Humanitarian Support Personnel – Security (INT9875)

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

Do you have experience in management skills? HSP deployments usually involve managing a team to deliver the work, HSPs will need to demonstrate management competencies, of international and multi-cultural teams, in difficult and stressful environments.


Do you have experience in the ability to deploy at short notice to areas affected by crisis and support the rapid scale-up of humanitarian programmes to meet life-saving needs of affected people?


Do you have experience in Security?


If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.


What are Humanitarian Support Personnel (HSPs)?


The Humanitarian Support Personnel (HSP) Team comprises of technical humanitarian experts from various fields across the globe who bring their skills and experience to Oxfam’s country teams to help them respond to conflicts and natural disasters.

HSPs are globally roving and work away from their home base continuously. Typically, they are deployed to a particular location from a few weeks up to six months’ duration per assignment. HSPs could expect to be deployed to country programmes up to nine months a year (prorata for parttime posts). Our current emergency programmes are in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe. When not deployed (or on annual leave), HSPs may be assigned project /proactive work, and the location in which the HSP undertakes this work will be determined by legal and cost implications.



The Role:

We are looking for an HSP Security Advisor to strengthen Oxfam’s response to humanitarian emergencies by providing security management support to country and regional offices, to which the post-holder is deployed, for periods of up to six months, including building security management capacity for the future.

What we are looking for:


We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.


An ideal candidate for the role will be/have:

A person with the ability to deploy at short notice to areas affected by crisis and support the rapid scale up of humanitarian programmes to meet life saving needs of affected people. Knowledge and understanding of global justice , social change , women’s rights and gender equality and commitment to deliver humanitarian work through feminist principles. Practical experience of humanitarian work with a good understanding of context, dilemmas , challenges & ways of working.

 Undertake a series of assignments  in a country or region for which specific Terms of Reference will be negotiated and agreed upon with relevant parties, prior to deployment and or revised in the early stages of the deployment. Assignments will normally include the following responsibilities:


We offer:


This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Humanitarian responses, to act as a key contributor to the Security team, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields. On this role, Oxfam Offers a fair pay and competitive benefits package which include a Net GBP pay whereby Oxfam covers the tax obligation for the employee, and attractive pension package; 33 leave days; a 100% medical cover for all reimbursables and a 75% cover on optical and dental expenses for the employee.




We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. 


How to apply:


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  



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