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Maputo, Mozambique, Africa
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Bachelor's Degree
Job type:
Full time
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02 Jan, 2018

Regional Security Advisor [INT4043]

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OXFAM International

Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty

Oxfam works together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries. One person in the world lives in poverty.Oxfam is determined to change the world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.We work to find practical,innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive.We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes;we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.

To be able to deliver its mandate in Southern Afica Region [SAF],Oxafam now wish to recruit for the post of:

Regional Security Advisor [Ref.INT 4043]-Re-advertisement

Location:Maputo,Mozambique;Contract type 2-year fixed-term,Eligibility:Mozambique National or already holding work permit for Mozambique

Key Responsibilities : The Regional Security Advisor [RSA] will support the security lead in each country composing the Southern Africa region [Malawi,Mozambique,South Africa,Zambia and Zimbabwe]in order to ensure that the security strategy is developed,implemented,monitored and reviewed; consistent with Oxfam policies,standards and requirements.Specifically,the incumbent will provide strategic and operation leadership in the management of security;provide support on incident management lessons learnt and any follow up actions/changes to procedures;Support in the case of crisis management ;Support during the recruitment of security personnel in the countries;Faclitate/provide learning & development as well as exchange experiences at all levels and identity staff security training,learning and development needs and ensuring access to the training across the region;and advice and assist the Regional Director in discharging Duty of Care for the region

Essential Experience & Skills

Fluent in English and preferably a working knowledge of Portuguese;University degree or equivalent;Expertise on the general regional security context and trends as well as good understanding of the most volatile areas in the region;At least 3 solid years practical experience of security assessment,planning and implementation of procedures in the context of UN or NGO humanitarian operations;Experience in health and saferty sector,Relevant working experience in volatile areas due to security and/or politics;Experience with the use of telecommunications[satellite phone;HF,VHF,etc],Experience with the management of vehicle fleet and related security aspects;Experience with the management of sites/buildings and related security aspects;Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences including in complex and stressful circumstances;Demonstrate ability to advice and support field staff from distance and in a consultative manner,Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts;Willingness to travel at short notice,and often in difficult circumstances;A sound understanding of the importance of gender and Committed to Oxfam principles

Only short listed candidates will be notified of interviews]. How to apply:please visit our website at www.oxfam and quote the INT4043 reference number.

Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people living with HIV and AIDS, people with disabilities,women and previously disadvantaged people.