Fixed term contract for 6 months with possibility of extension
Full time – working 35 hours per week
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Location: Manchester, UK
Expected Travel per annum – 20 days
People Management – None
The Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF) is an independent platform for security focal points from Global humanitarian agencies operating overseas. GISF emerged in 2006 as an independent NGO network, facilitating collaboration and information exchange on humanitarian security-risk management at the strategic, systematic and policy level. Over the past 10 years, the Forum has established itself as a global reference point and centre of excellence for applied practice, collective knowledge and current challenges in humanitarian security-risk management.
Recognising that NGOs need to develop expertise in security-risk management in order to deliver aid effectively in unpredictable operating environments, GISF’s vision is to continue to grow as a global hub for humanitarian security risk management for NGOs and other stakeholders that impact on security risk management in the humanitarian space.
The primary objective of GISF is to have a positive impact on NGO humanitarian security risk management in order to achieve sustainable access for populations in need. As an independent network of security focal points who represent Global-based humanitarian NGOs operating internationally GISF is committed to improving the safety and security of operations and staff, strengthening humanitarian security risk management to allow greater access to and impact for crisis-affected populations
GISF acts as a resource for the humanitarian sector and other stakeholders, including donors, academics and the private sector to improve good practice and build capacity on humanitarian security risk management.
As an NGO led forum, the GISF hub reflect the needs of our members and the broader humanitarian SRM network.
GISF works directly with 100 + humanitarian agencies (members). The GISF Secretariat and Steering Group also engage and collaborate with a wide range of actors, including institutional donors, researchers, UN agencies, academic institutes, think tanks, consultants and NGO platforms, in order to promote and enhance security risk management in humanitarian assistance. GISF achieves its goals in part by maximising available resources and cooperating closely with this wide range of actors.
GISF is supported by its membership and is funded by the Swiss, US and UK governments. The Forum is not a registered organisation, but an independently-run entity, currently hosted by Christian Aid.
For more information please visit www.gisf.ngo.
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