Re-advertisement: Staff safety officer (INT9649)

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Do you have a Bachelor’s degree (masters preferred) in relevant field ?

 

Do you have practical experience (minimum three years) of security assessment, planning and implementation of procedures, ideally in the context of UN or NGO humanitarian operations?

 

Do you have proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences including in complex and stressful circumstances?

 

If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.

 

The Role:

 

Oxfam in Syria is looking for a Staff safety officer to Provide support to ensure that safety/security management plan and Sops are developed, implemented, monitored, and reviewed so as to get robust staff security management in consistence with Oxfam policies, standards, and requirements.

 

What we are looking for:

 

We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.

 

An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:

Essential

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (masters preferred) in relevant field
  • Practical experience (minimum three years) of security assessment, planning and implementation of procedures, ideally in the context of UN or NGO humanitarian operations
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences including in complex and stressful circumstances
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities
  • Ability to advice and support field staff in a consultative manner
  • Able to advise and train on specialist skills to other departments / teams
  • Proven ability to organise work effectively and supporting others
  • Successfully manage conflicting priorities
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise own work
  • 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
  • Demonstrate an interest in, and an understanding of Oxfam’s approach to security management and collect context information on daily basis
  • Take responsibility for own work and delegated project/processes (including some leadership)
  • Anticipate problems and regularly provide solutions
  • Keep abreast of internal and external events that may influence role
  • Pro-actively adapt and improve standards and working practices
  • An understanding of the importance of gender in humanitarian work.
  • Ability to speak English and Arabic, and very good English writing skills
  • Good understanding of how NGOs in Syria operate. Familiar with governorates of respective hub
  • Able to forecast scenarios based on limited information. Knows what non-negotiable elements and balance good enough approaches are.
  • Working effectively with others.
  • High level interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to influence and liaise effectively with key stakeholders, such as military, local authorities, etc
  • Proven evidence of leadership skills including challenging, motivating and developing a team through periods of change.
  • Ability to work with others to develop vision into strategy and communicate and influence this to a wider audience.
  • Ability to create the environment to enable others to achieve their objectives and to be able to develop their skills and abilities.

 

We offer:

 

We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits. 

 

From the day you join Oxfam we invite you to stretch and learn in your role. Our wide range of Learning & Development opportunities includes in-house courses, e-learning modules, on-the job learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and much more. 

 

You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer here.

 

How to apply:

 

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  

 

 

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