Oct 18, 2015

Safety & Security Manager

Employer:  IRC
Location: Yemen
Apply by 2 November 2015

Job Description
Background: Security Manager serves as the focal point and advisor for IRC management regarding security and communications needs and issues on a country level. The position is responsible for overall management of security-related preparedness, prevention and response within Yemen and provides focal point for all safety and security staff at the Field sites.

Scope of work: The IRC is currently seeking a Security Manager for its Yemen program, based between Aden and Sana’a offices with at least 60% travel time to program sites. The position will work with the country team to ensure that organizational security policies and procedures are responsive to the context, adequate and known to staff. The Security Manager will conduct training on site for staff and others (external security providers) and facilitate development and implementation of appropriate security plans and Standard Operating Procedures. S/he will provide expert security advice to all levels of IRC staff in the country office including security updates, travel advisories, and incident management. The position reports to the Country Director, Yemen.

Specific Responsibilities
1 Ensure that the Yemen country program has an up to date Security Management Plan (SMP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
2 Facilitate SMP and SOP revisions as and when necessary and stipulated.
3 Lead Yemen country program in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in the areas of operational (administrative, procurement, vehicle management, house and office) and Financial (e.g. safe usage, bank withdrawals, cash handling) safety and security management.
4 Ensure that each new employee, international and national, receive appropriate security orientation within 48 hours of arrival into the country program. Provide a framework for field security orientations and ensure that IRC Connect (IRC’s staff orientation system) security information is up-to-date and utilized.
5 Create, along with RSSA, a security training program that reaches a maximum number of national and international staff. Keep useful records on staff training and report.
6 Assist field offices in arranging ad hoc security training workshops in consultation with the Country Director and Field coordinator.
7 Monitor all communications from the field related to security incidents and planning and provide timely feedback to advisories and guidance sought by the field team.
8 Make visits to each field sites to monitor security preparedness and field training. Provide a follow-up report with clear recommendations after each visit.
9 Conduct field security assessments examining IRC staff, assets, compounds, residences, field sites and projects and compile a report with recommendations.
10 Together with the Field Coordinator, develop and sustain a database of security incidents.
11 Generate monthly activity reports on security, including database analyses, new threats, responses and vulnerabilities and any relevant lessons learned from security and safety incidents.
12 Maintain the network of IRC Security Focal Points at each IRC field office and conduct weekly update calls.
13 Identify, create and maintain a network and coordinate closely with INGO/ISAO/UN and other security specialists suitable for the context of Yemen. Work closely with the ISAO/UNDSS in relevant information exchange and monitoring of trends and advisories.
14 Provide credible information and contextual analysis of localized and country security situations and incidents along with appropriate advice to IRC Yemen SMT.
15 Work closely with the external security service providers and make sure they are well aware of the IRC security management protocols and guidelines.
16 Understand the prominent issues for the Yemen country program and update CD as necessary.
17 As required, support and advice the Country Director during a crisis.
18 Coordinate closely with the Regional Safety and Security Advisor for Horn and East Africa Region on relevant issues pertaining to security management for Yemen.

* Minimum of five year’s practical experience in security management for international organization/s.
* Prior experience working in Yemen both North and south and/ or other middle east countries a distinct advantage
* Demonstrable work experience in the areas of security planning, organizing and executing security operations in the field
* Practitioner’s experience on broader humanitarian principles, codes of conduct and specifically around security management, rules of engagement etc.
* Experience in organizing training for staff and partners
* Knowledge of English language an added advantage
* University degree and advanced training on security management

Person Skills
* Ability to work in a multicultural setting
* Ability to work under pressure and with remote field teams
* Excellent communication skills- coherent, timely and strategic
* Friendly, approachable and flexible.

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About the Organization
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading humanitarian relief and development organizations. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC today responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps uprooted people survive, recover and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of armed conflict and natural disaster. We are committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve