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  • Posted: Jun 18, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • IFDC, established in October 1974, is known for its expertise in fertilizers that service developing countries.
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    Country Security Officer

    Job ID: 20120620

    Job Type: Full-Time / Regular


    • Responsible for the set-up and implementation of in-country operational security risk management.

    Main Responsibilities And Tasks

    Communication & Reporting:

    • Communication is the main pillar of security; ensure always to maintain solid communication with staff, partners, other NGOs and other stakeholders and value any information, even based on rumors and pass to Country Representative;
    • Ensure staff members and visitors are always updated on security situation in the country - by e-mail, SMS, or other communication systems.
    • Ensure that communication tools and equipment are functioning well and in working condition;
    • Ensure that communication material is available and fully charged;
    • Never relay on a single communication network, have 2nd or even 3rd means of communication;
    • Coordinate with Local partners and other relevant stakeholders;
    • Attend relevant (INSO and/or other) security meetings after approval of Country Representative;
    • Update Country Representative on security situation in the field;
    • Provide security briefings and debriefings to newcomers, travelling staff and others;
    • Provide minutes of meetings to relevant stakeholders;
    • Compile a monthly security report and analysis;
    • Write regular security management reports with situational analysis and recommendations;
    • Ensure that IFDC’s Country Security Plan is relevant and updated as appropriate and that all staff members and visitors know their roles and responsibilities.

    Staff, Program & Premises Safety & Security:

    • Monitors staff and visitor adherence to the Country Security Plan;
    • Actively involved in support to and follow-up of security incidents;
    • Acts as coordinator in the Local crisis Response Team (LRT);
    • Ensures updated risk assessment of program locations and related mitigation measures;
    • Take appropriate security/safety measurements to limit and mitigate the security/safety risk and damages of IFDC premises;
    • Secures IFDC premises and personnel and ensure monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting office compound, equipment, and access points and entry gates;
    • Ensures IFDC compound is safe and secure, and maintained to prevent unauthorized entries;
    • Ensures security guards are well aware of and equipped to their responsibilities and present 24/7 on duty;
    • Monitor on regular bases and ensure IFDC premises are well equipped with fire extinguishers, first aid kits, hibernation kits and emergency contact list;
    • Monitor on regular basis and ensure security guards have access to basic security equipment (torch, mobile phone + charger and credit and IFDC emergency contact list).
    • Ensure there is safe area for fleet parking, drivers alerted for any evacuation in an immediate notice;
    • Conduct a security assessment of IFDC new premises before IFDC goes with contract signatures;
    • Identify an exit route and arrange transportation and safety measurements to evacuate staff – in case the situation turns into violence;

    Transport & movement Safety & Security:

    • Coordinate staff movement in the field – in coordination with Security Focal Point and Country Representative;
    • Ensure all vehicles equipped with updated fire extinguishers, first aid kits and IFDC emergency numbers, if not, inform NAFO/Security Focal Point to update;
    • Ensure all cars seat belt are working and staff members are following the safety instruction;
    • Monitor with Logistic team support the car movement and speed limit of the vehicles in IFDC with the GPS tracking system;
    • Organizes relevant permits, together with Country Representative and NAFO.

    Capacity building:

    • Ensure all staff members and visitors are aware of IFDC Country Security Plan and other internal safety & security documents;
    • Identify needs for Safety & Security training for staff (both national and international);
    • Organize Safety & Security training in order to get full awareness and compliance to the in-country safety & security situation, risks, and mitigation measures.

    Expected Profile

    • The ideal candidate should have a background in a relevant Safety & Security field, with a minimum of 2 years of experience working as an NGO security officer.
    • Should demonstrate previous experience with NGO security and/or project management.
    • Should demonstrate understanding of NGO safety practices and principles and their application.
    • Should demonstrate experience of effective contacts with national and local authorities, non-state actors and military forces.
    • Should be willing and ready to support the IFDC team in designing and implementing the appropriate risk reduction strategy (acceptance, protection, deterrence) especially for remote field locations.
    • Ability to write good quality reports and a Country Security Plan.
    • Has a proven ability to work across multiple technical areas simultaneously, supporting multiple staff members.
    • Has expertise in responding to security incidents, conducting security assessments establishing a Country Security Plan (policy & procedures).
    • A collaborative colleague, able to create a shared vision of security with the country team.
    • Ability to help Country Representative, Security Focal Point, and other team members in learning regarding Safety & Security issues.
    • Has a network of security contacts and information sources in order to gather information on emerging events and trends quickly and accurately.
    • Able to spot trends and keep IFDC Global Security Manager informed about country risks and support needs.
    • Knowledge of / insight in the country (security) context.


    • Willing to travel up to 50% of time.

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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