Position: Safety and Security Consultant
Contract duration: One Year
Location: Ramallah / Jerusalem / Gaza - Palestine
Starting Date As soon as possible
Background on ACTED
ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination.
ACTED was created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France, ACTED is present in four continents and our teams intervene in 34 countries towards 8 million people, responding to emergency situations, supporting rehabilitation projects and accompanying the dynamics of development. In association with several French, European and International partners, ACTED is committed to promoting and developing innovative approaches and initiatives, humanitarian principles, new forms of solidarity and convergences between private and public actors and NGOs from the North and the South covering themes such as aid efficiency and transparency, evaluation, information and coordination of humanitarian emergencies, promotion of local governance and civil society strengthening, sustainable access to income and microfinance, prevention and reduction of catastrophes, the link between development aid, sustainable development and social business, food security, etc.
Position Profile : Safety and Security Consultancy Service
ACTED is looking for a consultant to support the security and safety management of the mission in Ramallah, Jerusalem and Gaza offices. .
Conduct security briefings and refreshments briefings for all ACTED local and international staff two times a year and for all new recruits.
Assist in revision of country security plan, evacuation/relocation plan, security SoPs every 6 months and when requested
Draft part of the monthly security Titanic report, to be shared with CD on the 10th of each month
Risk matrix analysis (list of incident, action plan)
Propose drafts of any needed/required SoPs according to the existing support materials and the context changes
Provide security advices mainstreamed in programmatic operations in WB, Gaza and East Jerusalem
Gather security and safety related information (relevant incidents, geopolitical developments and consequences in oPt and bordering countries) and share it through an organizational whatshapp group on a timely manner
Advise Country Director on changes in SOPs, routines and other procedures related to security
Advise and validate any field movements
Monthly meeting with CD to revise action plan
Act as a liaison with local and regional officials, support with the stakeholders analysis.
Organize meeting with different parties when needed.
Verification of the presence (and potential expiry) of security equipment
Minimum 3 years in the field of safety and security.
Arabic mother tongue and good level of spoken and reporting in English and Hebrew .
Professional knowledge and experience on security and safety management
Previous experience in safety and security trainings
Access to UNDSS alerts messages
Good understanding of Palestine context
Good social and communication skills, able to respect confidentiality
Available to undertake frequent travel to ACTED bases in Ramallah, Jerusalem and Gaza.
Experience with International NGOs is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, and to complete work with high quality and attention to details.
Flexibility and capacity to work under pressure.
Commitment towards principles and ethics of humanitarian aid, including compliance with ACTED standards and principles.
Experience in adhering to security protocols and procedures.
Submission of applications:
The interested applicants shall provide ACTED with an offer including full proper price quote and financial expectations according to the services proposed.
The time frame shall be fitting with the one defined by ACTED take into consideration the following points:
Prices shall be in English and with USD currency.
Prices shall be inclusive of VAT
Preferred payment terms / method shall be mentioned
Accommodation, transportation, and perdiem (as per ACTED standards) for field visits to Gaza will be provided by ACTED (shall not be included in the financial offer).
Interested applicants are invited to send their offers including cover letter, CV, and three references (in English) no later than 11th February, 2018 to:
indicating the title (Safety and Security Consultant (in the subject line. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted .