Liaison officer - Misrata
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. The IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
SCOPE OF WORK
The Libyan Liaison Officer’s responsibility is to monitor the overall security situation, enforce safety regulations and build relationships with local authorities and provide sound and timely advice to IRC Libya staff and management in order to support the safe and efficient delivery of program activities in the designated area of operations. This role is based in Misrata, but also covers AlKhoms and Bani Walid field offices.
Supporting Health and Safety Management Planning
·Providing technical support on all policies, procedures, guidelines and planning for staff safety, operational safety and program continuity
·Develop, consolidate and implement operating procedures and contingency plans;
·Evaluate, review and update the hibernation and evacuation plans for all IRC offices and residences in Misrata, AlKhoms and Bani Walid, and ensure that practical preparations are in place and known to all staff involved
·Conduct risk assessments of contracted and prospective offices and residences.
·Undertake continual assessments of equipment to ensure that minimal conditions for safety are being met.
·Supervise the guards at Misrata Field Office
·implementation and follow up of COVID-19 prevention measures.
Building Acceptance to Empower and Expand Humanitarian Programming
·Uphold the mission, values, and spirit of IRC.
·Follow and enforce all IRC codes of conduct and policies (worldwide and in-country).
·Report any violations to appropriate IRC authority, and participate in preventative initiatives.
·Actively seek opportunities that will complement ability to fulfill position’s responsibilities as well as further professional development, such as taking part in internal and external trainings.
·Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.
·Monitoring and Reporting
·Identify, establish, and manage context appropriate approach to assure IRC facilities are secure – i.e. third party safety companies.
·Compile and submit monthly and weekly reporting that track incidents and trends within the IRC’s area of operation. Submit daily contextual updates.
·Monitor and report ongoing issues/incidents – which potentially impact the IRC operation to FC and AC in a timely manner.
·Work closely with IRC teams to ensure all incidents and accidents are followed up with an official written report, which is then shared with relevant stakeholders and filed appropriately.
·Track, record, and document staff movements coordinating with each department.
·Deliver Safety Orientations for all new hires and IRC staff visitors
·Provide training(s) which may include Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs); Contingency Plans (CPs); Safety Management; Incident Reporting; Prevention and Response Mechanisms;
·Communications (Equipment - Thuraya; protocols).
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS AND COORDINATION:
Reports to: Senior Humanitarian Security and Access Coordinator (SHASC)
Dotted-Line/Technical to: Misrata Field manager (AC)
Internal: Program and Operation Teams
External: All stakeholders related to access in the region.