Middle East Regional Office – A Regional Safety and Security Advisor


Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 200 projects per year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 7 million people in 21 countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

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Humanitarian situation and needs:

The MERO opened in 2011 as a support office focusing mostly on PUI missions in development contexts. Given the emphasis on emergency programs induced by the development of the Syrian and, more recently, of the Iraqi and Yemen crises, the focus of the MERO is now set on supporting the operational development of the ME missions and the improvement of the emergency response provided by PUI in the region.

The MERO hosts a roster of advisors aiming at:

  • conducting regular field visits for rapid responses, assessments and in-field support missions
  • organizing regular workshops and training sessions for PUI staff and partners capacity building
  • strengthening institutional knowledge building
  • filling operational gaps
  • supporting fundraising efforts
  • supporting the rolling-out of new organizational systems when necessary

Our action in the field:

With an already strong presence in the Middle East for more than 30 years, PUI has increased considerably its intervention in this Region with the occurring of the Syrian crisis. Currently the NGO is assisting Syrians and host communities in four different countries (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq) while it addresses the major humanitarian crisis in Yemen and carries out recovery and development projects in oPT.

In the Middle East, PUI is currently implementing projects in all the sectors of expertise of the NGO.

PUI’s strategy in the region is to develop a multi-sector / integrated approach in its countries of intervention, linking relief to development to support the affected population in the most efficient and sustainable manner.

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As part of our activities in Middle East, we are looking for a Regional Security and Safety Advisor.

The Regional Safety and Security Advisor (RSSA) contributes to reducing the vulnerability of PUI staff and programs to the threats arising in highly insecure environments in the Middle East context.

The RSSA serves as a technical resource to PUI missions in the Middle East, providing risk assessment and analysis, security awareness training and capacity building, security management technical support, safety and security guidance, and timely advisory information. The RSSA is a main focal point on regional level to raise the security culture on the assigned missions. This part of the job will increase over time and represent the main function of the RSSA after the first six months. The advisory role will take place according to a specific support modulation matrix aiming at adapting the level of support to needs. It is expected that the RSSA will communicate regularly with all Security Focal Points and Security team members in the region and support with their onboarding, mentorship and development.

In 2018, the RSSA will contribute substantially to the HQ on-going ad-hoc task force on security aiming at defining new PUI global safety and security frameworks, guidelines and tools. S/he will mainly support the roll-out of the finalised policies and tools in the Middle-East misisons (and others if need be). Fulfillling this objective could represent up to 60% of the workload during the first six months.

Reporting to the MEROC (Middle East Regional Office Coordinator), the RSSA is based in Amman, but spends most of his/her time (ideally 70%) in mission in the different PUI countries.

  • Contributing towards tackling a priority for the Direction of Operations for 2018 : full reshaping of PUI security management systems & tools ; roll-out and training of the ME missions
  • Follow-Up of the implementation process of Safety & Security new system on assigned missions
  • Supporting Field Operational Safety & Security Management
  • Designing and conducting Safety and Security training
  • Producing Regional Context Analysis and Active Networking


Do not hesitate to look at the job description below for all the details you need.

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Expériences / Formation du candidat


Security Management

Professional Experience

  • Experience in humanitarian context in higly insecure environments (min. 5 years)
  • Previous experience with NGOs or NGOs and military, peacekeeping activities
  • Previous experience as security officer / adviser
  • Knowledge of principles and current approaches / models of security management
  • Expertise in designing security management plans, risk assessment and mitigation measures, security training plans

Knowledge and Skills

  • Good writing skills
  • Advanced knowledge of humanitarian contexts


Pack Office

Required Personal Characteristics

Mandatory :

  • Context analytical skills and capacity to provide strategic advices
  • Capacity to handle high levels of insecurity on the field
  • Excellent capacity building skills (for training and facilitation of workshops)
  • Communication skills and ability to develop a network
  • Autonomy, leadership, ability to organise him/herself and his/her work
  • Flexibility, ability to adapt him/herself to changing context and various stakeholders


  • Ability in representation tasks


Willingness to travel (approx. 70% of time)

Langues parlées

English – Mandatory

French, Arabic – Desirable

FonctionsAutre, Coordination, Gestion de projet
PaysMoyen Orient, Jordanie
Durée du contrat

Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 6 months

Starting Date: October 2018

Salaire / Indemnité

Monthly gross income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the  experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI

Cost Covered: round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…

Insurance: including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation

Housing: accommodation in a PUI apartment

Daily living Expenses: (« Per diem »)

Break Policy:  5 working days at 3 and 9 months

Paid Leaves Policy:  5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

Documents à envoyer

Please, send your application (Resume and Cover letter) to the address below with the following subject: « RSSA- JOR ».

Nom de la personne contactJean-Christophe Ouedraogo, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates
Email de la personne contactrecrutement@premiere-urgence.org
Postuler en ligne https://www.premiere-urgence.org/en/offres-emploi/jordanie-a-regional-safety-and-security-advisor/
Date de fin de validité 30/11/2018