Chemonics International

Security Associate

Job Overview


The Area Specialist will support ICRI Ta’afi programming, research, and context analysis in Mosul and the Ninewa Plain. The consultant will support the team to better understand the social, political, security, and economic dynamics that impact ICRI Ta’afi programming in Mosul and the Ninewa Plain, with a specific focus on West Mosul. The consultant will help the Ta’afi team understand the challenges and opportunities facing communities in Mosul and the Ninewa Plain and will analyze the factors influencing returns and connections to target communities. The consultant will assist the team in identifying new ideas and approaches, and possible challenges, with the existing and possible future activities.


Reporting and Work Location:

S/he will report to the  Security Manager. This position is based in Erbil, Iraq.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

1.Supports the Security Manager to collect information on the security situation in geographic areas where the project operates, and staff travels.
2. Supports the Security Manager in all day-to-day security risk management related tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
3. Collects data to support facilities (offices and residences) and operational threat and risk assessments for the project in Iraq.
4. Tracks international travelers’ arrivals and departures and serves as a point of contact for travelers.
5. Monitors security communications when staff are in the field.
6. Prepares travel bags prior to trips and conducts pre-trip briefings for staff.
7. Conducts physical and mobile security assessments with close oversight from supervisor.
8. Schedules and conducts regular checks for security communication equipment and trackers, the field staff tracker, and the tracking platform.
9. Schedules and conducts all office safety and security equipment checks. Serves as point of contact with office and residence building security management for operational and administrative issues.
10. Develops and maintains relationships with law enforcement, JCCC, and other officials in order to enable project operations and activities within the areas of operation.
11. Assists with the maintenance and distribution of the phone tree, emergency cascade plan, staff contact lists, and international travel tracker.
12. Maintains master list for and distributes office ID cards for staff. Also acts as the custodian for the office’s physical security system.
13. With the guidance of the security team, maintains and updates the Safety and Security Plan (SSP) and corresponding business continuity documents, providing limited technical input to the Security Manager.
14. Provides logistic support to security team for trainings, meetings, and conferences.


  • The candidate should have ideally completed a bachelor’s degree or possess a minimum of three years of relevant working experience in an administrative field.
  • Solid IT skills especially with Microsoft Office and Excel are mandatory.
  • Experience with databases and mapping software are a clear advantage.
  • Experience in operational security, risk management, or health and safety are an advantage but not mandatory as this is an entry level position.
  • Training on the job will be provided.
  • Female candidates and/or candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal employment opportunities:  

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

Additional Information  

  • Contract period: 12 Months with possibility of extension
  • Salary: The salary of this position falls under band FSN-06
  • The selected candidates will be vetted.


Chemonics Iraq offers a fair, competitive, and transparent recruitment process. We are promoting the health and well-being of our staff and their loved ones. We are just as committed to creating an environment that encourages professional learning and growth. Our benefits include:

  • Health insurance for its full-time fixed-term employees and their dependents (spouse and children) at no additional cost. The health insurance Chemonics provides is an exclusive package with wide network in different cities within Iraq. The employees and their dependents can visit hospitals and receive treatments with no payment.
  • Life insurance for the employee at no additional cost
  • Resilience Support Program at no additional cost
  • Annual professional development fund for approved trainings for each employee.
  • Online platforms for language and technical skills development (Mango Languages and Degreed)
  • Contribution to Social Security scheme.

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