The Regional Safety and Security Advisor reduces the vulnerability of IRC staff and programs to the threats and dangers present or arising in IRC's operating environments, serving as a technical resource to regional and country program management and staff – providing risk assessment and analysis, security awareness training, security management technical support, safety and security guidance, and timely advisory information. Directly reporting to the Regional Director, the RSSA is a key member of IRC's ACME regional management team and of the Safety and Security function organization-wide. Key relationships include: Regional Director; Director international Safety and Security, Deputy Regional Director; Country Directors; Deputy Country Directors, Operations; RSSA in other regions;
Under the direct and broad guidance of the Regional Director and under the technical supervision of the Director International Safety and Security (DISS), the RSSA has a substantial level of autonomy in execution of responsibilities. S/he will work with country teams in all countries of the region to ensure that organizational security policies and procedures are responsive to the context, adequate to the security environment, and known to staff; and that security plans and measures are developed and maintained current and appropriate to changing security environments. The RSSA will conduct training on-site for both security management staff and other staff, and will regularly provide expert security management advice to all levels of IRC staff in the region, focusing on awareness, planning, practice, management and training in operational safety and security issues. S/he will assess IRC's operating environments; recommend security measures, policies and procedures; support the implementation of security management plans; and provide follow-up on IRC security policies and reporting systems.
The RSSA will maintain contextual knowledge of all countries in the region, including awareness of early warning advisories affecting security situations, and will travel regularly to all countries in the region, on very short notice if necessary. Crucially, the RSSA will mentor and build IRC staff and counterpart capacities to operate more safely and more effectively and contribute actively to reducing IRC's operational vulnerabilities while optimizing access.
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