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Security Implementer (based in Geneva and traveling to Sahel and sub-Sahelian Africa)

12 months, 100%


The Security Implementer will support the MSF missions by implementing the pre-defined Country and Project Security Plans including risk analysis and risk reduction measures. Sahel and sub-Sahelian Africa are likely to be the most common regions of work.


Your Responsibilities

  • To support MSF staff with identification of threats & analysis of risk levels in mission coordination’s and projects. This will in turn help teams to identify informed and nuanced Risk V Benefit levels (personal/institutional risk levels compared to Medical & Humanitarian relevance of intervention).
  • To implement security plans including risk analysis, risk reduction measures (S.O.Ps & site protection), incident management and contingency planning in MSF mission coordination’s and projects.
  • To conduct theoretical and practical (simulations & “on site”) trainings for risk reduction measures, incident management and contingency planning.
  • To coach and educate MSF staff (international & national) to understand the environment of warfare within which they are working and risk management tools to minimize MSF teams’ exposure.
  • To support the Security Advisor in developing standardized OCG Security management formats and tools and trainings including their implementation in missions/projects/HQ.


Your Profile


  • More than 4 years of experience working in conflict areas in for a non-military organization
  • Experience with MSF or a similar NGO is an asset



  • Experienced on context analysis and Threat/Risk analysis.
  • Strong coaching skills regarding implementation of security management and Applied Security technical skills
  • Clear understanding and alignment with humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence.
  • Experience in developing training strategies, procedures and tools, as well as organizing and facilitating workshops.


Personal qualities

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact with and coach teams



  • Fluency in French and English
  • Arabic and/or Spanish is an asset


Terms of Employment

  • Fixed-term contract 12 months,
  • Based in Geneva, with up to 50% of field visits
  • Ideal starting date: 1st February 2019
  • Gross monthly salary : from CHF 7’548.- to CHF 8’661.- (salary commensurate with experience and internal salary grid)


How to apply

  • Candidates submit their application following the requirements: CV 2 p. max. – letter of motivation 1p. max. – in English or in French.
  • Closing date for application is 17th January 2019.


The applications will be treated confidentially. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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