IFDC Country Security Officer Jobs in Mali

IFDC Country Security Officer Jobs in Mali

The Organization:

  • IFDC is an independent non-profit organization that combines innovative research, market systems development, and strategic partnerships to identify and scale sustainable soil solutions for improved food security and livelihoods around the world.


  • Responsible for the safety and security policy and its implementation in IFDC.

    Main Responsibilities and Tasks

    Policy development:

    • Analyzes international and local developments and translates these into recommendations
    for improvements in security policy, procedures, and guidelines, ensuring that IFDC is continually incorporating best practice approaches;

    • Guides operational support and oversight of IFDC's Security Risk Management framework, to enable the safest possible and most efficient conduct of programmes.

  • Ensures that IFDC's SRM framework is monitored for compliance, reviewed in line with
    best practices from the sector, and in line with other IFDC policies, standards and requirements;

    • Actively contributes to the development of Country Security Plans.

    Safety and security procedures:

    • Informs the relevant Country Representative, Country Security officer / Security Focal Point and Committee on Safety, Security and Crisis (CSSC) of any areas of concern, non- compliance, or potential or suspected violations;

    • Monitors the security situation in IFDC programme countries, ensuring that the country
    Security Risk Management (SRM) is in line with IFDC's policy, principles, and risk threshold.


    • Supports the CSSC to manage critical security incidents and crises, including the evaluation of lessons learned;

    • Prepares the CSSC and Local crisis Response Team (LRT) members for their relevant role in the crisis management team through regular (tabletop) simulations;

    • Monitors and provides technical advisory services on security to relevant stakeholders at
    global, regional, and country level, for SRM to improve throughout the organization.

    Information and analysis:

    • Leads on the sharing of analysis of contextual trends and best practices in SRM, to enable the CSSC and other internal stakeholders to make informed decisions;

    • Ensures that information concerning security is communicated to all relevant stakeholders (local and expat/global office staff, consultants, interns, and third-party travellers);

    • Maintains the database of security incidents and tracks their follow up;

    • Liaises with external Safety & Security experts;

    • Ensures that standard ways of working, templates and formats are accessible and known to the CSSC, Country Representatives, Country Security Officers, and Security Focal Points throughout IFDC;

    • Ensures that
    staff members have the security skills and awareness that they need;

    • Ensures compliance with IFDC's security training policy;

    • Providing briefings to travelling / new global and regional office employee;

    • Delivers safety & security training and presentations.


    • Participates actively in the Global Interagency Security Forum and other relevant (inter)national NGO security forums and organizations and stimulates in-country security networking. Actively seeks and stimulates opportunities for formal and informal cooperation.

    • Maintains an active network among key actors to ensure gathering of reliable security
    information, training opportunities and support.

    Expected Profile

  • The ideal candidate should have knowledge of safety & security management on Masters level
    and a background in NGO Safety & Security, with a minimum of 5 years of experience.

  • Has knowledge of the Codes of Conduct and the organizational culture of Non-Governmental

    • Has ability to read, write and speak the English and French languages at C1/professional level;

    • Has knowledge of for IFDC relevant networks, sectors, regions, and cooperation partners.

    • Knowledge of safety and security policy and internal organization of IFDC and familiarity with acceptance-based models of security risk management;

    • Social/Communication skills to act as external contact person and coordinating of activities.

    • Writing skills to formulate recommendations and procedures.


  • Willing to travel up to 30% of time.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IFDC Country Security Officer Jobs in Mali

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