ROLE PURPOSE: The Safety & Security Manager assists the Safety & Security Director in managing of all safety & security aspects of SCI in Ukraine, including in establishing, managing and maintaining an effective SCI Safety and Security system in Ukraine. S/he will ensure that security strategy for the Ukraine Country Office is developed, implemented, monitored and reviewed; consistent with SCI policies, standards and requirements. Ensure proper security coordination and management of all field locations in Ukraine. The post holder maintains an effective safety and security management system and ensures that all Save the Children minimum operating safety and security standards is in place at all time in all SCI operational areas. This will include the ongoing assessment of threats and risk to SCI program/staff and provision of advice to Management to manage organization risk. S/he will be the focal point for HEAT to ensure compliance of SCI standards and to communicate with the framework agreement service provider.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Management of Safety and Security Officer and/or other S&S staff.
- Management of HEAT framework agreement
- Ensure Ukraine Country Office complies with all Save the Children S&S Minimum Operating Standards and Standard Operating Procedures
- Ensure that all required directions and support is provided promptly, at scale and in line with the rules and principles during emergencies, working closely with the Safety & Security Director, and Security Focal Points (SFP).
- Thorough the SSD provide support to the Incident Management Team (IMT) for security-related crisis, in the absence of the SSD to be prepared to participate.
- Ensure the Safety and Security Strategy, Framework and Policies and Procedures are being applied in the Ukraine Country Office.
- Ensure that all staff understand the country-wide safety and security plan (SSMP) and agree to abide by its policies and procedures.
- Monitor the security environment and adjust security policies and procedures accordingly.
Assessment and analysis
- Develop triggers for escalation of security protocols, as well as de-escalation providing relevant information to the SSD.
- Monitor events, review incidents and coordinate analysis, follow-up actions and recommendations.
- Provide security update, which includes situational analysis, actions taken and actions recommended, to the SSD on a regular basis
- Submit written reports and verbal presentations to the SSD.
- Provide informed recommendations in the context of security assessments and reviews.
- Assess application of security policies and level of vulnerability of facilities; recommend changes to enhance security.
Enabling Programme Operations
- Undertake security assessments of and field missions to programme areas and potential programme areas; report on findings and design necessary improvements.
- Provide safety and security support and advice to area and field managers.
Communication and training
- Liaise on a regular basis with UN, INSO, government, diplomatic and consular officials and where possible community leaders in the process of gathering and verifying security information.
- Coordinate the gathering and flow of security information with other relevant actors; classify security information according to its reliability and accuracy.
- Participate in formal or informal NGO security networks/forums in the area to share information with other NGOs, and gain access to security analyses (if available), support the functioning of this forum.
- Maintain and review incident reporting and mapping system; ensure that up to date incident maps are available for all Ukraine Country Office staff on a regular basis.
- Ensure that appropriate systems are in place to effectively disseminate security information and updates of the security system to staff.
- Coordinate and manage the proper use of telecommunications systems and alert the SSD to any hardware systems failures.
- Ensure that regular security meetings are conducted with relevant staff
- Develop and implement security training plan for all staff; develop and apply evaluation processes to determine whether training competencies are met.
- Facilitate security management training with staff in the country office and at project locations
- Build capacity of SCs and SFPs to conduct threat assessments and security briefings for visitors.
- Support and backup the SSD in the day-to-day duties.
- Relevant qualification/s in a related field or at least 3-5 years comparable related experience.
- Progressive non-profit work experience with international humanitarian assistance program/s
- Minimum 3 years security management experience in international humanitarian, military or police setting.
- Advanced level understanding of communications technologies.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Ability to analyse information and make quick, informed decisions.
- Ability to build and manage relationships with staff, community, government, military, NGOs.
- Excellent English communication skills. both written and verbal.
- Effective people management skills.
- Strong training skills.
- Flexible and work well under pressure.
- Demonstrated ability to grain credibility with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
- Team building skills.
- Competent level skills in core IT applications, particularly MS Office.
- Ability to work in challenging and complex environments.
- A commitment to the values and principles of Save the Children.
- High level of commitment to the principles of development and to the organizational and programmatic goals of Save the Children.