Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
INTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.
Terms of reference
Job Title: Safety and Security Coordinator
Duty Station: Based in Tunis with frequent missions to Libya, according to security situation.
Starting date: 02/01/2018
Contract duration: 3 months (renewable)
Reporting to: Head of Mission
Supervision of: 1 or 2 National Security Staff
General context of the project
INTERSOS is a non-profit humanitarian aid organization that works to bring assistance to people in danger, victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts.
INTERSOS is starting its operations in Libya now, in coordination with UNICEF in the frame of the Migration Unit.
INTERSOS has never worked in the country before. The first start-up mission was launched in November 2017.
In recent years the country has been a key springboard for migrants heading for Europe. There are concerns over the rise of Islamist militancy.
A severe humanitarian crisis is taking place in Libya today. It impacts hundreds of thousands of migrants that enter Libya in the attempt to cross the central Mediterranean sea towards Italy. Migrants are hosted in ‘detention centres’ in inhuman conditions. At thesame time, Libya is the most debated scenario for European diplomacy, as the country is struggling to stop the migration influx to Europe through all available diplomatic and economic means. Along with the difficult security situation, which still needs to be fully assessed, Libya is an extremely difficult context for humanitarian intervention.
General purpose of the position
S/He will manage the Safety and Security and direct the development, implementation and monitoring of an effective strategy to mitigate risk, maintain continuity of operations, and provide for the safety and security of all employees. The SSC shall also serve as expert on all safety and security related matters. S/He will be responsible for putting in place policies and standards aimed at guaranteeing the safety and security of staff members, field facilities, assets, and program activities in Libya. S/He will also ensure that security protocols and mechanisms are in place to address country programs’ unique security challenges. S/He will provide direction and technical support in developing and maintaining country programs’ context-specific field security plans.
Main responsibilities and tasks
The SSC will:
Required profile and experience