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Oxfam   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Regional Security Advisor

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Security
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

The Regional Security Advisor (RSA) will support the Security Lead in each country composing the HECA region (DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda) in order to ensure that the country security strategy is developed, implemented, monitored and reviewed; consistent with Oxfam policies, standards and requirements.

This position is accountable to the Regional Humanitarian Programme Coordinator – Oxfam International Platform in HECA.


• Proven track record and experience in the general security context in HECA and trends; as well as good understanding of the most volatile areas in the region;

• Demonstrated experience in security assessment, planning and implementation of procedures in the context of UN or NGO humanitarian operations;
• Relevant field working experience in volatile areas due to security and/or politics;
• Significant leadership, proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences including in complex and stressful circumstances;
• Committed to Oxfam’s principles and a rights-based approach including an active commitment to putting women’s rights at heart of all we do as well as the rights of other marginalised people in all aspects of the organisation’s work;
• Demonstrable ability to advise and support field staff from distance and in a consultative manner;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities.;
• Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts;
• Willingness to travel at short notice, and often to difficult environments;
• Experience in assessing and advising on health and safety of work environments;
• Good written and oral communication skills in English (verbal & written);
• Working knowledge of French is desirable.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Security
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Risk management; Risk analysis; Security operations; Crisis management; Field management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Non-profit, social workCompany size: 100-500 people

Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. In just 15 years, extreme poverty has been halved. 15 more years and we can end it for good. To spread that change and make it last, political solutions are also needed to tackle the root causes of poverty and create societies where empowered individuals can thrive. We will always act, we will speak out, and we won't live with poverty.

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