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  • Posted: Mar 29, 2024
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    The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative is a global not-for-profit, public-private partnership working to accelerate the development of vaccines to prevent HIV infection and AIDS.
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    Safety and Security Consultant

    The consultancy deliverables include, but are not limited to:

    • Producing a detailed Security Risk Assessment report for West Africa that entails a risk assessment matrix, SWOT analyses and Force-Field analyses.
    • Producing a Safety and Security Management Plan (SMP).
    • Transferring skills and capacity through coaching, training, and development of the focal points on implementation of the SMP. Provision of in-house risk management training and assistance in the integration and training of IAVI staff travelling to West Africa.
    • Drafting a detailed methodology (including key tools, questions, areas of focus, etc.) for area-specific security risk analysis.
    • Conducting detailed security risk assessment of the identified locations of the project sites. Analysis should be based on in-depth contextual understanding of local socio-political features and other accessibility considerations.
    • Based on the findings, developing confidential area-specific security risk assessment documentation, including risk measurement and mitigation.
    • Advising on what aspects of Security Risk Management should be included in the contracts and budgets of contractors.
    • Developing crisis and emergency contingency management plans.
    • Conducting analysis of security stakeholders in the medical/health research sector.
    • Developing terms of Reference for local security providers, including appropriate reinforcement of codes of conduct and use of force.
    • Recommending existing systems and sources of intel for continued monitoring and assessment of risks in West Africa.
    • Providing guidance on (i) shortlisting prospective service providers and (ii) selection/interview process for such service providers.

    Deliverable(s): Inception Report

    • Mobilization of consultant and logistical dispositions.
    • Review of documents and outline of all initial pertinent activities that need to be performed and the obligations of the Safety and Security Committee The report shall also bring to the attention of the Safety and Security Committee a list of potential issues that warrant early attention.
    • Overall and detailed work program featuring a concept of operations, pertinent activities, and critical pathways; and
    • Outline of organizational lines of authority, communication, and coordination procedures in relation to: (i) the SMP, and (ii) related Field Security Specialist.

    Deliverables: Security Risk Assessment Report

    • Risk assessment methodologies and tools.
    • Identification of risks, impacts and mitigation.
    • Content of the risk assessment report.
    • Sources and systems of risk intel.

    Deliverables: Security risk management strategy

    • Risk description; contingency actions; risk impacts on the project; risk matrix analysis.
    • Risk assessment and mitigation measures.
    • Overview of the local security situation and contingency actions.
    • Security management plan.
    • Crisis and emergency contingency management plans.
    • The consultant will report to the Chief of Party and Africa Regional Director
    • Duration of the assignment will be eight weeks.

    Application Requirements:

    • Attach the requisite qualifications and certifications.
    • Attach a list of references from current and previous clients for similar work done.
    • Attach a proposal document with your quote in USD.


    • Key personnel must possess a degree or diploma in law enforcement, criminal science, computer science, security, or a related field.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in West Africa.
    • Demonstrable capability in providing a three thronged approach that entails informative and advisory service, preventive and operational.
    • Demonstrable security sector experience gained working in West Africa especially delivering security management solutions in conflict and/or hard to reach areas.
    • Excellent technical skills for building security architecture aligned with the business's requirements.
    • Strong computer coding and endpoint security skills.
    • Experience in Security Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning and Crisis Management Planning with demonstrable capabilities and experience.
    • Documented capabilities in terms of resource and time management.

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