Security Officer, Afghanistan

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 2525
Date Posted:Sep 18, 2018
Closing Date:Feb 27, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Social Science
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Center for Civilians in Conflict:


Job Summary:

Center for Civilians in Conflict’s mission is to improve protection for civilians caught in conflicts around the world. We call on and advise international organizations, governments, militaries, and armed non-state actors to adopt and implement policies, tools, and training to prevent civilian harm. When civilians are harmed we advocate for the provision of amends and post-harm assistance. We bring the voices of civilians themselves to those making decisions affecting their lives.

Our growing organization is currently accepting applications for the role of Country Security Officer, Afghanistan. The successful candidate will identify and report incidents and will be responsible for the security and safety of all field office staff.

The Country Security Officer, Afghanistan (CSO) main aim is to oversee and provide advice/guidance on safety and security risk management through increased capacity, technical support and advice to the and country program on all aspects of staff safety and security and ensure appropriate systems are in place at the country level. The CSO will monitor the country-wide situation, identify inherent threats and minimize risks to the program in consistent with CIVICs Security Policy and Standards.

Job Purpose: Provide safety and security guidance and management.

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Travel: Up to 40% required (domestic)

Reporting to: Country Director, Afghanistan

Staff Reporting: N/A

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Coordinate and provide training to field staff (Expatriates & Nationals)

o Conduct safety and security assessments of all CIVIC offices in country

o Act as a liaison with local and regional officials, and other agencies regarding security issues in the planning, coordination, promotion of, and support for existing and future CIVIC projects

o Collect, author, compile and analyze security related reports, SOP's and related security information from multiple sources ensuring CIVICs security posture is current and relevant to the situation on the ground

o Track and report on relevant incidences, near misses, and the geopolitical situation in Afghanistan and relevant bordering countries

o Ensure CIVIC Afghanistan personnel adhere to all safety and security protocols

o Support and build the capacity of national staff on security protocols

o Provide in-country briefing on security and protocols for HQ staff visting.

o Work with HQ security to insure the proper implementation of security policies and procedures

o Support CD as required

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Required qualifications include:

o At least a bachelor’s degree in social sciences

o Fluent in English- required

o 5 years of field security experience in hostile environments

o Advance First Aid training

o Previous experience working in NGO

o Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently

o Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations

o Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively

o Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources

o Excellent decision making skills

o Must work independently under difficult conditions

o Must be eligible to work in Afghanistan

To apply please send cover letter explaining your interest in CIVIC’s work and resume.

Deadline: September 25, 2018

Resumes are reviewed on a rolling basis so please apply early.

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