Employer: CARE USA
Closing date: 04 Feb 2013
CARE is seeking an experienced Safety and Security Manager (Syria) to be responsible for maintaining oversight of operational safety and security issues and implementing CARE safety protocols and procedures across CARE’s field and program locations as they relate to Care’s Syrian emergency response. This position is based in Cairo, with a significant period of time spent visiting field locations and providing support to the Regional Safety and Security Manager and other members of CARE’s Emergency Team.
Whilst supporting the overarching mission objective of the CSU, providing the safest possible working environments for CARE field staff, the Safety and Security Manager (Syria) will, through sound risk and threat analysis, consistent implementation of SOPs and contingency plans, work with staff, partners, communities and counterparts to reduce operational security risks to the lowest possible level. Supporting this aim, the Safety and Security Manager (Syria) will be responsible for; supervising the daily access of staff to Emergency program areas, the provision of routine and timely assessments and incident reports to the Regional Safety and Security Manager and the Emergency Coordinator.
The Safety and Security Manager (Syria) will coordinate with the CARE’s Emergency Team to ensure that staff are informed of security and safety issues, mentoring and where necessary building capacity to ensure that that staff understand and follow SOPs and local security procedures. The Safety and Security Manager (Syria) will report non compliance issues to the Regional Safety and Security Manager and Emergency Coordinator.
Key to the success of this post will be Safety and Security Manager (Syria)'s ability to be able to effectively communicate security concerns to staff and management while balancing risks against emergency programming imperatives. The Safety and Security Manager (Syria) is expected to be able to solve problems at a local level and demonstrate a consistent approach to the management of operational security risks.
The Safety and Security Manager (Syria) will be the first responder to security incidents in her/his operational areas, notifying other staff members, the Regional Safety and Security Manager and Emergency Coordinator of security incidents and initiating local contingency plans.
Planning and Preparation
Procedures and Protocols
Support in a Crisis
Administration and support
Bachelor's Degree in a field related to humanitarian work or security risk management
6 years of demonstrative experience in NGO/UN field (operations) with at least 2 years of field security experience included
Competent and literate in English, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions
Demonstrated supervisory ability, sound judgment and the ability to work effectively with others at all levels
Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning skills
IT literate, MS – Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Experience in developing security related technical tools guidelines and systems
Interpersonal communication and proven written / presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions
Demonstrated knowledge of the historical and socio-political context of Middle East
At least 2-3 years work experience in the middle east
Competent and literate in Arabic, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions
Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE’s career website at any time.
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