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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

April 21, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Sightsavers works in more than 30 countries worldwide, focusing on Africa and Asia. We partner with local, regional, national and international organisations, governments and non-governmental organisations. With their help, we distribute treatments to prevent disease, carry out operations and eye examinations, and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.

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Job Title

Regional Safety and Security Officer ECSA job at Sightsavers

Job Description

Sightsavers are actively looking to recruit a Regional Safety and Security Officer (RSSO), East Africa to join their security team. Reporting to the Head of Security – Africa Operations, this position will be responsible for overall operational management for Sightsavers in Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with country directors and security focal points (SFPs) the Regional Safety and Security Officer will manage security risks in countries of operation.

  • Responsible for all aspects of security management at a regional level.

  • The post-holder will manage and report all security incidents, conduct and review risk assessments, monitor intelligence sources and all regional security developments.

  • They will produce detailed analysis on specific threats to the senior management team and contribute to monthly security reporting.

  • They will assess and approve all travel and activities in their region and deliver new security projects in the region.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • A proven successful track record of safety and security at country or regional level within East Africa

  • Extensive network of contacts within the region

  • Professional experience in the development or humanitarian sector

  • Fluency in French and English written and spoken

  • Experience working in remote and high risk environments

  • Crisis/incident management experience

  • Risk assessment, contingency planning and maintaining security documentation

  • Ability to engage confidently with a variety of stakeholders, including Sightsavers staff across the region, other INGOs and government partners.

  • Can work autonomously and recognise when to escalate risk threats

  • Available to travel extensively within the region to directly support country offices

  • Proven background in delivering security training to staff

  • Degree educated in security/intelligence/conflict studies/international relations

  • Security certification such as ASIS, CPP, PCI, PSP or CPO

  • This Regional Safety and Security Officer opportunity is a highly varied and involved role. The above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Description for full details.

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