Location: DR Congo
Closing date: 16 October 2017
In support of the on-going humanitarian response in Tanganyika and Kasai, USAID-OFDA has provided fund to establish an evaluation team (emergency response unit – ERU), and conduct local assessments in both locations from October 2017 to February 2018. The ERU will be led by an expatriate Safety Advisory, with two small evaluations team to be recruited locally in Tanganyika and Kasai.
We are seeking an experienced NGO risk and access manager to join our team as ERU Safety Advisor (SA), to be based in Goma with frequent travels and stays in the evaluated areas (Tanganyika, Kasai).
Safety Advisor positions are highly rewarding roles, offering a unique opportunity to work in a close-knit team giving security analysis and advice that is not only some of the best of its kind, but that is also vital to the efforts of the NGO community to deliver aid and assistance to the thousands of people who need it. Successful candidates will be outgoing and resilient, with the ability to analyse complex security issues and contexts, give sound practical safety and security advice, communicate to an excellent standard of English both verbally and in writing, and above all else share ’s commitment to humanitarian principles.
The ERU Safety Advisor is a roving specialist who recruits, trains and leads our local evaluation teams. The ERU SA co-designs local acceptance strategies and ensures coordination with NGO partners. Regular evaluation reports (in French) and coordination NGO meetings are key deliverables. Frequent travels and flexibility in adjusting to different regional teams and situations are key requirements of this post.
· Establish and maintain an active information network, which includes NGOs, the UN, military forces, and other national and international security actors to obtain credible and relevant safety information.
· Provide organization with credible humanitarian access information and contextual analysis through regular evaluation reports.
· Facilitate and lead regional NGO community security roundtables.
· Co-design, lead and monitor local organization acceptance strategy with emphasis on clear communication on mandate and mission to local stakeholders.
· Manage two small local teams, including internal security management, data management and administration.
· Effectively represent, promote and protect organization’s mandate of independence, impartiality and neutrality.
· Fluency in French (written and spoken).
· Graduate level education or equivalent work experience.
· Experience with NGO risk and access management in insecure environments.
· Strong writing and proven analytical abilities (proven written/published sample requested).
· Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices and principles and their application.
· Minimum 1 recent year experience in DRC – ideally in an NGO safety or access role or equivalent
· Demonstrable understanding of the security dynamics and context in Eastern DRC and/or in Kasai and Tanganyika
· Experience with leading NGO safety, access or project management teams.
· Fluency in English (written and spoken)
· Local language skills.
Terms & Conditions:
04-month contract with expected start date in mid-October 2017, €4 550 per month salary, 4 calendar days annual leave per month and 7 days of R&R every 3 months with €1000 allowance per each R&R cycle, in-country housing provided, global medical coverage and AD&D coverage.
How to Apply:
Send application to : email@example.com