Safety & Security Manager , Yemen

Employer: CARE USA
Location: Yemen
Closing date: 02 May 2016

International Security 

CARE is seeking a Safety and Security Manager (SSM) for Yemen who will advise the Country Office (CO) on how to manage risks faced by CARE personnel, assets and programs. This will be achieved by provision of professional security approaches, the development of capacity in respect of safety and security awareness, ensuring adequate communication networks and procedures, preparedness and management, which will strive to create culture of safety and security among staff and support program implementation. The Safety and Security Manager will develop, implement and where necessary update and maintain security advisories and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which are in line with the CARE International security protocols. In coordination with the Regional Security
Manager and the CARE Security Unit (CSU) s/he will be responsible to train and support staff to ensure that any risks are mitigated and minimized. S/he will demonstrate a high level of socio-cultural, political and economic understanding of the different contexts where CARE works. S/he will also develop a solid working knowledge of CARE's programs in order to provide guidance and direction for safety and security which supports CARE's vision and mission. S/he will be required to travel to CARE's operational areas, including volatile and dangerous locations to assist COs in addressing deteriorating security situations, develop all security plans, and provide technical assistance. S/he will collect information on safety and security situation regularly, conduct analysis and provide staff with appropriate advice on how to deal with insecure environment. S/he will report directly to the Regional Security Manager, and will work closely with the Country Director on day-to-day tasks in collaboration with the Security Management Committee (SMC) and submit regular situational reports to the Regional Security Manager and CARE USA Safety and Security Unit (CSU) as deemed necessary.

Primary Responsibilities:
Planning and Preparation
Procedures and Protocols
Act in a Crisis
Advise and Report
Manage and Capacity Building
Manage the Operations Room
Perform other duties as assigned by the CD or supervisor.

Primary Skills:
Bachelor's Degree in a field related to humanitarian work or security risk management.
6 years of demonstrative experience in NGO/UN field (operations) with at least 2 years of field security experience included 3 years’ experience working/living in Middle East countries.
Competent and literate in English, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions
Demonstrated supervisory ability, sound judgment and the ability to work effectively with others at all levels
Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning skills
IT literate, MS – Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Experience in developing security related technical tools guidelines and systems
Interpersonal communication and proven written / presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions.
Demonstrated knowledge of the historical and socio-political context of Middle East

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