Posted30 May 2023 Closing date29 Jun 2023
The Regional Security Manager (RSM) will work to reduce the risks faced by CARE personnel, assets and programs in CARE’s East and Central Africa (ECA) and Southern Africa (SA) Regional Offices, 14 Country Offices and Program presences, through the provision of specialized, coordinated and focused safety and security preparedness and management support assisted by three (3) Sub-Regional Security Officers (one of whom will act as Deputy RSM). This will include oversight of all regional, as well as country office specific assessments and regular contact with Country Directors, and as a member of the two Regional Leadership Teams and the two Regional Management Teams.
The RSM will be responsible for managing, administrating, coaching, mentoring and developing
the capacity of three (3) Sub-Regional Security Officers (SRSOs), 14 Safety & Security Managers and country office Safety & Security Focal Points, ensuring that a high technical capacity is developed and present in CO’s and program areas,
The RSM will establish and implement processes and systems, drawing from the CSU’s best practices, to ensure an effective regional wide security system as well as train and support staff to ensure that operational risks are minimized.
- Team Leadership, Staff Management, Coaching, Mentoring and Capacity Building
- Build and maintain a cohesive professional team focused on the safety and security of staff and the delivery of CSU goals.
- Lead the development of team annual goals and activities.
- Coach, mentor and professionally develop ECA’s and SA’s safety and security stakeholders. This will require a significant portion of the RSM’s time as the two regions operate with a range of safety and security personnel; from Sub-Regional Security Officers (SRSOs) and professional safety and security managers.
- Develop Strategies, Procedures and Protocols and assess Country Office Security Management
- Develop activities and goals in line with the Regional and CSU roadmaps. Ensure that the planned annual activities for the RSM and SRSOs contribute to the realization of the CSU roadmap.
- Advise the two Regional leadership and 14 Country Directors and work with regional safety and security stakeholders so that best practice models and approaches to safety and security can be developed.
- Based on the findings of the threat and risk assessments, oversee the development of relevant procedures
- Assessments, Planning and Information Management
- Conduct strategic regional assessments and/or specific assessments as prioritized in collaboration with the RD and CDs. Develop and maintain a robust contextual understanding of our areas of operations, in consultation with program, safety and security stakeholders, staff and peer security advisors.
- Oversee country or presence specific security assessments and, through SRSOs, assist Country Offices to prepare and maintain comprehensive Threat and Risk assessments of CARE vulnerabilities.
- Administrative and Financial Management Responsibilities
- Ensure that the administration and logistical requirements of reporting staff are completed in a timely, and regular fashion.
- Develop, manage, monitor and report on the RSM ECA/SA budget (includes all
RSM and reporting staff expenses).
- Ensure that the country office operational security budgets are completed, updated, and reflect the operational needs of the operational environment.
- Complete and participate in a personal annual performance assessment, and conduct similar appraisal activities.
- A bachelor’s degree in a field related to humanitarian work or security risk management.
- Formal safety and security qualifications and/or formal training certification.
- Fluency in French and English.
- Five years’ experience in assisting international organizations in developing security Strategies for their operations in multicultural contexts
- Five years’ experience in managing security professionals and mentoring security focal points
- Three years’ experience working living in developing countries/contexts with at least two years operations in complex/post-conflict environments.
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