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CARE International in Kenya is looking for a well organized and highly motivated individual who is result-oriented to fill the following position:


Job Title: Safety and Security Officer

Department / Project:
 Safety & Security / RAP

Supervisor:
 Safety & Security Coordinator 

Location / Duty Station:
 Dadaab

Ref:
 SSO/06/2015

Grade:
 F Band 1

Job Summary & Purpose:
 Reporting to the Safety & Security Coordinator the Safety and Security Officer will assist in the smooth running of the Safety and Security department within the Refugee Assistance Programme, Dadaab. 

S/he will be responsible for supervision of contracted security guards services within their respective camp, Food Distribution Points (FDP), programme sites and reporting of all security situations to Safety & Security Coordinator (SSC) within and around the camp.  


In addition s/he will be responsible for safeguarding the organization’s assets, detection and prevention of crime, as well as carrying out investigations and submitting reports.

Responsibilities and Tasks
    
 
R1:
 Responsible for the Management of the Safety and Security of CARE staffs and property within respective/allocated camp/project sites and Food Distribution Points
  • Conducting daily security checks at the camps/its environs and report to the SCC.
  • Work with administration staff to ensure appropriate steps are taken to safeguard office premises, equipment and residential property (guards, locks, lighting, alarms, and fire equipment).
  • Ensure adequate supervision of the G4S security guards in the camp.
  • To continuously update the SSC or his delegate on all security incidents and information of the region.
  • To prepare camp based weekly security situation report and send to SSC or his delegate.
  • Assist the SSC in implementing Dadaab annual operation plans by being in charge of specific camp based activities.
R2: Responsible for Gathering and Dissemination of security information
  • Gather all security information in her/his respective camp, analyze and disseminate the same to  staff in the respective camp and share  relevant security related information with other IPs.
  • Develop a network of contacts among local actors to facilitate CARE work and enhance the security of its operations.
  • Assist the SSC in conducting periodic and appropriate safety and security related trainings for all CARE staff in Dadaab.
  • Conduct internal investigations as will be required and give reports to the SSC.
  • Liaise with Kenya police, UNHCR security, G4S, Community Self Management Security Committee, the Section/Block leaders and CDS Incentive Workers, in order to collect security information from the community.
  • Report on a regular/daily basis to Safety and Security Coordinator or his delegated authority in order to inform operational planning and decision making. Report on critical incidents, trends, population movements, potential triggers, etc
R3: Security Management
  • Perform security assessments and physical survey in CARE camps, FDPs and project sites and submit report with recommendations to SSC.
  • Work with SSC or Delegated authority to develop and regularly update the Safety and Security Management Plan and tools in accordance with the nature of safety and security risks including detailed threat assessment, standard operating procedures for personal movement & transport, office, warehouse, telecommunications, incident report sheets and asset protection.
  • Promote team work and spirit through participatory leadership in the delivery of safety and security services.
  • Review safety and security procedures in consultation with SSC.
  • Implement safety and Security Policies/Procedures.
  • Supervise and enforce compliance to safety and security standards and procedures.
R4: Contingency Planning
  • Work with SSC to develop camp specific contingency plans for incidents management events such as; Accidents, ambush, car hijacking, Severe injuries and serious illness (hospitalization or medivac), Kidnapping, Death of employee, Destruction of essential assets.
  • Establish relocation and emergency evacuations plans for the camp.
  • Review periodically past experiences and practices and propose improvements based on analytical judgment.
R5: Participate in general food exercise
  • Monitor food distribution exercises and advise on issues related to safety and security.
  • Ensures proper crowd control and continously monitor the security situation during the distribution exercise.
  • Ensures there is police presence during the food distribution and during the salary payments of the Incentive Workers.
Authority  
 
Spending Authority: N/A 
 
Supervision: Refugee Workers  (Security Guards)
 
Decision Making: Makes normal decisions on effective and efficient performance of responsbilities of the position
 
Contact Key Relationships
External:
 UNHCR, WFP, IOM and other IPs, Privately Contracted Security Firm, Kenya Police, District Officer, other GOK Departments and Community Security Committees.

Internal:
 Camp Administrator and ALL care staff based in Dadaab.

Working Conditions
 
The position is based in Dadaab (Ifo or Dagahaley camp) as well as any other extension camps and other program sites. 

This is a non-family work station. Hot weather is prevalent throughout the year with limited basic amenities. 

Road movement between the work station and Garissa as well as inter-camp movement must be under police escort (scheduled convoys), with strict adherence to safety and security instructions all the time. It is a six days work station with a compensatory time off according to CTO policy.

Due the nature of work, the incumbent is expected to be reachable on call 24 hours in the event of any emergency.

The incumbent shall reside in the CARE compound while executing official duties and shall obey and adhere to residential compound regulations.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies
  • Diploma in Criminology/Security studies/Disaster management (a degree in the same field will be an added advantage)
  • 5 years working experience in security setting; with 1 year in  an NGO or international organization setting and 3 years in the armed service (Police or Defense forces)
  • Should demonstrate some experience at supervisory level
  • Have thorough knowledge and understanding of Security Operations
  • Must be in possession of a valid Certificate of Good Conduct
Competencies;
  • Excellent investigation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Ability to write reports and communicate well
  • MS office suite

Job Title: Safety and Security Coordinator    

Ref:
 SSC/06/2015

Department / Project: Refugee Assistance Programme (RAP)

Supervisor:
 Director of Refugee Operations (DRO)  
 
Grade: G Band 4

Based in
 Dadaab

Job Summary:
 Reporting to the Director of Refugee Operations (DRO), the Safety & Security Coordinator (SSC) is responsible for ensuring that staffs are working within an environment consistent with accepted minimum safety and security standards.  

This includes working with the DRO to develop security plans and mainstreaming the individual and collective sense of security and safety awareness and responsibility.  

It also consists of working with the DRO to identify security challenges and proposing risk reduction measures in addition to developing, maintaining, updating and implementing when necessary, security regulations and operating procedures according to the changing situation in North Eastern Kenya.

The SSC will be the principal assistant to the DRO, in addition he/she will be expected to cover for camp based assistant security officers when they are out on leave/CTO or any other authorised leave.

Responsibilities and Tasks

R1:
 Coordination of safety and security services in Dadaab and areas of operations in North Eastern Province

  • Monitor all security operations ensuring timely intervention and resolution in areas of concern.
  • Assist the DRO to gather all security information in the NEP region, analyze and disseminate the same to the relevant offices.
  • Perform security assessments in Dadaab refugee camps and regularly review safety and security procedures in consultation with DRO.
  • Plan, organize and coordinate security escorts within and out of Dadaab whenever required for the operations.
  • Monitor all staff and vehicle movement in Dadaab area ensuring that there is effective tracking of the same.
  • Manage the access control of the DMO compound as well as Dagahaley, Hagadera and Ifo.
R2: Staff Management and Development
  • Supervise Safety & Security staff in all the two camps of Dagahaley and Ifo.
  • Promote staff development through support, coaching and mentoring.
  • Assist the DRO in identifying Unit’s staff development needs and design/identify appropriate interventions to address the needs.
  • Promote team work and spirit through participatory leadership in the delivery of safety and security services.
  • Conduct performance appraisal for Safety and security staff in Dadaab.
  • Assists the DRO in conducting regular safety and security trainings of all CARE staff in Dadaab, i.e. contracted and incentive staffs, ensuring the training is both relevant and helpful.
  • Ensure all staff understand and fulfill individual and collective responsibilities for safety and security.
R3: Security management
  • Work with DRO to ensure that security planning becomes an integral part of day-to-day operations.
  • Work with DRO and Deputy Director Safety & Security to develop and regularly update the Safety and Security Management Plan and tools in including detailed Security Risk Assessments; Contingency planning and Standard Operating Procedures. 
  • Work with administration staff to ensure appropriate steps are taken to safeguard office premises, equipment and residential property (guards, locks, lighting, alarms, and fire equipment).
  • Assists the Deputy Director Safety & Security in formulation and implementation of safety and security standards and procedures.
  • Assists the Deputy Director Safety & Security Manager in managing a security related budget that ensures prudent utilization and effective monitoring of the same.
R4: Contingency planning
  • Work with DRO and Deputy Director Safety & Security to develop contingency plans for incidents management  events such as; Accidents, ambush, car hijacking, Severe injuries and serious illness (hospitalization or medivac), Kidnapping, Death of employee, Destruction of essential assets etc.
R5: Liaison and information sharing
  • Liaise with other agencies on matters of security ensuring that s/he is well versed with the general security situation in Dadaab and that there is unity of purpose in tackling security issues.
  • Assists in updating and ensuring that a security briefing pack is available for visitors and new staff coming to Dadaab.
  • Report on a regular/daily basis to Deputy Director Safety & Security Manager and DRO in order to inform operational planning and decision making.  Report on critical incidents, trends, population movements, potential triggers, etc
  • Organize and circulate relevant safety and security information to staff  and provide an opportunity for employees to voice security-related concerns.
  • Review periodically past experiences and practices and propose improvements based on analytical judgment.
R6: Conduct investigation as will be required
  • Conduct internal investigations as will be required.
Authority

Spending Authority:
 Ksh.400,000/=

Supervision:
 Supervises one Safety and security Officer, two Assistant Safety and Security Officers and two Radio Operators.

Decision Making:
 Makes important decisions relating to the effective and effective delivery of safety and security services at RAP.

Contacts / Key Relationships

External:
 UNHCR, WFP, LWF, Local Administrators and Kenya Police

Internal:
 Camp Administrators, ALL CARE staff

Working Conditions: The position is based at Dadaab Main Office (DMO) with frequent movements to Ifo and Dagahaley camps as well as any other extension camps and program sites.  

This is a non-family work station. Hot weather is prevalent throughout the year with limited basic amenities. 

Road movement between the work station and Garissa as well as inter-camp movement must be under police escort (scheduled convoys), with strict adherence to safety and security instructions all the time. It is a six days work station with a compensatory time off according to CTO policy.

Due the nature of work, the incumbent is expected to be reachable on call 24 hours in the event of any emergency.

The incumbent shall reside in the CARE compound while executing official duties and shall obey and adhere to residential compound regulations.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies
 

Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology/Security Studies/Disaster Management or Military from a recognized University/institution of higher learning.
  • Diploma holders in a security related field with 7 years of relevant work experience will be considered.
Experience:
  • 5 years of relevant work experience gained in either the Kenya Police or the Armed Forces and have attained the rank of Inspectorate and above or its equivalent in the armed forces.   
Certificate: Certificate in Safety Procedures and First Aid 

Competencies:
  • Should have excellent investigation, report writing and communication skills.
  • Must be well organized and have ability to prioritize.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and be a team player.
  • Ability to work with less supervision in a hardship area.
  • Excellent computer skills in Ms-office.
  • Strong assessment, evaluation and analytical skills.
  • Have thorough knowledge and understanding of Security Operations
  • Must be in possession of a valid Certificate of Good Conduct
Applications
 
If you feel you meet the requirements for any of these positions, send your application letter indicating the reference number, title of the position along with an updated CV  and telephone contacts of three professional referees to: 

The Human Resources & Development Manager, 
CARE International in Kenya, 
Email: Vacancies@care.or.ke 

to be received not later than 1st July, 2015. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

N.B: The interested applicants must indicate their expected remuneration level.

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