Position:                             Risk Management Officer

Location:                            Northwest Syria

Reports to:                        Deputy Area Manager- Senior Risk Officer

Duration:                           12 Months

About RI: Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty. Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.




Position Summary:         


The Risk Management Officer (RMO) will be based in northwest Syria and will provide security support to RI operations in hostile/conflict environment. RMO will be responsible to support the Deputy Area Manager and Senior Risk Officer with the development, implementation and maintenance of the Security Management System in order to support Relief International’s programming in Syria. RMO will assist and provide support to Finance, HR, M&E and the Operations Departments to address threats to RI collaboratively and reduce impact or likelihood of these identified threats.




Position Duties and Responsibilities:


·        Track safety related incidents and developments in Syria and provides analytical and context update

·        Plan and implement security assessment for each location of RI operations and in new areas of planed interventions

·        Support Operations department regarding operational security

·        Help ensure the smooth running of the security department

·        External coordination with other security and access actors and establishing strong network

·        Follow up with security guards based in northern Syria.

·        Key point of contact in coordinating all meetings and trainings in RI office

·        Key point of contact in coordinating with cross border staff.

·        Helping in solving problems which RI may face in the areas of operations

·        Participate in giving safety and security trainings to relevant RI staff

·        Develop and disseminate safety and security alerts and advisories to all field staff

·        To ensure hibernation/evacuation/relocation plans are put in place and updated regularly.

·        Closely follow the security situation in Syria

·        Provide cover and assistance to other security staff in the field

·        Prepare security incident reports as required.

·        Performs other duties as assigned.


·        Good verbal and written communication skills

·        Problem solving skills

·        Ability to work under pressure

·        Committed to providing a quality service

·        Team work


Qualifications & Requirements:


·        At least on year of experience in direct safety and security management

·        Previous experience working in non-governmental organization

·        Strong organizational skills

·        High computer skills on MS Office programs

·        A demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into action

·        Ability to work under pressure and with very short deadlines & strong communications skills.

·        Fluent in oral and written Arabic.

·        A good working knowledge of English


RI Values:

·        We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence.

·        We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

·        We value

o   Inclusiveness

o   Transparency and accountability

o   Agility and innovation

o   Collaboration

o   Sustainability


Professional Standards

All Relief International members (staff, volunteers and interns) are committed to the RI policies such as, RI Code of Conduct, Child Protection Policy, Reporting Conflict of Interest, Reporting Misconduct, Reporting Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. All new comers are expected to adhere to all these policies.


Disclaimer Clause 

This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position.

How to apply:

In case you meet the requirements and that you are interested in the position, please send your CV and Cover Letter in English in addition to three professional references to [email protected] before September 25, 2018 stating in the subject “Risk Management Officer”.

Please note that the position may be filled before the deadline of submission of the applications.

Short Info

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Category: Law enforcement and security
  • Required Gender: Any
  • Post Date: 2018-09-11 08:18:55
  • Deadline: 3 Days Left
  • Posted By: Relief International