Roving Safety & Security Adviser – DanChurchAid (Roving position with frequent travel) – ReliefWeb

DanChurchAid is looking for an Experienced, Energetic, fluent French and English-speaking Roving Safety & Security Adviser
With the increasing complexities in the global contexts in which DCA works, we wish to further strengthen DCA’s Safety and Security Framework including the role out and application of standards and guidelines at country programme level. The primary goal is to provide specialized, coordinated, and focused safety management support to DCA with an aim to reduce the risks posed to DCA staff and programmes. A key component of this position will therefore be to provide systematic and timely support to DCA Country Offices and programmes. This includes training of relevant staff, as well as regular monitoring and documentation to ensure both learning and accountability which will instil and maintain the appropriate Safety and Security structures across the entire organization.
The Roving Safety & Security Adviser will be home based but as a roving position the successful candidate will be required to travel for 70% of their time to DCA’s Country Offices, sometimes at short notice and for longer periods (3-4 weeks) depending on the needs.
You will report directly to the Global Head of Safety and Security based in HQ/Copenhagen. You will be working closely with the DCA Country Directors as well as the country-based Security Focal Points. You will also contribute to the regular security updates for the Programme Director and the Head of Humanitarian Response and Mine Action, as they have the overall responsibility for the Country Directors and the Country Offices.
DCA is a multi-mandated organization with country offices, staff, and programmes in 18 countries. Programmes and project activities are diverse and includes humanitarian action, longer term development, and resilience building activities, as well as humanitarian mine action, including demining.
It is crucial that you thrive in a hands-on training and advisory function and that you can maintain functional and constructive relationships – also in times of stress and uncertainty. Building and maintaining relations with key stakeholders while also respecting and applying the organisational and hierarchical structures is important.
Key tasks and responsibilities
Operational support and vigilance:
Training and learning:
Monitoring and documentation:
Make sure that DCA has updated and relevant knowledge about debates and developments in Safety thematic fora and be part of strategic alliances including the ACT alliance.
Key Competencies
The successful candidate will have at least 10 years of documented experience with hands on security management, monitoring, training and learning. You should have:
DCA offers:
Contact and Application
Please upload your motivated application and CV no later than 08 September 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications received by email will not be considered. We anticipate having interviews in the last week of October.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply. Please read the minimum qualifications of this position carefully. If you do not meet the minimum requirements for this position, please save your time and ours and refrain from applying.
DCA conducts an anti-terror check as part of the recruitment process. It is a prerequisite that you can pass this check and maintain this status throughout your employment with us.
Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with our Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Safeguarding Policy.
Please apply through our website at: Roving Safety & Security Adviser – DanChurchAid (Roving position with frequent travel) I DanchurchAid (
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