Oxfam GB: HSP – Security Officer, International Division

Oxfam GB
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Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 14 September, 2012
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Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organisations working together in 98 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.

Oxfam Great Britain (GB) seeks to appoint an expert as Humanitarian Support Personnel (HSP) – Security Officer, International Division. Home-based with International Travel.

Across the world, Oxfam GB responds to natural disasters, conflict and humanitarian emergencies that affect millions of people. Oxfam GB’s HSPs enable Oxfam GB to boost existing staff capacity to ensure good quality response capacity in rapid onset emergencies and support to on-going humanitarian programming.

The person will assess the security of our teams in the field and come up with practical ways to reinforce it.

This post is unaccompanied.

On deployment, you’ll be a source of specialist security-related advice. You’ll carry out security assessments – recommending areas for improvement and working directly to put those improvements into action as part of a long-term risk reduction programme. You’ll also need to gather and analyse information, produce reports and represent Oxfam GB at meetings, as well as develop and provide expert training. When necessary, you’ll develop new high-quality security management systems or modify existing systems. But whatever the environment you’re operating in, or the nature of the work you’re carrying out, you’ll make a marked difference to the safety of our teams. 


With proven experience of security management within a UN or NGO operation, and a proven record of training and developing staff, you’ll need to be confident when it comes to building relationships, influencing and negotiating at all levels. You will be sensitive to cultural differences and have a good understanding of the importance of gender in humanitarian work. Cool-headed and a clear communicator, you’ll bring a solid grasp of written and spoken English plus, be fluent in French or Spanish. Lastly, because a lot of your time will be spent out in the field, you’ll need to be willing to travel at short notice for up to nine months of the year and often into highly troubled regions.  You will be home-based and deployed from your home country.

Salary: £24 245 - £30 853 net per annum, equivalent to £32 180 - £41 898 GBP UK gross. Oxfam offers a wide range of benefits, including over 43 days holiday/TOIL per year, pension, medical cover, insurance, living and accommodation costs covered during deployments.

For more information, full job description and how to apply, click here. Alternatively, visit Oxfam GB's website www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs quoting ref: INT 5657.

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