Security Advisor - Central African Republic

  • Added Date: Monday, 03 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 21 February 2020

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent non-profit development and humanitarian organization 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 it is girls who are most affected.

We work 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 close to 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

As the Safety and Security Advisor in the Central African Republic, you will advise the Country Director on security challenges and any developing security and risk assessments. You will propose risk reduction measures in addition to developing, maintaining, updating and implementing when necessary, security protocols and operating procedures according to the changing situation.

In this role, you will ensure that Plan International CAR staff are working within an environment consistent with accepted minimum safety and security standards. This encompasses the development of security plans and of mainstreaming the individual and collective sense of security and safety awareness and responsibility.

You will also ensure that safety and security dimensions are factored into all operational activities such as programming (including budget), advocacy and communication. You will develop a network of contacts among local actors to facilitate Plan work and enhance the security of its operations.

The Individual

We are looking to recruit a resilient and adaptable individual who has knowledge of the humanitarian sector and has excellent organisation, communication and information management skills. You will work with trustworthiness and integrity and will have a clear commitment to Plan’s core values and humanitarian principles.

You will have effective negotiation and representation skills and you will be able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan International. To be successful in this role you will have the ability to support and train local and international staff and be able to work with disaster-affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.

Fluency in both English and French is essential whilst working knowledge of other languages is desirable.

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Location: Bangui, CAR

Type of Role: 6-month FTC Unaccompanied posting

Reports to: Operations Director

Grade: Competitive salary and package available

Closing Date: 21/02/2020

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

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People 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.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas. We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

This vacancy is archived.

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