A Thoughtful, Analytical Approach to NGO Security

Vacancy - NGO Security Coordinator - Global

Correction: Trevor Hughes, the Director of Global Security for IMC, wrote to let me know “the worldwide position is an anticipated position that we are collecting resumes for but not yet actively recruiting for”. He also kindly pointed out that they are actively recruiting for an NGO security officer for Afghanistan. Sorry for any confusion I may have caused.

International Medical Corps anticipates that it will have a position for a global NGO security co-ordinator. Get your application in early.

The primary function of the Security Co-ordinator is to manage Security Officers in different parts of the country, monitor and assess security conditions, and make recommendations to the Country Director to provide overall security coverage for IMC expatriate and national staff.

• Develop and update an emergency security and evacuation plan.
• Supervise and train national counterpart and security officers in the region.
• Co-ordinate and monitor security activities to ensure that safety policies and procedures are implemented.
• Ensure that all field staff are fully cognizant of prevailing security threats and fully advised on means to reduce staff vulnerability to those threats.
• Liaise with UN agencies, CF forces, and other INGO’s on the security in the country.
• Design and drill warden systems, emergency radio networks, and provisioning of emergency supplies for field personnel.

• Five years of work experience in Security Management in an emergency setting.
• Must have experience in unstable and resource deprived environments.
• Strong understanding of cultural, political and religious environment in the region, and be able to live and work successfully in those environments.
• Experience in the management of disaster relief personnel in hazard areas.
• Practical experience and knowledge of threat assessment and personal Security Management.

Language Skills:
Fluent English

Work Environment:
While performing duties of the job, the employee frequently works in precarious places. The employee is usually employed in areas of civil strife, which often result in an unstable security environment. Occasionally work in outdoor weather conditions.

You’ll need to visit the IMC jobs site to apply.

Vacancy - Security Officers - WFP Global

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking Security Professionals to replenish its pool of qualified candidates. To add yourself to their database follow this link and submit your resume. You only have until 28 February so don’t delay.

Maps - Aid worker fatalities in 2008

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Map - Humanitarian Aid Worker Fatalities - 2008

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Heat Map - Violence Related Fatal Incidents - 2008

Canada sends child soldiers donated guns and knives to help in their fight

Canadians trade indifference for action by donating weapons to minors in foreign countries.

If you want to help visit War Child Canada.

Strategic Implications of Global Health

Thanks to Sources and Methods for digging up this resource hidden in the bowels of the NIC servers.

The NIC’s Strategic Implications of Global Health paper is chock full of useful health statistics, predictions, maps and charts.

Print out the map, pin it up over your desk, and use it to explain to the new contractor that he really does need medical evacuation insurance before he heads off to Nepal.

World Health Care Capabilities map

Projected Deaths by Cause for High, Middle, and Low Income Countries

Links: Full Report - Health Care Capabilities fold out.

Vacancy - Mercy Corps Global Security Advisor - USA

Mercy Corps is searching for a candidate to fill its Global Security Advisor post.

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