Country Security Advisor – Erbil or Baghdad

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Job Overview


iMMAP Inc. is an international non governmental organisation that provides information management services to humanitarian and development organizations. Through information management, we help our partners target assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations. Our core philosophy is that better data leads to better decisions and that better decisions lead to better outcomes. iMMAP Inc.’s critical support to information value chains helps to solve operational and strategic challenges of our partners in both emergency and development contexts by enabling evidence-based decision-making for better outcomes.


Following decades of conflict and humanitarian crisis, Iraq is becoming more secure and stable and is establishing new policies and programs to benefit its population. iMMAP Inc has been present in Iraq since 2003, providing support to international and national organizations, and most importantly, the Government of Iraq in accessing and managing the information they need to make effective evidence-based decisions. It currently implements projects in key sectors on the country’s path to peace and stability, with a focus on humanitarian mine action, including information management support to the National Mine Action Authories and third-party monitoring of explosive renmants of war clearance across the country. Relying on a team of more than 50 staff operating across 13 governorates and 3 offices in Erbil, Baghdad and Basra, iMMAP Inc has built a solid acceptance from local authorities and population to implement its activities throughout the country, in both the Iraqi Kurdistan and Federal Iraq areas.

Description of Duties

The Country Security Advisor (CSA) will work with the iMMAP Inc. Iraq team and the iMMAP Inc. Security Department to ensure the safety and security of all in-country staff. The primary function of the CSA is to provide assistance to the Country Representative on all safety, security and logistics issues, as they relate to staff and programs in Iraq. The CSA is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of security and contingency planning in order to ensure the safety of all staff in country.


  • Monitor the security situation in Iraq, conduct risk assessments, participate in enforcing security and safety procedures and provide sound and timely advice to staff and management on safety and security matters.
  • Maintain contacts with local and national authorities and international state and non-state actors, compiling threat analysis, incident reports and routine security reports.
  • Liaise with other humanitarian and emergency actors as well as international and national governments on safety and security matters.
  • Liaise and coordinate timely and efficiently with the Country Representative and the Global Security Advisor regarding security incidents, threats or deficiencies which potential could affect operations.
  • Develop safety and security information, education and communication products, including area profiles, maps, presentations, factsheets, etc. to effectively relay safety and security information to relevant iMMAP Inc staff.
  • Assist with the implementation of safety and security policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs) as detailed by the Global Security Advisor.
  • Develop and update Security Management Plans
  • Ensure compliance with iMMAP Inc.’s global operating principles and risk management policies.
  • Ensure that security clearances are received before staff embark on local or international travels.
  • Conduct security induction briefs for new staff.
  • Design and practice emergency systems, emergency communications and provisioning of emergency supplies for all staff.
  • Conduct and submit to the Country Representative, Site Risk Assessments for locations regularly visited by iMMAP Inc. staff, including field locations.
  • Maintain the validity of emergency & contingencies protocols based on the applicable E&C level as prescribed in the Security Management Plan.
  • Ensure that communication protocols are implemented, and project warden lists are up to date.
  • Develop and deliver relevant safety and security trainings for mission staff to implement an internal staff training calendar.
  • Coordinate with the Logistics team to oversee the management and maintenance of safety and security equipment (First Aid kits, radios, fire extinguishers, CCTV, etc.) and undertake routine premises safety and security assessments.
  • Coordinate with iMMAP Inc’s safety and security training service provider to ensure that all relevant staff receive HEAT and First Aid training.


  • Maintain effective and positive internal contacts with iMMAP Inc. in country associates, officers and staff, and external contacts with national and local government officials, international non- governmental organizations (NGOs), donor agency officials, vendors, media, and the general public.
  • Follow iMMAP Inc.’s branding regulations required for marking, or branding, of all iMMAP Inc. products and correspondence.

Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • The Country Security Advisor will report directly to the Country Representative with technical reporting line to the Global Security Advisor.
  • Responsible for the daily management of the field security staff in Iraq, including tasking and establishing reporting mechanisms to ensure the flow of communication on activities across the country.

Accountability to Beneficiaries

iMMAP Inc. team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to beneficiaries of iMMAP Inc. programs, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of field projects.


  • Ability to provide a clear Criminal Record Check,
  • Ability to provide honourable discharge papers, if a previous member of Armed Forces or Police Service.
  • Experience
  • Considerable practical experience of managing security in complex contexts and high-risk environments;
  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of working in the safety and security sector
  • Former military or police, or extensive experience as an NGO security officer or with a Private Security Company;
  • Previous experience working in international non-governmental organisation is preferred;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret and analyse data and translate into effective information;
  • Soft skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel;
  • Ability to work well in a small team, operate under pressure, prioritise and deliver high quality work within deadlines, and meet team objectives;

Guiding Principles

Personnel is expected to conduct itself in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and iMMAP Inc.’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all Countries.

iMMAP Inc. has zero-tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, human trafficking, child abuse and exploitation. Any violations of these principles and policies will be treated as serious misconduct.

iMMAP Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background.

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