Thursday, 4 June 2015

Safety and Security Intern

Save the Children

Vacancy: Safety and Security Intern 
Position Code: SCI/SECITN/03-2015

Team / Programme: Safety and Security

Location: Nairobi 
Grade: Internship

Post Type: National
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose: Under the guidance and supervision of the Security Manager, the security intern will carry out routine safety and security tasks as shall be assigned by the Security Manager. The post holder will work in close collaboration with and support all Safety and Security Focal Points (SSFPs) countrywide.
Reports to: Safety and Security Manager

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.

 In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Key Areas of Accountability:

Routine Safety and Security Manager Duties
  • Carry out security briefings for new staffs and International staffs visiting  the SC country offices
  • Provide security updates to staffs as and when required
  • Update the bulk SMS system and use the same to
  • Transmit and receive security related information in to/from all concerned
  • Participate in coordinating staff emergency/medical evacuation.
  • Follow-up with logistics of security purchases
  • With the assistance of the safety and security manager liaise with the UN, GoK and other agencies in the process of collecting an verifying security information
  • With the assistance of the Safety and Security Manager  collate information  from the field offices in the process of generating security reports
  • Carry out other lawful and ethical assignments as shall be assigned by the Safety and Security Manager
  • Update and file security related documents as shall be assigned (for example, constant companions, safety and security training database, incident reports, training reports etc)
  • Ensure that staffs who receive security briefings and orientations sign the relevant form
  • File all security related documents according to established practice
  • With the help of the safety and security manager,  document all reported security incidents
Personal Development
  • Document and submit to the Safety and Security Manager a fortnightly report on  key lessons learnt during the internship 
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and Experience
  • University degree although those with a higher National diploma from KNEC may be considered
  • The candidate must prove that they finished studies no longer than two years ago or that he/she is doing the last semester at college 
  • Experience working with a humanitarian INGO is an asset.
  • Having a good command of written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Computer/IT proficiency with Very good command of MS Office.
  • Exposure to some form of  security or safety management
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to clearly convey information
  • Willingness to travel to insecure/hostile environments.
  • Ability to work within a multi-cultural, multi ethnic team
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Adaptable and flexible; Able to work at odd hours
  • Rigorous, precise, well organized and punctual.
  • Very good sense of reliability, initiative and responsibility.
  • Very good negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work in team, independently and in stressful situations.
  • Knowledge of INGOs working environment is an asset.
How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to indicating the Position Code on the subject line by 17th June 2015. 

Due to the urgency of this position applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 



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