Regional Security Advisor
Regional Security Advisor Horn, East and Central Africa Based in Nairobi Fixed-term contract for 2 years Salary range: GBP 24,245 - 30,853 net Background Oxfam is one of the world's leading humanitarian agencies assisting people affected by natural disasters and conflict throughout the world. With over 5,000 staff and dedicated volunteers in more than 80 countries, Oxfam is able to achieve the greatest impact to end poverty and suffering through combining emergency response work, long-term programmes for poverty alleviation and campaigning for lasting change. The Horn, East, and Central Africa (HECA) Region is the largest region within Oxfam, covering 8 countries, including Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and Uganda. The Regional Centre is based inNairobiand is mandated to provide leadership and support to the Oxfam country programmes in delivering their strategies within the context of programme quality, and efficiency. The role You will provide leadership within the HECA region on Oxfam's policy, practice and approach to security management, through provision of specialist advice and support to Regional and Country management teams. Develop a strategic framework for regional analysis and support others to carry out country analysis and risk assessment. Develop a regional learning and development strategy and action plan, in line with the global strategy and plan, to ensure that all country and regional staff have the security skills and awareness that they need to be effective. Ensure harmonize security strategies, evacuation plans, new staff security orientation and ensure Oxfam security protocols are maintained and adhered to. Responsible for reviewing country security evacuation and contingency plans. Ensure the implementation of the minimum security management guidelines established by country programmes. Implement and follow up on the promotion of security awareness among national and international staff. Develop security training plans and implement it by providing trainings to national and international staff. Establish early warning systems in coordination with other stakeholders regionally and in countries. Establish networks with other NGOs and UN agencies regarding security and establish an information exchange network. Maintain contact with Global security team regarding country security strategies and incident reporting in conjunction with the country director(s). What we're looking for Considerable practical experience of security assessment, planning and implementation of procedures in the context of UN or NGO humanitarian operations. Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences including in complex and stressful circumstances. Proven experience of field based training. Ability to advice and support field staff in a consultative manner. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities. Must be organised and efficient. Keywords: Communications
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