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Security and Access Officer

Lashio (Myanmar)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Lashio (Myanmar)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req7137

Job Title: Security and Access Officer

Sector: Safety & Security

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Lashio, Myanmar

Job Description

Theoverallobjectiveofthispositionistoreducetherisksposedtoall national and international IRC staff in Northern Shan State through the provision of specialized,coordinatedandfocusedsecuritymanagementsupport.The SafetyandSecurityOfficerwillassessthesecurityoftheoperational/Projects wide environmentandmaintainaneffectivesecuritymanagementsystemin accordance with International Rescue Committee policies and standards.

The position holder will report to the Field coordinator, Northern Shan State and will have to give regular input to the country Senior Management Team.Management in partnership will take place among DDO, Regional S & S Advisor, Field Co andthepositionholderinordertoapplyfunctionalandgeographical supervision approach.

Key Duties:

  • Assess program activities and their impact on staff security and make recommendations to reduce staff vulnerability.
  • Monitor the security environment and make recommendations to adjust the security policies and procedures accordingly.Maintain and review the incident reporting and mapping system.Ensure that up to date incident map is available for all IRC staff on a regular basis.
  • Ensure that regular security meetings are conducted with relevant IRC staff.
  • Produce weekly and monthly security reports to the Field Co that review anyincidentsinIRCsites,summarizerelevantexternalsitreps by daily,and analyze/verify security/social/political/economic information from the widerangeofinformationsourcesavailablethatmayimpactthe operation of IRC’s programs in Northern Shan State.
  • Ensure that all incidents are reported, analyzed and actions taken where necessary. Implement incident tracking system.
  • Ensure that the Northern Shan’s Security Management Plan and relevant Annexes are reviewedandupdatedonaregularbasisandconsistentwith InternationalRescueCommitteestandards;ensurethatallstaffare familiarwithitscontentandagreetoabidebyitspoliciesand procedures.
  • Ensure that all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relating to safety and security are reviewed and updated on a regular basis by quarterly or bi-annual or as in necessary.
  • Develop contingency plans, ensuring that staff understand their roles in an emergency and that IRC has the resources to carry out the contingency plans.
  • Maintain an Emergency Contact database with up to date information for all staff; then by sharing properly channel.
  • Ensure that security information is updated and accessible on the shared drive/Boxes.
  • Strengthen and apply office and residential facilities’ security standards and selection procedures; strengthenandapplyfacilityaccess procedures.
  • Ensurethatappropriatefiresafetyequipmentisinplaceinoffices, compounds and vehicles by collaborating with Admin/HR Officer. Ensure that staff are aware of what to do in the event of a fire by providing knowledge of how to use fire extinguisher.
  • Liaise with the Operation Officer to ensure that all vehicles have the necessary safety and security equipment.
  • Update the security induction materials on a regular basis and provide inductionstoallnewstaffandensurethatallnewemployees, international or national, receive appropriate security orientation within 48 hours of arrival in the field such as Pre-Arrival Briefing.
  • IdentifytrainingsthatareappropriatetotheneedsofIRCstaffand maintain a database of security trainings undertaken by individual IRC staff. These trainings include, but are not limited to, personal safety, first aid,mineriskeducation,drivingandtripmanagementandsecurity management.
  • Attend security coordination meetings and report back to the Field Coordinator on relevant information.
  • Develop contacts and information gathering systems amongst UN, NGOs, andINGOs,governmentagenciesandembassiesandsharesecurity information with them on a regular basis.
  • Carry out bi-annual threat assessments at the field sites with Field Coordinator by close collaborating with program team.
  • Assess communication equipment in each field site to ensure that it is adequate, in working order, kept in accessible and secure locations and that staff are trained on the various forms of communication available to them.
  • Visit field sites on a regular basis and provide assistance as per the TOR agreed with the Field Coordinator and DDO e.g Security Risk Assessment review; provide detailed field reports at the end of each trip.
  • ProviderecommendationstoIRCstaffastowaysinwhichtheycan effectively reach out to, gain acceptance from and improve their image in host communities.
  • Makeavailabletoparticipateinprojectproposalstagetoassurethat safety and security budget allocation is put in the proposed budget for each field offices
  • Cooperate with technical advisors to put measures in the programs for the safety and security of female staff in the field sites.
  • Ensure to establish a network between YGN and each field offices to have a proper and quick information sharing mechanism in regular basis



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working with INGOs
  • Additional considering as strongly asset of having security context experiences in Northern Shan.
  • Relevant professional experience, preferably in emergency and/or development context.


  • Knowledge on local context, dialects and network is necessary and an asset
  • Ability to work with a multicultural team;
  • Ability to work under pressure to pursue multiple tasks simultaneously to successful conclusions;
  • Strong analytical and briefing and reporting skills;
  • Solid training skills; the ability to develop and implement successful training sessions;
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft packages, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook (particular emphasis on Excel);
  • Committed team player;
  • Capacity to work well under pressure, and the ability to communicate cross-culturally is critical;


  • Good command of English (4 skills) and Myanmar is necessary
  • Local Language (Shan or Kachin) are recommended.

Myanmar nationals with relevant skills sets and proven experience of working at international level are strongly encouraged.


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