Safety & Security Manager – IRC International Rescue committee
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.
IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. With an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 3,000 staff and workers in the region, IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.
Under the direct supervision of the Humanitarian Access and Security Coordinator, and the close coordination with the Humanitarian Access Managers (HAMs), the Safety & Security Manager (SSM) is responsible for supporting the Syria Country Program with the development and implementation of Syria-specific safety and security risk mitigation strategies. This will be achieved by successfully integrating security planning into program cycles and by building the capacity of the Security Focal Points (SFPs).
To be successful in this role, the candidate must have the ability to interact effectively with national and international staff members and demonstrate ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and provide relevant advice and support. The successful candidate must also demonstrate strong analytical capacity, resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of security within programs.
Management & Panning
• Develop, maintain and ensure compliance with Security Management Plans, including contingency plans and relevant SOPs
• Conduct safety reviews of all prospective premises and ensure compliance with minimum safety and security standards in coordination with field SFPs
• Conduct comprehensive security assessment in potential program/field sites, as necessary
• Implement and ensure effective monitoring of a vehicle tracking system in each site
• Conduct regular safety drills for all staff and management in all sites
• Build and maintain a network of Security Focal Points at each field office and program sites
Context & Incident Reporting
• Ensure all incidents are followed up with an official written report, which is then shared with relevant stakeholders and filed appropriately
• Compile and submit regular reports that track incidents and trends in local security contexts
• Monitor the operating environment, identify new threats, assess IRC vulnerabilities and recommend risk mitigation strategies
• Support the HAC in fulfilling national and regional reporting requirements
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