Security Manager

General context of the project

INTERSOS had been working in Iraq from 2003 till 2010 with programs aimed at responding to urgent material safety needs and enhancing access to basic social services for vulnerable individuals and communities in Central and Southern Iraq, Baghdad and Kurdistan. Over the years, INTERSOS operations developed, encompassing activities in health care, legal protection and assistance, warehousing and distribution of essential goods, mine/UXO clearance, shelter, water and sanitation, psychosocial support and education targeting internally displaced people and voluntary returnees, as well as host communities, with special focus on most vulnerable groups (children, women, elderly and persons with special needs).

Following the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic and the deterioration of the humanitarian situation which is negatively affecting also the neighbouring countries, in November 2013 INTERSOS has resumed the operations in the area to contribute towards ensuring emergency relief and social protection assistance for the Syrian refugees fleeing their home in search of safety. Furthermore, since the surge of violence between armed groups and government forces with fighting spreading into Central and Northern Iraq in July 2014 and further control of those areas by ISIS, INTERSOS extended its operations in the Kurdistan Region, providing services aimed at assisting both Syrian refugees and Iraqi IDPs in camp and non-camp settings, with interventions mainly concentrated on Community Services, Protection, Food Security and Education.

Since October 2016, INTERSOS has enlarged further its operation, both geographically and in term of sectors of intervention, in order to respond to the current Mosul humanitarian crisis. INTERSOS Mosul Response encompasses now a large number of interventions, both in camp and out of camp settings,

in particular in Ninewa and Salah al-Din Governorates. The program includes life-saving activities in health, protection and Education in Emergencies sectors and is funded by UNHCR, OCHA, WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF and USAID/OFDA.

General purpose of the position

Security Manager is responsible for monitoring the security operations for any INTERSOS Iraq projects. He/She implement security policies, regulations, rules, and norms and makes sure that the environment in INTERSOS Iraq Mission is safe for employers and visitors. Responsible collect and provide appropriate Access and Security information to the INTERSOS Iraq mission, well informed and advise staff (Expat and national) accordingly on the safety situation in Iraq in order to guarantee a to operate programmes within a safe and secure environment.

Representation and team collaboration

• Develop and implement INTERSOS security policies, protocols and procedures

• Develop a clear understanding of local and regional safety context

• Responsible to provide security induction / briefing to the new staff (national and expat)

• Attend regular meetings with Project / Program managers to determine operational needs

• Makes daily safety advice accessible and useable for Program staff

• Monitoring the safety of the daily field activities in close coordination with Program/Project Manager

• Provide Assessment and Analysis of the locally relevant context in Iraq

• Liaise and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders in Intersos Iraq in order to guarantee INGO access, movement and acceptance in the INGO AOO

• Create and maintain an internal/extern proper system of communication to support safety management.

• Problem-solving activities related to safety and security in Intersos working area (Erbil, Bagdad,Tikrit, Hamam Al Alil/Mosul, Kirkuk, Shirquat )

• Provides advice and recommendations to senior managers on safety issues in humanitarian work

• Responsible to conduct Safety and Access field Assessment and prepare reports

• Able to manage any crises response in coordination and support of Head of Mission

• Plan and coordinate security operations for specific events (as requested by HoM)

• Review, Investigate and resolve issues and provide reports on incidents and breaches related to security

• Create regular security reports for management on security status in Iraq

• Assist Program person to ensure all program staff are follow security protocol; these including assist Program to get legal proper travel document to work at the field


Coursework in security information and management, emergency planning and/or business asset protection

Professional experience

Minimum 2-year experiences

Professional requirements

Excellent knowledge and understanding on Iraq region

Ability to work with diversity team

Excellent communications skills

Strong knowledge on reporting and/or develop Security policies and procedures

Good computer skills.


Strong English language (written and Verbal)

Personal requirements

Strong Interpersonal Skills

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