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Vacancy - Security Director - Iraq

Relief International is looking for a Security Director for Iraq. Being an NGO Security Director in Iraq is one of the most challenging jobs you’ll find in the NGO security world.

Position: Security Director for Iraq
Reports to: Global Security Director
Location: Baghdad, Iraq

SUMMARY:

The Security Director for Iraq will be responsible for leading security and safety preparedness, practice, and response for 536 staff in-country, as well as 4 staff based in Jordan who travel in Iraq, and any visitors to the programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties: The Security Director for Iraq will:

• Lead security and safety preparedness, practice, and response for all RI-Iraq staff and programs;
• Develop RI-Iraq security and safety policy with the Headquarters Global Security Director and Iraq senior management team;
• Supported by the Security Coordinator, the Security Director for Iraq will liaise with the Iraqi Government, United Nations, Multi-National Forces in Iraq, Triple Canopy, and other organizations when necessary;
• Supported by the Security Coordinator and three national Regional Security Associates, routinely assess security and safety conditions for staff housing, offices, travel, and recreation, as well as trends by location, routinely enhance the policy manual, practice, and response capacity to match;
• Supported by Headquarters, the Security Coordinator, and three national Regional Security Associates, the Security Director for Iraq will lead the preparation and conduct of pre- and post-deployment orientations for staff and visitors, as well as arrange advanced security trainings and psychosocial support.

REPORTING:

The Security Director for Iraq will report to the Headquarters Global Security Director, liaise with the Iraq senior management team, and oversee one expatriate Security Coordinator and three national Regional Security Associates. The Security Director for Iraq will be responsible for leading security and safety preparedness, practice, and response for 536 staff in-country, as well as 4 staff based in Jordan who travel in Iraq, and any visitors to the programs.


REQUIREMENTS:

• Minimum 10 years aid-related experience in crisis zones;
• Minimum 5 years in role as security officer for aid-related programming;
• Experience with aid security policy and practice in crisis settings in at least three different cultural contexts;
• Knowledge of ICRC Code of Conduct, as well as Interaction and UNDSS security standards required;
• Extensive cross-cultural training experience;
• Strong English language communication skills;
• Arabic, Kurdish, Assyrian languages a big plus;
• Experience in Iraq a big plus.


Submission:
For consideration please submit all of the following: a detailed CV, cover letter, salary history, and a list of 3 previous supervisors (including email address, mailing address, and telephone number) to Human Resources, Relief International. Email to: hrinternational@ri.org. Subject line must include: Security Director - IRAQ.

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