Program Officer, Asia Programs

Country: United States of America Organization: Freedom House Closing date: 14 Jul 2021 Freedom House is a non-partisan non-governmental organization that monitors, strengthens, and defends human rights and democracy worldwide through programs that support civic activists, research, and advocacy. Freedom House is seeking to add a new Program Officer to our Asia Programs team. This is an opportunity for a rising professional in international program management to further develop their expertise in designing and implementing programs in the Asia region. The Program Officer will provide critical support to several projects, including tracking and managing diverse tasks and deliverables, responding to the needs of field-based staff, drafting reports and other communications, drafting language for subgrants and contracts, and tracking and managing project finances. The PO serves as the key liaison between field staff and the leadership of the Asia team as well as FH’s finance team. The

Security Adviser - Syria Response Office

Country: Iraq
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 7 Jun 2021

Do you have an interest in humanitarian access and contextual analysis? Are you able to develop security and risk management systems and establish a strong network? NRC is looking for a skilled and energetic candidate who is seeking to move into a senior management post that will set the strategic direction for security management and humanitarian access. The successful candidate should have a keen interest in working in highly fluid, challenging but interesting operating environment.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Development and implementation of the NRC Security Management System at area level.
  • Conduct Security Risk Analysis (SRA) according to minimum operational requirements (MOSS).
  • Minimize security risks to the operations of NRC.
  • Technical management of security staff.
  • Support, training, control and development of security staff in all offices.
  • Prepare reports as required.
  • Communicate and cooperate with relevant external security actors.
  • Train and develop staff in safety and security.
  • Work closely in conjunction with the Area Manager, security & liaison staff in the field and SRO’s Risk & Security Adviser to ensure safety and access are duly factored into programmatic as well as operational planning, decision-making and implementation.
  • Develop and maintain updated security protocols for staff and operations inside Syria. Ensure that minimum compliance standards are met and that the documents are relevant to the context and updated.
  • Facilitate information management and dissemination amongst others through weekly context updates as well as ad-hoc security notices.
  • Provide quantitative and qualitative data to programme and support staff regularly and upon request.
  • Liaise with other research, analysis, and security professionals insofar as is necessary to support contextual analysis and security advice.
  • Ensure full compliance with all aspects of NRC Global and Syria-specific security and Duty of Care policies, protocols and guidelines.
  • Regular reporting to Area Manager/ SRO Risk & Security Adviser and provision of qualitative and quantitative inputs and ad-hoc assigned tasks.
  • Support area management team as well as staff on crisis management, incident management and post incident management.
  • Support, training and development of security staff in all offices.

Required Professional Competencies:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience from working as a Senior Security Advisor in a humanitarian/recovery context or in a hostile environment
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the context in the Middle East
  • Knowledge of Arabic desirable

Required Behavioural Competencies:

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Initiating action and change
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Influencing

We Can Offer

  • Contract period: 18 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
  • Duty station: Erbil, Iraq*

How to apply:

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Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

This is a re-advertisement - previous candidates need not apply.

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