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Malteser International (MI) is the international humanitarian relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta. For over 60 years we provide relief and recovery for people during and following conflicts and disasters around the world. Christian values and humanitarian principles form the foundations of our work. In over 30 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, we support people in need – regardless of their religion, origin or political convictions.  
In the Middle East Region, Malteser International (MI) is operating in the context of the humanitarian crisis in Syria since 2012 implementing emergency relief measures in Türkiye, Syria, and Lebanon and since 2014 in Iraq. MI’s programs cover needs mainly in the health sector and are mostly partner implemented.  MI is currently planning to set up the cooperation with its potential local partners in Gaza to implement projects in the framework of humanitarian assistance. The operational focus will be on food-based supply chain management, health services as well as WASH. 

For its envisioned work, Malteser International is looking for a Safety & Security Manager with experience in volatile security environments.

As the Safety and Security Manager, you will support Malteser International and our implementing partners in all topics around security and access in line with Malteser International’s institutional duty of care vis-a-vis its staff members. 

Your responsibilities:

  • Conduct Safety & Security audits and risk assessments of MI’s premises and areas of operations, and oversee the implementation of recommended improvements, including the establishment of a Security Management Plan (SMP), Standard Operational Procedures, Contingency Plans and Risk Matrix
  •  In close collaboration with the Global Head of Safety, establish and exercise an in-country crisis management team, with individual TORs, and carry out training as and when required 
  • Establish and maintain local information networks to obtain and verify safety & security information, for the purpose of MI-internal alerts, advisories, and briefings 
  • Support the program team (e.g. partner due diligence), relevant processes (supplier risk mapping, vehicle maintenance, integration of S&S clauses into contracts) and implementation partners (location selection, safety assessments, mapping of locations) for   Malteser International project locations and activities  
  • Provide inputs for regular contextual analysis and including forecasts and scenario planning and develop and regularly update threats assessments and risk analyses 
  • Provide support in developing an access strategy for MI in the project areas as well as design and implement risk mitigation measures, reporting directly to the Country Coordinator and the Global Safety & Security Advisor 
  • Identify Safety & Security training needs and facilitate training delivery on necessary safety-related issues and/or procedures when/if required, in coordination with the Country Coordinator and the Global Safety & Security Advisor 

What we offer:

  • Start Date: as soon as possible, hiring based on successful project approval   
  • Duty Station: Jerusalem, with travels to program/project areas in Gaza
  • Duration of contract: 6 months (with possibility of extension)  
  • Salary according to qualification and experience, insurance package, free accommodation and other benefits  

Working for Malteser International

Malteser is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all people, regardless of gender, confession or origin.

Malteser International is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organisational representatives. Malteser International conducts reference and background checks for all staff (including criminal records check for specific roles). Any candidate offered a job with Malteser International will be expected to sign MI’s Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

Whether you work as a specialist on overseas service or in one of our regional offices - we offer you a challenging working environment in an experienced international team. More than 1,000 national and international staff are currently deployed in various crisis and disaster areas around the world as well as in our regional offices in Cologne and New York City. For more information please click here.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, kindly submit your extensive application (CV, letter of motivation, copies of diplomas and three professional references) online at our job portal no later than June 14th, 2024:

Safety & Security Manager - Israel/Palestine (malteser-international.org) 
Please note that due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis, and we may offer this post before the closing date. Applications not submitted through the online platform, cannot be considered.