NGO Forum Deputy Security Advisor Vacancy-Job Ref:JKSS/1803/202062
About the role: This is a 12-month role with unaccompanied terms based in Juba with a salary of USD $5400.00 per month.
This role is in the South Sudan NGO Forum, a voluntary, independent networking body of 263 national and 116 international NGOs. The NGO Forum exists for the purpose of coordination, information sharing, advocacy, policy / position paper production and external engagement on vital issues regarding humanitarian relieve, recovery and development. The NGO Forum in South Sudan is currently hosted by Concern Worldwide and the secretariat office is on the Concern compound.
We would like you to start in June 2020.
Your purpose: The Deputy Security Adviser (D-SA) position supports the work of the NGO Security Adviser (SA) through the creation of NGO networks and coordination mechanisms at field level. In addition, the D-SA will assist the NGO SA in representing the NGO interests at various coordination levels for issues relating to the safety and security of NGO staff and operations. The Deputy Security Adviser will act in the capacity of the NGO Security Adviser in his/her absence.
You will be responsible for:
Network building: (40%)
Meet with the NGO community at field level and support the creation of local coordination mechanisms regarding Safety and Security.
Identify Field-Security Focal points (F-SFPs) at field level (State, County) in order to facilitate information sharing and communication of local safety and security issues.
Create local-level communication platforms (mailing lists, phone numbers, and radio channels) to allow NGOs to share information on local security contexts.
Facilitate the set-up of clear communication channels between the NGO Secretariat Security team and the F-SFPs.
Information collection and Assessment (30%)
Travel to field locations to identify the main issues faced by NGOs in the States and assess the threats faced by NGO staff members.
Share information with the NGO SA, the Security Analyst and other relevant actors at capital and field levels.
Participate in joint field assessments to provide an independent NGO point of view on the situation. This can be both part of UN/NGO-led security assessments and directly organized by the NGO Secretariat security team.
Liaison and Representation: (30%)
Covers for the SA when he/she is not able to attend various meetings, workshops and other task forces as necessary, both in Juba and in state capitals.
Support the facilitation of NGO Security Meetings, briefings, task force meetings, or workshops as often as necessary and ensure information is disseminated to relevant stakeholders.
Support the NGO SA to represent the NGO Forum at meetings with UNMISS, UN AFPs, donors, diplomatic corps, and other external stakeholders and advocate NGO security challenges and needs.
Assist the Security Adviser in oversight of general security and safety of Secretariat staff.
Your skills and experience will include:
At least five years of experience working for a humanitarian or development organizations in conflict/post-conflict environments.
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in peace and conflict studies, security studies, international affairs, economics, political science, international development, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Tags political science safety and security task forces
Experience in post-conflict and/or insecure environments preferred with a keen sense of operational security.
Experience in South Sudan (or Sudan) is highly desirable.
The position involves frequent movement to deep-field locations. The candidate must be physically fit and willing to work in difficult conditions and under high stress environments.
The position has a considerable workload, and the candidate must be willing to work long hoursÂ—including overnights during a security emergency.
The position will have a lot of independence. The candidate must be a self-starter and exhibit initiative. The candidate must possess common sense, an ability to learn quickly, and must work well under pressure.
Developing and maintaining key relationships is essential; a social personality, a strong sense of leadership and outstanding communication skills are helpful.
This is a non-family/unaccompanied post with limited amenities.
Strong sense of integrity; able to handle sensitive information with professionalism and confidentiality.
Strong analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to think strategically and make sound action-oriented judgment.
Self-starter; able to champion new initiatives and influence decision-makers
Fluency in written and spoken English.
Flexibility, multi-tasking, teamwork, and ability to improvise.
Strong ability to work within and lead a diverse team as well to follow projects independently.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Excellent computer literacy.