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Regional Coordinator - Nyanza

Kisumu, Kenya

Closing: Aug 16, 2022

6 days remaining

Published: Aug 9, 2022 (1 day ago)

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  • A relevant bachelor’s degree.

  • At least three (3) years’ experience in a proven security field (public, private, government or NGO sectors).

  • Experience working in Refugee Response is a MUST

  • Experience supporting security for an emergency response programme is an added advantage

  • Police or Law enforcement training desirable.

  • Other: Military training, Security Management, Basics of Field Security, Humanitarian security risk management.

  • Candidate should possess knowledge and skills in conducting security risk assessments, designing and delivering security trainings, performing security investigations, incident management, security contract management and security planning

  • Possess an understanding of the humanitarian industry

  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively under pressure

  • Ability to communicate information effectively in the English language

  • First Aid qualified

  • Candidate should possess computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and be well versed with internet usage.

  • Have strong relating and networking skills.

  • Demonstrate ability to represent the organization well at interagency meetings

  • Demonstrate personal values, attitudes and behaviours that are consistent with World Vision Core Values

  • No previous criminal record or convictions.


Responsibilities
  • A relevant bachelor’s degree.

  • At least three (3) years’ experience in a proven security field (public, private, government or NGO sectors).

  • Experience working in Refugee Response is a MUST

  • Experience supporting security for an emergency response programme is an added advantage

  • Police or Law enforcement training desirable.

  • Other: Military training, Security Management, Basics of Field Security, Humanitarian security risk management.

  • Candidate should possess knowledge and skills in conducting security risk assessments, designing and delivering security trainings, performing security investigations, incident management, security contract management and security planning

  • Possess an understanding of the humanitarian industry

  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively under pressure

  • Ability to communicate information effectively in the English language

  • First Aid qualified

  • Candidate should possess computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and be well versed with internet usage.

  • Have strong relating and networking skills.

  • Demonstrate ability to represent the organization well at interagency meetings

  • Demonstrate personal values, attitudes and behaviours that are consistent with World Vision Core Values

  • No previous criminal record or convictions.


Security Planning

  • Ensure adequate security measures and contingency plans are put in place for critical refugee response program activities.

  • Ensure refugee response programmes and projects budget for core security requirements and ensure all security budget lines are effectively utilized through tracking of security costs

  • Update the security protocol for the refugee response programme in accordance with the changes in West Nile context and monitor staff compliance.  

  • Conduct security assessments as required by World Vision Security Policy

  • Plan and coordinate security for food and cash distributions in refugee settlements in liaison with the Logistics Officer and Food Assistance Officer.

  • Oversee the deployment of security personnel to support in critical program activities

  • Prepare monthly security reports to the Area Manager and the Security Manager.

  • Network and collaborate effectively with the community, partners, security focal points of implementing partners and government security agencies

  • Conduct periodic performance reviews of the contracted security provider

  • Represent World Vision at INGO security network meetings held in West Nile and ensure information from the meetings is disseminated to relevant staff

  • Coordinate with relevant managers and technical specialist to conduct periodic training for contracted security provider on humanitarian principles, child & adult safe-guarding, gender & protection etc

Staff and Asset Safety.

  • Advise Response Management on key security issues affecting staff and World Vision operations in the West Nile refugee response.

  • Develop a culture of security awareness among staff based on local security risk assessments

  • Ensure all refugee response fire safety equipment is kept functional and a fire emergency plan put in place for each field office across the response.

  • Ensure all field locations are equipped with first aid kits and replenished in a timely manner.

  • Collaborate with the Security Manager to ensure appropriate safety and security trainings are provided to response staff

  • Ensure adequate access control mechanisms and physical security measures are deployed at all Response field offices to enhance the safety of staff and security of WV assets.

  • Ensure lost and damaged organization assets are properly reported and documented and timely reports shared with the Security Manager

  • Ensure COVID-19 workplace protocols are developed, periodically reviewed and enforced.

  • Provide security briefs to visitors and accompany high profile visitors to the field when required

  • Ensure timely reporting of incidents, follow up and closure of cases as per World Vision reporting protocols

  • Collaborate with Managers to review security incidents involving staff and mobilize needed support (security, medical etc.)

  • Document incidents that happen, escalate to relevant officers, upload on ethics point and provide support to closure of incidents.

  • Develop and participate in safety and security drills to test the responsiveness and awareness of staff on safety and security issues.

Resilience and Business continuity.

  • Ensure Security Risk Assessments, Context Risk Ratings and Core Security Requirement standards and processes are updated and completed in accordance with World Vision policies

  • Analyze security trends and information to facilitate appropriate zonal risk ratings

  • Ensure effective, efficient and optimal utilization of all resources made available to the security support function

  • Identify security wardens for each field office in the Response area and provide them mentorship and coaching to enhance their performance

  • Provide input and support to World Vision management in crisis situations and critical incidents

  • Conduct security investigations or fact finding missions when required.

  • Carry out post-incident reviews to guide management and staff to prevent/manage future occurrences. 

Fleet Safety

  • Ensure all major vehicle and motorcycle road traffic accidents involving World Vison fleet are investigated and reports shared with Response Management and the Security Manager

  • Work in unison with the logistics department in ensuring all vehicles have the requisite safety equipment and motorcycles have riding gear.

  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to create road safety awareness among Response staff and monitor staff compliance to road safety standards.

  • Work in liaison with logistics department to conduct training on fleet safety.


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