Kenya: Regional Security Advisor

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Organization: Oxfam
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Feb 2018

The Role

The Regional Security Advisor (RSA) will support the Security Lead in each country composing the HECA region (DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda) in order to ensure that the country security strategy is developed, implemented, monitored and reviewed; consistent with Oxfam policies, standards and requirements.

This position is accountable to the Regional Humanitarian Programme Coordinator – Oxfam International Platform in HECA.

The person

We are looking for a dynamic and credible leader with the following:

· A University degree in a relevant field;

· Proven track record and experience in the general security context in HECA and trends; as well as good understanding of the most volatile areas in the region;

· Demonstrated experience in security assessment, planning and implementation of procedures in the context of UN or NGO humanitarian operations;

· Relevant field working experience in volatile areas due to security and/or politics;

· Significant leadership, proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences including in complex and stressful circumstances;

  • Committed to Oxfam’s principles and a rights-based approach including an active commitment to putting women’s rights at heart of all we do as well as the rights of other marginalised people in all aspects of the organisation’s work;
  • Demonstrable ability to advise and support field staff from distance and in a consultative manner;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities.;
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts;
  • Willingness to travel at short notice, and often to difficult environments;

· Experience in assessing and advising on health and safety of work environments;

· Good written and oral communication skills in English (verbal & written);

· Working knowledge of French is desirable.

How to apply:

If you believe your qualifications meet the requirements, please apply using the link

The closing date is 16 February, 2018.

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