CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people. We currently work in 94 countries and focus primarily on women and girls as the most disproportionately affected by poverty, while engaging men and boys through our work too.
CARE’s East, Central and Southern Africa Regional Office (ECSARO) is responsible for the oversight of CARE’s operations as well as the provision of support to 11 Country Offices in the region. (For more information about our work, please visit www.care.org)
CARE seeks an individual driven by integrity, passion and innovation to take up the role of Field Security Officer for CARE Country Offices (COs) within the Horn of Africa sub-region (Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia). The individual is responsible for monitoring and facilitating the implementation of staff safety and security protocols and procedures. She will promote staff safety and security awareness, support in security preparedness and management in support of program implementation.
Reporting to the Regional Security Manager (RSM), The Field Security Officer will work in conjunction with Country Office Safety and Security (SS) Managers (SSM), Advisors (SSA), National Security Officers (NSO), Focal Points (SSFP) and Country Directors (CD) within their assigned sub-region. She will ensure a consistently acceptable standard of risk management to minimize the likelihood and impact of potential threats. The Field Security Officer is subject to deployment to any location in Africa, including volatile locations, to assist in addressing security and safety concerns, assist in developing appropriate plans and/or provide technical assistance.
She assists CO SS staff to prepare for major events and critical incidents where SS is concerned; using CARE Key Performance Indicators and other tools, confirm that CARE SS protocols and operating procedures are in place, are up to date and are being used. Advise CO SS staff and RSM of any gaps; assist in investigation of SS incidents where any CARE member may be involved; Provide and participate in safety and security training for sub-regions and as part of CSU. Training may include – security awareness, HEAT, First Aid (TMAT), crisis management, SSFP orientation and any other training that might be required; Monitor that all staff are aware of and understand SS protocols and procedures.
Interested and qualified? Go to CARE career website on chp.tbe.taleo.net to apply