The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity, and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC opened the country program in Afghanistan in 1988. Our programs span the range from humanitarian relief to early recovery and development activities, focusing on child protection, education, economic wellbeing, health, and power. The IRC works in 10 provinces throughout Afghanistan, among which some of the most security volatile, and employs over 1000 staff.
Implement and maintain IRC standard security and communications systems and procedures.
Provide technical support and advice to management and staff
Monitor and report on security developments and trends
Supervise security and communications personnel
Conduct training and development activities in accordance with needs and concerns
Actively coordinate and contribute to information exchange both internally and externally
Ensure understanding of roles, responsibilities, lateral relationships, and accountabilities.
Constant monitoring of all assigned IRC channels and if needed with UN and other NGOs at that particular site.
Monitoring of convoys in route from one location to another.
Implement, maintain, and monitor field compliance, field office security systems, policies, and procedures.
Ensure all assigned communications equipment and systems are fully functioning.
Notification to IRC management of any and all irregularities or incidents in any way related to the security of IRC staff or property
Report on situational developments, risks, and concerns.
Compile and provide weekly security situation reports to SSC and Field Security Focal Point.
Hold regular security briefings for staff and visitors.
Attend and participate in trainings identified/organized by your supervisor
Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Country Safety and Security Coordinator
To report any violations of the IRC Mandatory Reporting Policies
Supervise and manage guards and communications staff according to IRC policy.
Ensure availability, maintenance, and functioning of necessary equipment.
Orient and train staff on preventive and reactive systems, policies, and procedures.
Orient and train staff on security context and specific situation.
Report any violations to appropriate IRC authority and participate in preventative initiatives.
Actively seek opportunities that will complement ability to fulfil position’s responsibilities as well as further professional development, such as taking part in internal and external trainings.
Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.
Education: High school or equivalent/ bachelor’s degree is preferred
Years of Experience: N/A
Skills: Ability to work in team, ability to engage and participate in community, ability to travel to communities
Technical Competency: Ability to negotiate and convince
Communication and reporting skills: Strong communication and reporting skill
Ability in Pashto, Dari and English
Computer skills (including MS Word, Excel, Access, and internet) an advantage
Ability to work closely, professionally, and constructively with all others regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, race, tribe, or cultural background
interested candidates are requested to send their applications along with copies of their CVs (NOT Educational and Work Certificates), to the attention of the Human Resources Department at the following address or email us at (AF-Recruitment@rescue.org)
Shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for a written test and after that for an interview. If you are not contacted TWO or FOUR WEEKS after the closing date. please know that your application has not been successful for the post.
IRC Afghanistan Country Office – Kabul
Qala-e-Fathullah, Street 3, close to Takyakhana-e-Fatimia, District 10
Who we are?
Afghanistan has one of the slowest internet speeds in the world. Broadband connection is not available in everywhere and mobile data as a most used way to connect to the world is very expensive. Job search portals are very heavy and takes lots of time to load; therefore making it very hard and time-consuming for job seekers to find their dream job. To address this problem we launched Afghanistan's first speed optimized job search portal, with at least 15 times faster load time and maximum 200 kbs page size.