Roving Safety & Security Coordinator

Recruiter / Employer: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Contract: Contract / Casual
Status: Active

About the Role

Roving Coordinator will work with country leadership to ensure that organizational security policies and procedures are implemented, responsive to the context, and known to staff. They will prioritize the humanitarian principles, humanitarian needs, duty of care and the IRC’s strategy action plans in their work.

Additionally, to facilitate our mission in a safe and durable manner, colleagues must undertake vital training that will allow them to mitigate potential threats that they, their colleagues, their clients, and their partners may be exposed to. READI is IRC’s flagship Safety & Security learning program encompassing several critical courses delivered to a wide range of participants. READI – Risk Education & Awareness Development Induction – prepares our colleagues to safely deploy to and be ready to work in challenging operating environments. Through risk education, we strive to reach the greatest possible number of people with potentially life-saving information on how to recognize, avoid, respond to and report incidents. Moreover, the course also facilitates the development of critical awareness of individuals to become conscious of themselves, their habits, emotions, and strengths prior, during, and after potential exposure to safety and security threats.

Major Responsibilities

Training Development & Delivery

  • Deliver and/or coordinate the delivery of READI courses, both remotely and in-person, at the request of Regional Safety & Security Directors;
  • Solicit feedback on the current design and delivery methodologies of READI courses from participants and other field and regional team members;
  • Collaboratively implement corrective and improvement measures to the course design and delivery in response to received feedback;
  • Support newly graduated READI instructors in the delivery of READI courses, both remotely and in-person;
  • Ensure the incorporation of intersectional training practices in the delivery of all READI courses.

Humanitarian Access and Security Risk Management Support to Country Programs

  • Provide security risk management support, both remotely and in-person, at the request of Regional Safety & Security Directors;
  • Assume interim or acting capacity in the absence of critical position holders of Country Security Leads;
  • Deploy to humanitarian emergencies when they arise to provide security risk management support to emergency team members;
  • Carry out security risk assessments in line with IRC methodology on a routine basis;
  • Support the development and implementation of humanitarian access strategies and approaches tailored to local contexts in field sites, and include overarching community engagement components;
  • Coach, train, supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting annual performance objectives, providing regular and timely positive and constructive performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.

Job Requirements

Education: Candidates with an undergraduate university degree or higher, technical degree, certification in related field, and/ or significant applicable lived experience will be preferred.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of two year’s experience delivering training in high-risk contexts, with the ability to develop, implement, facilitate, and impart learning to a wide range of audiences, both remotely and in-person drawing on a range of adult learning tools and approaches.
  • A minimum of five years professional security experience, three of which non-profit or NGO work experience within international humanitarian programs.
  • Roles having included responsibilities for planning, organizing and implementing humanitarian security operations in the field.
  • Lived experience of dynamic, insecure environments, small team leadership, conflict resolution and negotiation preferred
  • At least eight years of proven management experience in the field Including management of people and projects, as well as taking part in senior management groups and influencing operational decision-making
  • Having worked in accordance with and in understanding of the humanitarian principles
  • Analytical experience gaining a precise and impartial understanding of local, regional and international dynamics, and providing dynamic briefings of historical and unfolding security, political, and cultural events
  • Experience having designed and implemented physical security measures in both benign and high risk settings
  • Some regional experience strongly preferred

Demonstrated Skills And Competencies

  • Excellent skills in inclusive adult learning and development are essential;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as, an overall ability to be clear, inclusive, and concise in all communications; with an ability to carry out analysis, express ideas, and deliver advice persuasively, to a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional organizational and coordination skills
  • Able to translate organisational and regional policy and strategy into tangible contextualised outcomes
  • A natural leader, with the ability to integrate into a team in both delivery and decision-making roles
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional team;
  • Familiarity with physical security measures such as CCTV, safe room design, perimeter security, and access control, as well as a strong understanding of communications technology and procedures.
  • Situational and contextual awareness, with an ability to effectively represent the IRC at forums and with external stakeholders
  • Solid ability to provide team-building, coaching, and development for staff as well as encourage cross-functional collaboration and cooperation
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills are essential
  • Strong negotiation and mediation skills, with experience in conflict resolution
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite;
  • Ability to lead and work through change in a proactive and positive manner;
  • Excellent English language skills, both written and verbal; in addition to excellent language skills in at least one or more of the following: French, Spanish, Arabic, Pashto, Dari.

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