• Regional Security Advisor at Welthungerhilfe

  • Posted on: 30 June, 2017 Deadline: 15 July, 2017
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    Welthungerhilfe is one of the biggest private aid organisations in Germany. It provides aid from a single source: from fast disaster relief and reconstruction to long-term development cooperation projects with local partner organisations, according to the principle of help for self-help. Since its foundation in 1962, more than 8,120 projects in 70 countries have been supported with 3.033 billion Euro, 5,746 of which were self-help projects – for a world without hunger and poverty.

    Regional Security Advisor


    The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration until August 31, 2018. There are good prospects for an extension. The place of work will be Nairobi, in Kenya (KE) with frequent business trips to Sudan and Ethiopia.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Direct security plan and documents revisions when there is significant change in the security environment
    • Inform RD, CDs and the Senior Advisor Safety and Security of any areas of concern, non-compliance, or potential or suspected violations

    • Create and deliver, in collaboration with the Senior Advisor Safety and Security, a security training program that reaches a maximum number of national and international staff. Keep useful records on staff training and report at least annually on training performed at all levels

    • Assist country program offices in arranging ad hoc security training workshops appropriate to security environments

    • Generate monthly activity reports on security, including database analyses, new threats, responses, vulnerabilities and any relevant lessons learned from security and safety incidents

    • Generate a daily report on security incidents, analysis, and possible cause and effect on Welthungerhilfe staff, assets and programs

    • Maintain the network of Welthungerhilfe´s Security Focal Points at each country program office and conduct bi-weekly update calls with country DDOs and security focal points

    • Monitor and provide support and reporting on NGO field security initiatives as required

    • Identify, create and maintain a network with NGO/UN and other security specialists suitable for the region

    • Provide credible information and contextual analysis of localized and regional security situations and incidents along with appropriate advice to Welthungerhilfe managers

    • As part of a regional early warning system, understand the salient issues for country programs and update the Regional Director and relevant Country Director(s) as operating contexts and security circumstances dictate

    • Conduct field security assessments examining security management issues related to Welthungerhilfe staff, assets, offices, residences, field sites, projects and partnerships, and compile reports with findings and recommendations

    • Assist with the security component (situation analysis and background information, security assessments) of the Emergency Response Team deployments in the region

    Your Profile

    • University degree in a field relevant to security management in a humanitarian assistance context

    • Minimum 4-6 years of non-profit or NGO work experience in international safety and security, preferably in the region, humanitarian assistance programs, with demonstrated capabilities in planning, organizing and executing security management operations

    • A high level of mental and physical resilience and readiness to travel to areas with volatile local conditions

    • Experience in security/crisis management

    • Thorough familiarity with principles and current approaches to permissive/acceptance models of security management

    • Advanced knowledge of communications technology, including VHF, HF radio systems, satellite communications, cell phone mediums, etc.
    • Substantial and demonstrated prior experience as a trainer, with an effective adult learner training style and the ability to develop, implement, facilitate and impart learning to a wide range of audiences
    • Ability to quickly gain a comprehensive understanding of various local, regional, country and international factors that contribute to changes in security environments and risk levels

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to German Agro Action - Welthungerhilfe career website on career012.successfactors.eu to apply

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