Job Opportunity at Mercy Corps as a Security Advisor in Iraq 2020

Date limite : 01 janv. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Mercy Corps

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Job Opportunity at Mercy Corps as a Security Advisor in Iraq 2020

Mercy Corps is offering a Job Opportunity at Mercy Corps: As a Safety & Security Advisor (SSA) which is responsible for supporting the NES Security Team in the day-to-day operational security needs for programs in Northeast Syria as well as for the capacity building of the team members. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, Master’s degree preferred
  2. 3-5 years of field experience in safety and security with a humanitarian or development non- governmental organization.
  3. Formal security qualification / advanced security management training.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of complex emergencies, related security concerns,  and appropriate responses to such emergencies.
  5.  Good context analysis skills and ability to teach them.
  6. Experience of  incident  reporting,  incident  mapping,  intelligence  collation  and  analysis functions, a compilation of security reports and assessments
  7. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including presenting concepts, coaching and ability to work with a team from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  8. Competency in Internet and Microsoft Office systems including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access. Sound knowledge of mapping systems.
  9. Experience living and working in the Middle East region preferred.
  10. High level of English language proficiency required, knowledge of Arabic language preferred.


  1. Understand the immediate and longer-term humanitarian programs to understand all program activities so he can build the capacity of the Safety & Security team.
  2. Assist with the tracking, mapping, and analysis of incidents in Syria, and work with the Security Team to ensure there is a high level of understanding of trends and early warning indicators.
  3. Ensure high standards of steady communication with Northeast Syria team members in daily and routine briefings.
  4. Participate in incident management as determined through the roles and responsibilities of the security team.
  5. Ensure that all NES team members are cognizant of security procedures at all times
  6. Developing operational strategies.
  7.  Provide mentorship to the Northeast Safety & Security team to produce relevant, timely analysis.
  8. Conduct security assessments either in work locations directly or Is responsible for maintaining updated risk strategies.
  9. Maintains a strong understanding of the context in the region (political, legal, social). 
  10. Support to produce timely reporting with recommendations for the NES team.
  11. Building plan for the Security Team as a whole including; training, workshops, on the job training, 
  12. Develop the facilitation skills of the Security Team to ensure they are able to roll out training for the rest of the team
  13. Work to provide support to his line managers, particularly coaching and mentoring
  14. S/he will direct /coach the Senior Safety & Security Officer to remedy issues.


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