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Posted on 21 Mar, 2024
Closing on 04 Apr, 2024

Job Description

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

About Oxfam

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.
Oxfam GB is a member of the international confederation Oxfam.


Provide Safety and Security Analysis of the assigned field office and project locations (working closely with the Program Manager of the area office and the Country Security Manager in the country office). Ensure a complete safety and security system is implemented in place as well as support the development and maintenance of a comprehensive context analysis and risk assessment.

Main Responsibilities : 

  • Provide Safety and Security Analysis of the deployment area (working closely with the location PM along with Country Security Manager in Sana’a)
  • Support the development and maintenance of a comprehensive context analysis and risk assessment.
  • Ensure and maintain continuous contacts with all relevant stakeholders to develop a network and build relationships with key actors (formal and informal) to ensure the gathering of reliable security information.
  • Undertake regular and ad hoc safety and security assessment missions as requested to gather information and to analyze the overall security situation in existing and potential areas of intervention or office buildings or other accommodation locations.
  • Ensure local security management tools are updated and shared with PM and field teams.
  • Act as liaison focal point and support the Program Manager to collect information and coordination with authorities for field movement permits as instructed.

Security System :

  • Support and advise the PM in developing a security management system specific to the context and area of operation and in line with Oxfam Security policies protocols and approach.
  • Provide a continuous updating of security measures and procedures in place according to the situation
  • Maintaining a functional and reliable security reporting systems from the field to Sana’a level (with the Security Manager and his/her team)
  • Work with the Programme Manager as well as the Security Manager in developing and updating location-specific local security management plans, SOPs and evacuation/hibernation plans. Regularly update them.
  • Along with the PM, implement and monitor the security measures and procedures in place are followed by all staff.
  • Support the other departments (HR, Administration and Logistics) in implementing  an appropriate system to facilitate good security management.
  • Support the Programme Manager locally in the management of security incidents and liaise with the Security Manager and Security Coordinator in Sana’a for additional support as needed
  • Support the day-to-day management of security and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Establish and maintain security communications trees.
  • Support timely reporting of incidents along with analysis and guidance to the impacted team under the supervision of the Programme Manager and technical guidance from the Security Manager.

Awareness :

  • Support the Programme Manager in identifying the staffs’ security learning and development needs and delivering training if needed or appropriate.
  • Ensure all new field staff and non-staff (volunteers, casual workers) are oriented on S&S protocols and measures within 48 hrs of joining.
  • Deliver appropriate briefing to staff and visitors as requested.
  • Develop or ensure that a location Welcome Pack is updated regularly contains relevant security information, and is shared with new arrivals.
  • Ensure daily security updates and clearance to staff as needed prior to departure on the field.
  • Build the capacity and work closely with designated security focal points who will take on his/her tasks during absence.

Coordination and liaison :

  • Under the direct supervision of PM, coordinate with the program team and support team to ensure timely travel permits.
  • Support the Programme Manager in coordinating with local authorities and handling the local systems of movement plan.
  • Act as liaison focal point to enable a door communication system with authorities as instructed by Programme Manager. This is to support timely and quality communication with local authorities where decisions, agreements, and commitments are directly managed by the Programme Manager but not by the Safety & Security PM is responsible for all liaison roles at field office when decisions are required.
  • Support the Programme Manager on proactively following up on issues and approvals as requested.


  • Liaise with local stakeholders such as government, (I)NGO’s, ISAO, UN, partners, communities to share and exchange information as directed by the PM.
  • To represent Oxfam in security meetings as delegated by the PM.


  • Inform and coordinate with all staff on security-related issues.
  • Liaise with Security Manager and Security Coordinator in Sana’a on all security related issues.
  • Liaise with other support departments in order to ensure that the security management system is well implemented.

What we are looking for: 

Experience, Knowledge, Skill & Competencies

Essential :

  • At least a  minimum of 3 years of work experience in security services in a similar context and for INGOs/NGOs.
  • At least a  diploma  Certificate in any field .
  • Working knowledge of software packages and mobile systems.
  • Understand the security situation and context of  Sa’ada.
  • English and Arabic (oral and written) is essential.

Note: Written test and Interview will be conducted in English language for all.

Desirable :

  • Previous experience providing safety and security for employers.

In addition

  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise own work.
  • Able to communicate instructions and objectives clearly.
  • Keeps abreast of internal and external events that may influence role.
  • Anticipates outcome of activities and uses initiative to achieve targets.
  • Actively promotes high standards and continuous improvement.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

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