The purpose of this position is to Implement NRC’s safety and security policies at country office level. Conduct regular security and risk assessments to identify safety and security needs in all NRC Iraq offices and areas.
The Country Security Focal Point Coordinator will be reporting to Head of Security
This position will be based in Erbil/CO with some visits to NRC’s site operations.
- Maintain security data base and update regularly
- Train staff in safety and security and provide regular briefings and updates
- Using the data base provide information on security incidents in all areas of NRC operations
- Immediately report all breaches of safety and security procedures and all threats to NRC staff, beneficiaries, activities or assets
- Facilitate staff evacuation in emergency situations
- Supervise, train and develop eventual security staff at office level
- Liaise with UN agencies, NGOs and other external actors to gain security information
- Ensure vehicle and staff movements are monitored according to procedures and that necessary safety and security equipment are available and in good condition
- Prepare security updates and reports as required
- Liaise/assist the Head of Security while on travel or on leave
Qualifications & Preferred Skills
A university graduate in relevant field with at least 5 years of experience from working as a Security Focal Point Coordinator in a humanitarian/recovery context. The candidate ideally should have previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts. Fluency in spoken, written Kurdish, Arabic and English. Knowledge of humanitarian principles and code of conduct.
- Keen sense of compliance with policy and procedure
- Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Proven experience in administration and team management
- In country experience in cultural awareness, community – NGO relationships
- Experience in liaising with civilian and military government authorities as well as with regional, national and international institutions preferable.
- Analytical skills and experience;
- Awareness of gender and culture issues
- Proven communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
- Above average computer literacy
- Holder of a valid driver’s license
- Knowledge of the political situation in Iraq and the wider Middle East region.