Regional Security and Safeguarding Advisor
I. Core purpose
*“Acts in the role of Security & Safeguarding Advisor in a regional role in the Anglophone part of the CBM AFWC region: Develops a regional security and safeguarding strategy based on headquarters and country information. Identifies risks and threats and develops systems of early warnings. Coordinates with countries in the design, testing and communications of appropriate security and safeguarding plans and programmes. Develops and documents regional risk assessments and security management plans and programmes. P**rovide appropriate support to Countries’ Security Focal and Safeguarding Points.”*
Bachelor’s degree or above in a related field (Administration, Management, social studies etc.), or an equivalent combined education and work experience.
5 years leadership experience in security and / or safeguarding management in an INGO setting in the region.
5 years experience and knowledge of personnel and organizational security and safeguarding issues, conducting threat/risk assessments, management, reporting and awareness raising in an insecure environment.
Proven track record in conceptualizing, developing and implementing a Security and Safeguarding Plans in an inclusive manner.
Proven experience to facilitate trainings.
Working experience in an INGO setting.
Willingness to continue to sharpen skills and technical knowledge.
Ability to travel frequently within the region, including to less secure environments.
English professional proficiency
Working knwoldege of French will be an advantage.
Experience with Microsoft packages including Outlook, Word, Power point and Excel.
· Experience with use of virtual collaboration/ e-learning software such as GotoMeeting and Teams.
Building Collaborative Relationships
Diagnostic Information Gathering
While based in Nigeria and primarily supporting CBM’s work in Nigeria (75%), the Regional Security and Safeguarding Advisor works under the guidance and supervision of the Country Director Nigeria. S/he is supported by the Global Security & Safeguarding Manager, the Safeguarding Manager and the Regional Hub Director for regional assignments which take up 25% of time.
S/he works in a functional management/advisory role and in close coordination and consultation with CBM local staff, advisers and project partners. S/he will develop and implement Safety & Security (S&S) and Safeguarding plans and strategies. These shall:
Hold responsibilities as the Safeguarding Focal Point for the respective region, with responsibility for advising, training, coordinating, monitoring and reporting in line with the established organization’s procedures.
Hold responsibilities as the S&S Focal Point for the respective region, with responsibility for advising, training, coordinating, monitoring and reporting in line with the established organization’s procedures.
Ensure compliance with the Safeguarding Policy, S&S Policy, Code of Conduct and other CBM staff policies.
Planning and Compliance
In line with CBM’s S&S Policy:
Ensure that the regional country offices have a Security Risk Assessment and a Country Security Plan that is regularly updated at least annually.
Ensure that the S&S plans include local characteristics of the different locations and that practices are disability inclusive and gender sensitive.
Conduct periodic field security assessments and report with findings and recommendations.
Inform CD, RHD and Global S&S Manager of areas of concern and non-compliance.
Support CBM country offices and CBM partners to continuously build their security and safeguarding systems.
Support Health promotion initiatives at regional office and country offices.
In line with CBM’s Children and adults-at-risk Safeguarding Policy:
Support the regional country offices to have country Safeguarding Plans that are regularly updated at least annually.
Support Country Offices/partners to have safeguarding risk assessments at partner and or project level.
Ensure that each country has an up-to-date Safeguarding referal map.
Assist country offices to support partners in any donor safeguarding compliance requirements or deadlines.
Staff Orientation & Training
Ensure all CO staff obtains annual security and safeguarding training.
Support the security and safeguarding systems for the regional office and respective country offices and train the local security and safeguarding focal points.
Provide pre-travel security briefings to CBM travelling staff.
Monitor and report safeguarding and S&S incidents, develop and keep a database of incidents, including threats, responses, vulnerabilities and lessons learned and provide timely feedback to the respective CDs, RHD, Global S&S Manager and Safeguarding Manager;
Make frequent visits in the different working locations of the region to monitor security and safeguarding management and report key findings and recommendations;
Monitor and help maintain Minimum Operational Security Standards in CBM offices in the region.
Manage travel S&S of staff and visitors and ensure travel in the region is tracked.
Conduct safeguarding assessments based on need.
Develop and maintain network of NGO, UN and corporate security and safeguarding focal points;
Make recommendations to reduce vulnerabilities of CBM staff, partners and communities;
Participate actively in regional and global S&S and Safeguarding related matters and networks;
Emergency Response and Incident (Crisis) Management
Ensure that the S&S and Safeguarding Plans are quickly adapted to an emergency situation arising in a country;
Support emergency response and NTD programs in S&S matters;
As required, support and advise the senior management teams of the CO, the RHO, and the International Office, during emergencies and/or critical incidents.
Provide incident management support to local partners.
Conduct incident management debrief and review sessions with incident managers.
Ensure Safeguarding and S&S investigations (based on incidents) are dealt with within the given time frame and professionally by involving all stakeholders necessary followed by a complete documentation.
Promote implementation of CBM’s Safeguarding and Security policies and procedures.
Provide Safeguarding and S&S trainings and audits to the regions with measurable impact.
Ensure confidentiality about sensitive Safeguarding and S&S issues at all times.
The future job holder will adhere to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy.
CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position. If you feel that this role would be a good opportunity for you, please send your CV and cover letter in one document via the apply button – Application deadline : 15/10/2020
The role is a permanent contract located in Abuja, Nigeria.