Save The Children

Regional Security Specialist

Save The Children

Job Description

  The Regional Security Specialist (RSS)- position has been created to provide support to ESARO Country Offices (12) through increasing capacity and offering Technical Support and advice on all aspects of staff Safety and Security and by ensuring appropriate systems are in place at country level.

The RSS supports the Regional Safety and Security Director (RSSD) in supporting the Region's Country Office safety and Security Management improvements consistent with SC Safety and Security Policy by conducting safety and security assessments; and reviewing and analysing incident reports and security updates. In addition, the RSS will be available to deploy, sometimes at very short notice, to SCI declared emergencies to ensure safety and security management is addressing Emergency response. The RSS will be an experienced Trainer, with proven skills and ability to facilitate both Face to Face Training and also Virtual Training for Regional Office and Country Office staff throughout East and Southern Africa Region.

In order to be successful you will bring/have: Essential

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized university/institution.
  • Not less than five (5) years' experience working for INGO or UN in relevant fields - three (3) years of which is at regional/senior level position.
  • Effective technical/instructional writing skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple complex tasks independently.
  • Strong leadership and communication (interpersonal, verbal and written) skills.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin all aspects of the job.
  • Excellent computer skills with solid knowledge of Microsoft software.
  • Experience in Training Adults using modern methods-including Virtual Training; completion of Training Facilitator's course preferred.
  • Experience and willingness to travelling to foreign countries preferred.
  • Experience in a multi-cultural environment necessary.
  • Experience in conducting Security Assessments is essential.
  • Experience of having worked in High Risk Country/Countries is an added advantage (e.g. South Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria etc).
Contract duration: 2 years Location: Save the Children operates in 12 countries within the East and Southern Africa Region i.e. South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

This role will be based in any Country Office with SCI Presence under National Contract terms.

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents
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