Admin & Office

Unspecified KSh Confidential
3 weeks ago

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The Deputy Regional Security Manager (DRSM), under supervision of Regional Security Manager (RSM) is mainly responsible for assisting the RSM in specific operational duties for the ECA and SA regions and supporting the CARE Country Offices (COs) of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya in the implementation of staff safety and security protocols and procedures. This will include, but not be limited to, promoting staff safety and security awareness, professional approaches, preparedness and management, in support of program implementation. 

S/he will work in conjunction with SRSOs, Country Office Safety and Security (SS) Managers (SSM), Advisors (SSA), National Security Officers (NSO), Focal Points (SSFP) and Country Directors (CD) in ensuring a consistently acceptable standard of risk management to minimize the likelihood and impact of potential threats. 

The Deputy Regional Security Manager is subject to deployment to any location in ECA or SA and beyond, including volatile locations, to assist in addressing security and safety concerns, assist in developing appropriate plans and/or provide technical assistance. 

The DRSM will assist the RSM in mentoring the SRSOs, coordinating and consolidating reports, returns and other deliverables such as, but not exclusive to, the Monthly Security Report, SIMSon Reports, Key Performance Indicator (KPI) compliance updates and their associated components/outputs and parts of the CSU ECA and SA budget tracking. The DRSM will maintain the ECA and SA sections of the CSU on-line data base (Archer) and other tools with inputs from the SRSOs.

The DRSM will act for the RSM in her/his absence. 


1.Support to SRSOs and CO Safety and Security Staff: 

Mentor CO SS Focal Points (SSFPs) in order to provide adequate orientation, indoctrination and professional development in their roles. Assist CO SS staff in developing contextual understanding of their areas of operations as guided by the RSM and in consultation with program staff.

2.Procedures and Protocols: 

Using CARE Key Performance Indicators and other tools, monitor that CARE SS protocols and operating procedures are in place, are up to date and are being used. Advise CO SS staff, SRSOs and RSM of any gaps. Monitor that effective communications and equipment are properly used and are following international protocols.

3.Critical Incidents:

Provide guidance to CO SS staff in updating information on SS situation to the CD and RSM and monitor closely any potential risk to the staff or assets of CARE. Assist in emergency evacuation in any of the CARE offices if in potential danger.

4.Communication and Reporting

Advise CO SS staff and SRSOs on situational report and assessment formats and procedures. Monitor that CO SS staff and SRSOs submit regular reports such as Monthly Security Report. Consolidate the MSR for the region.

and Security Logistics, Budgets and Training: 

Monitor any gap in logistic support and advise CO SS staff and the CD/SMT on appropriate action. Advise CO SSFPs and SRSOs on Budgeting for Security tools and procedures at project and CO levels. S/he will provide and participate in safety and security training where needed. Training may include â Staff Readiness Training (SRT), HEAT, First Aid (TMAT), crisis management, SSFP orientation, and any other training that might be required.

6.Representation, Coordination and Consolidation: 

The DRSM will provide or arrange for visitor and new arrival orientation and briefings, assessments (meeting venues, housing, etc) for ECA staff and visitors and liaison with security leads in other agencies based in Nairobi. The DRSM will support ECA meetings and attend external security fora in Nairobi or where otherwise designated by the RSM.


University degree. Education qualification may be relaxed for experienced candidates; Specialist technical training in safety and security such as NGO, private sector security, public safety, military or police training at the supervisory level; Qualified instructor in aspects of risk management such as risk assessments, staff awareness and incident management in the NGO context. Languages: English (Essential); French (Desired).


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