IRC Safety and Security Officer Career kenyas vacancy in Kakuma, Kenya July 2013

Safety and Security Officer
The Safety and Security Officer will assist the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) in building up the capacity, awareness and preparedness of staff to deal with security-related risks, threats and incidents through the delivery of high quality, regular training/ briefings to national and international staff and IRC visitors when deemed necessary.
The Safety and Security Officer will be responsible for designing and delivering the required training to field-based staff, ensuring that course content remains up-to-date, is adapted according to the target audience, and that refresher training are carried out for all staff in accordance with a pre-determined schedule.

Specific Responsibilities

  • To design security training materials/packages with assistance from SSM and Regional Safety and Security Advisor (RSSA) to set standards, around a ‘learning outcomes’ principle, ensuring that  key security messages are conveyed to IRC staff and visitors in accordance with the Preparedness, Prevention, Response and Recovery Plan (PPRR).
  • To deliver these standardized training courses and security briefing sessions to all Nairobi and field based staff as well as IRC visitors where relevant.
  • To develop and carry out a regular schedule of refresher trainings for key staff involved in security and communications (i.e. radio operators, guards, drivers and other operations staff).
  • To conduct frequent field visits and deliver high quality training to IRC field offices in the Lodwar, Garissa and Hagadera areas, supporting field based staff in gaining greater awareness and being better prepared in dealing with prevailing security risks, threats and incidents.
  • To ensure that accurate, up-to-date security/communications information is available in appropriate local language(s) to staff in all office locations.
General Duties
  • Provide general support and back-up to the SSM, taking on the Acting Safety and Security Manager role in the absence of the SSM.
  • Assist the SSM and Field Operations Managers in ensuring that all IRC vehicles, premises and equipment are compliant with basic security standards.
  • Assist the SSM and Field Operations Managers in conducting and maintaining accurate risk assessments of IRC offices and residences, reporting any matters of concern to the SSM/ Deputy Director, Operations.
  • Assist the SSM and Field Operations Managers in managing the activities and performance of guards and communications staff to ensure that all duties are carried out effectively and in a professional manner.
  • Participate as requested in security-related meetings.
  • Actively contribute to information exchange both internally and externally and share with the SSM/ Deputy Director, Operations in timely manner.
  • To assist, as required, with the development and implementation of security-related workplans including contingency plans
  • To assist, as required, with incident management and incident reporting
  • In liaison with the SSM and field-based security and operations staff, provide comprehensive, neutral, and non-partisan information on security risks, threats and incidents.
Common Duties
  • Uphold the mission, values, and spirit of IRC.
  • Follow and enforce all IRC codes of conduct and policies (worldwide and in-country).
  • Report any violations to appropriate IRC authority, and participate in preventative initiatives.
  • Actively seek opportunities that will complement ability to fulfill position’s responsibilities as well as further professional development, such as taking part in internal and external trainings.
  • Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.
  • 3-5 years’ security-related experience
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in security/safety-related subjects, threat/risk assessment, security management, and personal and organizational security awareness
  • Prior experience in the development and delivery of standardized training packages to both national and international staff.
  • Technical competency and training experience in field-based communications systems (such as HF Codan, Motorola VHF/Thuraya)
  • Proven experience of working effectively in complex security environments
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili (written, spoken, comprehension). Knowledge of Somali language will be an added advantage.
  • Computer skills (including MS Word, Excel, Access, and internet) an advantage
  • Ability to work closely, professionally and constructively with all others regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, race, tribe, or cultural background.
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  International allowances are not available for this position.
Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenya Julyn NGO Sector.
Please apply on or before 21st November, 2013

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