Plan International Deployable Security Advisor Jobs in Kenya

Plan International Deployable Security Advisor Jobs in Kenya

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

Disasters and conflicts threaten children’s rights and damage the societies they live in. Last year alone, Plan International responded to 81 disasters globally to champion and uphold the rights of children, particularly girls, before, during and after emergencies.

To sustain its engagement with children affected by crises, our Humanitarian team is currently recruiting committed humanitarian experts to deploy 9 months of the year to various emergency contexts. This role is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth of our Core Surge team and to support children and their communities around the world in building resilience to increasing disaster risks.

The Opportunity

We recognise that our staff and associates may work in or travel to hostile and complex environments that present unique safety and security risks, and we are proactive in identifying and mitigating these risks. We understand that security management should be an enabler rather than a barrier.

Plan International is committed to fulfilling its duty of care to our staff and providing a safe and secure environment so that we can better fulfil our purpose and objectives.

The Deployable Humanitarian Security Advisor works
with both the Plan International Global Safety and Security Team and the Global Humanitarian Team. They will deploy to Country Offices and provide operational advice and technical support to the country management team.

Deployments will be to locations responding to humanitarian crises, including high-risk locations such as disaster areas and fragile or conflict-affected states. They will be prepared to deploy at short notice and support country management and staff in managing safety and security risks while rapidly scaling up humanitarian operations

The Requirements

  • Significant experience overseeing security planning and operations in humanitarian or high-risk contexts.

  • Experience in conducting security risk assessments.

  • Experience providing technical support and oversight to security programmes.

  • Experience in security capacity building in a variety of contexts.

  • Proven experience in field-level representation with key stakeholders and coordination with peer NGOs and UN actors.

  • Experience in Humanitarian access negotiation/strategy.

  • Clear understanding of humanitarian principles and International Humanitarian Law

  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.

  • Excellent negotiation and representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with a diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.

  • Good attention to detail.

  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure.

  • Strong communication (written and spoken) skills in English.

  • Committed to actively upholding Plan International's vision, values and behaviours and policies, including the Say Yes! To Keeping Children Safe Policy.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Plan International Deployable Security Advisor Jobs in Kenya

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