Job Vacancy

National Security Coordinator – West Bank

SOS Children’s Villages takes action for children as an independent non-governmental social development organization. We build families for children in need, we help them shape the development of their communities, we respect varying religions and cultures, and we work in countries and communities where our mission can contribute to development.

SOS Children’s Villages Palestine is in process of prequalifying a roster of professionals in Gaza Strip and West Bank to implement a humanitarian intervention. The main objectives of the project are to provide life-saving access to basic needs through multi-sector humanitarian assistance, as well as protection children, youth and their care givers, and to provide integrated and holistic durable solutions to support family recovery, build resilience and self-reliance by enabling early and long-term recovery.

Child Safeguarding Commitment:

SOS Children’s Villages works with children’s and youth. Any applicant he/she should act in a way that safeguards children and youth from all forms of discrimination, abuse, mistreatment and neglect, and will keep data about the children and youth in SOS Children’s Villages programmes confidential. He/she will report all concerns regarding actual or potential child abuse, mistreatment or any other violation of the Child Protection Policy according to our reporting and responding system. For sure, He/she would be protected and supported by the organization.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

SOS Children’s Villages Palestine is searching for:

Position Title: National Security Coordinator in West Bank

Status: Full Time Limited Contract.

Contract Type: Limited Contract subject to SOS Palestine priorities and fund availability.


Mission of the position:
The Security Coordinator will be responsible of all security and emergency issues related to the project “Enhancing vulnerable individuals and families’ access to essential needs and lifesaving basic services in oPt”,and works in close collaboration with the SOS Palestine designated team and supporting departments (finance, human resources, Family Strengthening Programme, and National Institutional Partnership Development (IPD). The position requires good written and spoken communication and writing skills and the ability to present ideas, building networks with local and international partners worked in Emergency Response Cluster in West Bank and guide efforts to improve security/emergency response partnerships and the programme capacity.
Main clients:
  • Emergency Response Advisor – EUCM.
  • Security Advisor – EUCM.
  • Regional IPD Advisor
  • National Management Team
  • National Institutional Partnership Development (IPD)
  • Family Strengthening Programme
Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

Emergency Response Responsibilities:

  • Be a proactive stakeholder in the roll out and the update of the Emergency Preparedness Plan.
  • Collect information about the context of security/emergency response intervention (risk – vulnerability – exposure – coping capacity) together with the relevant MA co-workers.

·         Provide guidance and capacity building trainings to the MA colleagues on every aspect of security/emergency programme implementation (needs assessment, response strategy, reporting skills) and ensure compliance with established protocols. Support MA in identification for an emergency response future programmatic intervention through crisis.

·         Coordinate with the program team to conduct the needs assessments and feasibility studies that inform program design.

·         Conduct background research relevant for designing projects in close collaboration with National IPD.

·         Join the Cash, Food, Protection working groups and others related to SOS Palestine program mandate.

·         Support the Programme Department unit with identifying humanitarian gaps that fit the SOS profile.

·         Support the link of SOS Palestine Family Strengthening Program (FSP) into emergency humanitarian cluster and project for other organizations (locally and internationally) in the Gaza Strip.

·         Coordinate with the program team and National IPD to build consortiums for joined application partners for humanitarian Projects.

·         Coordinate with the IPD Officer in the National Office to prepare donor Mapping such as ECHO, OCHA …etc., and identify needs that should be covered to improve SOS comparative value)

·          Maintain day to day partners relationship coordination with international organizations, governmental institutions operated in ERP in the Gaza Strip in close collaboration and guidance with National IPD.

·         Identify partners for regular programme department work in Emergency Response. · Support National IPD in future ERP public funding opportunities identification and formulation.

·         Support the CHS assessment process in Palestine and take a leadign role when setting up new projects in crisis situations

Security Responsibilities:


·         Conduct regular security risk assessments of all country programs and offices to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities. Create action plans to mitigate identified risks and ensure their proper implementation.

·         Design, develop, and implement security strategies and management plans aligned with the organization’s overall strategy. Review and update these security policies and procedures regularly to respond to the changing security situation.

·         Provide security training to staff, including security awareness, risk mitigation, and incident response. Ensure that all staff members understand the security protocols and adhere to them.

·         Manage security incidents and emergencies, coordinating responses, conducting post-incident reviews, and making necessary modifications to security protocols based on lessons learned

·         Liaise with other humanitarian organizations, local authorities, and security agencies to share information and coordinate on security matters. Develop and maintain effective communication systems for security management, such as incident reporting and security advisories.

·         Ensure the personal security of all staff, particularly those operating in high-risk areas. This includes overseeing travel security, implementing and managing security clearances, and providing advice on personal safety.

·         Ensure the organization’s compliance with all relevant laws and regulations related to security management.

·         Develop, implement, and monitor procedures for the safekeeping of physical assets such as office buildings, equipment, and vehicles.

·         Prepare and maintain crisis management plans to ensure a quick, effective response to potential crisis. This could include evacuation plans, lockdown procedures, and contingency planning for potential disruptions to operations.

·         Provide security advice to the Country Director and other senior staff, supporting them in making informed decisions about operations and strategy.

Child Safeguarding (CS)

  • Responsible within own area of work to raise awareness of the SOS Child Protection Policy principles and to prevent and protect children from all forms of abuse, abandonment, exploitation, violence and discrimination
  • Responsible to report any CS suspicion, concern, allegation or incident immediately, following Child Safeguarding reporting procedures. CS reports should be made to the IOR CS focal person and/or to the respective line manager

             Qualifications and Competencies for the position:

             Must Criteria:

  • Bachelor Degree in Disaster Management, Humanitarian Emergencies or other related field
  • Minimum five years (5) experience in humanitarian aid context and/or work in the area of disaster management with focus on conflict sensitivity, post-conflict development and migratory crisis.
  • 3-5 years’ extensive experience in planning, securing and managing funds from institutional donors as well as a through understanding of emergency programming.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience relevant to networking and PCM including project planning, budgeting, monitoring and reporting.
  • High level of computer literacy (including word processing, presentations, spreadsheet and project management applications).
  • Demonstrate evidence of medium/large proposals developed.
  • Understanding of program design.

             Competencies – Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • such as The Sphere, Child Protection Minimum Standards, INEE etc.
  • Previous experience working with Clusters/ Working Groups in the humanitarian Context.
  • Skills and knowledge in the field of Cash and Voucher assistance are an advantage.
  • CHS experience.
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of working in virtual teams/building effective working relationships.
  • Fluency in English language, oral and written, is mandatory.Experience in Child Protection and contingency planning is a strong asset.
Interested candidates must send their Cover Letter including related job achievements, CV, and three traceable references, to:

                                              HR@sos-palestine.org by Thursday 14/12/2023

Indicating in the subject line:  National Security Coordinator in West Bank

Selection and recruitment of posts is subject to SOS Palestine priorities and Fund availability.

These posts are open for internal and external candidates.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications after deadline will be excluded.

Applications not conforming to the conditions will not be considered.

National Security Coordinator – West Bank