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Save the Children UK Safety and Security Manager Job Vacancy

Save the Children UK is a leading international child rights organisation, fighting to improve the lives of children in the UK and 50 countries around the world. Together with children, we are helping to build a better world for present and future generations by making a reality of children’s rights.

Save the Children UK Kenya Programme has Area offices in Dadaab, Wajir, Mandera and Eldoret with Programmes in Child Protection, Health, Nutrition, and Livelihoods. We are seeking to fill the position of Safety and Security Manager.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Operations Director, the incumbent will develop and ensure the systematic application of safety and security management policies and procedures in all of Save the Children UK Kenya Programme.

Key Accountabilities:-
  • Ensure that all Save the Children UK Kenya programme activities and locations are assessed and monitored relative to their impact on staff safety and security, make recommendations on protocols and practices to reduce staff risk and vulnerability.
  • Spearhead the revision of Safety and Security Guidelines for all operational areas in accordance with Save the Children UK global security policy & guidelines.
  • Develop a standardised security training method and provide training for all staff in safety and security related subjects ensuring that policy and guidelines are understood and are being adopted and implemented across the programme.
  • Ensure the contingency plans for Evacuation, Relocation, Hibernation, and Medical Evacuation are in place, disseminated and adopted amongst staff.
  • Research and analyse security-related information from a variety of local and international media sources, GoK district offices, the UN and other INGOs in order to produce a formal weekly security update.
  • Ensure systems are in place to instantly respond to a crisis management situation by working with the country programme Crisis Management team.
  • Proactively share information with staff in Nairobi and in the Area offices ensuring high security awareness levels.
  • Serve as a key resource to Save the Children/Alliance partners in times of emergencies, such as natural or manmade disasters.
Person specification:-
  • A minimum of an academic degree/qualification in advanced security management with either Military or Police work experience up to the level of Captain OR Inspector respectively.
  • A minimum of two years experience in an International NGO in a complex and insecure project environment;
  • Knowledge of personnel and organisational security issues, threat/risk assessment, security management and security awareness in an insecure environment.
  • Ability to accurately read and navigate using 1:50000 maps, and plot GPS coordinates.
  • Experience of incident reporting, incident mapping, intelligence collation and analysis functions, set up and execution of an incident warning system (warden system), compilation of security reports and assessments.
  • Technical competency and training experience in field based communications systems.
  • Sound knowledge of humanitarian principles of impartiality and neutrality as outlined in the Humanitarian Charter and the International Red Cross Code of Conduct.
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
If you meet the above requirements, please send your detailed CV together with a cover letter and current contacts of three referees including immediate supervisor addressed to:

Head of Human Resources,
Save the Children UK, Kenya Programme

not later than 15th October 2010.

Quote the job title on the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenyan nationals with international experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Save the Children UK recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal employment opportunities and the protection of children from abuse.

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