The Safety and Welfare Officer will work closely with the National Safety & Security Manager and Zamfara Field Manager to carry out safety and security assessments, make recommendations and provide support for their implementation of SCI Programs in Zarnfara, Kebbi & Sokoto.
The Safety & Security Officer will facilitate the implementation of Save the Children’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards within country programmes and help drive systemic change in the quality of safety and security management and contribute to building country compliance with safety and security Minimum Standards.
He/She will also take forward the organisational security ethos while on assignment the post holder will play a key role in the capacity building of Safety & Security Focal Points.
Bachelors degree in a related field; Formal security qualification or advanced security management training, Advanced level of understanding with the philosophy and mode of operation of NGOs
A minimum of 3 years field based experience in complex and insecure settings, preferably in more than one country with large teams of staff with experience in liaising with civilian, police and military government authorities, as well as with regional, national and international institutions.
Experience of incident reporting, incident mapping, intelligence collation and analysis functions, set up and execution of an incident warning system (warden system), compilation of security reports and assessments; Strong analytical capacity, resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of security within programmes and ensuring the most effective support to line management.