Safety and Security Manager(Military/Police Background) - Syria region

Employer: Save The Children
Location:Amman Jordan

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

By mid-2013 most of our international programmes will be delivered through a merged operation with 14 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

The role

The Safety and Security Adviser will work closely with the Emergency Team and the Regional Security Director to carry out safety and security assessments; make recommendations and provide support for their implementation by Emergency Response. The Safety and Security Manager will facilitate the implementation of Save the Children's Safety and Security Policy and Standards within the Emergency Response 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. The post holder will play a key role in the capacity building of Safety & Security Focal Points. The Safety and Security Manager will be expected to undertake a leadership role in an emergency and support the team leaders and team at a senior level.
Qualifications and experience
Essential * Expertise in current safety and security practices and issues affecting aid work globally. * Fluent in English (written and spoken). * Significant experience of NGO security management/Adviser. * Proven experience and understanding of humanitarian operations and understanding of programming in an emergency. * Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels, establish information and security networks, and coordinate with country authorities, militias, donors, International Organisations and local NGOs. * Experience of working in hostile environments. Self motivated with the ability to work autonomously in a highly stressful and challenging environment. * Proven training of trainers skills and proven experience of training multi-national staff * Ability to formulate and communicate analysis of a changing security environment. * Proven skills in concise and succinct report writing. * Ability to prioritise security related tasks and complete reports to deadlines. * Strong leadership skills and proven skills in managing a team in hostile environments * Proven knowledge of MS office applications and IT literacy and capacity to learn and use other packages. * Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin all aspects of the job. Commitment to Save the Children Child Safeguarding policy. Desirable * Operational experience in post war / disaster affected environments with NGO, Military or police background. * Operational programming experience. * Experience living and working in Syria or neighbouring countries * Fluent in Arabic
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Please note that the closing date for applications is 23rd April 2013
For further information on this role, please see our website at

How to apply: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to the link provided

Location: Amman, Jordan
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Tuesday 23 April 2013

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified.