Regional Safety and Security Director
The Regional Security Director (RSD) position has been created to oversee and provide advice/guidance on Country Office safety and security risk management through increased capacity, technical support and advice both to the regional team and country programs on all aspects of staff safety and security and by ensuring appropriate systems are in place at country level. The RSD supports Regional Office and Country Office safety and security risk management improvements consistent with SC Safety and Security Policy and Standards; conducting safety and security assessments; provide training for Regional Office and Country Office staff, especially safety and security focal persons (SSFP); analysing incident reports and security updates; responding to Country Office inquiries; and deploying to SCI declared emergencies to ensure safety and security management is addressing emergency response needs. The RSD will provide support and guidance to regional and country directors on crisis management and security incident analysis including post incident lessons learned reviews. The RSD is a member of the regional office Senior Management, Regional Leadership and Crisis Management Teams.
In order to be successful you will bring/have:
* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
* A minimum of four years’ experience in a similar role with regional responsibilities.
* Proven ability in overseas program management or humanitarian relief management in complex and/or insecure environments
* Proven ability in security management and/or crisis management in an overseas environment
* Effective technical/instructional writing skills
* 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.
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. The role’s contract length is two years.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
* No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
* All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
* Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.