‘Safety & Security Coordinator’
‘Actively monitors contextual dynamics & developments relating to security, conflict parties and humanitarian access’
War Child based in Cyprus has been responding to the needs of Syrian children and strives to build local capacity for Syrian refugees as much as possible.
This position can be stationed in the countries where WCH has its offices (the successful candidate must be eligible to work in that location).
War Child Programme for Syria
War Child Holland (WCH) is an international non-governmental organization that works exclusively to improve the well-being and resilience of children and youths affected by violence and armed conflict. From its branch in Cyprus, WCH and its partners support children affected by the conflict in Syria through an integrated mix of child protection, education and psychosocial support interventions, while working closely with their caregivers, families and wider communities for maximum and durable impact.
We are seeking to strengthen our team and we are currently seeking an enthusiastic and passionate Safety & Security Coordinator to join our dynamic team of professionals dedicated to helping children and their families positively deal with the consequences of being exposed to armed conflict.
Ensure that the country office safety and security risks are effectively managed, with protocols and practices in place, active and effective for all staff’s safety & security. The role will promote, enable and support programmatic activity while ensuring compliance with organisational security framework and minimum standards at a global level.
- Continuously monitor contextual dynamics and developments in relation to security, conflict parties and humanitarian access – and potential impact on WCH and its partners.
- Regularly consult a range of sources to stay up to date with relevant developments.
- Analyse, triangulate and visualise available data and share relevant information & related recommendations with WCH staff and partners.
- Maintain online filing of all relevant tools, reports and other relevant documentation.
- Contribute to capacity and due diligence assessments for prospective partners.
- Facilitate exchange of information, tools, lessons learnt and best practices between WCH partners.
- Where relevant, build capacity and provide technical support of/to implementing partners in safety & security policies, context analysis, risk analysis and contingency planning.
- Monitor & support partner adherence to minimum safety standards at key project locations.
Technical support and contributions towards internal processes
- Develop and update safety and security plans, tools and SOPs as needed, ensuring adherence to applicable organisational policies.
- Conduct ad-hoc context analysis and risk assessment for selected geographical areas in support of program development and project planning.
- Contribute towards the development of internal and external reports and other deliverables.
- Support the development & review of relevant policies.
- Coordinate the maintenance and utilisation of the Country Officer risk register in accordance with WCH global guidelines & policy.
- Coordinate relevant training and capacity building relating to safety and security.
Liaison & coordination
- Represent WCH in relevant coordination forums and other external platforms.
- Proactive liaise with safety & security counterparts in other agencies and other relevant external stakeholders.
- Serve as the primary Country Office safety & security focal point to War Child’s global Security Advisor and other relevant internal stakeholders.
Travel & regional support
- Develop and regularly update pre-arrival briefing documents for common travel destinations, where relevant in coordination with other War Child Country Offices.
- Provide pre-departure or on-arrival security briefings to traveling staff and serve as the focal point for incident reporting.
- Manage travel authorisation system for staff and visitors in the Middle East + region.
- Provide ad-hoc technical support to other War Child Country Offices in the Middle East + region.
- Knowledge of Arabic and English (written & spoken) is essential.
- At least 2 years of experience working on safety & security in humanitarian contexts.
- Deep understanding of the Syria context, in particular conflict and access dynamics.
- Solid knowledge of security risk management principles (including risk assessments).
- Previous involvement developing and revising SOPs in key thematic areas such as travel, incident management, office safety.
- Demonstrated experience in leading or coordinating contingency and scenario planning processes.
- Experience in capacity development, e.g., through training, skills transfer and/or competency development.
- Good level GIS mapping and other information management skills; familiarity with information management software
- Access to an established network in the Syria humanitarian response capacity and/or excellent networking and communication skills and the ability to build new relationships with external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated experience in remote stakeholder management
- Ability to contribute towards internal and external reports.
- A dynamic and challenging work environment, with opportunities to grow and enhance your skills.
- A fair salary and comprehensive secondary benefits including opportunities to develop professionally.
- Working as part of a multinational team who are hands on to make change happen!
This position can be stationed in the countries where WCH has its offices, primarily Cyprus, Jordan or Lebanon (the successful candidate must be eligible to work in that location).
The contract is for at least 1 year with the intention of prolonging.
How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before 30 January 2022, by uploading their CV and a short cover letter, in English, by using following hyperlink:
By submitting your application you certify that all of the statements made in your application are true, complete, and correct and are made in good faith. You understand that falsifying, misrepresenting or intentionally withholding information will be grounds for rejection of your application or withdrawal of any offer of appointment or, if an appointment offer has been accepted, this will be ground for employment sanctions, such as, but not limited to, instant dismissal. In addition, you understand that you need to submit a Criminal Record Certificate and that, if you fail to submit it, no employment relationship can be established.
War Child is an international organisation, and we are committed to be a diverse and inclusive employer, placing human and child rights at the centre of our existence and work. We hire our new colleagues based on their talents, competences and shared values; we do not distinguish them based on their age, gender and gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, disability etc.
The safety of children and youth is a paramount and essential to War Child’s work. War Child has a zero tolerance policy towards any form of abuse. To prevent placing children and youth at any risk this subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures. Moreover, the accepted candidates will be required to state their commitment/ intent to be aware, consider and adhere to the minimum standards applicable in development and humanitarian settings, such as humanitarian values and principles, Sphere Humanitarian Charter, Standards in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, Core Humanitarian Standard, International Humanitarian Law, Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.
- Only applications received via our website are processed.
- If we appoint a suitable candidate before the given closing date, we reserve the right to remove the vacancy from our website before that date. In such a case, any responses received after that time are not processed.
- It could be that during our selection process the closing date for the vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain active.