PAX means peace. PAX brings together people who have the courage to stand for peace. Together with people in conflict areas and concerned civilians worldwide, PAX works to build dignified, and peaceful societies across the globe.
PAX’s mission brings us to countries with a substantial security risk, both for our travelling staff and for the local field-colleagues in some of our programmes. The responsibility for their safety and the duty of care we have as an employer have been laid down in the PAX Field Safety and Security Policy and have been embedded at various levels within the organisation, with the PAX Security Advisor in a coordinating role.
The Security Advisor is responsible for the PAX Field Safety and Security Policy and its implementation. (S)he reports directly to the Director Programmes. The Security Advisor is part of the team Human Resources, Organisation and Secretariat. Per 1 January 2019 PAX is introducing a new organisational structure with dual leadership on 6 programme teams and 8 policy teams. The Security Advisor will be part of the policy team Human Resources, Organisation and Secretariat.
Because our current Security Advisor is leaving we are looking for a
Tasks and responsibilities
- Daily monitoring of the security-situation in the PAX program-countries
- Review and appraisal of travel-plans and – when necessary – setting up pre-departure briefings.
- Regular updates and further strengthening of the security policy and procedures.
- Enhancing security-awareness within the organisation, ensuring adequate staff-training and coordinating PAX’s emergency-preparedness.
- Conducting security-audits in PAX’s field-offices and advising local staff.
- In case of security-incidents coordinate PAX’s crisis-response, including advising on security as a member of the Crisis Management Team.
- Evaluation of security-incidents, in consultation with the staff involved
- Contribute to the digital security policy and its implementation and advising on digital security to local staff.
- Academic level;
- A safety- & security professional with multi-annual working-experience in organisations similar to PAX. Experience as security-trainer is an asset;
- Fluency in English. Good command of Arabic, French and/or Spanish is an asset;
- Knowledge of digital security and GDPR is an asset;
- Diplomacy, empathy, judgement, decisiveness and stress-resistance in emergency-situations;
- Flexibility to be available in emergency-situations;
- Eligible to work in the EU.
- A dynamic position in a high-paced, informal, international working environment in a committed team;
- Place of employment: Utrecht, The Netherlands with some international travel;
- Appointment for 28,8 hours per week (0,8 FTE), starting as soon as possible, initially for 12 months, with possible extension;
- Scale 10 according to PKN terms and conditions of employment, depending on experience, min. € 2.406,64 and max. € 4.070,70 gross per month (for a fulltime position, 36 hours per week);
- Full reimbursement of home-to-work travel costs;
- 8% holiday-allowance;
- 8,3% end of year bonus.
Information and application
The vacancy is closed.
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their application (letter and CV) addressed to Marja Hendrix only by using the application form on the bottom of this page. Closing date for this position is 1 January 2019.
The first round interviews will be held in the week of 14 January 2019.
PAX is an equal opportunity employer and encourages everyone with skills, passion and courage to participate. We invite applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this position.