Ended Safety and Security Manager

The Job

Save the Children in Yemen is looking for eligible candidates for the position of

Safety and Security Manager – Sana’a CO, with travel to the field offices.

Position Objectives:

The Country Safety and Security Manager will provide direct operational support and leadership to the to ensure that, Yemen country and all field offices have effective and high quality safety and security management mechanisms in place, including incident management plans that are tested annually, which enable safe and effective programming and ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and beneficiaries.

 She/he will ensure effective management system to reduce the risks posed to the programs, personnel and assets of to Save the Children Yemen. The role will manage all aspects of Safety and Security whilst providing advice and coordination to all Save the Children staff and visitors, and will ensure regular information flows between field teams and country office.

The Country Safety and Security Manager (CSSM) will work closely with Yemen operations and security teams, to ensure Safety and Security compliance; make recommendations and manage the integration of safety and security in programme implementation. CSSM will facilitate the implementation of Save the Children’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards within the Country Office and Field Bases, driving systemic change in the quality of safety and security management and ensuring country compliance with safety and security minimum standards according to SCI security KPIs. She/he will take forward the organisational security ethos.  The post holder will play a key role in the capacity building of Safety & Security Focal Points in accordance with the Global Learning and Development strategy.

The Safety and Security Manager will be expected to undertake a leadership role in an emergency and direct in strong collaboration with the Security Director, Security and government liaison team, Field Managers and Senior Management Team (SMT). In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile.


Works with the Security Director to manage:

  • Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our full spectrum mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our Members and donors
  • Manage and further develop the S&S structure that is consistent with agency practices and appropriate to programme needs
  • Ensure Yemen Country Office complies with all Save the Children S&S Management Operating Standards and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ensure that all required directions and support is provided promptly, at scale and in line with the rules and principles during emergencies, working closely with the Security Director and SSFPs.
  • Provide support and guidance to the Incident Management Team for security-related incident/crisis.
  • Work with line manager to create broad generic & context specific guidelines, SOPs, assessment checklists for S&S at workplace, operational & Program activates (Extra attention to those programs of direct involvement of/contact with children).
  • Propose strategies to ensure assessment of S&S risks are incorporated and budgeted for in our programming. Participates in risk assessment for all activities that require to be S&S risk assessed as decided.
  • Creates & maintains an up-to-date reliable S&S Incident Data Base and Inspection & Audits reports including updating their follow up status.
  • Help feed into an incident analysis tool to investigate, including near misses, incidents of road safety, property damage, injuries, program disruption.
  • When assigned, follow up with S&S related Purchase Requisition (PR) & supervise their implementation.
  • Prepare & Submit S&S regular accomplishment report (Weekly & Monthly).

Policies and procedures:

  • Manage and maintain the country-wide security plan that is consistent with the acceptance model but taking into account diverse local contexts and Save the Children standards
  • Ensure that all staff understand the country-wide security plan and agree to abide by its policies and procedures
  • Monitor the security environment and adjust security policies and procedures accordingly
  • Ensure quality and relevance of area security plans
  • Undertake reviews of policies and procedures; identify opportunities to enhance security.
  • Develop S&S trainings & induction sessions and deliver them to respective staff. Work with Control Operation room to initiate awareness campaigns on S&S.
  • The post-holder will comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
  • Be flexible in any other tasks- reasonably- requested by the line manager.

Assessment and analysis:

  • Develop, maintain and manage triggers for escalation of security protocols, as well as de-escalation providing relevant information to decision makers on the SMT
  • Ensure that Security Risk Assessments for all program bases and activities in are carried out.
  • Oversee the evaluation and implementation of actions to reduce risk across the country program including during program design.
  • Ensure that incident report forms are properly compiled by staff and distributed to Country Office and Region Office
  • Monitor events, review incidents and coordinate analysis, follow-up actions and recommendations
  • Provide security update, which includes situational analysis, actions taken and actions recommended, to the Senior Management Team on a regular basis
  • Submit written reports to the security Director
  • Provide informed recommendations in the context of security assessments and reviews
  • Assess application of security policies and level of vulnerability of facilities; recommend changes to enhance security
  • Monitor and provide support to departmental working practices within context of safety and security risks, and alert the Country Director if inappropriate decisions are impacting on the safety and security of the team or external perception of the organization, thereby creating security risks

Programme implementation:

  • Provide direct oversight and management of safe movement of staff, e.g. proper vehicle fleet management policies, adequate safety and communications equipment in vehicles, and training of drivers in established procedures and requisite skills
  • Assist with programme proposal development to ensure adequate consideration of safety and security needs and inclusion of safety and security costs
  • Undertake security assessments of and field missions to programme areas and potential programme areas; report on findings and design necessary improvements
  • Provide safety and security support and advice to area and field managers
  • Promote the need for each Field Base to appoint a Field Security Officer reporting to the Field Manager and reporting to the Field Security Coordinators
  • Advise and Manage minimum safety, security and training standards for each officer dependent upon the country level of insecurity.  The Manager will play a key role in building the capacity of each Security Focal Point consistent with the assessed need for each programme.

Communication and training:

  • Liaise on a regular basis with UN, government, diplomatic and consular officials and where possible community leaders in the process of gathering and verifying security information
  • Coordinate the gathering and flow of security information with other relevant actors; classify security information according to its reliability and accuracy
  • Participate in formal or informal NGO security networks/forums in the area to share information with other NGOs, and gain access to security analyses (if available), support the functioning of this forum.
  • Maintain and review incident reporting and mapping system; ensure that up to date incident maps are available for all SC staff on a regular basis
  • Ensure that appropriate systems are in place to effectively disseminate security information and updates of the security system to staff
  • Coordinate and manage the proper use of telecommunications systems Ensure that regular security meetings are conducted with relevant staff
  • Implement security training plan for all staff; develop and apply evaluation processes to determine whether training competencies are met
  • Facilitate security management training with staff in the country office and at project locations
  • Build capacity of security focal points to conduct threat assessments and security briefings for visitors
  • Provide recommendations to staff as to ways in which they can effectively reach out to, gain acceptance from and improve their image in host communities
  • Develop security briefing materials and provide orientation for incoming or newly appointed staff

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds oneself accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with children and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Minimum Bachelor’s, preferable higher, degree in Safety & Security related field.
  • Excellent proficiency and command in English language (Oral, written and reading).


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in S&S industry. Possesses a level of understanding over the philosophy and mode of operations adopted by NGOs.
  • Experience of working in hostile environments. Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously in a highly stressful and challenging environment.
  • A proven track record of Safety and Security in a medium to large organisation.
  • Having considerable knowledge in S&S manners, e.g. legislation, code of practice, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to work with, provide advice to, train, and promote excellence in S&S to all staff
  • Experience of working with senior management and the ability to challenge and have persuasive approach.
  • Experience in working at management position of supervision capacity over team/s of substantial number in staff.
  • Strong analytical capacity, resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of S&S within programmes and ensuring the most effective support to line management.
  • Adoptability and cope to suddenly changing context as well as expansion demanded by program.
  •  Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, and experience in training and coaching.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
  • capability to remain flexible within core working hours and ad-hoc out of hours.
  • Personal credibility, enthusiasm and a demonstrable commitment to S&S principles.
  • Having a common sense, good attitude and an ability to communicate and promote S&S in daily activities.
  • Proficient competency in Internet and Microsoft Office systems including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and other database/mapping systems.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
How to Apply

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This position is open to Yemeni nationals only

We are looking for both men and women from Yemen with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children in Yemen All applicants will be subject to Save the Children’s Child safe guardian Policy and Reference Checking Process.

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 2 October 2019
  • Deadline: 15 October 2019