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UPP – Security and Safety advisor – Italia/Middle East region

La ONG Un ponte per (UPP) sta selezionando un/a Security and Safety advisor per la sua operatività tra Italia/Middle East region. Durata contratto: 12 mesi. Data inizio: ASAP. Scadenza candidature 31 luglio 2017



Security and Safety advisor
Reports to: director
Location: home based with two field missions in the Middle East region
Closing date: 31st of July
Starting date: as soon as possible
Duration: 12 months


Un ponte per… (UPP) is an NGO established in 1991. It has started its activities as “Un ponte per Baghdad”, right after the end of the war in Iraq, with the aim of organizing solidarity initiatives in favor of the Iraqi civil society. Later on, the intervention of Un ponte per… started including Serbia and other Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries. The NGO mission is to prevent new conflicts, protect human rights and support civil society, especially in the Middle East, through awareness raising and advocacy campaigns, cultural exchanges, humanitarian and peacebuilding projects. UPP is active in Iraq since 1991 and is regularly registered at National and Kurdistan Region levels. Since 2012 UPP implements several programs to assist Syrian refugees and IDPs. In 2016 UPP started a programme of humanitarian operations in the North East of Syria.


Role and Responsabilities
The security and safety advisor is responsible for the review and the oversight of the organizational strategy for staff safety and security in Middle East, for setting the procedures and operational standards for safety and security throughout the organization and for assisting in their implementation via the director and the desks based in the UPP headquarters in Rome (Italy) . This role includes the threat assessment and advising on security risk management, providing safety and security training for expatriate and local staff, supervising and approving sensitive staff movements, reviewing security evacuation and health plans and implementation.


Essential Requirements:
Specific and detailed knowledge of security and communications requirements
Demonstrated experience and exposure to NGO Security including assisting international organizations in developing a strategy and operational plans to ensure staff safety and security
Demonstrated knowledge of Middle East region
Solid training skills and the ability to develop training sessions
Experience in hostile and stressful environments.
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
Proven capacities to plan activities successfully targeting results and objectives.
Excellent oral and written English. Arabic and Italian are an asset.


How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed CV, a brief cover letter to address the requirements above and contact information for two professional references to: . Please reference; “Safety and security advisor” in the subject line of your email application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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