GISF Projects and Membership Officer
|Closing date||20 Apr 2021|
|Downloads|| Application Form_GISF 2021 (218 KB DOC)|
Candidate info UK_PMO_March 2021_Updated (191 KB PDF)
Fixed term contract for 12 months with possibility of extension
Full time – working 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £31,776 per annum
Location: London based (regular trips to London expected although working from home is an option)
Expected Travel per annum: 40 days
Start date: ASAP
People Management: Occasional intern/volunteer
The Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF) is an independent platform for security focal points from Global humanitarian agencies operating overseas. GISF emerged in 2006 as an independent NGO network, facilitating collaboration and information exchange on humanitarian security-risk management at the strategic, systematic and policy level. Over the past 15 years, the Forum has established itself as a global reference point and centre of excellence for applied practice, collective knowledge and current challenges in humanitarian security-risk management.
Recognising that NGOs need to develop expertise in security-risk management in order to deliver aid effectively in unpredictable operating environments, GISF’s vision is to continue to grow as a global hub for humanitarian security risk management for NGOs and other stakeholders that impact on security risk management in the humanitarian space.
The primary objective of GISF is to have a positive impact on NGO humanitarian security risk management in order to achieve sustainable access for populations in need. As an independent network of security focal points who represent Global-based humanitarian NGOs operating internationally GISF is committed to improving the safety and security of operations and staff, strengthening humanitarian security risk management to allow greater access to and impact for crisis-affected populations
GISF acts as a resource for the humanitarian sector and other stakeholders, including donors, academics and the private sector to improve good practice and build capacity on humanitarian security risk management.
As an NGO led forum, the GISF hub reflect the needs of our members and the broader humanitarian SRM network.
GISF works directly with 100 + humanitarian agencies (members). The GISF Secretariat and Steering Group also engage and collaborate with a wide range of actors, including institutional donors, researchers, UN agencies, academic institutes, think tanks, consultants and NGO platforms, in order to promote and enhance security risk management in humanitarian assistance. GISF achieves its goals in part by maximising available resources and cooperating closely with this wide range of actors.
GISF is supported by its membership and is funded by the Swiss, US and UK governments. The Forum is not a registered organisation, but an independently-run entity, currently hosted by Mines Advisory Group.
For more information, please visit www.gisf.ngo
The role is responsible for tracking, maintaining and enhancing GISF member engagement. The primary function being to develop and manage the member services component of GISF, including face to face events such as bi-annual forums, workshops and ad-hoc round-tables and virtual events such as webinars, teleconferences, podcasts and maintenance of the GISF on-line chat facility for information sharing.
The position also provides support to the GISF Executive Director and the Research Advisor to enhance GISF’s performance as a centre of excellence for security risk management in the aid sector.
Project Management: GISF membership services are managed and GISF member events organised. Tasks include:
Member Engagement: ensure GISF maintains up-to-date records and understands levels of member engagement.
Secretariat support / administration
How to Apply
To apply for this post please send your CV and cover letter to the GISF Administrator, Justina Amenu (firstname.lastname@example.org) highlighting:
As this post is UK-based, non-EU nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.
Closing date: Tuesday 20th April 2021
Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are not able to respond to every application. If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks after the deadline, it means that your application has not been successful.
All HQ staff are expected to undertake the following general duties;
GISF is not a registered organisation, but an independently-run entity, currently hosted by Mines Advisory Group (MAG). All GISF Staff are essentially employed by MAG.
Please note that as part of MAG’s commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed. For more information on MAG’s approach to background checks, please click here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available through the link below.
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