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Field Security Officer

Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

  • Organization: IDLO - International Development Law Organization
  • Location: Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
  • Grade: Band A - Core Competency - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-28

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Position Information

Position Title: Field Security Officer

Department: Programs

Duty Station: Ouagadougou / Burkina Faso

Reports to: Program Lead

Reports: Yes

Position type and category: Affiliate, International Professional category

Broad Band Level: A

Organizational context

Under the direct supervision of the Program Lead, and with technical direction from the Regional Security Officer, the Field Security Officer (FSO) oversees security risk management in the designated IDLO Office, ensuring that the appropriate measures and policies are in place and that emerging security and safety issues are responsively addressed.

The FSO monitors security issues in the assigned field location and ensures employees are provided with all necessary security training and support. The incumbent further facilitates compliance with respect to all security policies, procedures, and practices, and advises on all necessary IDLO security directives/instructions.

Key Functions / Results expected

Summary of key functions:

Directly oversee security infrastructure and daily operations in the Burkina Faso or Niger country office;

Review security procedures and guidelines and ensure that they are in line with the Security Risk Management Policy Framework (SRMPF) and the in-country Security Risk Assessment(s) and recommend changes in order to sustain effectiveness;

Assess program strategies in terms of exposure and risk and determine the appropriate risk mitigation measures;

Advise SMT in-country and IDLO staff of risks associated with the work and with the local environment, and on mitigation measures in order to develop a culture of security;

Advise Regional Security Officer (RSO) Sahel of security risk management developments in country in order to facilitate his/her clear understanding of country and regional security issues;

Build networks of collaboration with security representatives of other organizations, security providers, diplomatic services, and local government security forces in order to ensure that a support infrastructure is in place to respond emergencies and anticipate emerging security issues;

Represent Burkina Faso region at global security meetings, as required by the SA.

Results Expected

Directly oversee security infrastructure and daily operations in the Burkina Faso or Niger country office;

Establish and update security policies, ensuring adaptation to the local security environment in order to mitigate risks to IDLO staff and partners in the implementation of organization’s work in line with the Security Risk Management Policy Framework (SRMPF);

Identify threats and advise IDLO staff on risks associated with projects (and movement) in the locality in order to establish heightened awareness and uniform compliance to strengthen a culture of security in the country office;

Build staff capacities related to security and safety, and risk mitigation;

Review security procedures and guidelines and ensure that they are in line with the Security Risk Management Policy Framework (SRMPF) and the in-country Security Risk Assessment(s) and recommend changes in order to sustain effectiveness;

Assess program design in terms of exposure, threats and risk and determine the appropriate risk mitigation measures;

Provide advice to SMT in-country and direct Field Security Staff to ensure that IDLO security policies, procedures in order to be in line with the SRMPF and practices appropriately support the Organization’s field operational program priorities;

Advise SMT in-country and program staff of the assessments of security risks and of the development of security planning to mitigate assessed threats in IDLO’s operations;

Advise SMT in-country and IDLO staff of risks associated with the work and with the local environment, and on mitigation measures in order to develop a culture of security;

Advise SMT in-country and IDLO staff of risks associated with the work and with the local environment, and on mitigation measures in order to develop a culture of security;

Advise RSO Sahel of security risk management developments in country in order to facilitate his/her clear understanding of country and regional security issues;

Build networks of collaboration with security representatives of other organizations, security providers, diplomatic services, and local government security forces in order to ensure that a support infrastructure is in place to respond emergencies and anticipate emerging security issues;

Represent Burkina Faso region at global security meetings, as required by the SA.

Impact of results

In coordination with the Security Management Team (SMT) Burkina Faso, and in collaboration with the RSO and SA, the incumbent will proactively manage risk so as to safely facilitate IDLO’s work in promoting the Rule of Law.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Actively develops and leverages a productive network of client relationships (external or internal) to anticipate business needs.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficient use of other ICT software and internet software.

Shares unclassified information, contributes, encourages and motivates others to become involved in team activities. Provides constructive feedback and willingly helps others. Contributes to a fair environment that fosters collaboration and cooperation. Works effectively across and within IDLO organizational boundaries.

Acts as a role model and offers guidance to colleagues. Takes initiative to share knowledge, experiences and information with others. Accepts and gives constructive feedback (up, down and across) to develop and motivate others.

Proven ability to see through tasks set and deliver results.

Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Ability and willingness to travel to the region, if required.

Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to IDLO’s mandate. Self-motivated and dynamic with a willingness and ability to use initiative to assist the organization to achieve its objectives;

Recruitment qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s Degree is required.

Experience: Minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience in UN/NGO/IGO Security Management.

Language Requirements: Excellent spoken and written knowledge in French and English .

Terms and conditions

IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome and encourage diverse applications.

For this Internationally recruited position, IDLO shall offer the selected candidate an affiliate contract initially for 12 months, with the possibility of extension subject to performance and availability of funding.

This vacancy is open to all interested candidates with a valid working permit of the duty station.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their application online and upload  i) Cover letter ii) Updated CV. 

In the interest of making most effective use of resources, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted during the selection process.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Contractor assigned to this work. This may not be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

The Director-General of IDLO reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the recruitment to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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