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Background/IRC Summary:  

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 20 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity, and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

IRC has been working in Pakistan for over 40 years, and manages and delivers large, complex programs to meet the needs in health, education, protection, environmental health, and livelihoods for displaced, poor, and disaster-affected communities. IRC works in partnership with local government and non-governmental organizations and is currently present in 4 provinces including Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the newly Merged Districts of KP – Ex Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Major Responsibilities:

The job holder is expected to assist the Deputy Director Security & Business Continuity for Safety, Security and Business Continuity related matters of IRC Programs being implemented in Balochistan. The major focus is to enable the secure delivery of programs and to proactively identify deficiencies and risks. S/he is expected to closely work with the Deputy Director, Manager and Officer in the field offices and to ensure the proper liaison at the provincial level. S/he is responsible for planning and implementing the IRC SOPs/CPs/Tools in the relevant operations areas and as per procedures and for supporting the program teams to effectively and efficiently use standard tools, systems and procedures related to safety and security and ensuring duty of care.

Assist Deputy Director Security and Business Continuity in conducting security risk assessments – ranging from compiling documents and to reviewing reports, to developing operational procedures and proactively assessing vulnerabilities in response to event-driven needs and as necessitated by changes in technical scope.

Identify and respond to incidents and resolve emergent risks to the security of IRC personnel or property.

Oversee security for the IRC projects’ Balochistan offices and liaise with partners security focal points under direct supervision of Deputy Director Security and Business Continuity.

 In consultation with Deputy Director Security and Business Continuity, design and deliver orientations to newly hired staff.

Undertake regular districts, offices, routes and location assessments of project areas and report on findings and design vital improvements.

Help in identifying opportunities, addressing vulnerabilities, and reducing risks for staff, ensuring a safe working environment in office and the field.

Maintain record of all staff travels and carryout staff tracking.

Assist Deputy Director Security and Business Continuity in maintaining a continuous review of operational and security plans and procedures, ensuring efficiencies and ongoing adoption of best security practices for all IRC projects.

To promote the development of appropriate security information networks relevant to IRC teams working in Balochistan.

To support the Security team in collecting and disseminating relevant security information, thus enabling line management to manage security and safety effectively.  

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, under the supervision of Deputy Director.

To attend relevant security meetings.

Conduct investigations into security incidents that impact IRC Programs in Balochistan.

Review Security Management Plans and policies.

Maintain an updated list and contacts with focal points across all programs.

Develop daily, weekly and monthly security updates and progress reports for submission to Deputy Director Security & Business Continuity.

Maintain confidentiality, impartiality, and neutrality in all aspects of security arrangements.

Carryout Context analysis (internal and external) including incident maps, stakeholder analysis, review of existing security management arrangements, risk analysis (on quarterly basis and where the situation changes) and capacity assessment.

To co-ordinate with managers, administration, and supply chain to ensure that the appropriate systems of administration, communication and transport are in place to ensure efficient security management.

In conjunction with the Deputy Director Security & Business Continuity, organize refresher trainings on security and initiate simulation trainings in given risks (carjacking, robbery, evacuation, etc.).

Carryout any other task as assigned by the Deputy Director Security & Business Continuity

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Deputy Director, Security & Business Continuity

Position directly supervises: Security guards.

Job Requirements:

a)      Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or relevant field from any recognized university.

b) Work Experience:

  • 3 years of work experience with INGO in Balochistan.
  • Ability to work under pressure in an unstable security environment. Able to handle sensitive information with strict confidentiality.
  • Experience in training, capacity building and team building of staff.

c) Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Ability and experience coordinating with government and partner organizations.
  • Excellent training, capacity building and team building skills.
  • Strong coordination, communication, and capacity building skills.
  • Flexibility to work in a diverse multicultural team with respect for Pakistani culture and norms.
  • Proven ability to live and work in an unstable, stressful, and insecure environment.
  • Knowledge of MS Office package (word, excel, power point).
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Strong, creative problem-solving skills

d)      Language Skills:

  • Must be fluent in Balochi, Pashto & English languages.

The IRC Core Values and Commitments

·         The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on beneficiary protection from exploitation and abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons.

·         IRC is committed to ensuring that IRC staff is suitable to work with children and have the knowledge s/he needs to uphold and abide by the IRC’s Child Safeguarding Policy.

o   Level of interaction with children: Less frequent direct contact with children.

·         IRC recognizes that gender equality is fundamental to the achievement of our organizational mission. As such, IRC is committed to the promotion of gender equality in all aspects of our operations and programs. Our organizational policies, procedures and actions demonstrate this commitment.

Women candidates, minorities and persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply.

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
International Rescue Committee
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
Social Sciences
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
3 Years
Apply Before:
May 12, 2021
Posting Date:
Apr 28, 2021
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