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Regional Security Officer

Bamako (Mali)

  • Organization: IDLO - International Development Law Organization
  • Location: Bamako (Mali)
  • Grade: Band A - Core Competency - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-17

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Position

Title: Regional Security Officer, Sahel

Department: Programs

Duty Station: Bamako, Mali

Reports to: Regional Program Manager, Sahel

Functional Relationship: Field Security Officers (Burkina Faso, Niger) and Local Security Associate (Mali)   Reports: Yes

Position type and category: Affiliate, International Professional category

Broad Band Level: A

        I.            About IDLO

The International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) works to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development, and economic opportunity. We contribute to the stability of societies so that all people can live in freedom, dignity, and the rule of law.

To learn more about IDLO, visit our website www.idlo.int or follow us on Twitter @IDLO.

       II.            Organizational context

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Program Manager Sahel and technical direction from the Security Advisor (SA), the Regional Security Officer (RSO) 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 RSO Sahel monitors security issues in assigned countries and ensures that an integrated approach is taken to security risk management across the region. Furthermore, RSO Sahel provides regional Field Security Officers with all necessary technical direction and support in order to meet regional and HQ needs.

 The incumbent further facilitates compliance with respect to all security policies, procedures and practices, and advises on all necessary IDLO security directives/instructions.

    III.            Key Functions / Results expected

Summary of key functions:

1.            Directly oversee security infrastructure and daily operations in the Mali country office; 

2.            Monitor and review security risk management in the Sahel region, ensuring that it is adapted to the local security environment, capable of responding to emergent security concerns and harmonized across the region, providing technical support and direction to Sahel FSOs, as required;

3.            Review regional 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;

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

5.            Advise Security Management Team (SMT) in-country and/or SMT-Sahel 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;

6.            Advise SA of security regional risk management developments in order to facilitate his/her clear understanding of regional security issues.

7.            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;

8.            Represent Mali and the Sahel region at global security meetings, as required by the SA;

Results Expected:

1.            Directly oversee security infrastructure and daily security operations in the Mali country office;

•             Establish and update local 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;

2.            Monitor and review security risk management in the Sahel region, ensuring that it is adapted to the local security environment, capable of responding to emergent security concerns and harmonized across the region, providing technical support and direction to Sahel FSOs, as required;

3.            Review regional 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;

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

•             Advise SMT in-country/Sahel and program staff of the assessed security risks and of the development of security risk management measures to mitigate assessed risks to IDLO’s operations;

•             Develop a culture of security within the Sahel region;

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

5.            Advise SMT in-country and/or SMT-Sahel 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;

6.            Advise Security Advisor of security regional risk management developments in order to facilitate his/her clear understanding of regional security issues;

7.            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;

8.            Represent Mali and the Sahel region at global security meetings, as required by the SA.

    IV.            Impact of results

In coordination with the SMT in-country and/or SMT-Sahel, and in collaboration with the SA and the FSOs, the RSO will proactively manage risk so as to safely facilitate IDLO’s work in promoting the Rule of Law.

      V.            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.

•             Excellent team leadership and general management skills.

•             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.

    VI.            Recruitment qualifications

Education:           Bachelor’s Degree

Experience:        A minimum of 5 - 7 years of experience in UN/NGO/IGO Security Management.

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

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

For this internationally recruited professional position, IDLO shall offer the selected candidate an international Affiliate Contract of 12 months, with the possibility of extension subject to performance and availability of funding.

Salaries and benefits paid by IDLO to employees are exempt from taxation. IDLO employees are responsible for compliance with income tax laws of their country of nationality or residence and/or of any other relevant fiscal jurisdiction.

IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome applications of qualified and diverse candidates. IDLO is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance at all levels within its workforce. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for IDLO vacancies.

IDLO does not tolerate sexual exploitation or abuse, any kind of harassment, including harassment of a sexual nature, or discrimination. As such, IDLO will conduct careful reference and background checks of all selected candidates as part of its selection process.

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the employee 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.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality and in compliance with IDLO’s policy on personal data protection

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