Senior Security Officer


Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) invites all qualified candidates to apply for the following position. SCA actively promotes and encourages Women and People with Disabilities to apply

Title of Position:

Senior Security Officer

Job Number:

HRM/WRMO 7/020

Duty Station:

Maidan Wardak Province

Number of Positions:

1 ( Male/Female)


The position is Open Ended


Salary and benefits according to internal SCA rules                                                                      

Non-monetary Benefits for Females:

Transportation close to residence and work, child nursery at workplace, safe travel facilities and companion to field trips, female association membership, trainings and capacity building

Announcement Date:


Closing Date:


SCA Background

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has been working in Afghanistan since 1982, presently managing development programmes concerning Health, Education, Rural Livelihoods and Community Governance, with a total annual budget of roughly USD 40 million. The total number of staff is around 5,500. During the last 10 years SCA has undertaken a change process moving from a primarily humanitarian service delivery approach towards more of a developmental role, putting increasing emphasis on capacity development, rights-based programming and outcome orientation. The mission of SCA is to empower individuals, communities and local organizations, primarily in rural areas and with particular focus on women, girls, boys and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, so that they may participate fully in society and influence their own development. SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment based on their skills, abilities and experience without regard to age (18-65 years), ethnicity, religion, marital status, gender, or physical disability.

Scope of work:

As an employee of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA), the Field Security Senior Officer (FSSO) represents SCA and must develop strong and fruitful relationships with many different actors in order to fulfill his tasks. The FSSO shall at all times behave in a respectful, cordial and professional manner and always act in accordance with SCAs’ Code of Conduct. FSSO is responsible for reporting all security-related matters directly to Head of Office in Regional Management Office (RMO) and Security Manager in Security Unit (SU) in Kabul Management Office (KMO).

Qualifications & Requirements:

University graduate. Preferably BBA and Social Science (MBA is a plus point)
Four to five years of relevant work experience within international development, NGOs, UN agencies or similar organization
Regional and cultural knowledge of areas of SCA field operations in Afghanistan
Demonstrated high-level analytical skills
Fluency in English and local languages
Ability to read and interpret maps
Willingness to work long hours when required
Able to travel outside of duty station to SCA Field Offices as frequently as required
Able to operate CCTV

Main Responsibilities:

Report daily security and incident updates 
Site security reviews/inspections
Liaise and coordinate with SCA units and external actors including government security authorities, INGOs and International NGO Safety Organization (INSO)
Maintain and update SCA Regional Incident database
Alert staff on current events via SMS and emails
Manage guard’s operation/trainings, meetings, and closely work with Chief of Guard to improve the current procedure   
Filling system, major security incidents in RMO city level, SCA security incidents report, security advisories etc.
Update the security incidents charts
Updating incidents mapping of RMO
Road mission clearance for staff travelling in the area
Security briefing to new staff and visitors to RMO national/international
Conduct hibernation, relocation and evacuation drill
Monitor news TV channels, official websites and local medias
Regular check with SCA staff and SU about security situation and possible threat to SCA staff and programme activities      
Participate in programmatic planning and provide security related analysis (Risks and Threats) 
Be alert with 24 hours’ readiness, responsible for SCA’s immediate response to emergencies
Responsible for some day-to-day security operational tasks.
Training SCA staff (Induction) on a vast array of security topics i.e. Kidnapping, Carjacking, Road Safety, Land Mine Awareness, etc.
Ensure that minimum operating security standards and procedures are implemented in the field offices and sites
Incident report writing
Weekly or monthly Security Situation Report
Regular travelling to the field/programme sites.
Develop a strong and diverse information network from which reliable and up to date information on security may be obtained
Pro-actively identify the potential threats to SCA staff and activities and advice Head of Office, other SCA staff and Security Manager
Update context-specific Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) and Contingency Plans (CPs). With the approval of Head of Office and Security Manager, FSSO should disseminate and educate all SCA staff in RMO and ensure that they are effectively followed by all staff
Daily supervision of security guards
Coordinate and usher SCA staff and visitors to RMO field areas
Any other security-related tasks assigned by Head of Mission and Security Manager.

Application Procedures:

Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience;
To apply online please send your application / CV to  and clearly write the vacancy number and job title in the subject line (Senior Security Officer .HRM/WRMO  7/020). Otherwise your application will not be considered.
Candidates may also submit applications by letter (hard copy) directly to the SCA HRM Unit in either Kabul, Ghazni, Kunduz, Wardak, Taloqan, Mazar-e-Sharif, Laghman or Jalalabad;
Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested if called for interview.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interview.
The application and CV receive after closing date will not be considered

Job number:

HRM/WRMO 7/020

Duty station:

Maidan Wardak Province

Application deadline:

31 January 2020