The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
Support the Zimbabwe liaison office in the coordination of security risk management in Zimbabwe, to ensure all IFRC (and other RCRC) personnel, assets, and operations are adequately protected, and to enable business operations even in the most complex environments.
Analysis and Planning
- Carry out security risk assessments, including field security assessments, across Zimbabwe.
- Support in the development of risk management measures across Zimbabwe.
- Carry out geo-political and socio-economic analysis for the Security Coordinator/Head of Southern Africa Cluster Office.
- Support IFRC business continuity planning during major events (e.g. national elections).
Incident and Emergency Response
- Respond 24/7 to IFRC or RCRC-related security incidents/emergencies/crises to safeguard personnel, assets, and operations.
- Ensure any internal/external security related-incident or emergency is immediately and adequately reported to the Security Coordinator/Security Unit/Head of Southern Africa Cluster office.
- Evaluate and record IFRC security incidents and identify incident/threat/risk patters or trends.
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Compliance
- Monitor and evaluate IFRC’s Minimum Security Requirement (MSR) compliance in the Zimbabwe, and support Field Managers/Security Coordinator/Head of Southern Africa Cluster office in the development of MSRs.
- Monitor and evaluate compliance with mandatory IFRC safety & security trainings (e.g. e-learning programs) in Zimbabwe.
Business Continuity and programme support
- Advise on and implement effective business continuity measures are in place to minimise the impact of any disruption (e.g. fuel strikes, capital controls on banks, power cuts, inhibited communications)
- Advise on and implement effective security risk management controls for all RCRC programmes in the country operating under the IFRC.
Training and Development
- Brief IFRC and other RCRC personnel or visitors/guests in matters of security risk management, including but not limited to arrival briefings, event briefings, special mission briefings, and VIP briefings.
- Conduct emergency drills, including but not limited to building evacuations.
- Support in the provision of security and safety trainings to IFRC or other RCRC personnel.
Liaison and Coordination
- Liaise and coordinate with African and other RCRC national societies in matters of security risk management in Zimbabwe.
- Liaise and coordinate with relevant security bodies in the ICRC, United Nations, and international NGOs in Zimbabwe.
- Liaise with relevant government authorities, e.g. military, police, and intelligence agencies, in Zimbabwe.
- Supervise and ensure that contracted guard force in Zimbabwe undertakes its duties as per requirements on a 24/7 basis.
- Liaise and coordinate with contract guards force provider to ensure full compliance as per established service provider contract.
- Train security guards in relation to IFRC post orders, standard operating procedures, and emergency procedures.
- Any relevant university degree
- A relevant University Degree e.g. BA, BSc, LLB
- Successfully completed the Stay Safe e-learning courses (basic and managers)
- Working experience in a humanitarian organisation
- First-hand experience with IFRC security management system
- Training and human resources management experience
- In-country contextual understanding and operational experience
- Good communication skills
- Good analytical skills in political, socio-economics and security areas
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
- Good stress management skills
- Self-supporting in computers [Microsoft Office, database, e-mail (Outlook) etc.]
- Valid driving license (light vehicles)
- Fluently spoken and written English
- Collaboration and Teamwork;
- Judgement and Decision Making;
- Customer Relations;
- Creativity and Innovation;
- Building Trust;