Mar 30, 2016

Safety and Security Program Manager

Employer: Samaritan’s Purse
Location: South Sudan-Juba

The Safety and Security Program Manager provides leadership to all Security related issues in South Sudan and related programming within the region. The Safety and Security Program Manager must ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to for the safety of staff. Staff safety must be placed at the highest priority in conjunction with finding creative ways to accomplish program goals amidst challenging security situations.

Description of Job duties:
Act as security focal point for SP South Sudan.
Understand and implement Samaritan’s Purse’s internal safety and security guidelines as well as donor regulations in relation to security.
Develop, manage and maintain SP security systems.
Conduct security audits at each field location.
Conduct continuous threat and vulnerability assessments as well as program specific security assessments.
Assist in country leadership with cost effective, feasible solutions of compliance for security protocols.
Coordinate with program managers in ensuring security protocols are adhered to in regular programming.
Develop and continually update contingency and evacuation plans for all areas of operation.
Conduct trainings and schedule drills that include: driver safety, fire prevention, travel, communications, emergency response, security and other related topics.
Maintain safety and security training records on all staff.
Ensure all vehicles have first aid and trauma kits and required equipment in coordination with the Fleet Manager.
Develop working communications systems and enforce regular usage and upkeep.
Develop and maintain mechanisms to improve standards of security reporting.
Develop and maintain relationships and communication networks with key security contacts including: UN and INGO forums, Government Ministries and Bodies, Military, Church leaders, Local vendors, Beneficiaries, etc.
Take part in platforms of inter-agency coordination bodies on relevant security issues.
Monitor potential and present emergencies and keep the Country Director informed of potential events, including crisis response options.
Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public
Assess, manage and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.
 24. Other duties as assigned SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Manages and oversees all Security related personnel.

Job requirements:

Maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
BA/BS in a relevant field, MA or MS preferred.
One year of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
Previous experience working overseas, particularly in Africa.
Demonstrated field level management experience.
Expertise in Security and Safety, preferably with an INGO or Law Enforcement Agency.
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Basic knowledge of HF radio communications, SAT Phones, Codan and Cell phone burst messaging.
History of working effectively and respectfully with host country government, INGOs and U.N. agencies.
Experienced in cross-cultural team leadership.
Ability to operate for extended periods in very austere conditions.
Ability to coordinate activities with local involvement and establish working relationships with other NGOs.
Demonstrated ability and desire to train and build capacity of national staff.
Arabic language skills are desirable.

24 month contract with potential for renewal.

This is an unaccompanied position.

Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:

PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world

SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom

RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister

DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work

WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible