Security Coordinator at NRC, Mazar e Sharif, Afghanistan


Deadline: 22 January 2019

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Security Coordinator in Mazar e Sharif, Afghanistan.

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The purpose of the Security Coordinator is to coordinate the security functions at an Area Office and support the Area Manager on security related-issues.

NRC provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Security Coordinator will perform the following functions:

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  • Provide security support in the training and development of staff.
  • Provide high quality security support to project implementation at Area and field office level.
  • Hold regular meetings with key external partners and stakeholders, included but not limited to, the UN, ANSF, community representatives and other actors impacting on safety and security.
  • Promote NRC’s image as a neutral, independent and impartial humanitarian actor.
  • Provide input on security in Area planning, and to coordinate and align security support with program plans at Area level.
  • Responsible for implementation of country-specific SOPs, guidelines and plans (such as Security Management Plan, Contingency Plans and Medical Evacuation Plans), including physical security, in across all NRC offices in the Area.
  • Periodic and ad-hoc reporting to Area Managers and Security Manager, including analysis of conflict dynamics, actor mapping and external source liaison.
  • Leadership of Security Officers and Assistants in tasks such as SRAs, training, stakeholder engagement and access negotiations in line with Program requirements.
  • Facilitate safe and responsible program activities in hard-to-reach areas, including those that are operationally challenging and with high levels of non-state armed group influence.
  • Cultivate a transparent, accountable and analysis-driven security culture across the Area.
  • Line management for security staff such as Security Officers, Assistants, and Guards and Radio Operators under them.
  • Member of the Area Management Team, in particular responsible for addressing issues related to safety and security.
  • In coordination with the Area Manager and Security Advisor, maintenance of extensive information networks across a range of sources, including but not limited to conflict actors, government, UN, other NGOs and community gatekeepers.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science or any related field.
  • Minimum 5 year’s experience of working as a Security Coordinator or Manager in a humanitarian or development context.
  • Previous experience of working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Area specific knowledge of the security context and threat environment.
  • Extensive experience cultivating relationships across sectors and communities.
  • Knowledge of the local languages.
  • Strong conflict analysis and mapping skills.
  • Excellent understanding of security as an enabling function of program support.
  • Good understanding of security management in humanitarian context, including physical security.
  • Nationality of Afghanistan.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit NRC.

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