Base Security Officer – Cotabato (Filipino Nationals Only)

  • Contract
  • remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Action Against Hunger USA

Duration : 4 months Start date : ASAP

You’ll contribute to ending world hunger by …

  • Ensure a safe working and living environment through leading implementation of safety and security protocols.
  • To proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.
  • To constantly work with alternate safety and security focal point and with local partners in ensuring security reports are gathered, analyze and circulated to all staff.
  • Ensure a safe working and living environment through leading implementation of safety and security protocols.

Key activities in your role will include

Objective 1: Collect, analyze and disseminate the security and context evolution information.

Collection of information:

  • Create and maintain a network of contacts (NGOs, Embassies, Civil Society, etc.)
  • Follow up the international, national, and local media.
  • Systematic organization of the security and context evolution security information, particularly the one related to the one that could affect the Action Against Hunger – Spain mission.
  • Keep an incident data base. Create and maintain a mapping representation system of the security and context evolution information.


  • Assist to the regular and ad hoc meetings related to security (UNDSS, OCHA).
  • Organize and conduct security meetings with relevant actors in the intervention area.
  • Meet and inform local stakeholders to promote AAH – Spain’s values and principles as part of the acceptance strategy.

Information Analysis:

  • Analyze the security data base in order to anticipate the possible evolution of the conflict as well as the tendencies related to the risks.
  • Analyze the information collected and put them in perspective with the evolution of the context.

Dissemination of Information:

  • Update the Log Coordinator and rest of relevant coordinators about the security situation.
  • Update the mission team with the most relevant security related information.
  • Prepare a weekly, monthly, and year security report related to the evolution of context and incidents.
  • Prepare and disseminate the relevant security alerts and warnings.

Objective 2: Evaluate, mitigate and follow up the risks.

  • Evaluate the risks of the mission.
  • Evaluate the risks of the locations where Action Against Hunger – Spain is working (included premises and programs).
  • Propose the specific security rules for the mission, bases, and activities in order to reduce the risk identified.
  • Take the necessary measures for the reduction of the exposure to the threats (protection).
  • Take the necessary measures for the reduction of the impact.
  • Take the necessary measures for the reduction of the threats (acceptance).
  • Support the heads of project for the identification of the relevant actors important for the security management in the areas of work.
  • Identify the external resources, according to the needs for training, decrease of vulnerability, and impact.
  • In case of incidents, prepare or support the preparation of incident reports and transfer them to the relevant persons in the mission and HQ. Will also be in charge of the follow up of the incident in the decisions and recommendations.

Objective 3: Recruit, train and sensitize the team on security issues.

  • If necessary, recruit and train a security assistant for the support in the security management of the mission.
  • Train the team (national and international) in security related issues according to their responsibilities, keeping particularly in mind the acceptance strategy.
  • Brief and debrief the team on security related issues.

Objective 4: Implementation update and constant follow-up of the security management tools.

  • Prepare a security plan according to the methodology and formats described in the Action Against Hunger – Spain’s Logistics Kit.
  • Assure the constant monitoring and follow-up of the security plan.
  • Make sure the security plan is known by all staff in accordance with their profile.
  • Make sure the plan is always updated and validated (duty of care).

Do you meet the profile required criteria?

  • International Humanitarian Law, Logical Framework Approach, Logistics, Disaster Risk Management
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in similar jobs and responsibilities involving middle management positions and preferably experience working with an international non-government organization.
  • Fluent in English and Tagalog. Knowledge in speaking Bisaya, Maguindanao, and Maranao is an advantage.

Our remuneration package:

  • Compensation: based on Action Against Hunger grid.
  • Benefits: health insurance, accident, and life insurance, leave entitlement, government-mandated benefits.
  • Project-based employment

Action against Hunger is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work such as but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity, and/or financial misconduct; We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through endorsing our code of conduct and other related policies and only those who share our values and code of conduct will be recruited to work for us.

How to apply

Interested candidates meeting the requirements should apply to the link provided below on or before 07 September 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview by the HR Department.

Note: Given the urgency of this position, the vacancy may close on or before the deadline.

Action Against Hunger provides equal opportunities to candidates regardless of their origin, nationality, race, gender, regional, and sexual orientation. This vision aims to integrate equal treatment and opportunities among females and men in all HR processes and policies within the organization.

Closing date: 9/7/2022