The Regional Security Adviser for the Regional of Eastern and Southern Africa (RESA) will oversee, contribute towards, promote and implement the global security strategy, policies and guidelines in conjunction with Plan RESA’s country and regional leaders; and in consideration of Plan’s Global Security Policy, Security Standards and Security Plans for all the Region’s Offices.
The Regional Security Adviser proactively provides advice, support, instruction and training to all Plan offices in the region on security issues and is the technical supervisor of all security appointments within the region.
The regional scope of the role will entail advising Country Directors and security management teams/focal persons on various security matters; contributing in implementing the global policies and strategies; facilitating the rollout of security standards, operating procedures, and regular reporting on compliance; and conducting training to local focal teams and management on Plan guidelines, risk assessments and facilitating external training as necessary. S/he will also have oversight of reviews of security incidences and contribute to country recommended measures as may be necessary and aid country leadership with decision making and proactive actions.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and practical work experience, preferably with non-profit or NGO within international humanitarian assistance programs, and can evidence capabilities in planning, organising and executing security operations in the field between of 7-10 years; 5 of which should be work at regional level; in depth knowledge or work experience in post-conflict and/or complex emergency environment; solid understanding of humanitarian principles, codes of conduct, experience in neutrality in local conflicts and conflicting parties as well as exposure within peace-keeping settings will be an added advantage.
How to apply
Applicants must have the right to work in Nairobi or in any of the countries where Plan International operates within the RESA.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The position title should be the subject of your email application. Applications should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 20th May 2016
References will be taken, a certificate of service from your previous employment authenticated and background and good conduct certificate will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.