CARE USA NGO Field Security Officers Jobs in Kenya

CARE seeks an individual driven by integrity, passion and innovation to take up the role of Field Security Officer for CARE Country Offices (COs) within the Horn of Africa sub-region (Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia).

The individual is responsible for monitoring and facilitating the implementation of staff safety and security protocols and procedures.

S\he will promote staff safety and security awareness, support in security preparedness and management in support of program implementation.

Reporting to: the Regional Security Manager (RSM), The Field Security Officer 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.

S\he will ensure a consistently acceptable standard of risk management to minimize the likelihood and impact of potential threats. The Field 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.


  • Assist CO SS staff in developing contextual understanding of their areas of operations as guided by the RSM and in consultation with program staff
  • Provide advice on the security costs of project budgets
  • Understand the operational context of the Country Offices within the Horn of Africa sub-region
  • Provide reports on events and matters of interest to CARE
  • Monitor proper implementation of the Safety and Security Management Plans (SSMPs)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Advise CO SS staff and CDs on appropriate action during a critical incident
  • Advise CO SS staff on situational report and assessment formats and procedures
  • Communicate SS-related information updates and/or alerts to CO SS staff.
  • Monitor any gap in logistic support and advise CO SS staff on appropriate action.
  • Monitor cost effectiveness and efficiency with regard to SS logistics


  • Bachelors’ degree with specialist technical training in safety and security such as NGO security, public safety, military or police training;
  • Three (3) years' experience at the manager level in safety and security and risk management
  • Experience outside country of residence in safety and security context desired
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Safety and security management – information collection, investigations, analysis, assessments and reporting
  • Relevant personal security training (e.g. RedR Security Management or similar training) desired
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 31st August, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; CARE USA NGO Field Security Officers Jobs in Kenya

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