Security Officer - South Sudan

Employer: Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH)
Location: South Sudan
PAH in South Sudan is looking for a Security Officer
General information:
Job term: 6 months with possibility of extention.
Starting date: ASAP What PAH is about:
Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) is a non-governmental organization consisting of people who want to make the world a better place. For 20 years, we have been providing relief in big and small emergencies worldwide alongside with running missions in several countries in crisis. Our interventions – of both humanitarian and development character – have been carried out in 44 countries so far. We concentrate on ensuring sustainable and stable development of regions suffering the consequences of war and/or natural disasters. We possess long-standing expertise in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), but also implement projects in Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), as well as Nutrition and Education. For more information, please refer to We have recently turned 20!
PAH in South Sudan:
PAH has been working in South Sudan since 2006 as one of the first NGOs established in Jonglei State. We are a small team of committed individuals aiming at delivering tangible and sustainable change in the largest, most populous and most conflicted state of South Sudan. We are needs- and community based, hence aside drilling and repairing boreholes, developing accompanying O&M structures and innovative approaches to sanitation and hygiene promotion, we have also been developing our emergency response capacity. Our Emergency Response Team (ERT) mainly reacts to WASH and NFI needs of populations affected by conflicts and natural disasters, which have been on the increase for the past two years. Thanks to the expertise gathered over the years, we were also appointed to lead WASH Cluster in the state: we coordinate WASH emergency response with partners and hence make sure all vulnerable communities are served at the time of crisis. Due to the present situation in South Sudan PAH has temporarily cut on its development-oriented projects and is focusing on the response to the current humanitarian crisis
Who PAH is looking for:
PAH in South Sudan is looking for a new Security Officer.
The person will hold the following responsibilities:
  • Provide efficient security and safety support to PAH’s programmes in South Sudan including the safety and security of all PAH staff,
  • Ensuring compliance with PAH’s security policies and SOPs.
  • Contribute to the development and updating of the Contingency & Security Plan, collecting contributions from the field teams, and submitting it to the HoM’s review.
  • Set up the Security & Safety Plan, in particular putting in place the necessary systems and equipment (Communication equipment, Vehicles, Stocks, etc.).
  • Implement the security & safety measures decided by the HoM.
  • Work closely with the HoM.
  • To organize regular briefings to all staff.
  • Conduct regular threats and risks assessments, identify and implement appropriate risk mitigation measures for all operational areas.
  • Conduct periodic appropriate security assessments of premises and equipment and advice on shortfalls in security preparedness with recommend improvements and solutions.
  • Provide timely and accurate security advice to PAH Coordination and disseminate crucial security information to all staff.
What PAH requires:
  • Degree in Political or Social sciences, Security/ Protection Management, or a related field. However, a diploma backed by strong relevant technical experience in security analysis & risk management will be also considered.
  • Three years relevant experience of working in a conflict/post-conflict or crisis environment with International NGOs
  • Work experience/ knowledge of South Sudan will be an asset,
  • Strong analytical as well as conceptual skills,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective work relations at all levels,
  • Very strong command of English (oral & written).
  • Knowledge of Arabic language will be considered as an very big advantage,
  • Excellent communication skills/ computer literate/ VHF radios,
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines
  • Good team player
  • Strong sense of responsibility.
What PAH offers:
  • Monthly salary with possibility to be increased on the basis of obtained results/regular evaluation of performance of accomplishment of tasks/ work.
  • Flight ticket every 3 month from your nearest airport to Juba with your leave of 10 days,
  • Contribution of 4,000 USD for your Insurance on the basis of annual rate,
  • Free cost of accommodation in the PAH premises in Juba and in the field.
  • Possibility of the R&R after 6 weeks of work in the field (5 days of working days with allowance of 800 USD for going abroad in the region ). This will be confirmed and decided by HoM with you.
How to apply:
If you are interested please fill in the application form no later than November 28th 2014. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.