One Acre Fund Global Health - Safety and Security Lead Jobs in Kenya
One Acre Fund Global Health - Safety and Security Lead Jobs in KenyaThis is a dynamic, challenging and high-impact role.
The successful applicant will thrive on creating and delivering on high-level strategy, continuously looking for opportunities to mitigate risks, and making decisions in high-pressure environments.
The Overarching Goals Of This Role Are To
Design and deliver solutions to observed operational challenges relating to health, safety, and security issues by guiding implementation through a team of staffers across our locations.
These challenges, if not managed well, would cause significant risks and barriers to the organisation as we seek to scale up globally.
Devise a strategic approach to organisation-level health, safety & security work and advance organisational policy, structural procedures and on-the-ground responses in line with this strategy.
Coordinate response to acute emergencies (e.g. staff security incidents or road traffic accidents) or longer-term crises (e.g. global COVID-19 pandemic).
Responses to emergencies affecting our staff are important moments in the morale and retention of staff.
Getting the response right depends on thinking on your feet, working with a lot of different people, applying a range of skills, and advocating at all times for the well-being of all affected parties.
Hire and manage a team of in-country security experts who will deliver on ensuring that systems and processes are maintained to an excellent level on a day-to-day basis, to lead on the smooth roll-out of new initiatives, and to provide leadership and strong communication systems on the ground in all locations.
Build and maintain strong collaborative relationships across several departments, amongst key in-country leaders, senior leaders in the organisation, and a range of international security partners in order to create alignment and momentum on systemic improvements to our health, safety and security systems.
Educate and Influence Behaviour Change
Use intel communications, internal systems, and trainings to improve staff awareness, education, and behaviour patterns to mitigate risks and improve their safety.
Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people.
You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance.
We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals.
You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
We are seeking exceptional candidates with 5+ years’ of strong project management experience at an NGO, private organisation, or a security consultancy organisation.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
Passion for operations, building scalable and efficient systems and solving problems in a difficult operating environment.
Level-headed and able to work well under pressure.
Proven ability to manage teams and develop leaders; experience in remote management a plus.
Strong analytical skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
High levels of emotional resilience and emotional intelligence.
Creativity and strong problem-solving skills.
Related Master’s Degree is an asset, but not strictly required.
We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with patience and a humble approach to service.
A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role.
Experience working in a multicultural workplace in a developing country a plus.
Fluent English required. French and/or Swahili also valuable.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Global Health - Safety and Security Lead Jobs in Kenya
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