FH Ethiopia, a non-governmental organization engaged in relief and development activities, would like to invite potential candidates to apply for the following position:
Position: Safety and Access Officer (SAO)
Duty Station: Addis Ababa
Duration of Contract: One year contract with possibility of extension
Closing date: February 18, 2019
Purpose of the Job
The SAO will support the Operations Director to reduce the risks posed to FH staff and assets in Ethiopia, particularly through the provision of specialized, coordinated and focused field support. S/he will maintain, implement and further develop the existing safety regulations at field level. The SAO will conduct security assessments, provide training and orientation for national staff, analyse incident reports and security updates, assist in providing direct safety and security management in regard to emergency response, and respond to safety-related inquiries in a timely manner.
This role will include continuous assessment of the context and advising on risk management in the field; appropriate updating of the security guidelines and ensuring that field working practices are robust and that all staff are aware of, trained on, and adhere to the policies and procedures. Integral to the position is the ability to work successfully with field teams to build capacity, thereby driving personal responsibility for security management. Further, the SAO will assist in the development of information networks with other humanitarian NGOs and main State and local Government as well as field community leaders in order to facilitate and secure FH field operations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Key Result #1 – Safety assessment and policy implementation – 35%:
- Provide support to the Operations Director on all policies, procedures, guidelines and planning for staff safety, operational contingency and program continuity;
- Carry out regular contextual assessments by travelling to field locations;
- Provide training across the programme so as to ensure that all safety and contingency policies are procedures are understood
- Ensure that all safety and contingency policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to;
- Provide regular security updates and briefings to staff, including visitors’ briefing and new staff inductions.
- Evaluate, review and update all safety and contingency policies and procedure as necessary;
Key Result #2 – Premises, property and assets – 20%:
- In consultation with the Logs Manager ensure FH E buildings and fencing are in good order reporting any damage to internal or external structures;
- Ensure that static guards have the capacity to perform their duties as per SOPs;
- Conduct monthly safety inspections to ensure that lifesaving equipment is in date and functional;
- Liaise with the FH E Logistics department to ensure the standard and effectiveness of all vehicles, other assets and property in Addis and the field.
Key Result #3 – Communications & reporting – 45%:
- In consultation with the Logs Manager maintain and update safety information across the field offices
- Carry out communications checks and safety updates on a schedule to be devised by the SAO.
- Complete security incident reports following an accident, near miss or incident against or near FH staff or assets or in the general area of FH programs
- Compile weekly context updates for all major field locations and share with the CD, SLT and RSA
- Maintain a training log
- Maintain E-communications tree, in consultation with the HR Manager
- Conduct monthly checks of all security assets and maintain all administrative files, including training and weekly reports
- Represent FH in localized security cluster meetings
- Contribute to the sharing of information at field level between humanitarian actors
- Build acceptance and establish a working relationship with field sites.
- Education –Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
- Experience–Minimum of three years related experience in the field preferably in a similar INGO.
- Experience of working within the capacity of a Safety and Security with an NGO;
- Having technical competency and training experience in field-based communications systems such as HF Codan, Motorola VHF, Thuraya, satellite and internet systems;
- Experience of incident reporting and mapping, information collation, the establishment and execution of incident warning systems, and the compilation of security reports and assessments;
- Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
- Ability to balance demands of field teams and head office while maintaining appropriate contextual NGO safety advice and coordination;
- Resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of SAO within the program and ensuring the most effective support to line management;
- Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
- Strong communication, both verbal and written, people management and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in leading multicultural, multi-location, values-driven teams;
- Willingness to work and travel in often difficult environments;
- Commitment to FH Ethiopia Country and Global policies and values.
- A formal sector qualification or appropriate sectoral management training;
- Experience in safety provision while responding to emergency issues;
- Background in the large international non-governmental organization or other international relief/development body.
Women Candidates are highly encouraged to apply
How to Apply
Competent candidates can submit ONLY their application and CV to: [email protected]
Candidates MUST refer the position title on the subject line of their application
Please note that this vacancy is open for Ethiopian nationals only.
- Job City Addis Ababa