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Senior Security officer
Relief International

Relief International (RI) is an international non-governmental organization US and UK based, working in the humanitarian field since 2004 in Sudan, providing emergency relief and early recovery activities to internally displaced persons (IDP) and rural communities, focusing in lifesaving health and nutrition services. RI is looking for qualified candidates to fill the vacancies mentioned herewith

 Gross Salary: 1000 USD
 Supervisor: Country Director
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum with frequent visit to field locations
 Duration: 07 Months
 Closing Date: 16 Feb 2020


Under the overall supervision of Country Director with technical reporting line to Regional Safety Manager based in Juba, South Sudan the Senior Security Officer is responsible for aspects of security management, local guard force management, crises readiness and preparation at the duty station and liaison with local authorities as appropriate. The incumbent is based in El Fasher and assists the Regional Safety Manager in the execution of his responsibilities and also to ensure the security of RI staff members, assets and operations in El Fasher, Al Malha, East Darfur and Khartoum.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assessment of local security situation including modalities of reporting security information and liaison with local authorities;
  • Provide input for the country/field office level SRA’s and also prepare and implement security plan in accordance with guidelines provided by the Regional Safety Manager;
  • Responsible for aspects related to communication equipment (e.g. Sat Phones, VHF, HF) and provide input to RSM for budgeting of the items in country security budget;
  • Supervision of local guard force deployed at RI offices across the Country and also do capacity building of local guard force on Bi-Weekly bases. Work with RSM to build local syllabi for guard force capacity building;
  • Responsibilities and duties related to office security. Shall undertake tasks aimed to maximize the security of RI premises in El Fasher, Al Malha, East Darfur and Khartoum Country office;
  • To keep RSM, CD and Head of Offices updated about any arising situation which has bearing on staff security, RI assets and to seek support and guidance for appropriate timely measures. In addition, keep Country Director updated on the overall prevailing security situation on regular basis;
  • Assists in the implementation of RIGGS measures at RI international staff accommodations, RI offices, equipment and other areas. Assists in maintaining Warden Plan for both International and National staff;
  • Assists in conducting Fire evacuation, Hibernation drills in the office. Work closely with RSM to ensure relocation and evacuation measures/system is put in place and that staff are familiar with procedures;
  • Prepare staff movement list and send to RSM/CD/HoO on weekly basis;
  • Work together with each head of office in preparing security budget for the offices and provide input to RSM in the preparation of country security budget;
  • Represent RI in security related meetings; also maintain contacts with security stake holders on the ground including UNDSS NGO Coordinator;
  • Conduct road, area assessments where RI has operations;
  • Any other duties assigned by Country Director and Regional Safety Manager.


Supervision: if applied


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Master’s Degree in Military Studies, Political Science, Social Science, Security Management or a related field from accredited academic institutions.
  • Bachelor degree with additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of Master’s degree;
  • 3 years of professional security management experience; Previous experience in UN/INGO is preferred;
  • Should have a valid Driver license;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, problem-solving and training abilities;
  • Proficient in English and Arabic languages.



  • Client Orientation – works effectively with client and stakeholders;
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;
  • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Reporting and Analyzing – good writing with enhanced analytical skills.


RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability


To apply: Please, submit your CV, work certificates and qualification to HAC. State the name of position on the envelop, a telephone contact number and two professional references, closing date:16.02.2020, at 14:00

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interview. To find out more about Relief International please visit our website at http://www.ri.org

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