Safety and Security Officer Aden - Search for Common Ground Aden, Yemen Bookmark Share Print 69 0 0

Listing Description

The Organization
Search for Common Ground (Search) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. Search seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 400 staff worldwide, Search implements projects from 39 offices in 36 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work at, with a dedicated and enthusiastic staff who love their work. You will be joining a highly motivated staff with a good team spirit and there will be opportunities to grow in the role. Search has been working in Yemen since 2010 to promote social cohesion through work with youth, media, and women’s groups across the country. Search Yemen is seeking highly qualified individuals for the following position:

Organizational Responsibilities
Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.
Commit to implementing the goal of gender equality and maximize the participation and involvement of women and men in all aspects of program implementation.
Ensure a safe working environment for all people involved in project implementation and maintain the highest standards of behavior when working with the community targeted.
Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures as outlined in Search policies and procedure manuals.
Follow all organizational protocols and regulations according to guidance provided by the HR department.

Position Summary
Under the direct supervision of the country director, the Security and safety officer will be responsible for undertaking ongoing analysis of the context and developments in relation to the security environment in project target areas, developing and maintaining up-to-date context analysis, risk assessment, and incident reporting system national wide to maintain a safe work environment for Search team. Coordinate with other INGOs and UN agencies on security and information sharing. He/ She will undertake regular and ad hoc safety and security assessments as necessary in order to gather information and to analyze the overall situation in existing and potential areas of intervention.

Vacancy: Safety and Security Officer
Location: Aden
Duration: (renewable based on fund availability)

  • Develop and update safety and security SOPs, plans, and forms.
  • Ensure safety, security and protection of Search staff, and assets.
  • Minimize personal and operational risks on Search staff, partners, and operations.
  • overall coordination and supervise Search Aden office and guest house security arrangements and personal
  • Actively promote security awareness among staff.
  • Ensure that all staff are provided with required security and safety trainings and coordinate these trainings.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date context analysis and risk assessment.
  • Develop and maintain an incident reporting system.
  • Maintain close contacts with all relevant stakeholders to develop networks and build relationships with key actors to ensure gathering of reliable information. The above includes regular participation to in-country related meetings.
  • Undertake regular and ad hoc assessment field trips as necessary, in order to gather information and to analyze the overall situation in existing and potential areas of intervention.
  • Coordinate with and inform senior management on risks in the operation context-related on a regular basis.
  • Ensure that the security management system complements the  projects implementation.
  • Ensure the security management system is in line with existing Search for Common Ground security policy, protocol, and approach.
  • Support Search crisis management team to manage security incidents and crisis situations.
  • Provide advice on destinations, accommodation, car rental programs, and flights.
  • Support in facilitating travel arrangement, briefing and related matters.
  • Independently prioritizes time to reach deadlines and reaches end results of assignments with ability to accomplish multiple steps with limited to no supervision
  • Participate in team planning review and lead key security planning in line with the organization’s strategy
  • Establish or reinforce relations with government administrative bodies
  • Ensure proper filing of Management system of security-related information and documentation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor and CD.

  • Qualifications
  • Meet the following qualifications:
  • Education
  • BA degree or equivalent experiences.

  • Experience and Skills
  • Minimum 6 years professional experience in safety and security
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in risk management.
  • Previous experience with INGOs.
  • Demonstrated reporting skills and the ability to capture results.
  • Ability to analyze and present information in a clear manner.
  • Demonstrated English reporting and computer skills (Word and Excel).
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage time effectively.
  • Discipline and punctuality.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, and tasks efficiently.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the country.
  • Fluency in English and [local language] (both written and spoken).
  • Sep20,2023

    As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. 


    Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Please see our website for full details of our work. All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Collaboration- Audacity - Tenacity - Empathy - Results. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest, and Anti-fraud. Search is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children, youth, and vulnerable adults with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children, youth, and vulnerable adults.  Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. View our code of conduct here and our privacy policy here.

    Les descriptifs de pouvant ne pouvant être exhaustifs, le titulaire du poste pourra être amené à entreprendre d'autres tâches qui correspondent globalement aux responsabilités clés ci-dessus.
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    Seuls les candidats invités à un entretien seront contactés. Pas d'appels téléphoniques s'il vous plaît. Veuillez consulter notre site Web pour tous les détails de notre mission.

    Tous les employés de Search doivent adhérer aux valeurs de Search : Collaboration- Audace - Ténacité - Empathie - Résultats. Conformément à ces valeurs, Search fait respecter le code de conduite et les politiques connexes sur la lutte contre le harcèlement au travail, la protection contre l'exploitation et les abus, la protection des enfants, les conflits d'intérêts et la lutte contre la fraude. Search s'engage à préserver les intérêts, les droits et le bien-être des enfants, des jeunes et des adultes vulnérables avec lesquels elle est en contact et à mener ses programmes et ses opérations d'une manière qui soit sûre pour les enfants, les jeunes et les adultes vulnérables.
    Search for Common Ground ne fait pas et ne doit pas faire de discrimination fondée sur la race, la couleur, la religion (croyance), le sexe, l'expression de genre, l'âge, l'origine nationale (ascendance), le handicap, l'état matrimonial, l'orientation sexuelle ou le statut militaire, dans aucune de ses activités ou opérations.
    Consultez notre code de conduite ici et notre politique de confidentialité ici.

    Dado que la descripción de funciones no puede ser exhaustiva, el titular del puesto puede tener que realizar otras tareas que coinciden en líneas generales con las responsabilidades clave mencionadas.
    Sólo se contactará con los candidatos invitados a una entrevista. Se agradece no recibir llamadas telefónicas. Consulte nuestro sitio web para conocer todos los detalles de nuestro trabajo. Todos los empleados de Search deben adherirse a los valores de la organización: Colaboración - Audacia - Tenacidad - Empatía - Resultados. De acuerdo con estos valores, Search hace cumplir el Código de Conducta y las políticas relacionadas con luchar contra el acoso en el lugar de trabajo, la protección contra la explotación y el abuso, la protección de la infancia, los conflictos de intereses y la lucha contra el fraude. Search se compromete a salvaguardar los intereses, derechos y bienestar de los niños, jóvenes y adultos vulnerables con los que está en contacto y a llevar a cabo sus programas y operaciones de una manera que sea segura para los niños, jóvenes y adultos vulnerables.  Search for Common Ground no discrimina ni discriminará por motivos de raza, color, religión (credo), género, expresión de género, edad, origen nacional (ascendencia), discapacidad, estado civil, orientación sexual o condición militar, en ninguna de sus actividades u operaciones. Consulte nuestro código de conducta aquí y nuestra política de privacidad aquí.

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