Reports to the WoS country director in Jordan and technically to RI Regional Access and Security Manager. This position will entail strong communication and coordination with the Deputy Country Director and the Hubs team leaders and will provide technical support to the security focal points in the hubs.
The WoS SSM will lead the analysis of accessibility in and within Syria in order to facilitate RI humanitarian intervention and programs. He/She supports the senior management team in evaluating access constrains for the RI intervention in Syria, including input on new program development from a security perspective.
The WoS SSM will work closely with the security focal points and hub team leaders in each hub to improve the existing and expand principled humanitarian access to conflict-affected populations in area of operations through regular analysis, monitoring, liaison, reporting and training.
The primary responsibilities (in coordination with relevant focal points described earlier) will include ensuring and leading the management of and oversight of safety and security policies and strategy development/improvement and implementation, building capacity of departments leads within the Country Office and Hub offices safety and security teams, and leading the developing and implementing context appropriate RI safety protocols and standard operating procedures across RI’s field and program locations. One of the main components of this position is a high level contextual analysis and development of scenario planning that feeds to the the organizational contingency planning. This position is based in Amman (Jordan), with a significant portion of time spent visiting field locations (where possible up to 30% travel) and providing support to RI’s WoS Country Director, Deputy Country Director (in Amman) and Hub team leaders located in programmatic hubs in neighboring countries to Syria.
He/she works closely with staff, partners, communities and peers to enhance the capacity of the three Hub offices, providing routine and timely analysis and incident reports to the WoS Country Director and Deputy Country Director, Regional Director and Regional Offices Access and Security Manager, deploying as needed in support of the hub teams, and developing country-specific strategies for the management of safety and security that will feed into the general RI Syria country strategy.