Head of Safety and Security

Employer: NGO
Location: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Oct 2015

Contract length:12 months

The role
To reduce the risks posed to the programmes, personnel and assets of organization in Somalia/Somaliland. Working for the Country Director this role will assist in the management of Safety and Security in the country office and field sites. The role will provide security advice, coordination and support to all tiers of the SCSOM hierarchy with particular emphasis on SMT, ARs and field based staff

Qualifications and experience
Bachelor's degree in a related field
Formal security qualification or advanced security management training
Strong humanist skills and a high degree of common-sense
A clear understanding of the philosophy and mode of operation of NGOs
Recommended a minimum of 5 years' experience in complex and insecure settings
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, information collation and analysis functions, set up and execution of an incident warning 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 pragmatism
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
Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, in the event of emergencies
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
Fluency in English, both written and spoken

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

Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

How To Apply:
Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: 'xxxxx@xxxxxxx.aplitrak.com'