16 Apr 2024

Regional Safety and Security Officer ECSA at Sightsavers

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Job Description


Job Description
Overview
Location: Zambia/Tanzania/Kenya/Uganda

Contract: Fixed term contract 2 years (renewable)

Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply

Sightsavers are actively looking to recruit a Regional Safety and Security Officer (RSSO), East Africa to join their security team. Reporting to the Head of Security – Africa Operations, this position will be responsible for overall operational management for Sightsavers in Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.

Responsibilities

In collaboration with country directors and security focal points (SFPs) the Regional Safety and Security Officer will manage security risks in countries of operation. Responsible for all aspects of security management at a regional level.

The post-holder will manage and report all security incidents, conduct and review risk assessments, monitor intelligence sources and all regional security developments. They will produce detailed analysis on specific threats to the senior management team and contribute to monthly security reporting. They will assess and approve all travel and activities in their region and deliver new security projects in the region.

Skills and Experience

A proven successful track record of safety and security at country or regional level within East Africa
Extensive network of contacts within the region
Professional experience in the development or humanitarian sector
Fluency in French and English written and spoken
Experience working in remote and high risk environments
Crisis/incident management experience
Risk assessment, contingency planning and maintaining security documentation
Ability to engage confidently with a variety of stakeholders, including Sightsavers staff across the region, other INGOs and government partners.
Can work autonomously and recognise when to escalate risk threats
Available to travel extensively within the region to directly support country offices
Proven background in delivering security training to staff
Degree educated in security/intelligence/conflict studies/international relations
Security certification such as ASIS, CPP, PCI, PSP or CPO

This Regional Safety and Security Officer opportunity is a highly varied and involved role. The above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Description for full details.

Next Steps

The deadline to apply is 21 April 2024 23.59 BST UK.

The interview process will be in two stages. First stage will be a written task lasting up to an hour. Candidates who are successful as this stage will then be invited to either a face to face or virtual interview lasting up to 1 hour. Interviews are intended from 6 May onwards. We reserve the right to close this ad early.

To apply please simply use the link provided.

As an equal opportunity Employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader therefore qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Sightsavers is an employer that does not tolerate any form of harassment and has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse. All potential candidates will be subjected to rigorous background checks and controls.

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Closing Date : 25th April, 2024.







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