Location: Bamako, Mali
As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ operates worldwide. As part of the GIZ team, you are prepared to take on international assignments and pass on your expertise.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements several programs and projects in Mali which aim at fighting poverty and improving the living conditions of the population and support stabilization and peace efforts. The security situation in Mali has constantly deteriorated since 2012, which is due to the ethnic conflicts, terrorist armed groups operating in nearly 2/3 of the country, and a very weak economic situation within the country. In consequence, the security of GIZ staff which is implementing the projects and programs is constantly at risk.
The GIZ security- and risk management system in Mali analyses the threats for the German Development Cooperation in the country. It minimizes the risks to which the GIZ employees are exposed to within their working environment and allows maintaining the scope of activities in the country while simultaneously considering the risk limits. The GIZ Security Risk Management Advisor (RMA) (m/f) Mali works under the direct supervision of the GIZ Country Director.
Advising the Country Director on all aspects of everyday operational security risk management, including emergency procedures, and advising the Country Security Risk Management Team during crisis situations
Implementing the GIZ Security Risk Management System and to maintain the state-of-the-art security risk management system on-site and implement guidelines for the GIZ country office in Mali
Analyzing security incidents throughout your region and collect, contextualize, and evaluate security-related information. Frequent context and actor analyses as well as incident reporting and the development of emergency procedures will be the focus of your daily work
Liaising with a wide range of actors, including your target audience, local and national authorities as well as international state and non-state actors, and military forces
Preparing risk assessments, incident reports, weekly/ monthly security reports, district profiles, and other research documents as required and keeping staff members and consultants in the region up to date on the security situation and implement directives to safeguard employees
Clearing of field trips in the country and missions to Mali. In addition, your assistance is required in assessing static security (residences and offices) and implementing appropriate security measures
Establishing a range of capacity development measures/training for GIZ staff related to security risk management and security awareness
University Degree in security, risk, crisis and disaster management, social science, international relations, peace and conflict studies, or another relevant field required
Sound professional experience in development, humanitarian, and/ or international organizations required; preferably at least 3 years in progressively responsible positions and working experience in a similar role, preferably in an African context
Sound knowledge of Do-No-Harm and conflict-sensitive program planning, implementation, M&E
Experience in conducting and facilitating training
Formal training in safety & security for development/ humanitarian organizations, security risk management, and/ or hostile environment awareness desired
Sound understanding of conflict and political context in Mali and the regional desired
Excellent communication and advisory skills and excellent analytical skills required
Fluency in French and good English or German language skills required
The GIZ offers an additional benefits package for deployments in fragile security situations.
Please use the following link for information about living and working in Mali.
The security situation is tense. Tailored security risk mitigation measures are in place for GIZ staff in-country. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. GIZ runs a professional security risk management system in the field of deployment. The freedom of movement is restricted. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment. We kindly ask you to inform yourself which forms of relationships are legally and socially accepted in the country of deployment.
GIZ operates worldwide. As part of the GIZ team, you are prepared to take on international assignments and pass on your expertise.
This job is suited to a full or a part-time position.
Willingness to travel regularly to remote locations in Mali is required.
Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your successful application, kindly check your spam/junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some providers classify emails from our recruiting system as spam.
GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disabilities, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.
A prerequisite for the conclusion of the agreement is the lifting of the restrictions currently in force in the company on the possibilities for travel and business trips in order to contain the worldwide spread of the Covid-19 virus.
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