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Safety and Security Coordinator, Abidjan

The role

To manage the safety and security of all Save the Children staff, ensuring that all global policies and procedures are systematically applied across the country programme. This will include ongoing threat assessment and advising on risk management; the maintenance of appropriate guidelines; and ensuring that field working practices are robust and that all staff are aware of, trained in, and adhere to these policies and procedures. Integral to the posting is the ability to work successfully with field teams to cultivate capacity and motivation, thereby ensuring field-based responsibility for security analysis and management.

Your support in the delivery of an effective security function will play a key role in the smooth and safe running of Save the Children’s programmes to enable positive change for children.

Qualifications and experience

Minimum 3 years practical field experience in security management/leadership role (e.g. military, police, or direct INGO security management) in challenging or insecure environments, with sound knowledge of personnel and organisational security issues, threat/risk assessment, security management and awareness;

  • Experience of incident reporting and mapping, intelligence collation and analysis functions, the establishment and execution of a incident warning systems, and the compilation of security reports and assessments;
  • Track record of training, managing and developing staff in safety and security principles and procedures;
  • Ability to accurately read and navigate using 1:50000 maps and plot GPS coordinates, and technical competency and training experience in field-based communications systems such as HF Codan, Motorola VHF, Thuraya, satellite and internet systems;
  • Ability to assess and manage security situations and to develop personal security and evacuation procedures;
  • Resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of security within the programme and ensuring the most effective support to line management;
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • A formal security qualification or appropriate security management training;
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;

Contract length: 12 months renewable

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

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Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries.

It was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 in order to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.

In addition to the UK organisation, there are 29 other national Save the Children organisations who are members of Save the Children International, a global network of nonprofit organisations supporting local partners in over 120 countries around the world.

In 2015, we reached over 62 million children directly through our and our partners' work.

Save the Children has led global action on children’s rights for more than 90 years.

1919 Eglantyne Jebb established the Save the Children Fund to feed children facing starvation after the First World War

1924 the League of Nations adopted Eglantyne’s charter on children’s rights

1939–1945 During the Second World War, we worked to safeguard children directly affected by the war. We continue to do this in conflict-affected regions

1977 A number of Save the Children organisations formed an alliance to coordinate campaigning work to improve outcomes for the world’s children, sowing the seeds for Save the Children as a single global movement for children

1989 The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

194 countries have signed up to this legally binding convention

2004–2009 Save the Children’s largest humanitarian operation, in response to the Indian Ocean tsunami. Our tsunami response programme received funding of US$272 million, largely through generous donations

2009 Save the Children launched EVERY ONE, our largest ever global campaign, to prevent millions of mothers and young children from dying

2012 Our work once again touched the lives of over 125 million children worldwide and directly reached 45 million children.

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Safety and Security Coordinator, Abidjan

The role

To manage the safety and security of all Save the Children staff, ensuring that all global policies and procedures are systematically applied across the country programme. This will include ongoing threat assessment and advising on risk management; the maintenance of appropriate guidelines; and ensuring that field working practices are robust and that all staff are aware of, trained in, and adhere to these policies and procedures. Integral to the posting is the ability to work successfully with field teams to cultivate capacity and motivation, thereby ensuring field-based responsibility for security analysis and management.

Your support in the delivery of an effective security function will play a key role in the smooth and safe running of Save the Children's programmes to enable positive change for children.

Qualifications and experience

Minimum 3 years practical field experience in security management/leadership role (e.g. military, police, or direct INGO security management) in challenging or insecure environments, with sound knowledge of personnel and organisational security issues, threat/risk assessment, security management and awareness;

  • Experience of incident reporting and mapping, intelligence collation and analysis functions, the establishment and execution of a incident warning systems, and the compilation of security reports and assessments;
  • Track record of training, managing and developing staff in safety and security principles and procedures;
  • Ability to accurately read and navigate using 1:50000 maps and plot GPS coordinates, and technical competency and training experience in field-based communications systems such as HF Codan, Motorola VHF, Thuraya, satellite and internet systems;
  • Ability to assess and manage security situations and to develop personal security and evacuation procedures;
  • Resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of security within the programme and ensuring the most effective support to line management;
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • A formal security qualification or appropriate security management training;
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;

Contract length: 12 months renewable

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

2021-05-18

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