Security Officer
Muslim Aid

Muslim Aid is a faith-based British international charity that provides help to people who are victims of natural disasters, conflict or suffering from poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy. It was established in the United Kingdom in 1985 in response to the drought in the Horn of Africa. Muslim Aid's Sudan Country office (MASCO) was set up in 1991 in response to the strategic need and to enable the continuation of effective aid work in the country. Currently, Muslim Aid is implementing projects in Kassala, Central Darfur and Red Sea State , Algazieera State , Gdarief State in Sudan.

 Section/Unit: Operation
 Grade Level: Consultancy contract
 Supervisor: Area Manager/Head of Operations
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Gadarif - Kassala with travel to operation locations
 Duration: 1 Year
 Closing Date: 15 July 2024


The Security Officer (SO) is responsible for all aspects of security management, crisis readiness and preparedness at his/her respective duty station. He/she serves as an advisor and assists the office staff in the execution of their security responsibilities at the assigned duty station.

 Duties and responsibilities:


  • Analyze security factors and levels of risk related to safety of MAS staff in Khartoums and field offices (Madani, Gadarif, Kasala and other potential states) and make written recommendations for improvements in both physical safety and operational security in accordance with established MAS security guidelines.
  • Coordinate all security aspects of operational/programme planning and contingency responses with All offices Area Programme Manager and Head of Operations to ensure highest degree of compliance, enabling programme access to various areas and ensure staff safety.
  • In line with MAS specific security strategies and operational procedures assist the Area Programme Manager and Head of Operations to establish and continuously update contingency/evacuation plans and SOPs for all offices
  • Provide/coordinate security advice and training to all staff in radio communication procedures, convoy procedures, security awareness, mines/explosives identification and procedures to be followed, stress management, first aid, identification of security material and equipment required in compounds, evacuation procedures.
  • Forward weekly report on security situation to the Area Programme Manager and Head of Operations and CD
  • Provide all staff with regular security briefings and updates and ensure that all staffs adhere to security policies and procedures.
  • Conduct regular security and risk assessment for all operational areas
  • Liaise with UN agencies, INSO &NGOs and other external actors to gain security information and analysis.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as required

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • University degree in relevant discipline particularly security management studies, criminology/forensic investigation or public administration with either Military or police training
Experience & knowledge:
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in security management with INGOs, UN and/or other humanitarian organizations/security force.
  • Security Management experience with a proven ability to develop and implement effective and contextualized protocols and systems
  • Past or present experience in working with any of the Sudanese disciplined forces will be an added advantage
EssentialApplication and Interview
Skills and Abilities
  •   Knowledge on penal code, good at mapping security context in Sudan.
  • Demonstrated teamwork, maturity of judgment, tolerance for hardship and leadership and integrity of character
  • Solid commitment to helping people in the most difficult circumstances
EssentialApplication and Interview
  • Solid commitment to helping people in the most difficult circumstances
EssentialApplication and Interview
  • Ability to show initiative, multi-task and provide a consistently high output
EssentialApplication and Interview
  • Must possess a professional, and a high-level of critical thinking in a rapidly-changing, tense security context
EssentialApplication and Interview
  • Knowledge of local language is an added advantage
EssentialApplication and Interview
  • Mastery of office software (MS Word, Excel, and Power Point).
EssentialApplication and Interview
  • A member of any security professional body is an added advantage.
EssentialApplication and Interview
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent in written and spoken English
EssentialApplication and Interview
  • Experience in both emergency and development contexts; 
Desirable Application and Interview

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  • Candidate who applied before need not to apply again 
  • Only short-listed candidates will be invited for the test
  • Qualified Women encourage to apply 

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