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Vacancy - ANSO Regional Safety Advisor - Afghanistan

As part of Welthungerhilfe’s country program ANSO is a project to support security awareness and security management capability amongst, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Afghanistan with offices in Jalalabad, Herat, Kandahar, Mazar-I-Sharif and Kabul. The post is to be filled immediately and is initially scheduled to end on 30.06.2010.

Tasks and responsibilities of position

The RSA provides NGOs with credible information and contextual analysis of the local and regional security situation. The RSA will liaise closely with NGOs, the UN, the military, and other national and international security agencies to obtain security information. The RSA will be responsible for writing comprehensive weekly reports on the provincial and regional security situation as it relates to NGOs as well as for producing daily incident reports, threat warnings and facilitating weekly NGO security meetings in his/her region of responsibility. The RSA will also play a less frequent role in assisting NGO to develop their own security management capacities through reviewing policy, site-security surveys and evacuation planning.

The RSA will also be responsible for the management of the regional ANSO office. This includes supervising up to 10 national staff and oversight of local logistics and administration. The RSA may be deployed alone to any one of the five regional offices.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Political or Security studies, or related field
  • Proven experience in security report writing and analysis (sample will be requested)
  • Min. 3 years of practical experience in security management, training or analysis role in a relevant organizational setting
  • Familiarity with the philosophy, priorities and principals of NGOs
  • Min. 3 years work experience in post-conflict or complex emergency environment
  • Excellent social, analytical and diplomacy skills
  • Exemplary command of English language

  • Experience in NGO security management
  • Police/Military/Analysts background with at least 3 years civilian security sector experience
  • Ability to develop and maintain culturally and socially diverse relationships and contacts
  • Experience of staff capacity development, training and knowledge transfer
  • Ability to conduct trainings in security/safety related area of specialty

You can expect to work in an exceptionally motivated team and to be assigned responsible duties. Naturally, you will be thoroughly briefed about your responsibilities beforehand. Our offer includes regular rest and recreation days.

Please send a cover letter and CV by e-mail, quoting the reference code "AFG 5609", by 15th of August 2009 to Thomas Gies ( recruitment.gies@welthungerhilfe.de )

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