Concern Worldwide Security Focal Point Jobs in South Sudan

Concern Worldwide Security Focal Point Jobs in South Sudan

Concern Worldwide was founded by John and Kay O’Loughlin-Kennedy in 1968, in response to the famine in the breakaway province of Biafra in Nigeria. The widespread conflict that followed Biafra’s attempt to secede from Nigeria, caused the displacement of millions and a blockade of food, medicine and basic necessities by the Nigerian authorities.

At the height of the crisis in the summer of 1968, it was estimated that 6,000 children were dying every week.


Corporate leadership and management.

  • Lead and manage Security Team.
  • Develop Security Team Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Attend Secretariat Senior Management Group meetings.
  • As required integrate Security workstrands into Secretariat long-term strategy under Director’s guidance.
  • Coordinate linkages between NGO Forum and INSO and other organisations relevant to safety and security of NGOs.
  • As required assist Director with corporate oversight of NGO Forum.

    Information collection and management.

  • Collect, manage and circulate pertinent security information.
  • Quality assure security reports, analyses and incident database.
  • Develop and standardise, good practice for priority threats and share relevant security resources.
  • Establish and regularly update security protocols for information sharing platforms.
  • Support the development of briefing papers / tools for sharing of information on common security concerns as required.


  • Facilitate NGO security meetings, briefings and workshops as often as necessary and ensure information is disseminated to relevant stakeholders.
  • Help to ensure that all new NGOs are conversant with relevant security protocols and take security issues seriously.
  • Represent the NGO Forum at meetings with UNMISS, UN AFPs, donors, diplomatic corps, and other external stakeholders and advocate NGO security challenges and needs.
  • Support the Information Manager to expand and manage the security section of the NGO Forum website and mapping products.
  • Strengthen NGO security coordination at the State-level.

    Program quality and management.

  • Provide 24/7 security guidance and assistance to NGO Forum member
  • Support improved analysis of the overall security context.
  • Within resources provide education and training to enhance NGOs awareness of security and safety.
  • Assist NGO access to UN Security training.
  • Support the recruitment and cultivation of State-level volunteer security focal points.


  • Ensure effective collaboration between the NGO Secretariat, UN, government, donors, national NGOs, and other in-country stakeholders on security-related issues.
  • Engage with global-level NGO security consortia and other security coordination mechanisms for information sharing and best practice approaches.

    Information knowledge.

  • Stay well informed with political, security, humanitarian and economic developments in South Sudan, as well as the broader region.
  • Monitor security management and humanitarian-related research and publications.
  • Travel to State capitals and other NGO field concentrations as required.
  • Maintain a security resource database of security manuals, and other practical tools and documents accessible to NGO Forum members.

    Secondary tasks.

  • Supervise and direct DSFP and Security Analyst.
  • Oversee general security and safety of Secretariat staff.

    Requisite qualifications / skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in security, risk or international relations, Master’s preferred.
  • At least 5 years working experience with NGOs, either in a safety and security management or operational role. Experience in insecure / post-conflict contexts preferred.
  • Experience within an operational NGO strongly preferred. However, equivalent experience, including the UN, DPKO missions, diplomatic community, donors, national governments and others.
  • Experience of South Sudan essential.
  • Solid understanding of the UN system, integrated missions, principled humanitarian assistance.
  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability in writing briefing papers and other information products.
  • Flexible and able to multi-task and improvise.
  • Strong ability to work within and lead a diverse team as well to follow projects independently. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer literacy.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 15th December, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Concern Worldwide Security Focal Point Jobs in South Sudan

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