Humanitarian Safety & Security Specialist Job in Kenya

Job Title: Humanitarian Safety & Security Specialist

Hiring Organization: Plan International
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: NGO
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/29/2024

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The Opportunity

We recognise that our staff and associates may work in or travel to hostile and complex environments that present unique safety and security risks, and we are proactive in identifying and mitigating these risks. We understand that security management should be an enabler rather than a barrier. Plan International is committed to fulfilling its duty of care to our staff and providing a safe and secure environment so that we can better fulfil our purpose and objectives.

Plan International is looking for experienced Safety and Security Specialists and Advisors who can be available on short notice (within 72 hours) for contracts of varying duration in various (often high-risk context) countries to gap fill, support scale up and build capacity in inclusive safety and security management. The pre-qualified candidates will be included on an external roster and will receive on-call assignments, after receiving training on Plan International’s safety procedures and tools. The assignments will take place in countries where humanitarian operations are taking place and will have a variable duration of up to six months.

The Requirements

Deep conceptual understanding of security risk management and risk assessment processes

Experience working in high-risk areas, including disasters and fragile and conflict-affected states

Experience working in an international NGO

Experience in conducting security risk assessments.

Experience providing technical support and oversight to security programmes.

Experience in security capacity building in a variety of contexts.

Understanding of field level representation with key stakeholders and coordination with peer NGOs and UN actors.

Experience in Humanitarian access negotiation/strategy.

In-depth knowledge or work experience in post-conflict and/or complex emergency environments.

A clear understanding of humanitarian principles.

Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.

Strong written and spoken English

Ability to work in an additional language, e.g. French, Arabic, or Spanish – desirable

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