Security Officer

  ACTED
  Afghanistan Unspecified 911
Date Posted:Sep 13, 2010
Reference:00
Closing Date:Sep 24, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:2
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Security/Safety
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About ACTED:

Founded:  

ACTED, the Agency for Technical Co-operation and Development is an NGO registered in France with global operations in Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, South Asia, Middle East and Africa. ACTED has been active in Afghanistan since 1993, and is one of the largest NGOs in the country, capitalizing on a continued 15-years presence in Afghanistan throughout successive regimes and on established operations throughout Central Asia. ACTED operates mainly in the North, Northeastern and Central areas of Afghanistan. Originally focused on humanitarian relief, ACTED Afghanistan is now working through an integrated development approach. Although still responsive to natural and humanitarian crisis, including support to flood and drought affected populations as well as sustainable reintegration for returnees, ACTED Afghanistan main area of intervention is now the promotion of community-driven rural development. Within this framework, ACTED Afghanistan is the largest NGO facilitating partner of the National Solidarity Programme, working in 1,721 communities spread over five provinces in the North. Its present operations reach about 7,8% of the Afghan rural population.

Job Summary:

• Travel to bases for communication problems and physical communication asset inventory at least three times a year.

• He is responsible for collecting monthly mobile cost from bases and prepare monthly communication cost narrative and to report it to Communication/Security Manager.

• He is responsible for drafting weekly security reports and submits them to Security Manager.

• Monitoring security situation in related base on daily, weekly and monthly basis.

• Cooperate closely with Northeast Security Focal Point and Country Security Office.

• When needed prepare detailed security incident reports and timely inform country security network.
• Timely manage security related information and promptly distribute security updates with country security network (Security Focal Point, Security Manager, and Security Adviser).
• Advise staff for emergencies/movements and facilitate ones when needed.
• Update and apply security protocols based on the context and situation changes.
Make sure that all security related supplies and equipment are in place and fully functional (communications, generators, lights, food supplies, fuel supplies).

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Communication/Security officer is responsible for all radio and communication equipments attributed to his base. He therefore keeps an up-to-date inventory and individual data: quantitative and qualitative account of radio equipment held by each driver and staff.

• He is responsible for repairing radio equipments if the equipment needs lots of reparation he has to send it to external workshops for repairs after security/communication Manager Approval on repair form. (No repair can be confirmed before repair cost estimation is presented to Sec/Communication Manager, Logistic in-charge and finance officer).

• Make sure he has repair follow-up, location and allocation (allocation follow-up has to proposed to finance to be prepared) for all communication assets.

• He is responsible for maintaining the base’s equipment in good condition. He checks that the electric power supply is in a good state (cables, battery terminals, and antenna “coaxial”), and that the antenna is always tight and that the fastening point is in a good state.

• He must use standard ACTED procedure when using the radio and speak Dari only when absolutely necessary.

• He makes sure that a radio-operator is present at his post during the hours specified by the applicable rules.

• He is responsible for the training of his radio-operators and makes sure that they know the names of all expatriates present in his location and the announced movements.

• He makes sure that all documents essential to radio usage are up-to-date and placed on the base’s notice board. Documents include: directory of radio dialling codes, directory of frequencies, specific notices.

• He is responsible for the continuous updating of the base’s logbook in which he records incidents which occurred during each day.

• Outside work, he has a duty of confidentiality regarding ACTED’s activities.

• He specifically monitors vehicle drivers regarding the following issues :

13.1 Any piece of equipment submitted for repair at the driver’s request must be recorded in writing, and deteriorations must lead to a written report signed by the head of the radio base and the driver.
13.2 The driver keeps the equipment in good condition (cables must be protected, plugs and sockets must be made waterproof, pieces of equipment must be properly fixed to the chassis, battery cable must be checked every day).

13.3 He checks mobile radio programming regularly.

13.4 He trains drivers on radio procedures.

13.5 He makes sure that the essential updated documents (kilo list, HF network) are held by the driver.

• He is responsible for preparing and updating of monthly inventory for all communication assets in Afghanistan. And has to forward this report to communication/Security manager.

• Travel to bases for communication problems and physical communication asset inventory at least three times a year.

• He is responsible for collecting monthly mobile cost from bases and prepare monthly communication cost narrative and to report it to Communication/Security Manager.

• He is responsible for drafting weekly security reports and submits them to Security Manager.

• Monitoring security situation in related base on daily, weekly and monthly basis.

• Cooperate closely with Northeast Security Focal Point and Country Security Office.

• When needed prepare detailed security incident reports and timely inform country security network.
• Timely manage security related information and promptly distribute security updates with country security network (Security Focal Point, Security Manager, and Security Adviser).
• Advise staff for emergencies/movements and facilitate ones when needed.
• Update and apply security protocols based on the context and situation changes.
Make sure that all security related supplies and equipment are in place and fully functional (communications, generators, lights, food supplies, fuel supplies).

Job Requirement:

• High school graduated.
• Excellent computer and English.
• At least three years experience on security with NGOs.
• Excellent reporting capacity.
• Very familiarly with radio communication equipment.
• Local contextual knowledge.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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