Sep 19, 2015

Safety and Security Manager

Employer:Save the Children
Location: Syria
Closing date: 30 Sep 2015

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:3 Months

The role

The Safety & Security Manager will implement all necessary mitigation measures in the field office locations with the Hasakeh Governorate of Syria as identified by the field office action plan. They will be responsible for the capacity building of national and international staff, the production and update of security procedures, policies and relevant documentation. Conduct ongoing threat assessment, risk and trends analysis and produce weekly security reports to the Team Leader and Safety & Security Director.

Qualifications and experience
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Formal security qualification or advanced security management training
Advanced level of understanding with the philosophy and mode of operation of NGOs
Recommended a minimum of 3 years field based experience in complex and insecure settings, preferably in more than one country with large teams of staff
Experience in liaising with civilian, police and military government authorities, as well as with regional, national and international institutions
Experience of incident reporting, incident mapping, intelligence collation and analysis functions, set up and execution of an incident warning system (warden system), compilation of security reports and assessments
Strong analytical capacity, resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of security within programmes and ensuring the most effective support to line management
Ability to balance demands of beneficiary and security actors while maintaining appropriate contextual NGO security advice and coordination
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments
Competency in Internet and Microsoft Office systems including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and other database/mapping systems
Commitment to Save the Children values

How To Apply: 
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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