INTERSOS Organization

Security Coordinator – Erbil – (KRI/038)

Job Overview

All INTERSOS employees are expected to perform their roles and responsibilities according to the
INTERSOS charter of values, code of ethics, PSEA and Child Protection policies. The job description is
mandatory for all positions within INTERSOS and shall be signed by the employee within the first week
of employment.
Generic Duties:
Under the supervision of the Head of Mission:
 Advise and support the Head of Mission to define and develop the security strategy of the
mission and security-related SOPs.
 Ensure that adequate structures and systems for safety and security management are in place
and are respected, and that the security strategy of the mission is implemented fully.
 Ensure capacity building and technical support to the security staff.
 Provides strategic advice to Senior Management Team on security, access, staff safety and risk
management.
Specific Duties:
Mission security policies and strategies
 In coordination with Head of Mission, review and implement security strategies and protocols;
ensure that the mission security plan (CPPs and related SOPs) are updated at least annually and
remain in line with context and situational analysis.
 Conduct or supervise security risk assessments and risk analyses and advice the HoM on security
measures for INTERSOS offices, project activities and staff.
 Ensure that all INTERSOS premises maintain an adequate and standardized level of security
equipment and contingency supplies (hibernation supplies, safety equipment, communication
means, etc).
 Ensure all routes used by INTERSOS staff and vehicles are subject to security assessments,
maintain a clear approval policy for all movements in the mission, and implement and monitor
movement tracking systems.

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Context analysis:
 Stay well informed of political, security, humanitarian and economic developments in the
country which may have implications for staff security or safety.
 Collect, analyse and report data on security incidents on a regular basis.
 Develop reliable information networks to gather and triangulate information relevant to
INTERSOS staff and organizational security from various sources, and translate this information
into actionable points to strengthen staff security/safety.
 Provide the HoM and other SMT members with timely and credible security information and
contextual analysis of the local security situation through incident alerts and regular analytical
reports.
 Ensure that regular security briefings (bi-weekly or monthly) are conducted to staff in field
offices.
Staff management, technical support & capacity-building
 Participate in recruitment of Security & Liaison Officers/Assistants and support the
identification of other local staff to act as security focal points in the field.
 Line manage the Security Assistant at KRI/Coordination level.
 Provide training, coaching and technical support to INTERSOS security staff and focal points;
develop and implement capacity-building plans for all key security staff.
 Develop and facilitate security trainings for other mission staff, including program staff, guards
and drivers, designed to enhance INTERSOS operational safety.
 Build staff awareness of movements’ procedures and other fundamental security-related SOPs.
 Develop and refine tools used by the security department.
Support communication on standards and procedures
 Ensure a comprehensive of system of security briefings for all new staff in the field at
coordination level; personally deliver security briefings to new expatriates and SMT members in
particular.
 Inform international and national staff about any changes made to security procedures in order
to promote a safer environment.
 Conduct or supervise pre-deployment trainings/briefings to field team members going to new
areas of operations or other situations of heightened risk.
 Review existing security coordination mechanisms for the operational bases and provide
recommendations to improve the flow of security information.
 Facilitate the set-up of clear communication channels within the mission, including maintaining
communication trees at different levels (mission, governorate, district, etc).
Incident and crisis management
 Act as the main focal point for response to critical incidents and crises; provide any urgently-
needed advice and guidance to staff involved in incidents; ensure that incidents are reporting
promptly to the Head of Mission.
 Support and advise the Head of Mission on incident and crisis management and in coordination
with other parties (governmental or non-governmental) as directed.

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 Prepare and follow up on incidents reports and investigations into security incidents and events
affecting INTERSOS staff and offices; prepare or supervise the preparation of incident reports
to be sent to the HoM.
 Regularly review and propose revisions to contingency planning according to changes in
context; ensure that security drills related to contingency planning and incident response are
regularly conducted.
Network and representation
 Build networks and liaise with members of security forces, local authorities, INGOs and CSOs,
communities, and other relevant actors involved in security at local and national level
 Strengthen inter-agency communication and represent INTERSOS at UN/NGO security forums
and, when delegated by Head of Mission, in security-related meetings with authorities or
security forces.
 Maintain a database of contact information for key individuals, authorities, organizations and
other stakeholders relevant to INTERSOS security.
Other:
 Perform other security-related tasks assigned by the Head of Mission

Person Specification:
Education and professional experience:
 Relevant university Degree or equivalent experience.
 Demonstrated understanding of humanitarian safety practices and principles.
 Technical experience in security management.
 At least three (3) years of relevant professional work experience.
 Demonstrated experience of humanitarian negotiation (with national authorities, local authorities,
non-state actors, military forces).
Competencies: (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)
 Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Power Point)
 Excellent knowledge of Iraqi security context
 High confidentiality, respect and non-discriminatory attitude; culturally- and gender-sensitive.
 Good interpersonal and communication skills, a proven team player, with ability to work in multi-
cultural environment.
 Strong analytical and report writing skills (demonstrated, with samples requested)
 Strong planning and organizational skills
 Ability to work under pressure; stress-resilient.
 Valid driver’s license
Languages:
 Fluency in English (written and spoken) and in Arabic. Kurdish language skills are an asset.

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