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Regional Security Manager - East-Southern Africa Region


Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length:2 years

The role The Regional Security Manager position has been created to give support to East and Southern Africa Region 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 RSM will support Country Offices safety and security management improvements consistent with SC Safety and Security Policy conducting safety and security assessments; and reviewing and analyzing incident reports and security updates. In addition, the RSM will be available to deploy to SCI declared emergencies to ensure safety and security management is addressing emergency response needs and provide training for Regional Office and Country Offices staff throughout the regi

Qualifications and experience * Bachelor's degree or equivalent * At least (5) Five years' experience in relevant fields, with 3 years' experience in working in insecure context. * 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; completion of training facilitator's course Preferred * Experience travelling to foreign countries preferred * Experience in a multi-cultural environment necessary * Experience in conducting assessments essential * Ability to travel up to 70% of the time.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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  • Organization: Save the Children
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2015-11-04

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