CARE - Sub Regional Security Officer - Jobs in Kenya

CARE - Sub Regional Security Officer - Jobs in Kenya

CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people.

We currently work in over 94 countries, and focus primarily on women and girls as the most disproportionately affected by poverty, while engaging men and boys through our work too.

CARE’s East, Central and Southern Africa Regional Office (ECSARO) is responsible for the oversight of CARE’s operations as well as the provision of support to 15 Country Offices in the region.

Job Summary

The Sub Regional Security Officer (SRSO), under supervision of Regional Security Manager (RSM) is mainly responsible for assisting CARE Country Offices (COs) within the Horn of Africa sub-region (Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia) in the implementation of staff safety and security protocols and procedures.

This will include, but not be limited to, promoting staff safety and security awareness, professional approaches, preparedness and management, in support of program implementation.

S/he will work in conjunction with Country Office Safety and Security (SS) Managers (SSM), Advisors (SSA), National Security Officers (NSO), Focal Points (SSFP) and Country Directors (CD) within their assigned sub-region in ensuring a consistently acceptable standard of risk management to minimize the likelihood and impact of potential threats.

Sub Regional Security Officer is subject to deployment to any location in Africa, including volatile locations, to assist in addressing security and safety concerns, assist in developing appropriate plans and/or provide technical assistance.

Duties and Tasks

Support to CO Safety and Security Staff

  • Assist CO SS staff in developing contextual understanding of their areas of operations as guided by the RSM and in consultation with program staff.
  • Assist CO SS staff in preparing, conducting and reporting risk assessments.
  • Monitor proper implementation of the Safety and Security Management Plans (SSMPs)
    Assist CO SS staff to prepare for major events and critical incidents where SS is concerned.
  • Assist CO SS staff to organize and facilitate SS awareness training for staff members.

    Procedures and Protocol

  • Using CARE Key Performance Indicators and other tools, monitor that CARE SS protocols and operating procedures are in place, are up to date and are being used.
  • Advise CO SS staff and RSM of any gaps.
  • Monitor that effective communications and equipment are properly used and are following international protocols.
  • Monitor that SS protocols are followed and respected by all staff members especially with regard to travel, medical and personal safety. Report any non-compliance or deviation to CO SS staff, CD and RSM.

    Critical Incidents

  • Provide guidance to CO SS staff in updating information on SS situation to the CD and RSM and monitor closely any potential risk
    to the staff or assets of CARE.
  • Assist in emergency evacuation in any of the CARE offices if in potential danger.
  • Advise CO SS staff and CDs on appropriate action during a critical incident. Assist in investigation of SS incidents where any CARE member may be involved

    Communication & Reporting

  • Advise CO SS staff on situational report and assessment formats and procedures.
  • Monitor that CO SS staff submit regular reports such as Monthly Security Report.
  • Consolidate the MSR for the sub-region.
  • Monitor that all staff are aware of and understand SS protocols and procedures.
  • Communicate SS-related information updates and/or alerts to CO SS staff.
  • Monitor the Travel Restrictions on The Village and CI websites and make updates in consultation with COs and RSMs if expired or if there are any significant events.

    Safety and Security Logistics and Training

  • Monitor any gap in logistic support and advise CO SS staff on appropriate action.
  • Monitor cost effectiveness and efficiency with regard to SS logistics.
  • Provide and participate in safety and security training for sub-regions and as part of CSU.
  • Training may include – security awareness, HEAT, First Aid (TMAT), crisis management, SSFP orientation and any other training that might be required.



  • Bachelor's degree with specialist technical training in safety and security Education qualification may be relaxed for experienced candidates.

  • Specific safety and security training experience in risk management context.
  • Qualification as a trainer in safety and security.


  • 3 years’ experience in a similar role in safety and security and risk management.
  • Experience outside country of residence in safety and security context.

    Technical Skills
  • Safety and security management – information collection, investigations, analysis, assessments and reporting.


  • Specific NGO security training (eg. RedR

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CVs and a covering letter of interest in English to by 30th April 2019.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Only candidates with the relevant work authorization will be considered.
  • CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse
  • For more information and job application details, see; CARE - Sub Regional Security Officer - Jobs in Kenya

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