Employer: Greenpeace Africa
Location: Congo Basin, DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Cameroon
Application deadline: October 23, 2020
An opportunity to be part of solutions to environmental injustice as Regional Security Officer for Congo Basin.
Greenpeace Africa is a growing movement of people acting in the protection of the environment. Our campaigns use peaceful, creative confrontation to expose environmental injustices around the world and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.
Overview of the purpose of the role:
The Purpose of the Regional Security Officer is to ensure that all staff, volunteers, activists,
colleagues and partners at Greenpeace Africa are safe and secure by promoting a Security
Culture and providing advice, tools, and up to date protocols and procedures along with specific and maintained documents.
The Regional Security Officer reports to the Security Manager and collaborates and coordinates with all our teams working in DRC and Cameroon and may be required to support other Greenpeace countries.
The Regional Security Officer will carry out risk identification and assessment for activities, events, ship work, actions, and investigations for specific projects, including the duty of care to activists, coordinators, logisticians with budget control specific to security.
The Regional Security Officer will ensure that the security management cycle is followed and each step implemented has the appropriate protocols, procedures, and forms up to date and maintained for Campaign, Communication, Action, and Investigations.
The Regional Security Officer will advise on the process and procedure to follow in travel awareness, update on security situations across your regional hub which may affect operations, organization, personally, or information. The Regional Security Officer will ensure that security assessments and Standard Operating Procedures within Congo Basin are up to date, implemented, and followed by facilitating discussions on risks, mitigation, and grading for an overall security management plan per country.
The Regional Security Officer will actively input into the unit strategy, creativity, and tactical capabilities in order to achieve the objectives of Greenpeace Africa’s’ annual development plan and organizational strategy.
KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Risk and Security
Keep the Congo Basin teams informed on advice given for relevant parties (Greenpeace staff, visitors, Country Managers, partners, allies, activists, volunteers) on country security, SOPs and policies.
Work closely with Office Management and Regional Country Coordinators to ensure
security of all GP Africa Staff, partners, activists, and volunteers is a priority
Support and advice Congo Basin Teams in conceptualizing security management plans
and mitigation measures arising from risk analyses in projects in conjunction with
Regional Country coordinator and Office Management
Oversight of incident reporting across the organization, mitigation measures taken when
necessary and amendments to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) as necessary
Tools and Policies
Produce, review and update all office and project security standard operating
procedures (SOPs, Country Assessments, and Health & Safety regulations) within the
allocated Regional Hub
Assess current Security company, medical aid, and travel insurance limits and
capabilities to fully fit each working location in collaboration with the Office
Management, Country coordinator and Regional Hub coordinator
Risk and Security Training
Ensure staff are equipped with training and means to work safely in the field
Coordinate and follow up on external training with office management, Regional
Country coordinator, regional hub coordinator.
Plan and prepare internal training; i.e. Field Security Training, Health & Safety representative training, First aid training among other security-related training.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree with specialist technical training in safety and security or related field
Specific safety and security training experience in the risk management context.
Qualification as a trainer in safety and security is desired.
3 years of experience in INGO security, or related field OR 3 years of experience in
international security, or a related field
Understanding and alignment with Greenpeace's core values.
Fluent in English and French.
Strong Computer Literacy.
Worked in or advised personnel in conflict countries in the NGO sector
Excellent conflict resolution skills.
Strong ability to work under pressure.
Experience in maintaining their own administrative systems.
Excellent project management skills.
Ability to work to tight deadlines.
Ability to plan and manage budgets.
Experience with risk management and mitigation.
Have the ability to be immediately deployed and physically present in any of our hubs and areas of operations when and if required by the organization (willingness to travel).
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact details of three professional references to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: Regional Security Officer.