NRC in Iraq
The unfolding crisis in Iraq is one of the most complex humanitarian emergencies in the world today, with millions of uprooted Iraqis, and hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. For the past several years, millions of people have been displaced from and within Iraq as a result of military operations. At the end of 2015, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) began a military operation to enter and retake control of parts of the country under the control of armed opposition groups, especially in the Anbar governorate. Civilians have been caught in the crossfire.
NRC has been present in Iraq since 2010, with offices located in Baghdad, Erbil, Dohuk, Kirkuk and Mosul. We have scaled up our response across Iraq to meet the large-scale crisis facing the country, reaching Iraqis with emergency assistance and supporting Syrian refugees as they live in exile. Our goal is to always be prepared to work in new settings, so we are establishing more local partnerships in Iraq. Additionally, NRC is part of the UNICEF and WFP-led Rapid response mechanism (RRM), which enables us to reach newly displaced populations with the most urgent life-saving assistance.
Today, NRC is one of the biggest cash providers in Iraq. Our emergency assistance also includes distributing food rations, hygiene kits, water and basic non-food items (NFIs). In the winter months, we also provide blankets and heaters. We pay particular attention to gender equality and ending gender-based violence (GBV).
Security Coordinator – Ramadi
The purpose of the Security Coordinator is assisting the line management of the Iraq Country Program in ensuring the safety and security of staff and program implementation.
- Line management of Security Officer.
- Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
- Implement NRC’s safety and security policies at office level.
- Maintain security database and update regularly.
- Conduct regular security and risk assessments to identify safety and security needs.
- Train staff in safety and security and provide regular briefings and updates.
- Immediately report all breaches of safety and security procedures and all threats to NRC staff, beneficiaries, activities or assets. Lead on internal incident reporting of security incidents.
- Facilitate staff relocation in emergency situations.
- Supervise, train and develop Security Focal Points at office level across the South Central area.
- Maintain a reliable network of security information resources, including counterparts in the UN, other NGOs and local and national government contacts. Liaise with these actors to gain and verify security information.
- Ensure vehicle and staff movements are monitored according to procedures and that necessary safety and security equipment are available and in good condition.
- Prepare security updates and reports as required and provide quality security briefings for new and visiting staff
- Perform any other related duties by the management.
Our Ideal Candidate:
A university graduate in a relevant field(s) with minimum 3 years’ experience in Security positions and in humanitarian/recovery settings, especially in complex and volatile environments. Fluency in English, both verbal and written is required. Knowledge of Arabic and previous work experience in Iraq will be a distinct advantage.
Contract period: 7 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Ramadi