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Monday, June 5, 2017

Safety and Security Officer Job at Care International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Safety and Security Officer

Jobs at:
Care International

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 5.00 pm on 14th of June 2017

Duty Station:
Arua, Uganda

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Job details:
About CARE international
CARE international is a leading global development and humanitarian organization. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries around the world, supporting 962 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more than 80 million people.
CARE International in Uganda works with others to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus on women and girls. Our current program focuses on women and girls’ economic rights, particularly financial inclusion and governance of natural resources women and girls depend upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health rights, including a life free of violence. CARE International in Uganda seeks highly motivated and qualified development professionals with genuine commitment to gender equality and women and girls’ rights to fill up the following positions;
Job Title: Safety and Security Officer- Arua based
Job Summary
Reporting to the Emergency Team Leader, the Safety and Security Officer will be responsible for ensuring that relevant and achievable security protocols are maintained in order to best provide for staff safety and program continuity for the Emergency Response Program. This position will be based in Arua and move to other CARE field locations as required with focus on the Emergency response program.
The Safety and Security Officer shall fully comply with safety procedures of CARE and will be responsible for implementing them within the Emergency response program.
Job Responsibilities
  • Planning and Preparation - Actively monitor the safety and security environment within CARE’s current emergency operational areas, and advice on potential risks and recommend mitigation measures. Participate in security related training and orientation. Conduct initial arrival briefings for any new staff or visitors to CARE offices. Procedures and Protocols
  • Routinely review and when required update the current standard operating procedures (SOPs) based on any changes in the operating environment or CARE's programming. These protocols will cover all aspects of CARE operations ranging from offices to remote field locations. With support from the Safety Security Focal Person develop an Emergency response specific Safety Management Plan (SMP).Maintain staff tracking system to account for staff locations on a real time basis. Provide support to the program's communications networks including coordination with UN communications facilities.
  • Through routine interactions with field teams ensure current protocols and procedures are being adhered to and complied with, particularly field movement protocols. Network with other security officers and organizations to obtain information which can be analysed to better understand the security environment and, through this, develop standard operating procedures relevant to the security setting in which programs are being implemented.


  • Provide routine security reports to the Emergency Team Leader and Safety Security Focal Person as required. Provide incident reports to the Emergency Team Leader and Safety Security Focal Person as required.

  • Conduct field level trainings to staff focused on current SOPs as well as safely moving and operating within remote locations. Areas of focus will be basic driver and first aid trainings as well as basic skills required for moving in and remaining overnight in field locations. Conduct quarterly crisis and incident management trainings with field based teams in order to ensure crisis management readiness - Crisis and Incident Management
  • Support the field based Emergency Team Leader and other Field Managers in the event of an incident and serve as the Security focal point on any Field Crisis Management Team (F-CMT).
  • Upholding CARE’s Core values and ensuring its principles Comply and exercise organizational values and culture. Help to promote rights and good governance. Responsible for gender responsive behavior in all actions and decisions.
Job and person specification (Requirements)
  • Bachelor's degree in Political/Social Sciences, international Relations or relevant field from a recognized university.
  • 3-5 years of safety and security management with INGOs, UN or other relief and development organizations. Candidates with the similar level of experience within the private sector and/or police and military will also be considered.
  • Training in the fields of management, safety & security, law and enforcement experience will be an added advantage
  • Experience in the field of environment and emergency planning.
  • Ability to conduct ongoing risk assessments relevant for CARE staff and develop achievable risk mitigation protocols and strategies.
  • Ability to conduct relevant trainings for field based staff and liaise with local communities and security forces in order to enhance staff safety.
  • This position will need to have a high-level of awareness of the access and logistical challenges faced by teams in remote areas of Uganda and adapt protocols to best suit the environment.
Job application procedure
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit to their application letter clearly articulating alignment with the above profile and an updated detailed CV (attach then as one document) giving day time telephone contacts and names and email addresses of 3 (three) work related referees to not later than 5.00 pm on 14th of June 2017.