Position: Regional Security Manager - Southern Africa

Save the Children International
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Sunday, 31 May, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Job Advertisement
 
Position:  Regional Security Manager – Southern Africa
 
Reports to: Snr. Regional Security Director, Office of Global Safety and Security
 
Location: Hatfield, Pretoria
 
Duration: 2 years Fixed term Contract

Save the Children International is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in around 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
 
Key Areas of Accountability
 
Administration

  • Communicate regularly with SC staff to gather feedback; provide guidance, advice and support; help formulate strategies to improve Country Office safety and security management
  • Report regularly to Senior Regional Security Director highlighting activities and Regional priorities
  • Maintain Safety and Security Focal Person (SSFP) register
  • Manage SC Reporters re: on-line incident reporting, threat analysis and SitRep’s
  • Provide technical input to proposal development and make recommendations for appropriate safety and security budgets

Country Office Support

  • Review Country Office safety and security management plans (SSMP), Crisis / Incident Management Plans and make recommendations for improvement based on established SC standards
  • Analyse results of Country Office assessments to determine areas where there are compliance issues.  Follow-up with Country Office staff to develop and implement improvement strategies.
  • Provide feedback to field staff in response to security-related inquiries
  • Provide technical input, material support and training to build SSFP capacity
  • Monitor events in assigned countries and review incident report submissions for accuracy and follow-up

Training

  • Provide security briefings/debriefings to travellers, participate in orientation of new staff
  • Deliver crisis management / incident management training for CO senior management teams
  • Design and deliver training in to improve the skills and capacities of CO safety and security focal persons (SSFP)
  • Make recommendations for new or refined security management policies and procedures based on field office inquiries, training needs, and management reports
  • Design and deliver safety and security training for CO staff as it applies to their respective positions and the SC Safety and Security Policy and Standards.
  • Deliver Safety and Security component of Advanced Field Training (AFT)

Emergency Response

  • Ensure security management in emergency response procedures are appropriately implemented
  • Deploy to the site of the emergency to establish safety and security procedures and develop local security management capacity
  • Provide back-up support to security staff deployed to emergency response sites
  • Deliver bespoke training in security in emergency response

Others

  • Working closely with the global safety and security team to deliver on team objectives including any other duties already prescribed

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in overseas program management or humanitarian relief management in complex and/or insecure environments
  • Demonstrated experience in security management and/or crisis management in an overseas environment
  • Effective technical/instructional writing skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple complex tasks independently
  • Strong leadership and communication (interpersonal, verbal and written) skills
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children.  In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin all aspects of the job.
  • Excellent computer skills with solid knowledge of Microsoft software
  • Experience in training adults using modern methods; completion of training facilitator’s course preferred
  • Experience travelling to foreign countries preferred
  • Experience in a multi-cultural environment necessary
  • Experience in conducting assessments preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time

Please send cv’s to scijobs@savethechildren.org          

Closing date: 31 May  2015

Location: 
Pretoria

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