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Response Security Officer

Jordan and South Syria

Position Title: Response Security Officer


To support the Jordan Country Response Manager (30%) and the South Syria Area Manager (70%) in ensuring that effective security measures for the all programs/activities.

Major Responsibilities:

Organization & Planning:

  • Develop and implement organizational security actions at the National/Country Office and/or at Area Syria Response Level under the global direction for the Syria Response Security strategy.

  • Ensure alignment with WV security policy so as to ensure the operational priorities of the National/Country Office and/or Area Syria Response appropriately supported.

  • Ensure Security Risk Assessments, Area Syria Response Risk Ratings and Core Security Requirement standards, processes and procedures are completed in accordance with current Office of Corporate Security guidelines and trainings.

  • Provide leadership and the technical management of the security focal person’s in country and/or for the area of operations/activities.

Security of Operations

  • Work with the designated stakeholders in country and/or for the area of ops/activities to carry out Security Risk Assessments as required/directed.

  • Country and/or Designated Security Zone (DSZ) Risk Ratings are executed, established and updated as required by the situation/context.

  • Ensure Core Security Requirements are implemented in line with Country and/or Designated Security Zone (DSZ) Risk Ratings

  • Implement and conduct functional and operational security controls and coordination as remote management support

  • Provide input and support to management in crisis situations and critical incidents

  • Conduct security investigations when required.

Networking and External Liaison/Engagement

  • Represent WV at local UN/NGO security network meetings and ensure information from these groups is disseminated to relevant staff and through the operational activities

  • Provide and maintain information security through formal and informal field networking

  • Build ongoing networks for sharing security information and coordination.

Capacity Building and Technical Training

  • Coordinate the assessment, development and implementation of the national/country office and area Syria response capacity building plans for security management based on local/area(s) security risk assessments.

  • Seek to develop a culture of security awareness and monitor staff/contractor’s and/or implementing partners’ compliance to an extend possible

Reporting and Documentation

  • Provide a regular security report to the National Office, region and office of corporate security.

  • Ensure that all security incidents are reported in accordance with WV Security Policy.

  • Conduct performance reviews of the field-based security focal persons and when it applies for the areas of ops/activities (cross border) for the Person with Significant Control (PSC)

  • Collect/gather, consolidate security information for analyze and appropriate dissemination.

Education:Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience that can validate the academic level.


  • At least three (5) years’ experience in a proven security field (public, private, government, IO or NGO sectors). Choose appropriate:

  • Operational Coordination

  • Tactical/Field Implementation

  • Minimum (2) years’ experience working with UN Agency / NGO plus field security experience.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Military and/or Police/Law Enforcement Training

  • Confirmed employment of the Response Security Officer is contingent on him/her passing the SAINT training course within 90 days of employment (probation period)

  • Radio and/or Satellite phone communications experience, operations and management

  • Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering training.

  • Demonstrated organization and planning development and implementation

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure (particularly in a crisis situation)

  • Ability to communicate well in English & Arabic (verbal and written) – particularly in a crisis situation

  • Valid Passport and Drivers License

  • First Aid qualified

  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Practical knowledge of tools, mechanisms and procedures for personal and organizational security

  • Professional - behave in professional manner at all times and demonstrate ability to represent the organization well at interagency meetings

  • Demonstrated personal values, attitudes and behaviors that are consistent with World Vision Core Values

Core Capabilities: Achieving quality results and service Practicing accountability and integrity Communicating information effectively Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly Understanding the Humanitarian industry Understanding WV’s mission & operations Practicing continuous innovation & creativity Learning for growth and development Maintaining work/life balance Building collaborative relationships Practicing gender & cultural diversity Influencing individuals & groups