Job Vacancies InterAction
InterAction is the largest coalition of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focused on the world’s poor and most vulnerable people
Closing date: 07 Apr 2010
Location: United States of America (the) – Washington DC
Assistant Security Coordinator
InterAction, Humanitarian Policy & Practice Team
InterAction is the largest coalition of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focused on the world’s poor and most vulnerable people. Collectively, InterAction’s 187 members work in every developing country. Members meet people halfway in expanding opportunities and supporting gender equality in education, health care, agriculture, small business, and other areas.
The U.S. public shows its support for this work through direct contributions to InterAction members. InterAction leverages the impact of this private support by advocating for the expansion of U.S. government investments and by insisting that policies and programs are responsive to the realities of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations.
About the Position:
The Assistant Security Coordinator will support InterAction’s Security Coordinator as it InterAction strives to collect and share security information, advocate for staff safety, design and implement security training, and promote a common security framework and standards of good practices.
SUPERVISOR: Security Coordinator
Travel to disaster sites and facilitate implementation and coordination of security measures as identified by the Security Coordinator; Facilitate the sharing of information about security incidents among InterAction members; Support the Implementation of MOSS into the IA membership and PVO standards; Promote security of national and international staff members; Facilitate the identification of security training courses; Identify issues, recommendations, and training courses that address the range of security issues that humanitarian aid workers face in the field (gender, race, creed, religion, sexual orientation ethnicity, etc); Liaise with other security coordinators and institutions; Implement the UN NGO ‘Saving Lives Together’ Arrangement; promote and gather feedback on use and accessibility. Support the SAG, the HPPU, and InterAction on security initiatives. Host an Internet Portal for NGO Security that provides country briefs, a collective of training opportunities and online links, assessment tools and common incident reporting and sharing. Support simulated tabletop and computer exercises designed to focus efforts on collaboration in emergency response scenarios.
The Assistant Security Coordinator position will have the following requirements for knowledge, skills, and abilities: A minimum of three years experience (including one – two years in the field) in international relief work. Overseas experience in staff safety and operational security. Proven networking, coordination, and interpersonal skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent leadership, negotiation, and administration skills. Knowledge of international politics and cultures. Ability to create an environment of innovation and entrepreneurship. Availability for domestic and international travel on short notice. Ability to operate software systems such as Microsoft Office Suite and proprietary databases.
There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. InterAction will make reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Salary & Benefits
InterAction provides competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
How to apply
Please send cover letter and resume to John Schafer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: April 7th, 2010.
No Phone Calls Please, only final candidates will be notified.
Reference Code: RW_83UN3R-14
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