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Security Risk Management Advisor

Job Title: Security Risk Management Advisor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Al-Basrah, Iraq
REF: 1577
Contact Name: David Bernard
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

MSELECT is hiring a Security Risk Management Advisor for an international development organization in Basrah to Ensure all policies and procedures are effectively communicated and respected, 3-7 years’ professional experience in a comparable position, fluency in English and Arabic is must.
 Security risk management
  • Monitors the security situation and advises on short-term, mid-term, and long-term changes based on trends and developments in Basra and Southern Iraq
  • Collects up-to-date security and political information through formal and informal contacts
  • Monitors road conditions regarding security in the area of responsibility
  • Maintains and colour-codes the movement map according to up-to-date security information
  • Maintains and updates mapping of natural districts; security-related (man-made)
  • incidents; health-related risks; political, military, ethnic, and religious realities and structures.
  • Supports and enables projects to be implemented in a safe and secure manner
  • Acts as the primary security focal point for all The staff in Basra and wider Southern Iraq
  • Maintains the security risk management system for Basra in line with the countrywide system
  • Conducts site security assessments (residence, office, sub-office, guest house,
  • warehouse and etc.) and advise on mitigation measures, also support implementation
  • Ensures all collected data are logged in a database system.
  • Ensures all policies and procedures are effectively communicated and respected
  • Supports incident and crisis management
 Liaison and networking
  • Acts as the focal point to contracted security providers in Basra.
  • Cultivates a cooperative and service-oriented relationship with projects and colleagues.
  • Establishes formal and informal contacts with senior actors that have or may have an influence on the process of a safe and secure project implementation.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with relevant sections of NGOs, GOs, and UN organizations; and attends the local security meetings organized by development organizations if possible.
  • Establishes good working relationships with governmental bodies and senior local security authorities and maintains friendly relations with domestic security and intelligence services.
  • Establishes contact networks with other relevant actors.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with informal power structures.

Security briefings and advise
  • Briefs and advises the Head of the RMO on the security and political situation in  Basra whenever requested, changes occur, or fresh intelligence is received.
  • Provides safety and security briefing for newly arrived national and international Staff
  • Provides regular updates to the Head of RMO to inform security briefings and
  • coordination/information meetings
  • Records and reports any project-related irregularities and dissatisfaction
  • Immediately reports all incidents regarding transportation to the RMO
  • Drafts incident reports, threat warnings, and advisories, etc.
  • Supports the biweekly in-country briefing and RMO’s analysis products
Other duties/additional tasks
  • Supports fleet management and movement monitoring as well as colleagues’ journey management
  • Take on other related tasks assigned by the RMO
Required qualifications, competencies and experience
  • Decision-making capacity: Demonstrated well-balanced judgment in security management skills to mitigate vulnerabilities, threats, and risks as well as manage protection issues
  • Planning and organization: Sound organizational and management skills including a strong service orientation. Ability to plan and organize assignments with little supervision, prepared to up manage and ask for support when it is needed
  • Accountability: Operates in compliance with service rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Assumes full responsibility for actions and decisions
  • Technology awareness: Willingness to use automation technology. Computer skills and basic familiarity with vehicle tracking systems are required
  • Work under stress: Professional and courteous attitude and demonstrated
  • ability to work effectively in a stressful environment
  • Communication: Ability to provide instruction clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. A high sense of confidentiality
  • Teamwork: Ability to lead yet closely coordinate with team colleagues and superior virtually. Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and
  • respect for diversity, including gender. Ability to manage interpersonal conflicts with a high level of self-reflection
  • Commitment in continuous learning: Interest in upgrading and learning new
  • skills in this professional field.
  • University degree in a related field such as well as relevant security training
  • Higher education, courses in military, police and other relevant field is an asset

Professional experience
  • 3 to 7 years of progressive working experience in a similar position
  • Proven working knowledge of security risk management for humanitarian/development actors
Other knowledge, additional competencies
  • Good working knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications (e.g.MS Office, Access or other database programmes)
  • Proficiency in both English and Arabic
  • Well-connected and well-respected in the geographical area of responsibility
  • Excellent social skills to build further network of contacts
Duty station
       Basra, Iraq
*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.