At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.
This has been our vision since 1945 when we were founded to send life-saving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2015, CARE worked in 95 countries and reached 65 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.
CARE is seeking a Safety and Security Manager (NES) who will responsible for maintaining oversight of safety and security policy and strategy, developing contextual analysis, building capacity within the Country Office and Hub office safety and security teams, and developing and implementing context-appropriate CARE safety protocols and procedures across CARE’s field and program locations as they relate to CARE’S Syrian emergency response. This position is based in Derike town, Al Malikkeyah, Syria, with a significant portion of time spent visiting field locations and providing support to CARE’s Emergency Response Team.
The position is detached from the Country Office to provide direct support to the Area Manager and the North East Syria Hub. The SSM (NES) will report to and be supported in this role by the Safety Security Manager (Syria), and CARE’s Safety and Security Unit (CSU) to assure oversight for hub operations inside Syria. The SSM (NES) will supervise the SSO (NES). The focus will be on a connected security strategy that coordinates with the Country Office located in Amman, Jordan.
Whilst supporting the overarching CSU mission objective – providing the safest possible working environments for CARE staff – the SSM (NES) will support the CARE’s work with staff, partners, communities and peers to enhance the capacity of the assigned Hub office, providing routine and timely analysis and incident reports to the Area Manager and SSM (Syria), deploying as needed in support of program teams, and developing local field protocols for the management of safety and security of the assigned programmatic hub.
All operational security matters will remain the responsibility of the supporting Country Offices (in which CARE Syria has established programmatic hub), and through them to the relevant CARE Lead Member.
Key to the success of this post will be the SSM (NES) ability to be able to effectively coordinate across the various stakeholders involved in the emergency response and provide support to the areas it is most needed. One of the key challenges in this operating environment is information; high-quality and timely analysis – complete with actionable advice and recommendations – is a core facet of this role. The post-holder is also expected to be able to solve problems at a local level and demonstrate the ability to produce effective strategies and provide technical advice.
Planning and Preparation
Procedures and Protocols
Act in a Crisis
Advise and Report
Analysis and assessment
Capacity-building and gap-filling
Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations; humanitarian/development work, security risk management or related field;
5 years of experience of managing security operations for humanitarian organizations;
Proven capacity to mentor and coach national staff;
Experience writing high-level security risk analysis and/or conflict analysis;
At least 3 years of experience of working for a humanitarian agency in a conflict setting;
Competent and literate in English, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions;
Demonstrated supervisory ability, sound judgment and the ability to work effectively with others at all levels;
Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning skills;
IT literate, MS – Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
Experience in developing security-related technical tools, guidelines and systems;
Interpersonal communication and proven written / presentation skills;
Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions;
Demonstrated knowledge of the historical and socio-political context of Middle East.
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