Security Advisor

Employer: Plan
Location: Central African Republic
Closing date: 24 Apr 2016
Salary: Circa $50,000 USD per annum plus benefits

The Organisation

Plan International is changing. We are responding to shifts in international development and humanitarian response to ensure we make a stand for all children’s rights, through a focus on girls and other disadvantaged children. As Plan International embarks on this ambitious and exciting process across our 70+ offices worldwide, we are introducing a number of new roles to globally.

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Role
As Security Advisor you will be responsible for the development and implementation of security policies, guidelines and procedures in order to ensure the security of all Plan staff, property and operations. This will include: promoting a culture of security; security incident reporting; security guard oversight and management; monitoring and analysing the security situation in (country), promotoing and maintaining all the Standard Mandatory Security documents Safety and Security Operating Procedures.

Do you have what it takes?

Do you have demonstrable knowledge and practical work experience, preferably with non-profit or NGO within international humanitarian assistance programs, with proven capabilities in planning, organising and executing security operations in the field or in an emergency context? Do you have experience of security, and safety management? Have you got a good understanding of national security related issues and their relations to Plan’s contexts? If you have answered yes to these questions, have experience in conducting participatory risk assessments and preparing situational analyses, including the analysis of factors from both the internal and external environments, identifying crucial risks that have to be addressed, setting objectives and developing plans of action then this role could be for you.

You will also possess excellant communication skills (written and verbal) both in English and French. Demonstrated ability in time management and organisation skills; and excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse teams.

Location: CAR Country Office
Type of Role: One Year FTC
Reports to: Country Director

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.