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  • Posted: Sep 23, 2021
    Deadline: Oct 6, 2021
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    FilmAid is an international development and humanitarian communications organization that harnesses the power and influence of media and the arts to respond to emergencies as well as promote social change through dialogue in order to protect the wellbeing of displaced and vulnerable populations by building stronger, healthier, and more informed communities a...
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    Safety And Security Officer

    Job Description

    The Safety and Security Officer will be responsible for monitoring and facilitating the implementation of staff safety and security protocols and procedures. S\he will promote staff safety and security awareness, support in security preparedness and management in support of program implementation.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

    Safety and Security Planning and Implementation:

    1. Ensure safety for Dadaab field program by providing leadership in all safety related matters to FilmAid Kenya Dadaab program.
    2. Regularly assess and update of safety threats and provide recommendations to management.
    3. Supervise and monitor provision of safety to FilmAid Kenya staff and film equipment in all FilmAid Kenya activities.
    4. Train and supervise a team of safety guards, both national and refugee in situational awareness, crowd control, radio communication and the FilmAid Kenya Safety plan.
    5. Implement and maintain a FilmAid Kenya radio network in the key locations.
    6. Ensure regular training, implementation of the safety/safety and evacuation plans and regulations in the field.
    7. Conduct orientation to visitors, volunteers and new staff on the FilmAid Kenya safety guidelines. Responsible that all visitors are aware of procedures and are abiding by these procedures.
    8. Liaise with GOK, UNHCR, INSO and other safety officers in assessing safety threats in the camps and providing regular updates on this to the Field Manager.
    9. Conduct investigations on any incidents, accident or property losses within FilmAid Kenya premises in conjunction with the Field Manager.
    10. Continuously update and review the existing evacuation plan, especially for Dadaab and ensure its viability.
    11. Ensure Road Traffic Safety policy and procedures are properly implemented and adhered to.
    12. Support the program team with program design, safety and security budgets, information on access, and safety assessments.
    13. Provides advice on budgeting for operational safety & security related expenditures.
    14. Supervises the procurement of equipment related to safety & security upgrades and training.
    15. Oversees the implementation of all Standard Operating Procedures.

    Information Sharing and Reporting

    1. Provide daily verbal safety reports to the Field Manager, and as well provide weekly reports and monthly written summary reports.
    2. Reporting security incidents affecting all FilmAid Kenya staff, offices and assets.
    3. Performs incident analysis and investigation relative to all incidents with advice and closure to all responsible functional management and supporting security management.
    4. Monthly and quarterly checks and reporting as outlined in the SSMP
    5. Ensures that safety & security is always an agenda item at staff meetings.
    6. Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents related to safety & security.
    7. Maintains a database on contact details in relation to national country security authorities.
    8. Prepares and delivers safety & security briefs for staff and visitors.

    Logistics Support:

    1. Supervision of the drivers in Dadaab and coordinate the drivers in movement and vehicle management.
    2. Reporting regularly on logistics status of the programs to the Dadaab Field Manager.
    3. Participate in collaboration with The Field Manager, Operations Officer and relevant staff to draft weekly movement plans.
    4. Ensure vehicles registration is up to date.
    5. Advice the organisation on how to improve on vehicle management, maintenance and use.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    1. Education: Education qualification in Criminology, Security Studies, Disaster Management or Military from a recognized university.

    Prior Work Experience:

    1. At least five years’ experience of safety and security support preferably in the humanitarian sector.
    2. Demonstrable experience as Safety and Security resource
    3. Demonstrable experience in preparing Safety and Security Standard operating procedures and Safety and Security Management Plans.
    4. Ability to write clear and concise reports.
    5. Has a high level of knowledge about all aspects of the SSMP and maintains and oversees adherence to procedures and plans.

    Key Skills and Competencies:

    1. Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili is essential.
    2. Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
    3. Creative and analytical thinker.
    4. Must be highly organized and able to work with other teams.
    5. Competent with Windows, Microsoft Office applications.**4. Personal Attributes:**
    6. High level of motivation, integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
    7. Ability to tolerate cultural, educational, and religious diversity in the workplace.
    8. Excellent communication, time management, organization and presentation skills.
    9. A good team player with a high degree of initiative, flexibility, tolerance.
    10. Willingness to learn and explore creative dimensions related to FilmAid Kenya communication niche.
    11. Able to work independently while being a strong teammate.
    12. Experience in crowd control.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their applications with only Cover Letter, CV, and 3 references to Email address: on or before 6th October 2021 5.00 pm EAT and clearly indicate on the subject line the position title.

    Note that applicants who send letters of references, testimonials, or any other documents apart from those requested will be automatically disqualified.

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