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  • Posted: May 26, 2023
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    The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization.
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    Safety and Security Assistant

    Job Description

    • The Safety and Security Assistant will assist the Safety and Security Officer (SSO) in building up the capacity, awareness, and preparedness of staff to deal with security-related risks, threats, and incidents through the delivery of high quality, regular training/ briefings to national staff and IRC visitors in the field sites when deemed necessary. 
    • The Safety and Security Assistant will support the SSO in delivering the required training to field-based staff, ensuring refresher training are carried out for all staff in accordance with a pre-determined schedule.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Ensuring that key security messages are conveyed to IRC staff and visitors in accordance with the Preparedness, Prevention, Response and Recovery Plan (PPRR).
    • Conduct security briefing sessions to all Dadaab based staff as well as IRC visitors where relevant.
    • To develop and carry out a regular schedule of refresher trainings for key staff involved in security and communications (i.e., radio operators, guards, drivers, and other operations staff).
    • To conduct visits to IRC site offices in the Dadaab areas, supporting field-based staff in gaining greater awareness and being better prepared in dealing with prevailing security risks, threats, and incidents.
    • To ensure that accurate, up-to-date security/communications information is available in appropriate local language(s) to staff in all office locations.

    General Duties

    • Provide general support and back-up to the SSO, taking on the Acting the Safety and Security Officer role in the absence of the SSO.
    • Assist the SSO and Supply Chain Manager/Officer in ensuring that all IRC vehicles, premises, and equipment are compliant with basic security standards.
    • Monitor and track staff and vehicle movement in the field and update Supply Chain Office and Field Coordinator, respectively.
    • Assist the SSO in conducting and maintaining accurate risk assessments of IRC offices and residences, reporting any matters of concern to the SSO/Field Coordinator.
    • Assist the SSO in managing the activities and performance of guards and communications to staff to ensure that all duties are carried out effectively and in a professional manner.
    • Participate as requested in security-related meetings.
    • Actively contribute to information exchange both internally and externally and share with the SSO/ Field Coordinator in timely manner.
    • To assist, as required, with the development and implementation of security-related workplans including contingency plans.
    • To assist, as required, with incident management and incident reporting.
    • In liaison with the SSO and field-based security and operations staff, provide comprehensive, neutral, and non-partisan information on security risks, threats, and incidents.
    • Safety & Security Assistant will support the SSO in oversight Dadaab program and work closely with other UN implementing partners in Turkana region.
    • Liase with government security agencies in security related matters.
    • Organize armed security escorts for staff movements in IRC field operations.
    • Safety & Security Assistant will be based in Dadaab.

    Common Duties

    • Uphold the mission, values, and spirit of IRC.
    • Follow and enforce all IRC codes of conduct and policies (worldwide and in-country).
    • Report any violations to appropriate IRC authority and participate in preventative initiatives.
    • Actively seek opportunities that will complement ability to fulfill position’s responsibilities as well as further professional development, such as taking part in internal and external trainings.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.



    • Must have a Diploma or equivalent in security management from a recognized Institution.
    • 2-5 years’ security-related experience
    • Experienced and knowledgeable in security/safety-related subjects, threat/risk assessment, security management, and personal and organizational security awareness
    • Prior experience in the development and delivery of standardized training packages to both national and international staff.
    • Technical competency and training experience in field-based communications systems (such as HF Codan, Motorola VHF/Thuraya)
    • Proven experience of working effectively in complex security environments
    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili (written, spoken, comprehension).
    • Computer skills (including MS Word, Excel, Access, and internet) an advantage.
    • Good investigative and reporting skills
    • Able to work with limited supervision.

    Method of Application

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