Security Delegate

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Benghazi, Libya

The Security Delegate will deploy into a complex and large-scale emergency in which IFRC has presence in several different locations of the country. The Security Delegate will be expected to provide professional security risk management (SRM) advice and support/guidance and recommendations to senior management.

As the senior security advisor in country, the Security Delegate will provide daily guidance to support the Head of Country Delegation take all reasonable measures to ensure that IFRC staff and assets are able to carry out their functions in a safe and secure manner. The post holder will coordinate monitor and provide support/guidance to the other IFRC security delegates/focal points located in different regions of the country.

In certain circumstances, the post-holder will be expected to provide support to the technical team(s) with regards to the mentoring and/or building local capacity of National Societies or IFRC staff to ensure continuous security cover for the mission.

The Security Delegate will report directly to the IFRC Head of Country Delegation with a technical reporting to the Regional Security Coordinator (MENA) and Global Security Unit.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategic management/support:
  • Advise and support the Head of Country Delegation (HoCD) on security related matters focusing on personnel and assets that are under IFRC security management responsibility.
  • Provide technical guidance in relation to security related issues in appeals and budgets, for continued operations.
Operational management/support:
  • Guide and support the in-country security risk management process, e.g., the development of a comprehensive security risk assessment and the identification of functional and practical risk prevention and mitigation measures.
  • Manage the field security officer, providing them with support and guidance as necessary.
  • Assist the HoCD in creating security management systems and provide rapid and professional support/assistance to the various components of the mission, including but not limited to, conducting security assessments at field locations, create and maintain security regulations/emergency procedures, undertake site security assessments (as required) and provide recommendations for accommodation, coordinating, if needed, staff relocation and support to Staff Health for medical evacuations.
  • Follow-up on security incident reporting and assist the HoCD in incident analysis and incident mapping.
  • Monitor and analyse the security / political and socio-economic situation in the operational area and identify possible security related trends and issues that may affect the IFRC operations. Update the IFRC Risk Register as and when necessary and report any changes and make appropriate recommendations to HoCD.
  • Guide and support the development of in-country minimum security requirements (MSR), including the relevant documentation, procedures, compliance, and trainings/exercises.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on the implementation of MSRs.
  • Establish and maintain a security network of internal and external contacts and participate in relevant meetings both internally and externally, e.g., with National Society, ICRC, PNS, UN Security, INSO, INGOs, and local authorities and communities. Ensure that this security network is well documented to facilitate handover at EOM.
Training and development:
  • Conduct security briefings for all incoming personnel (and National Society; only on request), and provide general or more specific trainings (e.g. defensive driving [in coordination with Fleet], radio communications [in coordination with IT], guard training [in coordination with supplier]).
If time allows:
  • Provide generic or more specific security management trainings to National Society personnel to enhance security management capability, strengthen the security culture and contribute to more safe and secure operations.
  • Mentor National Society security focal point/security managers to build security management capability.
Job Duties and Responsibilities (continued)
Duties applied for all staff:
  • Work actively towards the achievement of the IFRC Secretariat’s goals.
  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles.
  • Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to Security Management or equivalent experience in a related field. - Required
  • At least 5 years of relevant humanitarian field experience. 3 years of experience in security management within a humanitarian or development sector. - Required 
  • Experience of IFRC management procedures and security approach. - Required 
  • Previous experience with NGOs / the Movement. - Preferred
  • Experience in a medium to high-risk security area, preferably with IFRC or RC field assignment in a management position. Including, experience of developing contingency plans and implementing of relocation / evacuation. - Required 
  • Experience of relationship-building, interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively represent IFRC at forums with external stakeholders including, government authorities, military, police and UN. - Required