The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact not only the security risks that NGOs face, but also the way risk treatment measures are developed, implemented, and communicated to staff.
As we get used to new ways of working with COVID-19, and the focus is, rightly, on the pandemic and its impacts, we must ensure that we do not lose sight of ongoing, as well as, new security situations and issues.
This guidance document is for staff with security risk management responsibilities and is presented in a series of modules that look at how SRM is impacted by COVID-19. The guidance is divided into three parts (A) Policy and Planning, (B) Operational Security and (C) Staff Support.
Modules will be developed and updated as the global context unfolds, and new operating practices are developed and implemented. Each module will be complete in itself and together they will build into a comprehensive series covering all aspects of security risk management.
A. Policy and Planning
A3. Working with partners and the localisation agenda
A5. Cost implications and donor requirements
A6. Preparing for ‘the new normal’
A7. December 2022: COVID-19 – Where are we now?
B. Operational Security
B7. Risk assessment for country operations
B8. Acceptance and the changing security environment
B9. Gender-based harassment and abuse risk for personnel
B10. Travel management, including medevac and health considerations
B11. Inclusivity and Security Risk Management
B12. COVID-19 Related Threats and Mitigation Table
C. Staff Support
C11. Resilience for (all) staff
C13. Staff benefits and insurances
D. Why I’m Vaxxed: personal stories from aid workers around the world