Job Information Security Officer NGO Information
NGO Name Oxfam
Contact Name
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration 7 months
Governorate Salah Al-Din
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2020-08-11
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 2 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2020-08-11
Deadline Date 2020-08-25
[Tikrit,Iraq ]

Security officer





Closing date:               - 25th August 2020

Interview date:            - TBC

Vacancy reference:    - INT6770



Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty.



Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of the international confederation Oxfam.



To provide assistance that meets humanitarian needs and reduces underlying drivers of conflict at all levels.

JoB Purpose

To work with the Oxfam team in Iraq Programme Oxfam’s partners to ensure safety and security of the staff and Oxfam’s premises. Work closely with the government authorities and coordinate access for Oxfam staff to the field locations to support the vulnerable communities with humanitarian relief.


Core Details


Salah Al Din – Based in Tikrit

Our package:


Internal Grade:

As Per Oxfam Salary Scale




Contract type:

Fixed Term


Hours of work:

 40 hours per week. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at interview stage

This role reports to:

Programme Manager and technical matrix line to Country Security Advisor  


Staff reporting to this post:

Security guards


Annual budget for the post:


Key relationships/interactions:

Oxfam sectorial teams; local authorities; and security apparatus for facilitating access.

DBS checks (for roles based in the UK):


Screening checks:

All successful candidates will be screened through Refinitiv World-Check One to comply with counter terrorism and financial sanctions regulations.


Qualifications & Preferred Skills

key Responsibilities

Safety System

  • Support program team to develop and maintain a safety management system, which includes the safety management plan, and allows for the continuous updating of safety measures.
  • Advise and support the Senior Management with regard to implementing the safety management plan.
  • Ensure the safety management system is in line with existing Oxfam safety policies, protocols and approach.
  • Support the day-to-day implementation of Standard Operating Procedures.
  • In the event of any serious incident, support senior management to manage the situation and assist with information flow.
  • Act as safety focal point for all staff in particular with regards to safety incident reporting.
  • Ensure all drivers are aware of the relevant aspect of the safety management plan with regards movements and driving in Iraq. Ensure driver briefings are conducted with specific regards to safety for all new drivers, and refresher sessions for all drivers at regular intervals or following a safety incident.
  • Regularly visit programming areas. Develop relationships with local authorities and other roll players.



  • Together with management, support the development and maintenance of a comprehensive context analysis and risk assessment. Maintain contacts with all relevant stakeholders to develop a network and build relationships with key actors to ensure gathering of reliable safety information.
  • Attend relevant safety management meetings; namely the INSO forum but also any other information sharing sessions within the humanitarian and UN network.
  • Undertake regular and ad hoc safety assessment missions as necessary, in order to gather information and to analyse the overall safety situation in existing and potential areas of intervention.
  • Drafting of Country Intel Review as directed by CSA.



  • Support country management staff in identifying the safety learning and development needs of staff.
  • Ensure that an appropriate system is in place to provide safety information to visitors in advance of their arrival.
  • Ensure that all staff and visitors receive appropriate safety briefing on arrival and immediately following any safety incident (‘lessons learned session’), and provide safety update during team meetings.
  • Ensure that the Welcome Pack and Safety management plan are updated regularly and contain relevant safety information.
  • Ensure all staff well understand and correctly use the safety clearance request system and sms movements update system.


Coordination and Networking:

  • Coordinate with local authorities at the field level to facilitate access for Oxfam and partners staff.
  • Create networking with other humanitarian partners working the area in regard to information sharing.



       Accountable to the Program Manager and Oxfam’s staff at the field level, supported by the Country Security Advisor.


      To manage Oxfam’s safety and security system including management of Oxfam’s security guards, with regular orientation on the safety and security procedures and manage their performance. 


  • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles


skills, experience and knowledge

  • Practical experience of safety assessment, planning and implementation of procedures in the context of UN or NGO humanitarian operations,
  • Ability to speak, read and write English, Arabic.
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences including in complex and stressful circumstances.
  • Ability to advise and support field staff in a consultative manner.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities.
  • Must be organised and efficient.
  • Successfully manages conflicting priorities.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
  • Willingness to travel at short notice, and often in difficult circumstances.
  • Committed to Oxfam principles
  • Takes responsibility for own work and delegated project/processes (including some leadership).
  • Anticipates problems and regularly provides solutions.
  • An understanding of the importance of gender in humanitarian work.
  • Familiar with the Microsoft Office suite of programs, Google Earth and other common computer programs.
  • Good writing skills in both English and Arabic.
  • Based in Salah Al-din and preferably in Tikrit.


Key Attributes

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the safety procedures.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.



Organisational Values

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences

 Note to candidates: Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on our organisational values and attributes at the interview stage. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to adhere to our code of conduct. We encourage candidates to read and understand our code of conduct here.



JOB FAMILY:  Support


The following responsibilities are not exhaustive. They aim to provide a clear sense of the nature and scope of jobs at this grade:

  • Delegated authority to supervise junior staff and/or volunteers and delegated projects/activities.
  • Problems vary and include a combination of routine and some complex.
  • Work pattern is a mixture of reactive and project work.
  • Required to make sound judgements regularly within agreed processes using a good understanding of the team and the facilities of the team.
  • Communication is largely with internal staff, (including internationally) also with some external contacts and target audiences to support operational work.
  • Analysis and communication of some complex information at a simple level is required to a wide audience to promote and influence.


At Oxfam, our job descriptions provide a guide to what might be expected in the role. Along with our strategy the job profile is used to help to shape specific objectives for employees. Employees are supported to deliver these objectives and they are annually assessed against them as part of the Oxfam performance review process. This job profile is not incorporated into the employment contract.



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·         Details on how you meet the skills, experience and knowledge that are required for this role


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OXFAM LEADERSHIP COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK - For your infortmation only. Please use criteria in the ‘skills, experience and knowledge’ section to demonstrate your suitability for the role.




We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.


We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.


We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.

Relationship Building

We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.


We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences.

Mutual Accountability

We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values.  We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.

Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity

We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.

Systems Thinking

We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.

Strategic Thinking and Judgment

We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.

Vision Setting

We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.


We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.



We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.  We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.


How To Apply

OXFAM is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.


Application after deadline is not considered.

Application only should be WORD-PDF format.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


To Apply:


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

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About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy a life free from poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of the international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.



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