Staff Safety & Security Advisor, East Africa Region

Nairobi, Kenya
Apply by 8 July 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 9 June 2018

Job Description

Job Title: Advisor II, Staff Safety and Security

Department: Operations/East Africa Regional Office

Reports to: Deputy Regional Director (DRD)/MQ

Location: East Africa Region (EARO)

About CRS:
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Job Summary:
The CRS/EARO region, is comprised of 6 Country Programs (CPs) – Ethiopia, Kenya-Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda; EARO has a total FY18 budgeted program value of $206 million. While several EARO countries are among the most stable in Africa, others are entangled in violent conflict and political instability, consequently impacting the stability and security of the region. The Republic of South Sudan and Somalia continue to face considerable conflict and civil war. Increasingly, pockets of unrest have been breaking out in certain parts of Ethiopia.

You will provide Safety and Security technical solutions to the EARO region and country programs for strategic planning, program design in staff safety and security areas, and design of monitoring and evaluation systems including the provision of training to staff. The Technical Advisor leads the development of agency standards and strategies for Safety and Security and guides the region on their implementation. Collaborates with relevant national and international security agencies and providers, through relationship building, information sharing representation and advocacy.

Job Responsibilities:
* Security Operational Leadership
* Technical Assistance
* Systems, Organizational Development and Staff Capacity-Strengthening

Key Working Relationships:
* Internal: EARO Deputy Regional Directorm Regional Director, EARO, EARO Country Representatives; EARO regional technical advisors;, HQ Safety and Security Director, ERT Security RTA, and General Services Officer.
* External: international and local partner NGOs, US, local Catholic agencies, US Embassy RSOs within the region; contracted security service providers, security officers of other international NGOs operating in EARO

Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s preferred.
* Formal technical training in security and safety is a plus. Past management roles with INGOs in unsecure environments is a plus;
* Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and advocacy skills. Ability to lead by influence and knowledge, rather than hierarchical authority.
* Ability to transfer knowledge and provide technical assistance, training, within an adult learning framework to CPs.
* Ability to get along with a diverse group of people, provide exceptional customer service while managing multiple priorities.
* Knowledge and appreciation of the Catholic Social Teachings and their application to relief and development work. Adherence to the CRS values-based behaviors.
* 5 years of relevant working experience in an advisory or management role, contributing to or managing projects in multiple regions- preferably in East Africa; including safety and security.
* Previous relevant experience in a regional or complex country advisory role required.
* Knowledge, or ability and willingness to learn CRS management and program tools and frameworks, adhere to all CRS policies and guidelines.
* Mental/Physical Requirements: Approximately 50-60% travel, primarily within East African countries, and sometimes in remote areas with minimal amenities; often with short notice.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

* Serves with Integrity
* Models Stewardship
* Cultivates Constructive Relationships
* Promotes Learning

Language Required: Must be fluent in written and spoken English, Arabic is a plus.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

About the Organization

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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