Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Application deadline: September 22, 2020
The main objective of the role:
Develops a regional security strategy based on headquarters and country information. Identifies risks and threats and develops systems of early warning flags. Coordinates with countries in the design, testing, and communications of appropriate security and safety plans and programs. Develops and documents regional emergency preparedness and disaster evacuation plans and programs and provide appropriate support to all Countries’ Security Focal Points. The overall purpose for this position is to reduce the vulnerability of CBM staff, partners, the communities we work with, and programs to the threats and risks present or arising in CBM International operating environments in East Africa and South Africa (AFES) region.
We are looking for someone who will…
Ensure that AFES regional and country offices have a Security Plan at all times that is regularly revised and updated
Ensure that the Safety & Security (S&S) Plans involves diversity and local characteristics of the different working locations
Ensure that S&S Plans and practices are inclusive of persons with disabilities and gender-sensitive
Conduct periodic field security assessments in the different working locations and report with findings and recommendations on partners and CBM S&S related matters (travel, venues, transport, assets, etc.)
Ensure that all Country Office (CO) staff in these countries obtains training in/ has a clear understanding of/ and are compliant with the “S&S Plan”
Provide credible information and contextual analysis of security situations and incidents along with appropriate advice to Country Directors and Regional Hub Director
Support CBM COs and CBM partners to continuously build their safeguarding systems according to agreed safeguarding standards
Coach safeguarding and security focal persons both at CBM and Partners
Support Health promotion initiatives at the regional office and respective country offices.
We are looking for someone who has…
7 years of senior leadership experience in security management in an INGO setting in the region
Proven track record in conceptualizing, developing, and implementing an S&S Plan in an inclusive manner
Inclusiveness and a sound understanding of the importance of gender and disability in S&S
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capacity to remain calm under prolonged pressure
Ability to adapt to needs and balance demands of beneficiary and security actors while maintaining appropriate contextual NGO security advice and coordination
Unfailing to confidential and sensitive information during a crisis, including in health, safety, and security
Fluent in written and spoken English
Strong report writing, analytical and interpersonal skills
The future job holder will adhere to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy. CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position. For further information about CBM’s inclusion policy, please visit our Resources & Publications section at www.cbm.org. If you feel that this role would be a good opportunity for you, we would love to hear from you.