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Security Specialist, Assistance

Date: Nov 1, 2022

Location: Dubai, DU, AE

Company: International SOS


International SOS is in the business of protecting and saving lives, when involved in medical or security situations. International SOS understands your needs like no other partner; more than 30 years of experience gives us an unparalleled understanding of your health & security threats and risk challenges. We are, therefore, uniquely placed to tailor-make risk management solutions for the optimal health, security & wellbeing of your diverse global workforce, wherever they are, even in the most remote and fragile environments of the world - on land, at sea or in the air.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Security Specialist, Assistance, to join our outstanding team of security professionals based in our 24/7 Regional Security Centre in Dubai, UAE.


As a Security Specialist, Assistance you will take up a fast-paced role providing and supporting the delivery of professional and effective security assistance services for clients of International SOS by addressing the security threats and risk challenges in Mashreq & Iran, East & Southern Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high-quality security risk assessments, advice, and the coordination of security assistance on a profile and itinerary-specific basis to travellers, international assignees, domestic nationals, and client risk managers.
  • Receive and assess all security related calls and ascertain the assistance requirements of Intl.SOS clients.
  • Give security advice to callers, employers, employees and organise appropriate security assistance accordingly.
  • Contribute to operational readiness by carrying out tasking to maintain and develop the security provider network and internal Concepts of Operations.
  • Coordinate and oversee responses to security Requests for Assistance (RFAs), including the production of Plans of Action (POA) for specific client requirements.




Experience & Qualifications


  • Proven experience in security intelligence or related field: military, government, NGO, journalism; relevant academic studies.
  • Proven experience handling geo-political analysis within Mashreq & Iran, East & Southern Africa, or Eastern Europe and Central Asia. 
  • International work experience is desired.


  • Minimum requirement of degree level (or relevant professional taring) in a field related to security, risk management, international politics or international relations.


  • Fluent English (written and spoken)

Advanced professional proficiency in Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, Russian, Swahili or another regional language preferred

We review applications and interview candidates on a continuous basis. Following an assessment centre, successful candidates will be placed on a reserve list and recruited as opportunities arise.