May 14, 2016

Safety and Security Officer , Asia

Location: Philippines
Safety and Security Officer for Mindanao
Fixed-term position until October 2016
Based in Central Mindanao Program Office, Cotabato City

The post holder will support all the Safety and Security Focal Persons (SSFPs) in Mindanao in ensuring the safety and security (S&S) of all staff. Assets/ properties, partners and visitors (local and international) in coherence with Save the Children’s S&S protocols, standards and guidelines. S/he will also be responsible in providing guidance and direction to the Mindanao team’s operations by increasing the capacity of staff on S&S; strengthening its systems and mechanisms; and leading the development and updating of Mindanao’s S&S management and contingency plans.

Key Areas Of Accountabilty
1. Security Situation Monitoring
Assess and monitor security trends, including weather monitoring during the typhoon season and through coordination with other actors, determine appropriate security threat level at all times;
Help build and maintain a reliable network for safety & security information within Save the Children and with other actors, using networks established including United Nations
organizations, international and local nongovernment organizations (INGOs/NGOs), and the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) regional / provincial counterparts and partner government organizations;
Submit a security update (situation analysis, actions taken, actions recommended) on a regular basis.

2. Daily Safety & Security Management
Lead staff in preparedness for and effective execution of Safety & Security Management plans based on security level and authorized instructions including:
a. Ensuring protocols and procedures are in place in the event of a security incident, from road traffic accident to earthquake to typhoon. This must include clear actions for both field and office based staff, during office and out-of-office hours, and include identification of evacuation routes, and roles and responsibilities of staff;
b. Support in the rolling out and enhanced understanding of these plans amongst all staff including all-staff briefings and individual briefings;
c. Working closely with the Health team on health and safety issues for staff;
d. Monitoring staff movement including limiting or restricting movement on location and time, accounting for staff movements and providing updated overviews of daily movements activities;
e. Maintaining an overview of all visitors to the field office, including contact information and residence;
f. Maintaining an overview of the residence and whereabouts of all SCI staff, including those travelling between field bases, to head office, and leaving the country;
g. Communications monitoring including maintaining communications tree and communications tools including satellite phones;
h. Checking on suitability of buildings including the office and field-site locations, including health and safety requirements of the office, such as fire extinguishers, first aid kits for both office and vehicles, and emergency exits. Ensure recommendations are implemented.

3. Maintaining standards
Ensure that safety and security standards and policies are consistently observed, particularly with relation to facilities and designated staff houses and hotels and vehicular safety. This includes: fire, crime, earthquake and typhoon safety; third party 24-hour un-armed security guard system; vehicle maintenance check, fire extinguishers and first aid kit, safety protocols for drivers. This will require working closely with the programmes and support teams, particularly Logistics (Fleet & Assets), and Admin.

4. Situation and Incident Reporting
Support the Program Manager in the event of a situation / incident including but not limited to actual or attempted: threat of or physical attack or assault; theft; vehicle accident; arrest; threat of harm to staff or property. Support in the collection of information and documentation for incident reports, which are to be submitted to the Program Manager within 24 hours of the incident.

5. Contingency Planning and Execution for Extraordinary Situations

Prepare for and execute as needed, various contingency plans as articulated in the approved Safety & Security Management Plan in the context of a humanitarian response project to cover among others
a. Medical emergencies and medical evacuation
b. Vehicular accidents
c. Disaster response
d. Evacuation
e. Suspension of office operations
f. Arrest and detention of staff
g. Death of field personnel
6. Special Tasks

May be expected to perform the following tasks if/when specially authorized: first aid, driving, managing crisis during health emergencies, managing crisis during other types of emergencies including additional humanitarian response situations.

Person Specification and Competencies:

Previous experience in implementing and managing safety and security situations for large groups of staff
Can work well in highly stressful situations
Conscientious and thorough when following processes
Good communicator with excellent written and spoken English
Computer literate and adept in the use of MS Office software, particularly Excel for the management of trackers and contact lists
Highly organized, with good attention to detail and developed ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines and organize work
Team player, good at building cross-team relationships
Previous experience of working for an NGO is desirable

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