• Vacancy at Action Against Hunger

  • Posted on: 19 January, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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    ensuring that mission safety & security issues are effectively addressed, thereby allowing project teams to focus on their work tackling the root causes of hunger in Nigeria. You will work closely with the Country Director, Field Coordinators & Logistics Coordinator on all aspects of the mission’s safety & security management.  

    Safety and security expert

     

    Key activities in your role will include:

     

    • Collecting & analyzing security information from a range of local & international sources, & representing ACF at security related meetings. Conducting risk & threat assessments whenever the context changes.
    • Working closely with the Field Coordinators to define & evaluate the security rules & procedures for their projects & bases.
    • Developing contingency plans to minimize each risk identified for the mission.
    • Conducting safety & security briefings for all visitors & new staff when they arrive on mission. Ensuring that copies of all security rules & procedures are kept updated & disseminated to all staff.
    • Coordinating and liaising on safety and security matters with all relevant actors such as national and international NGOs, UN, donor organizations and governmental authorities

    Does this description fit you?

     

    You’re a seasoned humanitarian aid worker

    • You have a Bachelor’s degree in logistics, security management, humanitarian action, international relations or a related field.
    • You have 3 years’ experience managing team safety & security in volatile contexts, as well as practical training in leading the security function for humanitarian aid organizations.
    • You are familiar with field-based communications systems like HF Codan, Motorola VHF, Thuraya, satellite & internet systems.

    You’re a very capable communicator

    • You enjoy working with strong, committed teams, including colleagues who do not speak your language fluently. You like the challenge of helping teams find ways to work where ACF’s activities will have the most impact.
    • You are comfortable explaining complex policies & procedures simply, in non-technical terms. You are able to succinctly summarize & analyze current field activities.

    Your work style builds trust & calm within the team

    • You are highly organized & pay attention to small details. You remain handle highly stressful situations with composure & are able to easily adapt to changing circumstances.
    • You are able to build relationships with external actors while ensuring that ACF’s humanitarian principles & program needs are clearly understood.  

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