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Safety & Security Coordinator

Closing date5 Jul 2020
OrganisationWar Child
LocationNicosia, Cyprus
External URL https://war-child-cyprus.onlinevacatures.nl/en/job/160303/apply
Description

War Child based in Cyprus has been responding to the needs of Syrian children and strives to build local capacity for Syrian refugees as much as possible. This is a national position based within the EU with national labour conditions.

War Child Programme for Syria

War Child (WCH) is a learning organisation that continuously enhances its services to children affected by war and conflict. This includes striving to become a networked expert organisation able to mobilise and provide services and technical assistance within and outside the organisation, as well as across programme teams in various in-country offices.

War Child has been responding to the needs of Syrian children. The programme is expanding and is in need of professional supervision as well as an entrepreneurial spirit to further grow the programme.

Your Challenge

To help ensure safety and security risks are effectively managed within War Child’s Syria response programme.

Information management

  • Continuously monitor contextual dynamics and developments in relation to security, conflict parties and humanitarian access – and potential impact on WCH and its partners.
  • Regularly consult a range of sources to stay abreast of relevant developments.
  • Analyse, triangulate and visualise available data and share relevant information & related recommendations with WCH staff and partners.**
  • Maintain online filing of all relevant tools, reports and other relevant documentation.**

Partners

  • Contribute to capacity and due diligence assessments for prospective partners.
  • Facilitate exchange of information, tools, lessons learnt and best practices between WCH partners.**
  • Where relevant, build capacity and provide technical support of/to implementing partners in the area of safety & security, context analysis and contingency planning.
  • Monitor & support partner adherence to minimum safety standards at key project locations.

Technical support and contributions towards internal processes

  • Develop and update safety and security plans, tools and SOPs as needed, ensuring adherence to applicable organisational policies.
  • Conduct ad-hoc context analysis and risk assessment for selected geographical areas in support of program development and project planning.
  • Contribute towards the development of internal and external reports and other deliverables.
  • Support the development & review of relevant policies.
  • Coordinate the maintenance and utilisation of the Country Officer risk register in accordance with WCH global guidelines & policy.

Liaison & coordination

  • Represent WCH in relevant coordination forums and other external platforms.
  • Proactively liaise with safety & security counterparts in other agencies and other relevant external stakeholders.
  • Serve as the primary Country Office safety & security focal point vis-a-vis War Child’s global Security Advisor and other relevant internal stakeholders.
  • Travel & regional support
  • Develop and regularly update pre-arrival briefing documents for common travel destinations, where relevant in coordination with other War Child Country Offices.
  • Provide pre-departure or on-arrival security briefings to traveling staff and serve as the focal point for incident reporting.
  • Manage travel authorisation system for staff and visitors in the Middle East + region.
  • Provide ad-hoc technical support to other War Child Country Offices in the Middle East + region.

Your Profile

  • Knowledge of Arabic and English (written & spoken) is essential.
  • At least 2 years of experience working on safety & security in humanitarian contexts.
  • Deep understanding of the Syria context, in particular conflict and access dynamics.
  • Solid knowledge of security risk management principles (including risk assessments).
  • Previous involvement developing and revising SOPs in key thematic areas such as travel, incident management, office safety.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading or coordinating contingency and scenario planning processes.
  • Experience in capacity development, e.g. through training, skills transfer and/or competency development.
  • Good level GIS mapping and other information management skills; familiarity with information management software
  • Access to an established network in the Syria humanitarian response capacity and/or excellent networking and communication skills and the ability to build new relationships with external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in remote stakeholder management
  • Ability to contribute towards internal and external reports.

We Offer

A dynamic and challenging work environment, with opportunities to grow and enhance your skills.

A fair salary and comprehensive secondary benefits including opportunities to develop professionally.

Working as part of a multinational team who are hands-on to make change happen!

Job Location

Nicosia, Cyprus (Some flexible arrangements in Lebanon, Jordan or neighbouring countries may be considered for preferred high qualified candidates).

Contract

The contract for is for at least 1 year with the intention to prolong.

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