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Safety &Security Assistant
International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.


 Administrative Supervisor: Field Coordinator
 Technical Supervisor: Safety & Security Coordinator (SSC)
 Section/Unit: Safety & Security
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Gedaref with travel to the field
 Closing Date: 20 Jan 2021


Following the conflict in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, more than 50,000 refugees fled to neighboring Sudan in Kassala and Gedaref States. An IRC emergency team is currently carrying out assessments in the region to open an office in Gedaref and support the needs of the refugee population in Um Rakuba camp with programs such as: Health, WASH and Child protection

 Duties and responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Field Coordinator and the technical supervision of the Safety & Security Coordinator (SSC), the Safety & Security Assistant (SSA) is responsible for facilitating humanitarian access and the safety and security of IRC staff and assets at the local level (Gedaref state + neighboring states). And will be responsible for monitoring the security situation in neighboring countries.




  1. Network &Access
  • Establish and maintain contact with various actors (local authorities, HAC, NGOs, UN agencies, security forces, etc...).
  • Work with program teams to build acceptance in local communities where IRC implements projects
  • Advise the leadership on the possibilities of access to the different zones


  1. Planning and Documentation
  • Organize and produce risk analyses in a participatory and regular manner as needed.
  • Participate in the development of Security Plans (SMP) including appropriate procedures and contingency plans.
  • Ensure that all documents are up to date and operational.
  • Evaluate and maintain contingency plans adapted to the local context, in particular for evacuation, hibernation and travel.


  1. Information and Analysis
  • Identify and report all the security information and events, especially those could have an impact on IRC operations.
  • Work closely with all staff to ensure that safety and security incidents are reported in accordance with IRC standards.


  1. Trainings and Briefings
  • Provide an on-arrival security briefing to all the visitors and new staff
  • Identified staff training needs at the local level.
  • Provide ongoing training for drivers and guards, as well as for other staff as necessary.


  1. Building safety
  • Ensure the monitoring and replacement of safety equipment in IRC buildings (fire extinguishers, etc.).
  • Ensure the renewal of emergency stocks in IRC offices and guest houses.
  • Ensure that each IRC office and guest house has an evacuation plan in case of fire
  • Conduct regular building assessments to identify any vulnerabilities and recommend corrections.


  1. Others tasks:
  • The Security Assistant will provide support in the event of a safety or security incident affecting an IRC staff member.
  • The Security Assistant may work on any other task requested by his/her supervisor, including support to the program or support services teams.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Security training or experience in the field;
  • At least 2 years’ experience in the field of security management;
  • Good knowledge of MS Office and computer tools used by IRC;
  • Good knowledge of the environment and humanitarian principles;
  • Highly organized and precise
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Excellent level of written and spoken English and Arabic - Other local languages will be a plus

Policy compliance – IRC way policies

  • Ensure any violations of the IRC Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Code of Conduct are reported to technical coordinator or other member of IRC team. The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of all IRC employees, including temporary hires and consultants.
  • Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries by IRC and other humanitarian workers.



  • Ensuring confidentiality in the case of disclosures of abuse or violence, and showing respect and sensitivity to community members at all times.
  • Ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.


If you are interested in the position, please submit your CV, Cover letter, work and academics certificates through SudanJob for online applications. Please include a telephone contact number and three professional references in your cover letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


For more information and to apply online us the following link: https://sudanjob.net/IRC


The International Rescue Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. International Rescue Committee considers all candidates on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, colour, national origin, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

The IRC and IRC workers must enforce to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and implements policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.


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