Job Vacancy For Security Risk Management Advisor

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) - is a public-benefit federal enterprise working in more than 100
countries worldwide. We work on behalf of the German Government and support public and private sector clients in a wide variety of
areas, including economic development and employment, energy and environment, and peace and security. Our activities in Ghana cover three priority areas: Climate and Energy, Just Transition; Sustainable Economic Development, Training and Employment, and Peaceful and Inclusive Societies, which focuses on good governance.

Scope of Role:

• The Security Risk Management Advisor (SRMA), working in close co-ordination with Country Office Security Risk Management Advisor on day-to-day security and risk management operations and implementation of security measures shall be responsible for implementing GIZ Security Risk Management System in northern Ghana (Upper West, Upper East, North East, Northern and Savannah regions).
• The SRMA shall support Country Security Risk Management strategy for safety and security of all GIZ staff by implementing GIZ Minimum Security Standards (MSS) and providing security advisory and support to staff working in northern Ghana.


• Advising GIZ Ghana staff working in northern Ghana on issues associated with risk management and risk mitigation.
• Advising project managers on security and safety risks to staff, assets and reputation of GIZ
• Monitor the security situation and advise on short-term, mid-term, and long-term changes based on trends and developments in northern Ghana.
• Collect and evaluate security-related information in northern Ghana and place it in the context of development cooperation.
• Prepares risk, conflict, and actor analyses as well as security situation reports, district profiles, incident reports and other reports as requested by Country Director/CRMT/CMT
• Supports daily operational security risk management and security management during acute emergency and evacuation scenarios.
• Provides safety and security briefing for newly arrived national and international staff.
• Acts as the primary security focal point for all employees working in northern Ghana on the information and advice on the current security situation.
• Supports incident and crisis management.

Qualification Required & Experience

• BSc/BA in security and risk management, intelligence analysis, criminology, peace and conflict management or related field.
• At at least Four (4) years of progressive professional experience in a similar position.
• Knowledge and experience in analysis of security-related information and the use of IT and digital tools.
• Military or police experience as well as knowledge of analytical techniques are desirable.
Other knowledge and additional competences:
• Excellent analytical skills and ability to relay information clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
• Excellent communication and advisory skills and the ability to explain the relevance of the security risk management to both internal and external stakeholders.
• experience in conducting and facilitating trainings.
• excellent knowledge of the English language; French and German are advantageous.
• ability to work systematically and autonomously with little guidance and ability to make sound, rational decisions in critical situations.
• willingness to regularly travel in the country including to remote destinations.
• willingness to update skills as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.

Location: Wa (Upper West)

How To Apply For The Job

Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a one-page cover letter to: under the Job Code 2024/SRMA/09/01. If you do not hear from us Two (2) weeks after the deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Closing Date: 31 January, 2024

GIZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race, and religion are encouraged to apply.