Earn over 38,000 Pounds annually as Regional Security Manager at Saferworld

Organisation: Saferworld
Reports to: Head of East
Africa
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda or Nairobi, Kenya
Salary Range: £38,000 –
£45,000 gross per year + benefits
About US:
Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to
prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with local people
affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security. We do this
by supporting effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and
policy development, and through supporting the actions of others. We have a
strong thematic focus to our conflict prevention work prioritising: people’s
security and access to justice services; gender norms that cause and perpetuate
violent conflict; the impact of external conflict drivers including weapons
flows; conflict-sensitive political, economic, development, and security
engagement; and inclusive and accountable governance and peacebuilding processes.
Job Summary: The Regional
Security Manager will support Saferworld by:
·        
Ensuring
the Africa country teams and programmes are provided a safe and secure working
environment and mitigation of security threats.
·        
Monitoring,
coordinating and advising on the regional security context and the long-term
implementation of security strategy and management including conflict
and risk analysis.
·        
Managing
security assessments and development of security systems for new programme
locations and areas.
·        
Taking
the lead in supporting the design and use of key documents, tools and procedures
for ensuring security management and compliance.
·        
Strengthening
senior management’s understanding of risks and safety within the context of
operation and the evolving environments. This includes producing analyses of
field findings with an emphasis on areas with programmatic and
operational implications.
·        
Raising
Saferworld staff awareness about safety and security, and ensure that
Saferworld takes all necessary steps to minimise risks and mitigate the impact
of safety and security events.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Strategic Development:
·        
Carry
out security assessments for each regional country programme. Determine and
assess the specific threats to Saferworld staff, programmes and assets.
·        
Conduct
security assessments for new areas of engagement within the region.
·        
Identify
systems, procedures and resources to mitigate risk to acceptable levels.
·        
Develop
and monitor a prioritised implementation plan of recommended risk mitigation
measures.
·        
Ensure
mechanisms are in place to enable security costs are included in all
project proposals.
·        
Provide
input into country annual plans regarding security context and risk mitigation.
Assist Saferworld management in drawing up annual security budgets.
·        
Ensure
that proposals and other programme documents are sensitive to the
relevant security context and challenges and that sufficient budgetary
resources are devoted to security.
·        
Review
and provide technical input into all programme development documents.
Security Management:
·        
Offer
technical support to Country Managers and Country Directors on security
management decisions and processes, including supporting security threat
assessments and risk reduction.
·        
Guide
on mainstreaming security in project planning, budgeting, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation.
·        
Ensure
that appropriate security systems and procedures are in place and fully
operational in all locations in the region where Saferworld works.
·        
Work
closely with Saferworld’s national security staff and other security providers
to ensure relevant information updates are provided to the relevant
staff.
·        
Attend
relevant security briefings and meetings and share with Saferworld management
any relevant updates.
·        
Liaise
with relevant security providers (NSP, INSO, etc.) on behalf of Saferworld and
ensure information/updates/alerts are provided to the relevant staff.
·        
Develop
and review travel protocols to high risk areas as well as tracking tools and
advise Saferworld management.
·        
Review
travel requests to high risk areas and provide security advice to Saferworld
staff and management.
·        
The
incumbent will assess all current, new or proposed Saferworld office sites to
ensure minimum security standards are established and met.
·        
Support
the procurement committee on procurement of security related items and
services, (i.e. taxi and transportation, approved accommodation, radios, etc.)
·        
Serve
as the focal point for investigations involving security; prepare reports and
note follow up action.
Crisis Management:
·        
Ensure
crisis management plans are in place in each location. Support national
security officers and security focal points in implementing these plans.
·        
Be on
call on a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week basis in case of emergencies.
·        
Act
as Incident Manager during any incidents and emergencies.
·        
Serve as main focal point and liaison dealing
with incidents
·        
Oversee post-incident reviews and lessons
learnt.
·        
Report
any significant security incidents to senior management; undertake a full
investigation, and recommend a course of action in consultation with the
management team.
·        
Manage
security incidents, working with national security officers, management and
involved staff.
·        
Undertake
the security lead role on Crisis Management Teams.
·        
Ensure
all country contingency plans are relevant and kept up to date.
Training:
·        
Ensure
the appropriate level of training is provided and logged and reviews of
security knowledge/capacity are conducted for all national security officers
and security focal point staff.
·        
Maintain up-to-date training plans for all
security staff.
·        
Provide
training to Saferworld staff based on security plans and relevant contextual
issues.
·        
Ensure
security briefings for visitors to the region take place
·        
Develop
relevant security training and implementation plans.
·        
Be a
mentor and capacity builder for security team members in each country and
location to ensure security remains a key priority in all programming
considerations.
Harmonization and streamlining of regional security protocols:
·        
Integrate
security protocols, plans and templates into a regional structure
·        
Develop
and harmonize safety and security related protocols in terms of format and
structure
·        
Revise
and upgrade protocols as needed based on experience in the field and changing
context.
Recruitment and induction of security staff:
·        
Work
closely with country managers to design JDs/TORs for new security positions.
·        
Participate
in recruitment/interview panels for security positions.
·        
Provide
induction and briefings for new security staff.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should have significant and proven experience of managing and
advising on security and safety matters within development/humanitarian INGOs
or the donor community within Saferworld’s areas of operation in Africa.
·        
Recognised
security management qualifications and sound knowledge of security best
practice.
·        
Broad
knowledge and understanding of the security contexts in the areas where
Saferworld engages in Africa, and Saferworld’s programmatic approach and
potential security risks associated with this work.
·        
An
established network in the security environment where Saferworld works.
·        
Strong
management and leadership skills together with excellent communication,
influencing negotiating and engagement skills.
·        
Sound
judgement and decision making skills, with a ‘hands on’, problem solving
approach, able to remain calm under pressure and take control of incidents.
·        
Proven
training and mentoring experience.
·        
Previous
experience of writing procedures, drafting reports and preparing
business cases.
·        
Experience
of handling information and data in the field of security management and risk
assessment.
·        
IT
skills and an understanding of electronic security systems.
·        
Excellent
knowledge of English, written and spoken.
·        
Ability
to travel widely and frequently within region.
Terms and Conditions:  A
work permit is required for both countries
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a complete application form, download
here
and send to recruitment@saferworld.org.uk (please use subject
heading: Regional Security Manager)
Deadline: 6th
November 2016 by 5pm (Uganda time)

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