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Posted on 17 Nov, 2021
Closing on 01 Dec, 2021

Job Description

Area Senior Safety and Security Officer / Aden

ACTED Organization Summary:
Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential. ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 450 projects a year reaching over 8 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.

ACTED has been present in Yemen since early 2012 and has been anchored to the governorates of Hodeidah, Raymah, Ibb,Dhamar, Aden-Dhalee, Saadah, Al Jawf and Marib.

Through its comprehensive programming ACTED has been covering the full continuum of emergency, rehabilitation and development in Yemen. Emergency activities have focused in the sectors of Agriculture & Food Security (e.g. distribution of crop seeds, and livestock), Economic Recovery and Market Systems (e.g. income-generating activities such as cash for work), and WASH (e.g. rehabilitation of water supply facilities, hygiene promotion). ACTED’s food security activities include distribution of food vouchers, which are a key component of ACTED’s interventions in the country.

ACTED Organization is pleased to announce the below job vacancy with the following details:

Position: Area Senior Safety and Security Officer
Department: Security
Location: Aden 
Contract Type: Fixed term 
Contract Duration: 6 months, renewable


Context analysis

•    Analyse the parameters of the working environment by assessing the nature of the threats and ACTED vulnerabilities in relation to the emergency situation;
•    Collect the necessary data and information to develop a comprehensive risk assessment; 
•    Monitor political, social, economic and military situation and identify trends relevant to security situation;
•    Contribute to develop a safety and security culture within the mission by addressing and helping staff to address safety and security related issues;
•    Ensure that security planning becomes an integral part of day-to-day operations and is integrated into the development of future programs;
•    Assist with the strategic and operational analysis and assessments, and with the refinement of program strategies;
•    Perform security risk assessments or evaluation missions to the field and regularly review safety and security procedures.

Staff/Program and Premises Safety/Security:

•    Secures ACTED premises and personnel and ensure monitoring surveillance equipment inspecting office compound, equipment, and access points and entry gates;
•    Ensure ACTED compound are safe and secure, fences and gates are strong enough and maintained to prevent unauthorized entries; 
•    Ensure Security guards are well aware of their responsibilities and present 24/7 on duty;
•    Take appropriate security/safety measurements to limit and mitigate the security/safety risk and damages of ACTED premises;
•    Monitor on regular bases and ensure ACTED offices and GHs are well equipped with fire extinguishers, first aid kits, emergency contact list and other premise security equipment as per context;
•    Monitor on regular basis and ensure security guards have access to basic security equipment (torch, mobile phone + charger and credit and ACTED emergency contact list.
•    Ensure there is safe area for fleet parking, drivers alerted for any evacuation in an immediate notice;
•    Conduct Security assessment of ACTED new premises before ACTED goes with lease contract signatures; 
•    Conduct area security assessment for activities sites and send analysis report to Area coordinator before any activity implementation;
•    Identify an exit route for all distribution point, arrange transportation and safety measurements to evacuate staff.

III. Transport/movement Safety and Security

•    Ensure all vehicles equipped with updated fire extinguishers, first aid kits and ACTED emergency numbers, if not, inform fleet assistant and HR Dept. to update;
•    Ensure all cars seat belt are working and staff members are following the safety instruction; 
•    Monitor with fleet assistant team the cars movement and speed limit of the vehicles;
•    Ensure all ACTED Drivers are aware of the safety regulations and ACTED security policy;
•    Monitor staff movement in the field in coordination with Capital security Department.

III. Communication/Reporting:

•    Ensure staff are always updated on security situation in the area – by e-mail, SMS or other existed communication system;
•    Communication is the main pillar of security; ensure always to maintain a solid communication with staff, security organization and other stakeholders at Area level and value any information, even based on rumors and pass to direct supervisor;
•    Ensure that communication tools and equipment are functioning well and in working condition;
•    Ensure communication means available are available, fully charged;
•    Coordinate with Local security organization at the area, attend the Security meetings if any, and Provide meeting minutes and briefings;
•    Update area coordinator on Security situation in the field;
•    Follow up of SIR (Security Incident Report) with area coordinator;
•    Consolidate Security Monthly report and analysis (titanic);
•    Provide new staff with regular security briefings and updates and ensure that all staff follow security procedures;
•    Ensure that ACTED’s security q plans are relevant and constantly updated as appropriate and that all staff know their roles and responsibilities;
•    Write regular security management reports with situational analysis and recommendations.

IV. Capacity building:

•    Identify with support of HR department Security and Safety training for staff (both National and international);
•    Ensure all staff are aware of ACTED Country Security Plan, Country Security context and ACTED security Operation procedures (SOPs).

Job Requirement (Qualification and Experience):

•    University degree preferably in political/social science, international relations, law enforcement and/or business management;
•    2 to 3-year experience in a position with similar responsibilities, preferably with a non-governmental organization;
•    An established network of contacts amongst local authorities;
•    Proven ability to collaborate with senior military and government counterparts;
•    Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity (esp. gender and ethnicity) is required;
•    Leadership and organizational skills are required;
•    Ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities work efficiently under pressure and in changing circumstances;
•    Fluency in Arabic and English required;
•    Strong computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required.

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