Regional Security Coordinator (M/F), Kenya / Somalia

Employer: M├ędecins du Monde (MdM)
Location: KenyaSomalia
Closing date December 31, 2015

** Applications will be considered on a rolling basis**

For more than 30 years, M├ędecins du Monde (MdM), a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in healthforall policies. Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations. MdM currently works in 41 countries across all continents where it focuses on 4 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and conflicts.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
The Security Coordinator guarantees the security support to the field, the pertinence and coherence of security activities.

Based in Nairobi, with frequent visits in Puntland, he/she collaborates with all coordination team, trains the team on security matters and checks on the application of policies and use of the most appropriate security techniques, tools and equipment to cover operations’ needs.

His/her main strategic aim will be to promote a better understanding of the context and effectiveness of security measures undertaken through a participatory approach with the field teams as well as HQ.

He or she will ensure the following tasks:
1/ Security
In close collaboration with the Gen Co, design and apply the security plan and procedures for Kenya AND Somalia (Puntland), update security documents of the mission security pack
Assists and advices the Gen Co in defining security management tools for the mission, in collaboration with the local teams and issues alerts and recommendations to the Gen Co about possible changes regarding risks and measures to be implemented.
Analyses security context and compiles reliable information on MdM’s intervention areas and disseminates the information through defined channels
Maintain adequate vigilance of the context evolution and refers to the General Coordinator in case of problem.
Coordinates with security networks INSO, NSP and others network
Ensures that current material and human resources are adapted to the highest security level for teams in the field.
Ensures that staff members (international and national) are familiar with and understand the rules and monitors revisions and ensures new staff’s security briefing
Ensures that security standards are put in place and respected
Communicates on a regular basis with the field security focal points on risks, incidents and attitudes to be observed by the teams and organized meetings and trainings as necessary.
She/he contributes to all internal and external reporting regarding security
Develops and implements specific training on security management for the teams.
Participates to regional security coordination meetings
2/ Team management
She/he collaborates closely with other coordinators and contributes to coordination meetings
She/he builds the capacities of the team, supports their positioning and their appropriation of security skills and tools
She/he facilitates the communication of the security component within the team.

Conditions Of Employment:  
Status : Employee
Contract : Fixed term contract
Duration : 12 months (for the 1st of September)
Single posting

Skills and Experience Needed:
Degree or strong technical background in security
Professional experience
Strong experience in coordinating security in difficult and unsecure contexts abroad is essential
Experience of team management and capacity building is important
Experience in negotiations and relations with local partners, providers and authorities in a difficult legal, administrative and political context (very important)
Field experience under potentially hazardous safety conditions
Required Skills
Ability to take initiative and remain proactive in a complex work environment
Autonomy in performing its tasks
Ability to classify and to manage priorities and develop a comprehensive approach
Organisational skills, rigor
Good management and communication skills
Taste and ability to build capacities of team and partners
Negotiation skills
English: fluent

You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

How To Apply:
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