South Sudan: Country Security Adviser

Organization: Oxfam GB
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 19 Jan 2017

Post Duration: 24 Months

Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering. As an Oxfam employee, you will join a team of professionals that is part of the international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in 94 countries. As part of a global movement for change, we are working together to end world poverty and injustice.

Oxfam in South Sudan

Oxfam has a dedicated team of almost 400 staff working across South Sudan to rebuild jobs and livelihoods, provide humanitarian assistance and promote active citizenship. We focus on providing clean water, public health and livelihoods support, and work with partners on peace building and governance issues. Since the crisis began in December 2013, Oxfam has provided lifesaving food, water and sanitation assistance to nearly 700,000 people affected by the conflict and 350,000 with agriculture, peace building and governance.

The role

The South Sudan Country Security Advisor role is a senior security advisory opportunity that will contribute to realize Oxfam’s strategic vision in South Sudan. The Country Security Advisor will have the overall responsibility of advising the Country Director and members of the Senior Management Team in their execution of their duties with regards to maintaining safety and security of Oxfam personnel and dependants, premises and assets in accordance with Oxfam Security Management System. H/she will monitor the security situation and provide independent analysis of emerging security threats to Oxfam staff and assets as well as identify, collect, analyze and disseminate information relating to the context, threat and developments of the current security situation. The successful candidate will also support the One Oxfam transition process to ensure a common security management framework, policies and procedures are in place. In addition h/she will support country management staff to develop a security management strategy (including detailed acceptance strategy) which allows for the continuous updating of security measures

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and subsistence benefits
  • Accommodation and utility bills paid by Oxfam
  • Regular paid Rest and Relaxation (R&R) breaks
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Comprehensive medical insurance cover.
  • Various policies supporting staff for pension, maternity, paternity, dependency leave etc.
  • Oxfam also focus on investment in their staff through learning and development opportunities and performance management.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for someone who has University degree in a related discipline (proven progressive experience in similar field could substitute for a formal qualification). The successful candidate should also haves significant experience or proven progressive responsibility in security risk management and considerable practical experience of security assessment, planning and implementation of procedures in the context of humanitarian operations in a complex security environment. H/she should also have proven ability to influence and negotiate with internal and external audiences including in complex and stressful circumstances.

How to apply:

Would you like to join a fast-paced global team working to improve the lives of South Sudanese people? If you meet the above requirements for the role apply online through the link below.

https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/country-security-advisor-int3143/5254/description/