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Security Advisor-World Vision



1 year ago

Job Description

Lead the security function ensuring World Vision Kenya security management is fit for purpose. To provide advisory services for all aspects of security management at World Vision Kenya to create an environment which enables World Vision Kenya to deliver programs safely, securely and effectively. The position holder must be able to live out and communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others and undertake all work with due regard to the safeguarding and protection of children, and to health and safety requirements and with due regard to best practice and legal requirements relating to diversity and equality. rovide security advice and technical guidance as it relates to World Vision Kenya’s operating contexts and during critical incidents. Manage risk thresholds across program activity by designing and implementing, a security operations plan to facilitate an environment that enables World Vision Kenya deliver programs safely, securely and effectively. Lead National Office Incident Management (IM) capability. Ensure a reliable IMT response from the National Office, lead Incident Management training and build capacity of field teams synergizing National Office and OCS responses. Liaise with national authorities and stakeholders during crises. Ensure appropriate and timely collection, analysis and dissemination of security information to the National Director and staff. Establish early warning systems.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. enior level HQ and field experience with INGO or similar background
  2. At least 7 years’ experience in a proven security field (public, private, and government or NGO sectors), four of which must be in management Police/Law Enforcement Training Radio and/or Satellite phone communications experience, operations and management Sound knowledge of the security risk assessment process, security & contingency planning and crises management in the humanitarian context
  3. Expert in security best practice, risk management and crisis response in conflict zones
  4. Able to set strategic direction and culture for organizational security function and policy
  5. Can develop operational security plans and key performance objectives for field programs
  6. Experienced line manager with knowledge of remote management and staff mentoring
  7. Concise communicator with ability to navigate contentious issues and convey complex themes to advise senior leaders and trustees
  8. Strong ability to deliver written and verbal briefs
  9. Strong knowledge of conflict, terrorism trends and political violence in Kenya

Education + Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in either Armed Conflict and Peace Studies, Criminology and Security Studies, , Security Management , Security and Disaster Management, Forensic and Criminal Investigations or related fields
  2. Master’s Degree in a security related field is an added advantage
  3. Self-management/resilience and emotional maturity