Regional Security and Safety Advisor (African Region)

War Child
  • Location
    Bukavu, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 09

Position description

  • Coordinate and guide the efforts of Country Safety and Security Advisors/ Focal Points within your region of responsibility to operationalize safety and security management;
  • In close collaboration with Regional leadership and Country Management Teams you will implement and maintain proper standards on security related planning, mitigation and reporting in line with War Child’s Global policies;
  • In addition to the regional tasks the initial posting will mainly be focused on providing support and advice to our DR Congo mission.

An extended Job Description can be found here

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in managing/ advising on security and safety matters with (I)NGOs, International Organizations or UN agencies in emergency response settings;
  • Fluent in French and English (verbal and written);
  • Advanced Training certificate in first aid, security, emergency response, logistics and/ or related field;
  • Hands-on knowledge of security and safety gadgets and equipment (use and maintenance);
  • Proven understanding of humanitarian and human rights principles and frameworks;
  • Strong analytical skills and sound judgment, with the ability to meaningfully synthesize diverse and complex information from a wide range of sources and to develop clear and actionable recommendations based on that information;
  • Strong skills in documentation and filing, written reporting, and the elaboration of work-related documents (SOPs, strategies etc.)
  • Ability to set up or adapt viable security systems and frameworks in a context of unpredictable or rapidly evolving threats;
  • Track record in successfully building the capacity of multi-disciplinary teams in multi-cultural settings;
  • Able to effectively (remote) manage security staff and coach them to achieve their set KPI’s;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to remote field sites.

Job Location:            Bukavu, South Kivu, DR Congo with occasional travels within the mentioned Region

Contract:                  1 year (extendable)

Starting date:            a.s.a.p.

War Child offers a challenging job, within an inspiring and motivated team of people and the backup of a strong and professional organisation in The Netherlands. War Child offers good remuneration and excellent benefits. Please visit our website www.warchildholland.org for more information on the organisation and the programme.

Application instructions

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