Security Coordinator

  Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
  Afghanistan Unspecified 214
Date Posted:Aug 30, 2010
Closing Date:Sep 18, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Security/Safety
Salary Range:68250 - 80717 USD undefined
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU):


Job Summary:

The Security Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and operating AREU’s security system, including monitoring the security environment, analyzing potential risks encountered in the implementation of program activities, and contributing to the development of security policy and practice to protect personnel and property. The Security Coordinator reports to the AREU Director and works closely with the AREU DDAF, Admin Manager and other AREU staff.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Specific duties will include, but not be restricted to, the following.

Facilities, infrastructure, and policy:

 Monitoring AREU facilities (office and guest houses) and security infrastructure, and advising on how to strengthen and improve them, so as to decrease risk exposure.

 Preparing, reviewing, and updating response plans for critical events.

 Identifying areas in which security policy and practice can be improved, and, in coordination with Director and security committee, implementing as required.

Training and supervision:

 Assisting in hiring and training guards who are responsible for security at facilities.

 Identifying training needs (i.e., Hostile Environment Awareness, defensive driving, first aid, hostage taking) for security and other staff, and providing basic training.

 Supervising guards and any other security staff to ensure quality performance.

Information and internal communication:

 Briefing new staff and consultants on security procedures and the current situation, and providing ad hoc follow-up briefings on specific threats and changes in the security situation.

 Ensuring good and timely internal communication among AREU security decision takers and other staff, including managing the email distribution of security information (i.e., threat warnings, reports, announcements) to staff, while making judgements on type of information to be distributed.
 Disseminating to staff security intelligence and warnings, including threat level and necessary security measures, such as travel and activity restrictions.

 Advising staff on intended movements in Kabul.

 Briefing and advising staff in advance of provincial travel, and ensuring communication with teams during their time in the field.

 Being available at all times to advise staff on any security related issues.

 Assisting in implementation of responses in the event of security-related crises, as appropriate.

Liaison/external relations:

 Attending security briefings and other events to collect information on relevant issues or developments.

 Building and maintaining relationships with ANSO, ISAF, Ministry of Interior, UN agencies, local security authorities, and any other relevant authority as required.

 Travelling to the field with research staff as needed to assess the security of the area and the staff houses in the field and meeting the local security authorities in emergency situations.


The position will be based in Kabul with provincial travel as required.

Job Requirement:

• University degree, particularly in law enforcement, or equivalent relevant experience (i.e., military, security, or law enforcement).
• Strong communications skills in English and local languages.
• Minimum five years practical experience in security management.
• Hostile environment experience.
• Familiarity with security systems and government security requirements and procedures.
• Knowledge of the current politics and geography of Afghanistan.
• Good judgement, maturity and discretion.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work harmoniously with persons of different nationalities and cultures.
• Familiarity with the NGO and assistance community (preferred).

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