Security Adviser - Iraq

Employer: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 13 Jan 2013

NRC is now seeking a Security Adviser for the NRC programme in Iraq to be based in Baghdad. The Security Adviser reports to the Country Director (CD). Given that Baghdad is a high-risk security environment the employee will be entitled to two rest & recreation leaves every 6 months in addition to the annual leave.

Job description ■Establish and manage a sustainable security system to NRC standards ■Develop capacity within the security department and country organization ■Quality assure implemented security system ■Advise CD on all security related matters ■Be a part of the senior management team ■Conduct training on all levels in the organization ■Produce short and long term assessments and projections related to local power structures and relevant dynamics ■Be the security focal point towards the Main Office in Oslo regards reporting and implementation of the main office security instructions ■Advise the CD and other relevant staff about safety and security developments ■Monitor the evolving humanitarian situation in the project regions and consider strategic and immediate responses ■Undertake regular travel to field sites ■Collect and exchange information with all relevant bodies (UN, NGO, authorities etc.) ■Liaise on security issues with relevant external actors ■Monitor, maintain and review security and safety structures, SOPs and operational guidelines ■Develop and review communication procedures and protocol ■Develop and supervise briefings, seminars and training for staff ■Produce regular reports on security

Security support to Programmes ■Develop and adapt NRC’s security preparedness and contingency planning to changing situations ■Conduct security assessment in new programme areas; assist in humanitarian emergencies and rapid needs assessment ■Systematically evaluate the issue of access ■Assist in the analysis of humanitarian contexts, in programme development, and in the setup of field sites to ensure adherence to security frameworks and guidelines

Staff security and training ■Design and execute yearly security training plan as a part of risk mitigating measures ■Ensuring that each new employee receives an appropriate security induction briefing'

Personal qualities ■Very good interpersonal skills ■Results oriented and highly developed problem solving skills ■Ability to cope with a changing environment, both on a professional and a personal level ■Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision ■Culturally sensitive ■Politically astute, with special interest in the Middle East ■All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

Qualifications ■Relevant university degree or higher education, preferably in social sciences or international development ■Minimum 3 to 5 years relevant experience working in humanitarian/recovery/development context, preferably with an international NGO ■Military or police training and experience, or formal security and program access education ■Documented experience in international operations on security and operational planning ■Demonstrated ability to work under difficult conditions and a high degree of pressure ■Proven experience in administration and team management ■Experience in liaising with civilian, community and government authorities as well as with regional, national and international institutions ■Significant political and cultural awareness and experience of working in settings where insecurity is a major issue ■Proven communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills ■Fluency in English both written and verbal ■Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision ■Excellent knowledge of communications- and IT equipment ■Holder of a valid international driver’s licence

We offer ■Commencement: As soon as possible ■Contract period: 12 months ■Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions and free housing of moderate standard. Please note that tax fees may occur for some countries ■Duty station: Baghdad, a ‘non-family duty station’. Baghdad is a security high risk area. Great sensitivity must prevail while implementing program activities in the country, requiring close communication with central and local authorities to ensure common understanding of needs and long term impact
How to apply:

Contact info.: Elisabeth Settemsdal Recruitment Advisor (+47) 48287534
Glenn Pettersen Global Security Manager (+47) 91009780