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Safety and Security Officer



IRC (International Rescue Committee)

Vacancy Number:



Kabul, KA 


As per the organization policy

Employment Type:

Full time



No. of Jobs:



30 September, 2017, with possible extension



Closing Date:


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International Rescue Committee

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About IRC (International Rescue Committee) :

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading emergency response and development organization, supporting communities in transition in over 40 countries. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has implemented education programs in Afghanistan for over 20 years, and has reached over 5 Million beneficiaries in Afghanistan and Pakistan through education, protection, community-driven reconstruction, health, economic recovery, and emergency response programs.  

Job Description:

Job Description:

The major focus to enable the secure delivery of programs and to proactively identify deficiencies and risks  

Under the direction of and provide assistance to the Safety Security Coordinator  IRC Afghanistan to complete the following;

Information Management

  • To promote the development of appropriate security information networks relevant to all IRC teams working in Afghanistan.
  • To support managers/teams in collecting and disseminating relevant security information thus enabling line management to manage security and safety effectively. This includes the security phases and its implications.
  • To support staff in methods ensuring security information is recorded and analyzed regularly, and help management provide regular, concise and clear verbal and written security updates
  • To ensure the staff movement across the country is updated on a case by case basis.
  • To assist the SSC in the creation and completion of security documents and reports
  • To attend the relevant security meetings.
  • To ensure the security management plan (evacuation, welcome pack, contact, etc) is updated and accessible for staff.
  • To maintain the clear communication process on the roles and responsibilities of IRC as the employer and staff during incidents and crisis.

Supervising  and facilitating security and safety management

  • To support line managers and the SSC to ensure that a functioning security management system is in place for Kabul and each field office including:-
  • Context analysis (internal and external) including: incident maps, stakeholder analysis, review of existing security management arrangements, risk analysis (on a weekly basis and where the situation changes) and capacity assessment
  • Scenario planning, including recommendations on appropriate interventions (program objectives, scope, outputs, based on judgments about access and security risks.
  • To support the SSC and IRC Afghanistan management to ensure that the security situation is monitored in all IRC Afghanistan program areas and that regular security checks are undertaken and appropriate action taken and reported to the SSC.
  • To advise on and support the SSC and IRC Afghanistan management in the development of appropriate and user friendly Afghanistan Security Management Plans and Local Security Management Plans for field sites.
  • To support managers in the implementation of agreed security procedures ensuring that all staff are familiar with and adhere to these plans and are fully informed about any changes in security phases or procedures.
  • To co-ordinate with managers, administration, and supply chain to ensure that the appropriate systems of administration, communication and transport are in place to facilitate good security management and work with the SSC on the provision of the necessary budget cover.
  • To undertake comprehensive security orientation briefings in Kabul for new National and International staff and visitors.
  • Review and monitor the job performance of IRC guards and drivers and report to the SSC
  • To fill the roles and responsibilities of Safety and Security Coordinator when the office holder is out of office.   
  • Plan, convene and deliver security training courses both in Kabul and provinces, designed with the overall intention of improving the competence of security guards and drivers.
  • Keep up to date with developments in training methodology and security issues.
  • Work with Safety & Security Coordinator to ensure consistency in use of materials and training practice.


Job Requirements:

Job Requirements:
  •  3-5 years’ security-related / Security training experience
  •  Experienced and knowledgeable in security/safety-related subjects, security trainings, threat/risk assessment, security management, and personal and organizational security awareness
  • Prior experience in the development and delivery of standardized training packages to national staff
  • Technical competency and training experience in field-based communications systems (such as HF Codan, Motorola VHF/Thuraya)
  • Proven experience of working effectively in complex security environments
  • Fluency in English, Dari and Pashtu (written, spoken, comprehension)
  • Computer skills (including MS Word, Excel, Access, and internet)
  • Ability to work closely, professionally, and constructively with all others regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, race, tribe, or cultural background
  • Broad understanding of the work of the IRC in the humanitarian context

Submission Guideline:

Submission Guideline:

Note: The Subject line of your email must indicate the exact vacancy number and job title. Interested candidates are requested to send their applications along with copies of their CVs (NOT Educational and Work Certificates), to the attention of Human Resources Department to the following address or email us on (AF-Recruitment@rescue.org). Short listed candidates will be directly contacted for written test and after that for interview. If you are not contacted TWO or FOUR WEEKS after the closing date .please know that your application has not been successful for the post. IRC Afghanistan Country Office – Kabul House 34, Street No.4 Taimani District 10, Close to Haji Mohammad Dad Mosque .  

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