West and Central Africa Regional Security Director, Senegal
Employer: Save the Children
Closing date November 27, 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.
The Regional Security Director (RSD) position has been created to oversee and provide advice/guidance on Country Office safety and security risk management through increased capacity, technical support and advice both to the regional team and country programs on all aspects of staff safety and security and by ensuring appropriate systems are in place at country level. The RSD supports Regional Office and Country Office safety and security risk management improvements consistent with SC Safety and Security Policy and Standards; conducting safety and security assessments; provide training for Regional Office and Country Office staff, especially safety and security focal persons (SSFP); analyzing incident reports and security updates; responding to Country Office inquiries; and deploying to SCI declared emergencies to ensure safety and security management is addressing emergency response needs. The RSD will provide support and guidance to regional and country directors on crisis management and security incident analysis including post incident lessons learned reviews. The RSD is a member of the regional office Senior Management, Regional Leadership and Crisis Management Teams.
Qualifications and experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
A minimum of four years’ experience in a similar director’s role with regional responsibilities.
Proven ability in overseas program management or humanitarian relief management in complex and/or insecure environments
Proven ability in security management and/or crisis management in an overseas environment
Effective technical/instructional writing skills
Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple complex tasks independently
Strong leadership and communication (interpersonal, verbal and written) skills
Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin all aspects of the job.
Excellent computer skills with solid knowledge of Microsoft software
Experience in training adults using modern methods. completion of training facilitator’s course preferred
Experience travelling to foreign countries preferred
Experience in a multi-cultural environment necessary
Experience in conducting assessments preferred
Ability to travel up to 30% of the time
Bi-lingual (French and English)
Further information and how to apply
Contract: Full time
Contract length: 3 years
Location: Dakar, Senegal
To apply please visit the Save the Children website here
Please apply in English or French using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.