The European Interagency Security Forum invites interested candidates to submit their Expression of Interest for an upcoming project on Religion and Security by the 8th May, 2013.
Although faith-based organisations share many characteristics with their secular counterparts and are influenced by the same political, social and economic contexts, there are aspects of faith-based and secular organisations’ motivations, affiliations and governance which set them apart from one another. These factors will affect an organisation’s profile and, in terms of security, their vulnerabilities and strengths in different contexts. It will also impact on how the organisation is perceived by beneficiaries and other stakeholders and will therefore affect their acceptance, access and security.
EISF’s Members have identified the potential benefit of a best practice briefing paper on the challenges, lessons and advantages experienced by faith-based and by secular organisations.
Full Terms of Reference can be found here.
Queries regarding the project or the application process should also be directed to the EISF Researcher at firstname.lastname@example.org
EISF Guides: Family First and Office Closure 24 Apr 2013 | 16:44
EISF is pleased to launch a new series of concise Guides which can be referenced and used both at HQ and at field level. Developed in response to member requests and evaluation recommendations, the Guides are supported by tools which can be adapted to suit an organisation’s needs.
Family First: Liaison and support during a crisis, and Office Closure have been developed with practicality in mind. Tips and case-studies are provided, capturing lessons learnt from other organisations’ experiences. Tools are referenced throughout, and will be made available in an editable soft-copy format shortly. Organisations are free to use and adapt the tools provided that EISF is acknowledged as the original source.
New EISF Publication: The Cost of Security Risk Management for NGOs 15 Mar 2013 | 13:25
What proportion of the funds contributed globally to aid programmes is, or ought to be, allocated to security risk management?
If risk management is necessary to ensure safe access for aid workers to deliver programmes, it should be an integral part of programme design, planning and implementation, introduced in the early stages of dialogue with donors. However, does an absence of incidents indicate appropriate spending on security risk management, or is it simply an outcome of chance?
Aid organisations must strive to achieve value for money while at the same time meeting humanitarian needs with limited resources, ensuring fiscal accountability, and meeting their duty of care to staff working in the field.
EISF's paper The Cost of Security Risk Management for NGOs explores the costs related to safety and security management for aid programmes. It aims to assist all aid practitioners to determine their risk management expenditure more accurately, and demonstrate an evidence-based approach when presenting this information to donors.
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