Juba, South Sudan
Apply by 5 July 2018
Executive-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 5 June 2018

Job Description

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

CARE seeks a highly experienced, agile, proactive and versatile safety and security expert to lead it’s South Sudan security management. S\he will ensure that CARE international and local personnel are working within an environment consistent with accepted minimum safety and security standards. This encompasses the training of staff in security awareness, development of security plans and of mainstreaming the individual and collective sense of security and safety awareness and responsibility in concert with CARE’s Gender polices.

Reporting to the Country Director, the Safety and Security Manager will advise the Country Director on security challenges, develop risk assessments and propose risk reduction measures in addition to developing, maintaining, updating and implementing when necessary, security protocols and operating procedures according to the changing situation.

In this role, you will lead the review and revision process for security planning, involving all staff to ensure understanding, buy-in and compliance; advise CO management on the security component of all budgets and proposals; ensure that policies and procedures are understood and respected at all times and are implemented in relation to project activities; coordinate information through the relevant reporting lines during serious security incidents; brief new staff of security protocols and orientation of the organization’s standard operating procedures; build capacity through training and mentorship of national staff and assist and provide guidance to the Security Officer and the security focal point; network with other security officers and organizations to obtain information which can used analyzed to better understand the security environment and through this develop standard operating procedures relevant to the security setting in which programs are being implemented; prepare and present security reports for the CO on a regular and ongoing basis including appropriate information for managers and coordinators to assist in their decision-making processes; immediately advise the Country Director and when necessary, the Regional Security Manager(RSM) and CARE Security Unit (CSU) of events affecting or which could potentially affect staff safety or security or cause damage to CARE assets

• Manage the country Security Management Plan, using the CARE International template and standards, must ensure that all CARE facilities are included in the plan and the plan is kept current to any changes
• Conduct security awareness training in accordance with CARE policies and procedures and in accordance with CSU training strategies and tools
• Provide thorough, regular safety and security analysis and in-house briefings for staff and visitors
• Provide a detailed and appropriate initial safety briefing to all newly arriving staff and visitors; including general safety policies and procedures, site specific issues and an analysis of the present local security situation
• Provide CSU with updated reports on the security situation in the country office and the steps being taken to mitigate against threats
• Support the SMT/CMT and advise them of possible actions or options in a time of crisis or emergency
• Brief the Country Director(CD) and other senior staff on security developments within the area of operations
• Investigate all safety and security related incidents affecting the programme and/or staff and report findings and recommendations to the CD
• Provide safety and security awareness, critical incident, crisis management and other related training for staff
• Provide safety and security awareness, critical incident, crisis management and other related training for staff
• Build capacity through training and mentorship of national staff and assist and provide guidance to the Security Officer and the security focal point
• Develop a network of relationships with peers in the humanitarian community (including UN, NGO, NGO forum and ICRC) and actively seek opportunities for formal and informal cooperation

• Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to humanitarian work or security risk management
• Minimum five (5) years experience in international organizations in developing and managing security strategies and plans for their operations
• At least three (3) years experience working/living in developing countries
• High level of experience in developing security related technical tools guidelines and systems
• Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions
• Coordination, supervisory and organisational skills in high risk countries
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated knowledge of UN, ECHO, MOSS, and other standard INGO security frameworks desired
• Experience working/living in South Sudan and experience as a security trainer desired

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

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