Jun 8, 2016

Deputy Country Risk Manager , South Sudan

Employer: Internews Network
Location: South Sudan
Closing date: 07 Jul 2016

General Function:

Working closely with the Security Director (SD), the Deputy Country Risk Manager is responsible for supporting the SD in any and all security related matters for Internews operations throughout South Sudan, as well as providing additional technical and advanced first aid expertise to program staff in country. The Deputy Country Risk Manager will be required to develop a wide range of security, logistics and field contacts to be best positioned to advise leadership, staff and the SD on current events and on changes necessary to support programming in a challenging operational context. Travel to field sites will be an important aspect of this position, including conducting security audits in designated areas. The Deputy Country Risk Manager will conduct threat and vulnerability assessments as well as program specific security assessments. In addition, this position will work closely with the SD to develop and update the contingency and evacuation plans and conduct trainings and schedule drills that include: driver safety, fire prevention, journey management, targeted attack etc.

Act as Acting Security Director when SD is out of country (rotation).
Supports the SD security responsibilities for all Internews South Sudan projects as required.
Assist the SD to ensure that the Security framework (Plans, policies, procedures) are relevant to the context and updated for all sites, including training and socialization of SOPs.
Support the SD by attending security meetings and liaising with security community/and representing Internews in relevant fora, as required.
Support the SD by monitoring the security situation in South Sudan, and advising SD as required.
Provide security training to field sites.
Conduct briefings for incoming staff and briefings and trainings to support program delivery.
Process and complete required security documentation and procedures, such as FSAs, VHF radio programming etc.

Staff Welfare, travel and deployment
Maintain all security and health information for international staff in a confidential and appropriate manner. Ensuring documents and contact information is up-to-date and available.
Provide security support for all staff traveling in country, including briefings, review of SOPs, securing proper travel documents, check-in with staff in the field etc.
Responsibility for on-boarding of new staff specifically;
Works with the HR team to professionally onboard international staff in relation to security and environment awareness.
Works with the SD to ensure the completion of security administrative tasks.
Assists to onboard national staff and ensure effective and appropriate orientation in the program.
Coordinates exit process for international staff

Advanced First Aid Support and Expertise
Provide all advanced first aid support, training and advice to the team; including working closely with HQ HR team on any and all health and medical related personnel needs.
Maintain expatriate employee health files.
Ensure staff first aid kits are complete and available as needed at all times.
Provide first aid training in all field sites.
Provide support and referral for emotional resilience, trauma, counseling etc.

Fleet Management
Oversight and mentoring of the Transport Manager and fleet supervisors
Oversight on mechanical consultant
Ensure the fleet is in a good state of functionality and the schedule works efficiently
Ensure the vehicle schedule is de-conflicted and maximized for efficiency.

Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values

Significant experience in a security or risk management role or other related field, preferably operating in hostile environments, active and post conflict nations outside of any military experience.
Experience in training both international and national staff in hostile environments (HEAT), advanced first aid training.
Ability to provide verbal and written guidance to senior management in a clear and concise way.
Excellent communicator with strong written and reporting skills and an excellent ability to influence verbally to persuade with diplomacy and tact.
Experience in a fast paced and difficult context.
Adaptable in approach to work with a willingness to work under pressure in a demanding environment.
Academic degree or qualifications in related field
Willingness to travel at short notice.

Experience in Africa, specifically South Sudan
Experience working with international development / humanitarian organizations preferred
Understanding of the UN, international Embassies and other INGOs community preferred