Security & Safety Advisor

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 16 June 2020
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Job Description

We are one of the largest non-profit organizations in Central and Eastern Europe. We focus on humanitarian aid, development cooperation, promotion of human rights as well as on development education and awareness raising. We work in over 22 countries all over and have more than 1,500 employees.
For our Relief and Development Department, we are looking for internal Security and Safety Advisor.

Duty station: Prague with frequent field trips (30%)
Timeframe: minimum 3 years
Scope of contract: to be agreed on the profile of the candidate (50% part-time or full-time)

Key tasks and responsibilities:
  • Provide support in security and safety management for HQ and Country program colleagues for following regions: Africa, Europe, Caucasus, with particular involvement in:
    • Capacity building of staff involved in security management – Regional directors, Desk officers, Country directors, Security focal points and Country Management Teams
    • Revision of Security and Safety Management Plans – including Risk Assessment, SOP and Medical Plans
    • Incidents management and follow up
  • Design and implementation of protection measures, advise on recommended access procedures
  • Provide regular audit of security and safety procedures in assigned CP
  • Understand the context, be able to provide conflict analysis on demand
  • Regular evaluation of the situation in assigned countries, flag potentially dangerous situations and significant deterioration to both HQ and Country programs
  • Train national and international staff at minimum in personal security, security management, crisis management and access procedures
  • Identify relevant external training opportunities for PIN staff
  • Shared responsibility for Induction Safety and Security trainings at HQ level, app. 5 times per year
  • Tap into locally or internationally available channels providing relevant information, analysis and early warnings
  • Network with Security and Safety staff on similar positions within the INGO/NGO/IO sector
  • Previous experience with humanitarian sector and security/safety components of INGO operations
  • Ability to quickly learning new contexts
  • Training skills
  • Pro-active approach
  • Fluent English and French
  • Valid work permit for Czech Republic (does not apply to EU citizens)
We offer:
  • Background and professionalism of the largest Czech non-governmental organization
  • Interesting and creative work with international reach
  • PIN supports professional and personal development
  • Salary: 38-43 000 CZK per month before taxes and insurance
  • 25 days of annual leave
  • Sick days
  • Home office upon agreement
  • Laptop and mobile phone with the company tariff
  • Child day care for employees’ children (kindergarten in the building of our office in Prague)
  • Open and informal organizational culture
  • Multisport card for sports and recreation in Czech Republic
  • Possibility to participate in interesting events we organize (e.g. One World international film festival)
  • Friendly colleagues with similar values
  • PIN covers costs related to traveling abroad such as flights, accommodation, medical check-ups, vaccinations, travel insurance etc.
How to apply:

Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV and a short cover letter. Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at:

About the Organization

The People in Need organization was established in 1992 by a group of Czech war correspondents who were no longer satisfied with merely relaying information about ongoing conflicts and began sending out aid. It gradually became established as a professional humanitarian organization striving to provide aid in troubled regions and support adherence to human rights around the world.

Throughout the 25 years of its existence, People in Need has become one of the biggest non-profit organizations in Central Europe. In addition to humanitarian aid and human rights, it now also targets education and helps people living in social exclusion.

We are part of Alliance2015, a strategic network of seven European non-governmental organizations engaged in humanitarian aid and development projects. This collaboration increases effectivity both in working in the target countries and in campaigns aimed at influencing the attitudes of politicians and the general public in Europe.

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