Country Security Officer

Employer: ACTED
Location: Erbil Iraq

Starting date ASAP

Type of contract Fixed Term Contract

Contract duration 6 months

Security Risk Level Risky (3/4)
Key roles and responsibilities

1. Context analysis and risk assessment

Provide regular contextual security report by drafting of the SEC-02B Monthly Security report (or Weekly for phase D area) and share with Country Security Manager

Draft the weekly security report

Fill in every month the Incident Database of the SEC-28 Risk Analysis matrix

Update every month the Area Analysis tab of the SEC-28 Risk Analysis matrix

Prepare the update of the SEC-01 Country Security Plan and submit it to the Country Security Focal Point

2. Security Assessments, auditing and Operational support

Carry out security assessments and evaluations (MOSS self-assessment) in all organization area and update

MOSS self-assessment forms in the SEC-28 Risk Analysis matrix.

Update Security risks assessment, SOPs and other security documents as appropriate and share with Country

Security Manager and all local staff and ensure the security notice rules are applied

Offer appropriate security recommendations

Ensure that each area has a proper communication procedure and a proper follow up of movement of staff and vehicles

Carries out regular checks on hibernation kits and order replacement stock through logistics function

Carries out regular checks of the fire safety plan and implementation of all organization premises in-country

Support the Country Security Manager to prepare and update the Hibernation/Relocation/Evacuation plan SEC-27 for all organization bases

Support the Country Security Manager to prepare and update contingency plans SEC-26 to anticipate any high-risk security event

Support the Country Security Manager to prepare and update security notices SEC-31 are up to date for each organization/REACH area of intervention and make sure all organization/REACH staff are fully aware and prepared.

3. Reporting

Ensure the Security TITANIC report is sent to Country Security Manager every month and then to HQ security department.

Ensure that the Security Documents identified above are shared with HQ security department for

centralization and archiving.

Required qualifications and technical competencies

Bachelor or Master Level education in Security studies or another relevant field such as International


Excellent analysis and synthesis skills

2-5 years previous work experience in a relevant position

Proven capabilities in leadership and management required

Excellent skills in written and spoken English

Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms

Ability to work well and punctually under pressure

Previous experience in a difficult context


Salary defined by the organization salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and

performance are considered for pay bonus

Additional monthly living allowance

Free food and lodging provided at the organization’s guesthouse

Transportation costs covered, + luggage allowance

Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance

How to apply

Click on the link to the right quoting – Ref: Ref: CSO/IRA

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