Oxfam GB, Goma, Congo

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
5th June, 2020

Job Description


Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Are you a Safeguarding person wanting to make a positive social impact on the world?

Do you want to be involved in a transformation project that will make Oxfam one of the most digitally and data advanced organisations in the world?

Do you want to join a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty?

If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you

The Role

The Safety and Security Advisor’s position is a Strategic Role that :

  • Lead the advice to all managers/ security staff and senior leadership in the application of the Security Policy, Minimum Standards, in order to apply best practice in Duty of Care.
  • To support and build the capacity of security team and line management in the DRC.
  • Implement tools and systems to ensure adequate security measures are in place for staff members for the safe implementation and delivery of programs in the DRC.

What we are looking for

Oxfam DRC is looking for a self assured experienced Safety and Security Advisor who wants to contribute to the development of a large and DRC orientated programme,

The person will have the responsibility in :

Information Management:

  •  To promote the development of appropriate security information networks relevant to all the Oxfam teams working in DRC.
  •  To support managers/teams in collecting, analysing and disseminating relevant security information thus enabling line management to take informed decisions and actively manage security
  •  To support managers in methods of ensuring security information is recorded, analysed regularly and shared in a timely manner with relevant stakeholders (internal ones and where appropriate external).
  •  To help management provide regular, concise and clear verbal and written security updates.
  •  Ensure staff are familiarised with and reporting security incidents via OSIRIS (Oxfam Security Incident Reporting & Information System).
  •  Manage all reported incidents in the OSIRIS.
  •  Regularly report (as per minimum standards frequency) using the Oxfam formats to the Regional Platform.

Advising and facilitating security management
To support Managers to ensure that a functioning security management system exists including:

  •  Recommend a structure of security focal points in all the provinces where Oxfam works
  •  Ensure regularly updated Context analysis (internal & external), including incident mapping, stakeholder analysis, review of existing security management arrangements, threat and risk analysis and capacity assessment;
  •  Ensure all security documentation is kept up to date and is in the Oxfam format and available in the global security Box folder for countries.
  •  Participate in Scenario planning, including recommendations on appropriate interventions (programme objectives, scope, outputs, based on judgements about access and security risk), capacity needs for scenarios (training, resources, infrastructure) and relocation and evacuation plans.
  •  Support in the development/revision of the country Strategy building on existing local capacity within and external to Oxfam and takes into account Oxfam's policies and resource limitations.
  •  Advise and support country leadership team (CLT) the management of security related incidents and crisis
  •  Ensure the monitoring of compliance to security policies and standards throughout the operating areas of the country
  •  Conduct induction/familiarization session on Oxfam’s security tools and policies and improve staff members general organizational awareness of security risk and security management.
  •  Support managers with direct security management responsibilities to ensure the constant monitoring of the security situation and threat and risk assessment in their respective areas.
  •  Conduct regular security audits and ensure appropriate action is taken by line management.
  •  Advise on and support managers in the development and application of appropriate and user-friendly security management procedures and guidelines. Support managers in the implementation of agreed security procedure, ensuring that all staff are familiar with and adhere to these guidelines and are fully informed about any changes in security levels or procedures.
  •  Co-ordinate with Managers, office administration and logistics and advise on relevant aspects and systems of administration, communication and transport which could have a direct n impact on staff security and the safe delivery of programs
  •  Support Managers and key staff to carry out effective and accurate security briefings for all new staff and visitors

Develop and facilitate good relations with key stakeholders.

  • To advise on the development of acceptance strategies, that promote understanding of Oxfam’s work within programme areas (e.g community leaders, local government, security forces, staff)
  •  To identify appropriate channels for internal and external communication.
  •  To support and advise managers on representing Oxfam in security planning coordination work
  •  To support in the Oxfam partners’ capacity building in security management


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