Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    July 9, 2024
  • Location
  • Offered Salary
    $40000 - $50000 / year
  • Expiration date
    July 29, 2024

Job Description

We’re happy you are here.  If you are looking to consult with a vibrant, inspiring, mission-driven organization full of thinkers and doers, then read on!  If you aspire to apply your international safety and security planning and response expertise to a transformational organization, apply for this contracted consultancy at Refugees International (RI)! 

The purpose of this consultancy is to ensure that Refugees International staff are working in an environment consistent with accepted safety and security standards.   Assuring they do so requires the development of security protocols, individual travel plans and mitigation measures, and mainstreaming the individual and collective sense of security and safety awareness and responsibility, particularly in medium to high-risk security environments.  The consultant will advise the RI Security Management Team on security challenges, propose risk reduction measures in medium to high-risk security field environments, and develop security protocols and operating procedures according to changing situations. 

Responsibilities and Tasks 

Environment analysis 

  • Analyze the parameters of field environments by assessing the nature of the threats and vulnerabilities in relation to staff travel. 
  • Collect the necessary data and information and help develop a comprehensive risk assessment in medium to high-risk travel and research destinations. 
  • Consult with RI staff on travel planning to ensure that plans reflect identified risks, and support them in establishing specific risk mitigation measures when appropriate.

Security management 

  • Contribute to developing a safety and security culture by addressing and helping staff to address safety and security related issues and concerns. 
  • Ensure that security planning becomes an integral part of RI’s work and institutional policy development and is integrated into the development of field travel and research. 
  • Perform security risk assessments or evaluation of field travel in medium to high-risk environments and regularly review safety and security procedures. 
  • Review and update organizational safety and security management plans and safety and security protocols.
  • Update plans related to training in safety and security and for ensuring that staff have the necessary equipment and are trained accordingly. 
  • Update crisis management plans and protocols, including contingency plans for incident management. Such incidents should include accidents, ambush, car hijacking, severe injuries and serious illness, kidnapping, evacuations, and death of an employee. 
  • Train management and other senior staff on contingency measures and ensure they know how to react. Develop and run scenarios/ exercises for staff.

Selection Criteria and Core Competencies 

  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Familiarity with humanitarian crisis environments and the particular security risks of crisis settings; familiarity with humanitarian safety and security practices.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively. 
  • Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to RI’s core values and humanitarian principles. 
  • Ability to operate effectively under stressful circumstances and in a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner. 
  • Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. 
  • Experience in developing security related technical tools guidelines and systems.
  • Experience in professional security related fields. 
  • Strong security assessment and planning skills.

CONSULTANT PAY RANGE between $40,000 and $50,000 depending on background and experience.


If you are interested in the position, please apply.  Your application should include a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the consultancy, and a résumé.

Refugees International advocates for lifesaving assistance, human rights, and protection for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises around the world. The team of advocates travel to some of the world’s most severe displacement crises to investigate first-hand the challenges displaced people face, create policy solutions, and demand action. 

Refugees International is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. RI encourages applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.