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Security Manager, Gaza

Closing date22 Jul 2024
OrganisationProject HOPE
LocationGaza, occupied Palestinian territory
External URL https://projecthope.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/1417?c=projecthope
Description

Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 1000 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability, and transparency.

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

Project HOPE is providing humanitarian assistance to internally displaced and conflict-affected persons throughout Gaza. The portfolio in Gaza focuses on Health, Mental Health, Protection, and WASH programming in partnership with local NGOs. Our activities include the operation of several primary and sexual reproductive health clinics operated by local Project HOPE staff.

This position will be based in Gaza and is contingent on funding.

Successful candidate must be able to travel through Israel to the position post.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The primary responsibility of the Security Manager is the management of security of staff and program S/he conducts initial and ongoing Security Risk Assessment (SRA) and builds relations with local security agencies and personnel. The Security Manager provides assistance to the Emergency Response Team on all issues of safety and security as they relate to staff and programs in Gaza. The Security Manager oversees daily security management of staff movements, clinic operations, and monitors the conflict to provide updates to the team. The Security manager also manages security officers at each clinic or contractors as well as trains and mentors Security Focal Points. The Security Manager will monitor and assess security conditions, and makes recommendations as appropriate.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Security Management

  • Develop and update the security guidelines, SOP’s and Contingency Plans for the mission
  • Coordinate and monitor security activities to ensure that safety and security policies and procedures are implemented
  • Ensure that all field staff are fully cognizant of prevailing security threats and fully advised on means to reduce staff vulnerability to those threats
  • Design and drill warning systems, emergency radio networks, and provisioning of emergency supplies for field personnel
  • Ensure internal incident tracking system is utilized properly and perform incident mapping and analysis
  • Collect security related information from local and regional resources as it applies to PROJECT HOPE sites and communicate with leadership as appropriate
  • Monitor the security preparedness of staff and volunteers and work with deployed team members to enforce compliance with internal security policies and SOPs
  • When directed by supervisor, carry out investigations and capture lessons learned to be incorporated into future staff trainings
  • Act as a key member of the Team when required during a crisis so that safety policies and procedures are implemented
  • Ensure logistics follows a servicing and maintenance schedule for vehicles
  • Audit communications equipment and facilitates communications-related assistance when necessary
  • Recommend changes in mission security plans as needed
  • Ensure induction security briefings are conducted to all arriving staff, visitors or volunteers

Compliance

  • Ensure weekly security reports are completed and sent to headquarters, providing timely updates of all situational and security developments including investigation of security incidents
  • Conduct and submit Security Risk Assessments of programs, as required.
  • Conduct, fill out, and submit full Site Security Surveys of every site visited.
  • Conduct, fill out and submit Trip Reports of all field deployments.
  • Keep excellent records and logs to ensure continuity of this position

Representation

  • Attend security coordination meetings and updates CD on current security issues
  • Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least five (5) years of field security experience in complex and unstable environment
  • Previous experience working in NGOs
  • Emergency response experience
  • Ability to relate to and motivate national staff effectively
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
  • Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
  • Excellent decision making skills
  • Must work independently under difficult conditions
  • Excellent decision making skills
  • Advance First Aid training
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Fluency in English both written and oral; Fluency in Arabic is required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form and must be able to travel internationally.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Work environment:

  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.
  • Emergency deployments may be in resource-deprived environments with austere living conditions.
  • Travel for extended periods may be by air and/or other modes of transportation.
  • While international travel is not a regular part of every job, programmatic needs may require it intermittently.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Due to the large number of inquiries, we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.

How to apply

Please apply online at https://projecthope.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/1417?c=projecthope

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