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Security Advisor (Partnerships and Access)

Closing date17 Jul 2024
LocationMaynooth, Ireland / Nairobi, Kenya
External URL https://apply.workable.com/trocaire/j/8FF4D74B18/

The Opportunity

Join Us in Making a Global Impact! Trócaire is seeking a dynamic Security Advisor (Partnerships and Access) to strengthen our international security team. Based in Ireland or Kenya, this role offers the opportunity to enhance security across diverse projects and empower our global mission. Ready to make a difference?

About Trócaire

Trócaire is an International NGO. We work with local partners in the world’s most at-risk communities and with people in Ireland to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and injustice and respond to the crises they create. Together we bring about positive and lasting change for a just world.

Trócaire works in up to 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. We work towards five goals:

• Promote Access to Justice;

• Achieve Climate & Environmental Justice;

• Ensure Women & Girls’ Protection, Voice & Influence;

• Save Lives and Protect Human Dignity and

• Mobilise the Public on the island of Ireland to achieve Global Justice.

As the Security Advisor (Partnerships and Access) at Trócaire, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing our global security management efforts within the International Division. Reporting to the Head of Global Security, you will collaborate closely to develop and maintain robust security supports for our partners.

You will foster a proactive security culture by ensuring regular communication with country teams and offering context-relevant advice and training. Staying informed about political, economic, and social developments in regions where Trócaire operates, you will be ready to provide critical support in times of crisis, including advising the Crisis Management Group.

Your role will extend to providing comprehensive security training globally and conducting capacity-building sessions tailored to the needs of our partners.This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute significantly to Trócaire’s mission while working in either our Maynooth, Ireland, or Nairobi, Kenya offices.

If you are passionate about global security, possess strong leadership skills, and thrive in dynamic environments, we invite you to join us in making a tangible difference in the lives of vulnerable communities worldwide.


You will report to the Head of Global Security. The job opportunity will be offered on a fixed term for 3 years and is based in either Maynooth, Ireland or Nairobi Kenya.

Your Experience

We value candidates with significant international security management experience, ideally gained through national security forces or commercial humanitarian international security roles. A solid grasp of international relations, geopolitics, and current global security issues is essential. Previous experience of at least two years in a security capacity with an international development or humanitarian NGO, or multi-lateral agency (UN, EU), particularly in challenging environments, is strongly preferred. Expertise in security risk management standards, including conducting assessments, audits, and implementing effective security protocols, is crucial for success in this role. Experience in developing and delivering impactful training and workshops, along with familiarity with humanitarian standards and working closely with local partner organizations, will be highly advantageous.

See full job description https://trocaire.app.box.com/s/bmlvubcl4svf3mnndajw7zlc5vcmgd3i

Closing Date for Applications is 17th July 2024

Please note if you are selected for interview, The interviews will take place the week of 12th August 2024


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