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Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) is volunteer based humanitarian organization throughout the whole country acting with and for the most vulnerable at all times. Benefit Package consists of Paid Medical Certificate Leave, Annual Leave/Home Return Leave, Casual Leave, On-Duty for Training, Provide Accommodation Allowance and Hardship Area Allowance for specific area, Training and Development Opportunities, Promotion and Management Development.

Background: In 2017, MRCS is increasing its engagement in Rakhine state through immediate, medium and long-term support to people affected by communal violence. The crises during August 2017 have led to a new wave of displacement both within Rakhine, and from Rakhine into Bangladesh, for both ethnic Rakhine, Muslims and other minority groups. Despite the current constraints, the Movement is able to continue to provide some assistance in Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung townships in Northern Rakhine, and to newly arrived populations in central Rakhine, through the provision of cash grants, water and sanitation, food and healthcare.

In this particular response, MRCS continues to work closely following a Movement-wide approach. The ICRC is the main partner supporting MRCS – through joint operations – in delivery of assistance to populations affected by the crisis with the IFRC mainly supporting MRCS preparedness for emergency response, capacity building and coordination, operational support and prepositioning and replenishment of preparedness stocks.

IFRC together with MRCS had developed short-term Capacity Development for Response in Rakhine plan (until 31 December 2017), targeting MRCS branches in Rakhine with a focus on Maungdaw, Buthidaung, Rathedaung and Sittwe branches, and Rakhine State branch, while also supporting institutional capacities of MRCS related to the scale-up of Rakhine response on national level.

Purpose of the position: IFRC Security Officer role is to assist the Senior Management Services Manager who is the Security Focal Point (SFP) in establishing and managing all matters related to the safety and security of personnel, sites and assets in the Rakhine operation. Also, to provide Myanmar – English translation services during the associated interactions. IFRC Security Officer will be contracted by MRCS and seconded to IFRC, and based in Sittwe, Rakhine.

Position Title                         : Security Officer, seconded to IFRC

No. of Post                             : (1) Post                                 

Report to                                : IFRC Senior Management Services Manager

Technician Line Manager   : IFRC Security Coordinator – Asia Pacific

Duty Station                           : Sittwe      

Grade                                     : D1

Application Deadline          : 16:30 pm, (08/12/2017)

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