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VAC-7499 Field Security Officer

Addis Ababa

  • Organization: CTG - Committed To Good
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2022-07-31

Job description

CTG overview

CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

Visit www.ctg.org to find out more

Overview of position

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation, and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions

The Deputy Security Officer will have the primary role of protecting and maintaining the duty of care for CTG staff and consultants to CTG’s clients. They will assume the first line of defence against external threats, intrusion and vulnerabilities that may arise as well coordinate with their supervisor and CTG’s management regarding any safety precautions and as well investigate and report incidences that may occur within work premises and related to staff or consultant’s wellbeing.


Role objectives

Assists the security/operations manager in supervision as assigned;

  • Maintain an updated list of all staff in the country including all the details of visiting staff and consultants.

  • Ensure that staff members are kept informed of matters affecting their safety and security and making appropriate arrangement for briefing newly arrived consultants.

  • Establish security coordination/liaison with the local security authorities and Develop good contacts with national law enforcement agencies, with a view to obtain the best possible protection for staff members deployed in the country as well as those on mission.

  • Monitors both land and air emergency evacuation capability; assist, conduct of evacuation exercises in case required.

  • Assists in the evaluation accessible areas; maintain tracking systems and assist in the coordination of a 24-hour Emergency Response System;

  • Assist, prepare and maintain an updated security plan including contingency plans for the team in accordance with security SOPs

  • Cooperate closely on security matters with the local law enforcement authorities and work in line with their SOPs.

  • Maintains continuing lines of communication with security/operations manager and other senior management members.

  • Assists security/operations manager in briefing on the status, activity and requirements that may newly arise.

  • Ensures that fire prevention devices and fire-fighting equipment are available on the premises; Maintains fire evacuation plan and conducts fire drills and training as necessary;

  • Conducts routine physical security inspections of facilities


Project reporting

This role reports to the Security/ Country operations Manager

Key competencies
  • Professionalism:
    Knowledge of security management, combined with background in police/security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately supervise security units; Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations.

  •  Communication:
    Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors’ language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

  • Planning & Organizing:
    Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions, as necessary.

Geographical experience:

  • Minimum of 3 year of experience in Africa (essential).

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is essential.

Education

  • An equivalent of technical or vocational training studies.

Team management

This role reports to the Security/ Country operations Manager

Further information

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

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