Sep 5, 2015

Safety and Security Advisor

Location: South Sudan
Closing date: 19 Sep 2015

Job Purpose:  
Based in Juba and travelling frequently to field sites, the Safety & Security Adviser is responsible for ensuring that safety and security SOPs are implemented and continue to develop, and staff members at all levels are trained in NP safety and security protocols.

Key Objectives /Responsibilities:  
Oversee and drive the continuous development of the NPSS Good Management System for Staff Safety and Security, GMSSSS. Draft, issue and update, with the Country Director’s approval, various Security and Safety SOPs, Contingency Plans, memos, advisories, lessons learned and any other relevant staff directions. In drawing up the NPSS GMS the SSA will pay due attention to the NP Staff Security Policy, Generic Staff Security Guide and appropriate advice from the NP Security Consultant.
Lead NPSS staff towards a sustainable Security and Safety culture. Inculcate all staff with the thinking that programme work and security are inextricably linked and that each and every member of staff has a deep personal obligation to ensure the most secure and safe work practices as possible within the context of NPSS's work within conflict affected areas.
Oversee all matters in relation to field security and safety skills training for staff. Where possible the SSA will seek out ‘training the trainer’ opportunities so as to import security-training capacity into NPSS.
Develop and oversee a staff psychological welfare regime. The SSA will pay particular attention to the effect of stress and burnout on field staff and be prepared to intervene with individuals and management where there are clear signs of stress, burnout or other psychological issues affecting team dynamics, and work to develop systems that may
work to prevent such matters.
Advise the SMT and field-based management on changes in SOPs, CPs and individualized responses in relation to the prevailing threats, risk and early warning indication scenarios.
The SSA will conduct on-going assessments of the needs of field sites and field staff and, when necessary: (1) support staff in developing training and/or facilitated programmes; (2) develop and deliver training programmes for staff; and (3) facilitate security and safety related meetings;(4) compound assessment and advise the operation department on vulnerabilities and propose solutions.
Support access for movement of staff and goods to the field, for example, by securing assurances for charter flights and other movements.
Ensure every field site has a Hibernation, Relocation and Evacuation plan in place as per the SOP, and that it is updated on a quarterly basis. Ensure that all staff members, including management staff, are aware of the plan and ready to activate whenever necessary.
Maintain NP contact directory, emergency cash at each field sites and incident report database with up–to-date information for all staff.
Ensure that all the security information is up to date and accessible for Senior Management Team, Area Program Coordinators and Team Leaders.
Ensure appropriate safety standards are maintained in NP offices, guesthouses and vehicles. (i.e. fire extinguishers, hibernation kits, GPS coordinates etc.). Support field teams in selecting new compounds and maintaining the security of existing compounds.
Provide training for Drivers and Security Guards to ensure that they can carry out their duty in a manner that keeps NP employees safe and secure. Act as a liaison for any sub-contracted security company, in Juba or in the field.
Attend security coordination meetings on a regular basis and provide updates to Senior Management Team and other relevant staff/ field sites.
Build effective internal and external collaborative relationships, communication links and partnerships with other Safety and Security personnel in the NGO community, authorities and other relevant stakeholders
Build and maintain relationship with UN, NGOs, INGOs, NGO forums, Government agencies and embassies and gather, analyze and share information.
Ensure all staff are trained on various forms of communication equipment available in the field. Assess the communication equipment in the field on an on-going basis to ensure it is adequate and in working condition.
Maintain systems for field movements, notifications, check-ins and security survey planning.

· Complete other projects and tasks as required by the Country Director.

Qualifications & Competencies:
Essential Requirements
At least 3 years experience working with INGO in a security management position or field coordination position with management of security.
Previous experience working in a complex and dynamic operational environment.
Strong analytical and briefing skills
Understanding of and commitment to Nonviolent Peaceforce’s mandate in South Sudan
Independent Judgment/Analytical:* Ability to manage information with discretion
Ability to set priorities, solve problems and analyse information
Attention to detail Interpersonal: * Flexible, energetic and adaptable
Ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment
Proven ability to build relationships Languages: * Ability to interact confidently with and present information effectively to colleagues and external contacts in verbal and written English
Written and/or spoken Arabic a plus Computer: * Ability to use the MS Office suite, email and the internet proficiently

A.Other Specialized Requirements
Ability and willingness to travel throughout the country to work with field teams in remote and physically challenging environments.

How To Apply: 
Application Deadline: 
Applications must be received by September 19, 2015

Send your updated CV and Letter of Motivation describing your interest and suitability for the position to: