Safety and Security Coordinator INGO Careers - Save the Children International

Job Title:        Safety and Security Coordinator
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Program Operations Manager

About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 300 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Job Summary: The Safety and Security Coordinator is mainly responsible for ensuring that the organization is effectively managing security risks posed to the personnel/ staff, assets, programs and operations of the organisation. The job includes continuous security risk assessment and providing advice on safety and security risk management; the maintenance of appropriate measures and guidelines; ensuring that field working practices are robust and that all staff are aware of, trained in, and adhere to safety & security policies guidelines and procedures. Integral to the position is the ability to work successfully with field teams to cultivate capacity and motivation, thereby ensuring field-based responsibility for security analysis and management. The position holder may also be called upon as and when necessary to provide support in humanitarian responses.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Safety and Security Coordinator job opportunity should hold a degree in a related field. Formal security training or demonstrated experience in safety & security management is of added advantage.
  • At least four years of practical experience in safety and security.
  • Previous experience in liaising with government, NGOs, UN agencies and security agencies.
  • Prior exposure and experience of incident reporting, information collation and analysis.
  • Ability to balance demands of beneficiary and security actors while maintaining appropriate contextual security advice and coordination.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and pragmatism
  • Ability to present complex information in a concise and compelling manner.
  • Possess a high degree of common sense and a genuine interest in people.
  • Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, in the event of emergencies
  • Appropriate security training and management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Previous experience in security management.
  • Background in large international non-governmental organisation or other international development organisation.
  • Skilled and experience in access and other database/mapping systems.
  • Prior exposure and experience working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a copy of their updated CVs with cover letters (attached as one document) indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors via E-mail only to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org

NB:
  • Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications.
  • Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.

Deadline: 13th July 2017


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