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NRC in Iraq
Iraq, with a long history of displacement, has seen an unprecedented rise in recent years. Of the more than 5.8 million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, two million remain displaced. Over four million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, utility services, and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges include lack of security, community rejection, housing, property and civil documentation issues and lack of educational opportunities.
The UN estimates that more than 8 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2018, and 3.2 million children attend schools irregularly or not at all. Humanitarian agencies are asking for 569 million USD to deliver basic assistance to Iraqis (HRP 2018). With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure an inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation that will sustain peace.
Since 2010, NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra, and Anbar. We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those in lengthy displacement in camps and those in hard-to-reach places. In 2018, NRC scaled-up programs across Iraq to respond to the large-scale displacements and returns, especially in Anbar governorate, around Kirkuk and in Ninewa using our water and sanitation, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, camp management, and cash activities.
Safety and Security Officer
The purpose of the officer position is to oversee the day to day implementation of the security Conduct regular security and risk assessments to identify safety and security needs in the area, Engage with local security forces to get updates on security threats and incidents.
- Contribute to the development of the area security plans, collecting contributions from the field team and submitting to the Security Coordinator / Security Advisor and Area Manager for approval
- Develop and operationalize SOPs and Guidelines, in particular preparing the necessary systems and equipment (communication equipment, vehicles, stocks, etc.)
- Implement security & safety measures.
- Organize security & safety briefings and ongoing training for all newly recruited staff (with specialized training for drivers and guards)
- Feed into site level security reporting and tracking documents
- Develop and oversee systems to monitor movements, manage movement control.
- Assist Security Coordinator in running drills
- Attend relevant meetings (security and access) – especially with security forces and partner NGOs. Act as an interpreter for non-Arabic speaking NRC staff members in these meetings.
- Field visits to Hamam Al Ali and Sinjar, ensure all security procedures are followed and understood by staff. Minimum Operating standards in place.
- Engage with local security forces to get updates on security threats and incidents.
- Any tasks required by the line manager.
Our Ideal Candidate:
A university graduate or higher in a relevant field(s) with work experience in a security role in a humanitarian/recovery context. Two years’ work experience is required. Fluency of spoken and written Arabic and English are required. Computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook and Excel.
Contract period: seven months (with the possibility of extension subject to funds)
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Mosul, Nineveh
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.