Publié le 02/09/2019
The Safety & Security Coordinator reporting to the Country Director (CD). She or he will develop and oversee the implementation of humanitarian access and security management systems and protocols in line with humanitarian principles, humanitarian needs, duty of care principles, and IRC’s strategy.
She or he will identify changes and trends in the humanitarian access and security environment in Niger, develop and oversee the implementation of responsive plans, standard operating procedures and contingency plans, and facilitate training and capacity building of both management and field staff.
She or he will provide expert humanitarian access and security risk management advice to all levels of IRC staff in the country office on building relationships with stakeholders, negotiating and mediating humanitarian access, contextual understanding, managing critical incidents, and providing timely advisories.
She or he will work closely with the Deputy Director of Operations (DDO) and the Field Coordinators (FC) to ensure that organizational security policies and procedures are responsive to the context, adequate and known to staff, and in line with global safety and security standards.
Working closely with the Deputy Director of Programs and Program Coordinators, she or he will help maximize the effectiveness of IRC’s activities in Niger by contributing to the design and ongoing adaptation of programming to ensure it is contextually appropriate. Where applicable, she or he will also provide guidance and support to partner organizations and ensure the capacity building of IRC staff, incentive workers, and partners with active hands-on collaboration.
Humanitarian Access Management
Safety and Security Risk Management
Networking and Liaison:
Context Understanding and Reporting
Training and Capacity Building
Emergency Preparedness and Response:
Staff Performance Management, Learning & Development:
Education: University degree in a field related to security, Management, Political Sciences, or related field, preferred. Technical degree or certification in related field with significant applicable experience.
Qualifications and Work Experience:
Demonstrated Technical Skills:
Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:
Ability to Travel: 50% travel, within Niger
Standards of Professional Conduct The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.
Gender Equality:** IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.
Working Environment: The Safety and Security Coordinator will be based in Niamey with regular travel to Agadez, Diffa and other field offices. While security in Niamey is generally calm, civil conflict is ongoing elsewhere in the Diffa region, and the area is considered unstable. Strict adherence to security guidelines is requested of all IRC staff. The Safety and Security Coordinator will be provided with a private room in comfortable shared housing in Niamey. This position is non-accompanied.
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