CARE is seeking a dedicated and experienced Safety and Security Manager (SSM) for our operations in the West Bank and Gaza (WBG). CARE is intensifying response efforts within WBG as it is clear that there will be a significant humanitarian need in the years to come.
The Safety and Security Manager will be responsible for maintaining oversight of safety and security policy and strategy, developing contextual analysis, building capacity within the Country Office security team, and developing and implementing context appropriate CARE safety protocols and procedures across CARE’s field and program locations as they relate to CARE’s West Bank and Gaza emergency response.
This position is based in Ramallah, West Bank, with a significant portion of time spent visiting field locations including Gaza and providing support to CARE’s humanitarian programming.
The SSM will report to the Country Director with a dotted line to the Regional Security Manager and be supported in this role by the CARE’s Security Unit (CSU) to assure oversight for operations inside West Bank and Gaza. The focus will be on a connected security strategy that coordinates with the Country Office.
While supporting the overarching CSU mission objective – providing the safest possible working environments for CARE staff – the SSM will support CARE’s work with staff, partners, communities and peers, provide routine and timely analysis and incident reports to the RSM, deploy as needed in support of program teams, and developing local field protocols for the management of safety and security of CARE’s programming.
Key to the success of this post will be the SSM’s ability to effectively coordinate across the various stakeholders involved in the humanitarian responses 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.
· Assessment, Planning and Information Management.
· Administration and Financial Management.
· Develop and Implement Strategies, Procedures and Protocols to Manage Security Risk.
· Crisis Management, Representation and Capacity Building.
- 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.
** Contract length is contingent upon funding and will be confirm at offering stage **
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