Organization: CARE USA
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 23 Feb 2017
CARE seeks a Safety and Security Manager (SSM) to ensure that CARE international and local personnel are working within an environment consistent with accepted minimum safety and security standards. This encompasses the development of security plans and of mainstreaming the individual and collective sense of security and safety awareness and responsibility. It also consists of advising the Country Director (CD) on security challenges, developing risk assessments and proposing risk reduction measures in addition to developing, maintaining, updating and implementing when necessary, security protocols and operating procedures according to the changing situation.
The SSM will manage the country Security Management Plan, using the CARE International template, must ensure that all CARE facilities are included in the plan and the plan is kept current to any changes.
- Assist the country office to prepare for major events and critical incidents where security is concerned. Prepare and update office security and contingency plans.
- Conduct security awareness training in accordance with CARE policies and procedures and in accordance with CARE Security Unit (CSU) training strategies and tools.
- Network with other security officers and organizations to obtain information which can use analyzed to better understand the security environment and through this develop standard operating procedures relevant to the security setting in which programs are being implemented.
- Provide a detailed and appropriate initial safety briefing to all newly arriving staff and visitors; including general safety policies and procedures, site-specific issues and an analysis of the present local security situation.
- Support the SMT/CMT and advise them of possible actions or options in a time of crisis or emergency.
- Provide CSU with updated reports on the security situation in the country office and the steps being taken to mitigate against threats.
- Assist with emergency medical evacuations within the country office and in coordination with the regional security advisor.
- Brief the Country Director and other senior staff on security developments within the area of operations.
- Brief new staff of security protocols and orientation of the organization's standard operating procedures.
- Prepare and present security reports for the Country Office (CO) on a regular and ongoing basis including appropriate information for managers and coordinators to assist in their decision-making processes.
- Prepare reports for the RSM and CSU as requested by them such as the Monthly Security Report, FLASH messages, SitReps, Updates, etc.
- Investigate all safety and security related incidents affecting the program and/or staff and report findings and recommendations to the CD.
- Provide safety and security awareness, critical incident, crisis management and other related training for staff.
- Build capacity through training and mentorship of national staff and assist and provide guidance to the Security Officer and the security focal point.
- Facilitate, provide support and train in the proper use of common communications including HF and VHF radio networks and satellite phones according to radio protocols and other communications technologies.
- Develop a network of relationships with peers in the humanitarian community (UN, NGO, NGO forum and ICRC) and actively seek opportunities for formal and informal cooperation.
- Appropriate University degree, preferably in the fields of security management, international relations, Law or a comparable field or significant work experience and training as a professional security manager;
- 5 years’ experience in international organizations in developing and managing security strategies and plans for their operations;
- Coordination, supervisory and organizational skills in medium to high-risk countries;
- Demonstrated knowledge of UN, ECHO, MOSS, and other standard INGO security frameworks a plus,
- Excellent references reflecting demonstrated teamwork, maturity of judgment, tolerance for hardship and stress, leadership and integrity of character 3 years’ experience working/living in developing countries;
- Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning skills;
- High level of experience in developing security related technical tools guidelines and systems;
- Experience as a Security Trainer desired;
- Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions;
- Excellent oral and written communications skills.
How to apply:
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