1852 - Regional Security Advisor

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Posted: 06/06/2022 11:43
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Location: MENA Region (where Oxfam has an office)
Level: Technical
Deadline: 13/07/2022 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Job Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 24th June, 2022 @ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

Location: The position is based in the Oxfam MENA region, preferably Beirut, or Amman, but Tunis and any other Oxfam offices in the region may be possible

Contract: Fixed Term of 1 year (Renewable)

One Oxfam Grade: C1

Salary and benefits: In line with Oxfam Values and subject to location

Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the location of the post

Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a fully or partially home-based.


The Role

Oxfam International  Regional Platform is looking for Regional Security Advisor to support the security lead / focal point in each country in the region in order to ensure that the country security strategy is developed, implemented, monitored and reviewed; consistent with Oxfam policies, standards and requirements and that country and cluster teams are sufficiently resourced and skilled for security management appropriate to their context.

Please see the Job Description for further details

Who we're looking for


  • At least seven years of practical security risk management experience in the context of UN or NGO humanitarian operations
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Educated to University (or equivalent) level
  • Expert knowledge of regional security context and trends as well as good understanding of the most volatile areas in the region
  • Relevant working experience in volatile areas, including active conflict settings, preferably in the Middle East
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences including in complex and stressful circumstances
  • Strong understanding of humanitarian principles and the role of security in programme delivery
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities. Must be organized and efficient
  • Proven experience of field-based training
  • Demonstrable ability to advise and support country staff from distance and in a consultative manner.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work across a wide variety of cultural contexts
  • Willingness to travel at short notice, often in difficult circumstances
  • A sound understanding of the importance of gender especially in relation to security risk and management
  • Committed to Oxfam principles


  • Languages: French, Arabic highly desirable
  • Experience in Health and Safety sector
  • Experience with the use of telecommunications (satellite phone, HF, VHF, etc.)
  • Experience with the management of vehicle fleet and related security aspects
  • Experience with the management of sites / buildings and related security aspects
  • Basic understanding of air safety


  • Must be able to travel in the region. 

What we offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in the region , to act as a key contributors to support the management of security risks in the country.  At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career. Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment

How to apply

Please click on the "apply" button to start the application process. Please upload an up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be shortlisted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 21 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in around 90 countries.

The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality. 

Our commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checksPlease note that Oxfam International participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Processes within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. Under this scheme, if you have been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization on any misconduct history in accordance with the terms of the scheme. For scheme details please click here

Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity and inclusion within the workplace.


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