CARE is Looking for Senior Safety & Security Manager

CARE International Gaziantep
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Background:

CARE International (CI) is a global confederation of humanitarian and development non-governmental organizations working to reduce poverty and social injustice around the world.  

CARE International in Turkey (‘CARE’) is providing humanitarian aid to respond to the needs of vulnerable and marginalized refugees and host communities in Turkey and Syria. CARE commenced its programs with Syrian refugees in southern Turkey in response to the large-scale influxes of displaced persons from northern Syria in late 2014.

The Senior Safety and Security Manager (Turkey) is responsible for fostering a partnership approach with programs, maintaining oversight of operational safety and security issues and implementing CARE safety protocols and procedures across CARE’s field and program locations as they relate to CARE’s Syrian emergency response and programming to help the people in Turkey.  This position is based in Turkey, with a significant period of time spent visiting field locations and providing support to CARE’s Syrian Program.  From time to time will be required to travel overseas to participate in safety training, CARE workshops and conferences

Whilst supporting the overarching mission objective of the CARE Safety and Security Unit, providing the safest possible working environments for CARE field staff, She/He will, through sound risk and threat analysis, consistent implementation of SOPs and contingency plans, work with staff, partners, communities and counterparts to reduce operational security risks to the lowest possible level.  Supporting this aim, She/He will be responsible for; supervising the daily access of staff to Emergency program areas, the provision of routine and timely assessments and incident reports to the Country Director, Regional Safety and Security Manager and the Regional Syrian Response Team.  

She/He will coordinate with CARE’s Regional Syrian Response Team to ensure that staff is informed of security and safety issues, mentoring and where necessary building capacity to ensure that that staff understand and follow SOPs and local security procedures.  She/He will report non-compliance issues to the Country Director and Regional Safety and Security Manager.

Key to the success of this post will be Her/His ability to be able to effectively communicate security concerns to staff and management while balancing risks against emergency programming imperatives.  She/He is expected to be able to solve problems at a local level and demonstrate a consistent approach to the management of operational security risks.

She/He will be expected to coordinate with the Safety and Security Manager (Syria) to ensure a coordinated and standardized approach to safety and security for the Syrian Program.  This is described through the Country Office to Country Office Memorandum of Understanding, and the Coordination Matrix as agreed to between both Country Offices.

She/He will work closely with the Regional Security Manager (MENA) on technical support, advise, training, guidance, report and analysis writing and conform to CARE Security Unit (CSU) safety and security standards and protocols for safety and security.

She/He will be the first responder to security incidents in his/her operational areas, notifying other staff members, the Country Director and Regional Safety and Security Manager of security incidents and initiating local contingency plans.

Responsibilities and Tasks 

Job Responsibility #1 

Planning and Preparation

 

The Senior Safety and Security Manager (Turkey) will be responsible for:

• Monitoring the security environment in operational areas, updating and detailing risk assessments as required. 

• Providing routine and incident reports either through regular reporting lines to the Country Director or directly to the Regional Safety and Security Manager where required.  

• Supporting the development of a safety and security culture that is enhanced by sound procedures and practices.

• Liaising with government, military, and commercial security providers to ensure that CARE staff can maintain access to program areas.

• Preparing strategic oversight activity plans for RSM inc, Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and guidance framework, goals and activities plans.

• Preparing detailed work and activity plans inc Annual work plan; capacity development plans for national counterpart and implementation partners; budgets; and training plans. 

• Developing and maintaining a strong contextual understanding of the areas of operations in consultation with Emergency staff, Senior Managers and CD.

• The Senior Safety and Security Manager (Turkey) must develop the Safety and Security Management Plan, using the CARE International template and must ensure that all CARE facilities are included in the plan and the plan is kept current to any changes.

• Assisting the CO to prepare for major events and critical incidents where safety is concerned. 

• Preparing and updating CO safety and security plans. 

• Strengthening safety and security key performance indicators as prescribed by CARE International.

• Conducting safety awareness training in accordance with CARE policies and procedures.

• Participating in the selection of safety focal points, guard services, etc. and ensure that adequate training is provided.

• Working with program staff in the development of new projects to help develop projects that are designed to have risk mitigation built in. 

Job Responsibility #2 

Procedures and Protocols.

 

The Senior Safety and Security Manager (Turkey) will manage the implementation of SOPs and provide the following services:

 

• Maintain high levels of oversight for physical security issues at offices and guesthouses.

• Maintain local security information trees and disseminate security flash alerts and advisories to staff/partners as and when required.

• Review and monitor SOPs, supporting the development of new procedures to match security challenges and operational realities as they present. 

• Attend local security network meetings.

• Reporting noncompliance of procedures or security breaches to the Regional Security Manager and Country Director.

• Prepare briefing materials in local languages.

• Provide sitreps to the security operations team to enable Simson reports to be filed.

• Support applications for mission clearance from program staff. 

• Implementing and maintaining CARE International Key Performance Indicators, Safety Protocols and develop/maintain appropriate safety operating procedures and minimum standards as prescribed by the current environment in which programs are being implemented and staff is residing.

• Ensuring that effective communications are in place and that all staff members are adequately trained to use any equipment that is included in the CO safety requirements and that all staff members are capable to follow international communication protocols.

• Developing and maintaining safety protocols in respect of all aspects of operations and staff residences and monitor that these are adhered and respected by staff at all levels. This will include but not be limited to travel safety, medical safety, and personal safety.

• Working with the Country Security Committee to ensure that agreed minimum standards are adhered to across field offices.

• Ensuring that the Country Security Committee is aware of non-compliance with agreed safety standards and that obstacles toward maintaining the standards are reported and acted upon by Country Office management.

 

Job Responsibility #3 

Support in a Crisis.

The Senior Safety and Security Manager (Turkey) is required to be the first responder for any safety or security incident involving CARE staff or assets in their operational areas.  Responsibilities include:

 

  • Contingency planning for major events and critical incidents.
  • Support the Regional Security Manager with the preparation of situational analysis, briefing materials and contingency response advice.
  • Investigate and follow up on security incidents where CARE staff or assets are involved.
  • Be deployed on short notice to support operations in any CARE program area related to the Syrian humanitarian response.
  • Prepare internal reports.
  • Coordinate with Country Senior Management Team and advise them of possible actions or options in a time of crisis or emergency.
  • Advise the Country Security Committee of events affecting or which could potentially affect staff safety or cause damage/injury to CARE staff and assets.  
  • Provide the Country Security Committee with updated reports on the safety situation in the country office and the steps being taken to address these.  
  • Assist with emergency medical evacuations within the country office.
  • Investigate and follow up safety incidents in which CARE staff is involved.

Job Responsibility #4 

Capacity Development.

 

The Senior Safety and Security Manager (Turkey) will be responsible for:

 

• Building capacity through training, coaching and mentoring of CARE staff and Implementation Partners in accordance with implementation agreements and CARE Code.

• Building the capacity of CARE Staff to a high level of competence and ability through coaching, mentoring and acquiring suitable security training such as RISK READY, RedR or other appropriate training organizations. 

• Working with partners to develop, support and appropriate capacity building. 

• Mentoring staff from other country offices that deploy on security TDYs.

• Making his/her services available in order to ensure that S&S risks and considerations are taken into account in CARE and partner programming.  Particular attention should be paid to ensuring that program staff and partners understand the particular S&S considerations linked to each operational sector (e.g., WASH, Shelter, etc.).

 

Job Responsibility #5 

Administration and support.

 

The Senior Safety and Security Manager (Turkey) will also responsible for the following:

 

• Briefing all new staff to the operational area on local security conditions and protocols.

• Providing weekly security update reports for the Country Director.

• Issuing Staff advisories, (in local language as required), on new or amended SOP’s or security policy.

• Preparing immediate incident reports to be submitted to the Regional Management Unit in consultation with the CD or his designee.

 

Job Responsibility #6

Advise and Report.

The Senior Safety and Security Manager (Turkey) will also responsible for the following:

 

• Preparing a monthly situational report to the RSM.

• Briefing the Country Senior Leadership Team on safety developments within the area of operations.

• Overseeing the completion of reports for the Country Office, on a regular and ongoing basis.

• Completing reports as required by CARE International. 

• Providing feedback to the Country Director on progress with respect to safety actions and initiatives.

• Providing technical advice to Country Office in respect of staff safety.

• Ensuring that regular strategic risk assessments are conducted and management informed of emerging trends and threats.

• Promote cross-regional collaboration, sharing of ideas and initiatives; lessons learned and operational best practice.

Job Responsibility #7

Other.

The role of the Senior Safety and Security Manager (Turkey) is not restricted to the above provisions and he/she may be asked to perform other duties as directed by the Country Director.

 

Qualifications 

Education/Training

Required

• Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to humanitarian work or security management or equivalent field / operational experience.

Desired

• Recognized certificate in Security management.

• Recognized certificate in Risk management.

• Recognized certificate in adult training.

Experience

Required

• 5 years of experience in assisting international organizations in developing countries to manage staff and program safety.  

• 5 years of experience in working in an international organization. 

• 5 years of experience in working in complex and hazardous environments.

Desired

• At least 2-3 years of work experience in the middle east.

Technical Skills

Required

• Competent and literate in English, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• 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 the Middle East.

• Demonstrable expertise of Humanitarian risk management. 

• Strong demonstrated interpersonal skills in a multi-cultural environment.

• Ability to make a good judgment on staff safety and provide appropriate advice. 

• Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions.

• Strong ability to analyze and understand complex situations and translate these into specific policy advice.

 

Desired

• Competent and literate in Arabic, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions.

• Strong understanding of programming in humanitarian and development projects.

 

Must be able to maintain a valid passport for international travel, and be eligible for visa, residency and work permit in Turkey as required by Turkish Law.

 

Child Protection Policy

Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkey, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkey is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.

Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy

 CARE Turkey expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. CARE employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside CARE.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Employment is subject to the possession of valid identification documents (passport, residency card, temporary protection card, etc.) and successfully obtaining permission to work by the Government of Turkey (work permit). CARE will submit the work permit application on behalf of the selected candidate after the job offer accepted. Candidate can start to work for CARE only after the work permit is received. Failure to provide the required documents or rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Turkey will result in your employment offer being rescinded.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates, please send a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post, following to email

provided when you click the apply button.

Reference Code: Senior SSM

Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.

 “Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidates“

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

** CARE International is an Equal Opportunity Employer **

CARE International

CARE International in Turkey (CARE), together with its partners, is providing humanitarian assistance to people affected by the Syrian crisis, both in Syria and Turkey. CARE began projects responding to the needs of Syrian refugees in southern Turkey in October 2014.
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