Vacancies In Save The Children Safety and Security Manager

Vacancies In Save The Children Safety and Security Manager
Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
Contract length: 02 Years

The role
To manage the safety and security of all Save the Children staff, ensuring that all global policies and procedures are systematically applied across the country programme. This will include ongoing threat assessment and advising on risk management; the maintenance of appropriate guidelines; and ensuring that field working practices are robust and that all staff are aware of, trained in, and adhere to these policies and procedures. Integral to the posting is the ability to work successfully with field teams to cultivate capacity and motivation, thereby ensuring field-based responsibility for security analysis and management.
Your support in the delivery of an effective security function will play a key role in the smooth and safe running of Save the Children's programmes to enable positive change for children.

Qualifications and experience
  • Minimum 3 years practical field experience in security management/leadership role (e.g. military, police, or direct INGO security management) in challenging or insecure environments, with sound knowledge of personnel and organisational security issues, threat/risk assessment, security management and awareness;
  • Ability to assess and manage security situations and to develop personal security and evacuation procedures;
  • Track record of training, managing and developing staff in safety and security principles and procedures;
  • Ability to accurately read and navigate using 1:50000 maps and plot GPS coordinates, and technical competency and training experience in field-based communications systems such as HF Codan, Motorola VHF, Thuraya, satellite and internet systems;
  • Experience of incident reporting and mapping, intelligence collation and analysis functions, the establishment and execution of a incident warning systems, and the compilation of security reports and assessments;
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and database/mapping systems;
  • Ability to balance demands of beneficiary and security actors while maintaining appropriate contextual NGO security advice and coordination;
  • Resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of security within the programme and ensuring the most effective support to line management;
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • Strong communication, people management and interpersonal skills, with experience in leading multicultural, multi location, values driven teams;
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;
  • Commitment to Save the Children's global policies and values.
  • Fluent French and English, both written and spoken
  • A formal security qualification or appropriate security management training;
  • Instructor level experience in the training of security/safety related subjects;
  • Experience in security provision in emergency response;
  • Background in large international non-governmental organisation or other international relief/development body.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
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Please apply in English or french using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Location: Kinshasa, Congo (Kinshasa)
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Friday 5 May 2017
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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