeals and budgets, for continued operations across the cluster delegations. Guide and support the in-country security risk management process, e.g., the development of a comprehensive security risk assessment and the identification of functional and practical risk prevention and mitigation measures.To assist the Head of Cluster Delegations in creating basic security management systems and provide rapid and professional support/assistance to the various components of the mission, including but not limited to, conducting security assessments at field locations, create and maintain security regulations/emergency procedures, undertake site security assessments (as required) and provide recommendations for accommodation, coordinating, if needed, staff relocation and support to Staff Health for medical evacuations.Ensure that the operation has valid and approved contingency and critical incident management plans and to oversee the implementation of these procedures if required.Follow-up on security incident reporting and assist the HeOps in incident analysis and incident mapping. Follow up on security incident reporting and assist the Head of Country Office, in incident analysis and “incident mapping.”Monitor and analyse the security / political and socio-economic situation in the operational area and identify possible security related trends and issues that may affect the IFRC operations. Include assessments of risks of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) including sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). Update the IFRC Risk Register as and when necessary and report any changes and make appropriate recommendations to Heads of Country Cluster Delegations.Liaise with police and other security related bodies to manage security incidents.
ComplianceIn coordination with the in-country teams, to develop or update the of in-country minimum security requirements (MSR), including the relevant documentation, procedures, compliance and trainings/exercises.
Monitor, evaluate and report on the implementation of MSRs.Security clearance for deployment of IFRC staff (and integrated PNSs) across the Sahel region Job Duties & Responsibilities (continued)
CoordinationEstablish and maintain a security network of internal and external contacts and participate in relevant meetings both internally and externally, e.g. with ICRC, HNS, PNS, UN Security, INSO, INGOs, and local authorities and communities. Ensure that this security network is well documented to facilitate handover at EOM.
Keep direct focus on PNS security coordination with full advisory role to PNS under Integration agreements.Full security support to PNS under Integration Agreements in Sahel and West Coast sub-region with extended advisory role, movement control and tracing.Lead and advise PNS active in the region through formal and informal security platforms and regular briefings, map, track, register and advise on sensitivities.Assist the RSU in enhancing security related coordination with Sahel and West Coast National Societies security focal points, Security Officers to reach a level of security information sharing, engaging host NS in the process.Keep updated on risks and cases of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) via national inter-agency PSEA networks.
Training & developmentConduct security briefings for all incoming personnel (and National Society; only upon request) and provide general or more specific trainings (e.g. defensive driving (in coordination with Fleet), radio communications [in coordination with IT), guard training (in coordination with contracted guard force).
Identification – Capacity Building: the role of the Delegate will be similarly to all Africa Security positions to identify skilled and motivate National Society staff in security field, engage in close collaboration and capacity building of these staff – with the aim to establish an Africa-wide security SURGE platform ready for emergency deployments and assessment missions. Contribute to grow a new generation of security professionals and work towards the localisation of security capacities of the Region.PSEA- Provide support regarding IFRC Prevention and Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA ) Operational Manual that addresses security aspects of PSEA in training and awareness raising efforts.
EducationRelevant university degree or extensive professional qualification in security management. RequiredSuccessfully Completed the Stay Safe e-learning courses both the basic and the manager version. RequiredBasic Delegates Training Course or equivalent knowledge. Required
Experience5 years’ experience in a similarly wide-ranging role. RequiredField experience in humanitarian security work, preferably in the Central Africa sub-region and with the RC/RC. RequiredDemonstrated understanding of key principles of Civil Coordination from a RC/RC Movement perspective. RequiredKnowledge, Skills and LanguageDemonstrated success in planning, project management and reporting. RequiredAdvanced computer knowledge as user. RequiredSharing the RC/RC principles and values. RequiredAbility to work in a multicultural environment. RequiredProven ability as a good communicator. RequiredFluently spoken and written French and English. RequiredGood command of another IFRC official language (Spanish or Arabic). Preferred
Competencies and ValuesValues: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability.Core competencies: Communication; Collaboration and teamwork; Judgement and decision making; National society and customer relations; Creativity and innovation; Building trust.POSTULER