Job Details

  • Job Location:
    Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Number of Vacancies:
  • Funcational Area:
  • Industry:
    Business Development
  • Contract Type:
  • Work Type:
    Full Time
  • Contract Duration:
    9 months
  • Extendable:
  • Traveling to Provinces:
  • Open Ended:
  • Salary Range
    Salary is negotiable.
  • Preferred Candidate:

  • Years of Experience:
    3 Year(s)
  • Nationality:
  • Education:
    High School
    Completion of High school degree is required.
  • Closing Date:
    Nov 25, 2013

Date Posted: Nov 12, 2013
Ref. AECOM/SIKA-East-435

Security Officer position with AECOM/SIKA-East (1119 Views)


Under contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), AECOM International Development is implementing the Stability in Key Areas (SIKA) – East program as the prime contractor, jointly with IRD, OSC, Ti and DT as its sub-contractors. The program promotes stabilization in key areas by supporting the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) at the district level, while coordinating efforts at the provincial level, to implement community led development and governance initiatives that respond to the population’s needs and concerns in order to build confidence, stability, and increase the provision of basic services.

Job Summary

The Security Officer will be based in Kabul and will be traveling to the SIKA-East provinces and districts offices for conducting Security Risk Analyses (SRA’s) reports. In addition, the Security Officer will suggest better ways for mitigating the risk to our staff members operating SIKA-E targeted districts.

The Security Officer will receive an annual Training and Enrichment Plan (TEP) with quarterly assessments of assistance and progress from his/her supervisor outlining the types of capacity building and mentoring the employee will receive from the supervisor during the year. The TEP is to be given to the employee for his/her review, allowing for collaborative revisions based on the employee’s personal professional goals, in line with the overarching programmatic goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assists the expatriate Security Director and local national Security Manager to assure the safety and security of program personnel and property (static and mobile)’

Responsible for conducting Security Risk Assessment of PMU(Provincial Management Unit) /DSU (District Support Unit) office in field (provinces and Districts) and recommends steps to achieve secure working environment for staff.

Produces procedures for field offices based on the threat assessment of the area.

Provide security training for field staff on office procedures, emergency drills and access control procedures

Establish points of contact in the areas of responsibility of PMU’s/DSU’s with local authorities/ANP/ security focal points.

Look for challenges the PMU/DSU staff have and find solutions to help the PMU/DSU staff members to take the program activities forward, report any issues/problems to Security Manager.

Actively monitors risks, alerts senior managers to risks and recommends measures to mitigate risks;

Initiates Security trainings for local national staff members on all procedures and emergency drills.


Completion of High school degree is required.
Must have relevant, police, military or private security experience in Afghanistan
Must have an extensive network of contacts within ministries and law enforcement community of Afghanistan.
Must have strong communication and inter personal relationship skills (written & verbal)
To have knowledge of English, and fluency in local languages as Pashto and Dari
To be able to travel to the provinces
Computer knowledge in MS office
3 years of experience in security field
To be able to produce report independently


Must have strong communication and inter personal relationship skills (written & verbal)

Language(s) required

knowledge of English, and fluency in local languages as Pashto and Dari

Submission Guideline

Please submit your resume electronically along with cover letter & NID (Tazkera) to no later than the closing date. Please indicate the position & Vacancy Number in the subject line.

This job announcement will remain open until Nov 25, 2013 / 17:00 Kabul Time.

Note: The actual salary of the successful candidate will be negotiated within the grade 6, 7 pay band, depending on qualifications and previous salary history. It is unlikely that an individual will be selected who does not already have the prior training and experience to fully perform at the grade 6,7 level, or who in some other way does not fully meet all requirements for the position. However, should such an individual be offered a position, the offered salary may be at less than the minimum salary in the grade 6 & 7 pay band

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