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  • Posted: Dec 3, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 8, 2020
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    It’s estimated there are 328,000 blind people in Kenya, with another 750,000 visually impaired. Cataract is the largest cause of avoidable blindness in the country, making up 43 per cent of all cases of blindness. The Fred Hollows Foundation is working with the Government of Kenya to improve health services. Our focus is on the rural areas where 8...
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    Group Manager - Security


    This newly created greenfield position will play a lead role in driving a comprehensive program of change and awareness to promote physical and personal security aligned to The Foundation’s strategy and developed in collaboration with key partners and like-minded organisations. Ensuring COVID-19 practises are in place, this opportunity will involve extensive travel to most of our country offices including Africa, Asia, Australasia and Middle East where you will have the opportunity to make a great tangible impact for the welfare of our teams and partners, as well as develop longstanding relationships globally!


    As the Group Security Manager, your first year will entail the following:

    Strategic Safety and Security Planning 70%

    • Support countries to develop or review context risk ratings, standard operating procedures and contingency plans
    • Support country teams to develop country security plans in alignment with global strategies and policies
    • Visit country / sub-country offices to conduct security risk assessments and help The Foundation’s country teams and implementing partners to put in place adequate preventive measures
    • Develop and disseminate security guidelines, policies and procedures, and monitor implementation for compliance

    Capacity-building and knowledge-management 30%

    • Coach country and global teams to enhance an appropriate safety and security culture at The Foundation
    • Identify security capacity needs and develop contextualised training and development plans
    • Facilitate delivery of specialised security training to global, country and partner teams


    You are a natural leader! You have a global lense on all initiatives and are culturally tuned with each interaction. You have lived experience implementing safety and security measures within fragile or complex environments. You thrive in working independently and take pride in providing technical expertise to all stakeholders at all levels. You understand the importance of implementing security measures within an INGO context. You may already have established relationships or connections with similar implementing partners/organisations within the 25 countries in which we operate.


    • More than 7 years of experience in safety and security, preferably (not essential) in an INGO setting
    • Experience implementing Core Security Requirements
    • Evidence of membership / participation in safety and security networks at global, regional or country level
    • Proven experience in safety and security themed capacity-building including Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)
    • Experience in the facilitation delivery of specialised security training to global, country and partner teams
    • Willingness to travel extensively (occasionally at short notice, in difficult circumstances to countries with limited infrastructure)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Fred Hollows Foundation on to apply

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