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Regional Safety & Security Adviser- West Africa

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Regional Safety & Security Adviser- West Africa

Date: 20-Nov-2019

Location: -, DK, SN

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

The Regional Safety & Security Advisor will oversee, contribute towards, promote and implement the global security strategy, policies and guidelines. In this role, you will proactively provide advice, support, instruction and training to all Plan offices in the region on security issues and is the technical supervisor of all security appointments within the region.

You will be responsible for providing an objective overview of security trends and issues across the regions. You will maintain an appropriate level of independence to intervene in situations where the country office level security management needs support. You will also be available to deploy rapidly when necessary.

This role requires you to manage the budget for security operations/programme assistance to countries within the region in collaboration with other Plan regional colleagues. You will also ensure that there are efficient communication lines established and maintained between all country security appointments and/or Country Directors, especially in emergency situations.

The Individual

We are looking to recruit a proactive and flexible individual who has in-depth knowledge in post-conflict and/or complex emergency environments. You will have good understanding and experience in neutrality in local conflicts and conflicting parties. In particular, you will be able to interact with all parties whilst maintaining a position of humanitarian neutrality.

You will also have a deep and clear understanding of humanitarian principles, codes of conduct and ideally specific sub-sector work such as protection, health and shelter. It is essential that you have demonstrable practical experience in security management, training or analysis in a relevant organisational setting whilst also having an advanced knowledge of communications technology.

To be successful in this role, you will be a self-starter who acts with honesty and integrity. You will understand Plan International’s needs and behave strategically to lead the processes and practices that support the achievement of organisational objectives. You will also have demonstrated time management and organisational skills in a relevant senior management position, whilst also having excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively within diverse teams.

For the full job description, please see:

Location: Flexible but within a Western or Central Africa Country Office

Type of Role: 2 year fixed term contract

Reports to: Regional Director

Salary: Competitive salary and package available

Closing Date: 11/12/2019

Anticipated interview date: 19/12/2019

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.


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