Security Officer job at FHI 360
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Security Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Non-profits, Foundations & Philanthropists ]

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FHI 360

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Within Ethiopia , Addis Ababa , Horn of Africa

Date Posted: Monday, June 06, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Organizational Overview

• FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender equality, youth, research, technology, communication, and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development and humanitarian challenge in more than 70 countries. FHI 360’s Crisis Response team is responding to the humanitarian emergency in Amhara, focusing on emergency health, nutrition and WASH activities to support the goal of reducing morbidity and mortality.

Job Summary
• FHI 360’s Crisis Response Department is looking to hire a Security Officer who will be responsible for assisting the Security Coordinator with management of all humanitarian activities at the field level, with a focus on heading programmatic aspects of the response. Under the supervision of the Security Coordinator, the incumbent will fill a critical role on the response team in Amhara overseeing all program staff and program activities from the field office.

• Takes lead in the preparation of the Amhara Security Plan
• Establishes and maintains close relations with host country security agencies and acts as liaison between the senior security professionals and the host country services, to discuss potential problems and plan possible methods of resolutions.
• Maintains dialogue with authorities and international institutions such as UNDSS, NGO Security forum, and other Red Cross/Red Crescent movement in matter of security.
• Serves as a member of interdisciplinary team on matters of non-routine nature, such as mine removal, evacuations, medical emergency, kidnapping, arms attacks, arrest and detention, or hostilities that threaten the safety of FHI360 staff
• Supports the on-going evaluation of air, land and sea evacuation routes and resources for use in emergencies, ensuring the availability of vehicles, aircrafts, vessels, fuel supply and assessable roads.
• Ensures that fire detection devices and firefighting equipment are available on the premises. Maintains fire evacuation plan and conducts fire drills and training, as necessary.
• Conducts routine security surveys of office and residential areas and premises.
• Conducts physical security inspections of facilities, including safe room and issuance of identity cards, if possible, background checks and entry control.
• Ensures that staff members are kept fully informed on matters affecting their security and safety.
• Investigates and prepares reports on minor cases of theft, illegal entry, assault, or other incidents when the extent of the infraction is readily determinable.
• Establishes policies and procedures for reviewing crisis situations and preparing contingency plans for emergencies.
• Ensures availability of emergency communications system by making periodic checks to determine if systems are functioning properly, arrange for necessary repairs or adjustments.
• Manages and supervises all FHI 360 guards, including the creation of the schedules.
• Recruits, trains and supervises local CPOs.
• Assists in creating a security culture around the organization.

Problem Solving & Impact:

• Works on problems that are moderate in scope and require judgment in resolving or making recommendations.
• Exercises judgment within defined policies and procedures to obtain solutions and perform duties.
• Decisions made generally affect own job or specific functional area.

• Supervision Given/Received:
• Has no supervisory responsibility.
• Receives instructions on new assignments.
• Typically reports to Security Coordinator.

• University degree in Security management, information management or business administration, political/social science or international relations with focus on security management or other relevant education.

• 5-7 years of progressive responsible experience in investigation, military, police, security management, preferably in the police or military context or related area.

• Previous experience in a similar role with another organization is preferred

• Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.

• Fluent in local language (Amharic) and excellent in English.
• Good knowledge of the local context
• Typical Physical Demands:
• Typical office environment.
• Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
• Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
• Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.
• Technology to be Used:
• Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.
• This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

• FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

• FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

• FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Ethiopia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 18 june 2022
Duty Station: Addis Ababa
Posted: 06-06-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 06-06-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 06-06-2065
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