Job ID 120177
Degree Bachelor Degree
Province or State Kabul
Geneva Call is a neutral and impartial non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting respect for international humanitarian norms in armed conflict and other situations of violence. Geneva Call’s mission is to ensure that armed groups and de facto authorities (AGDA) respect International Humanitarian Law and basic humanitarian principles in the areas where they fight or they control.
Geneva Call consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. Geneva Call is an inclusive working environment for all its staff. Applications are particularly encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Under the supervision of the Country Director, the purpose of this role is to ensure that Geneva Call and local personnel are working within an environment consistent with accepted minimum safety and security standards. The Safety & Security Coordinator is responsible for application of safety & security management policies and procedures both in country office and field offices. He/she is responsible for facilitating safe programming and access at the central and provincial level. This encompasses the development of security plans and of mainstreaming the individual and collective sense of security and safety awareness and responsibility. It also consists of advising the Country Director on security challenges, developing risk assessments, and proposing risk reduction measures in addition to developing, maintaining, updating and implementing, when necessary, security protocols and operating procedures according to the changing situation.
- To support GC country offices with identification of threats & analysis of risk levels. This will in turn help teams to identify informed and nuanced Risk V Benefit levels (personal/institutional risk levels compared to humanitarian relevance of the activities).
- Provide technical support to the Geneva Call on all policies, procedures, guidelines and planning for staff safety, operational security, and program continuity.
- Work with Country Director & SMT to develop, consolidate and implement operating procedures and contingency plans.
- Regular assessments of equipment, and the protocols which is used, to ensure that minimal conditions for security are being met.
- Identify potential security risks through the security risk assessment tool and respond accordingly.
- Report and follow up on all Safety, Security and Access related incidents and ensure that it is timely and properly reported.
- Respond to emergencies and incidents within designated areas promptly and according to policy.
- Maintain regular contact with field security focal points about security situation in their respective areas.
- Conduct safety and road checks daily, recommend approval or non-approval for travel, and coordinate with other GC teams on travel.
- Report any violations to appropriate GC authority and participate in preventative initiatives.
- Attend meetings as required to represent the GC and support coordination in reducing risk.
- Pick/drop of international staff/Visitor from Airport, support international/visitors During the unofficial time for shopping or etc.
- Communicate with line manager without delay any urgent/security information, theft, fire and other accidents and other emergencies.
- Prepare the monthly duty schedule, leave schedule, and overtime payment sheets for security guards.
- Orient and train new security guards on GC Security Polices and procedures, and basic security awareness.
- Ensure emergency contact are shared with security guards.
- Orient Security Guards on evacuation plans, drills, and procedures regarding emergencies.
- Ensure CCTV cameras are maintained and monitored by security guards.
- Patrol and inspect GC compound and assets to protect against fire, theft, terrorism, and illegal activity.
- Compile and submit monthly security reporting that track incidents and trends within the GC`s area of operation. Submit daily contextual updates (daily Security Report) as needed to the Country Director.
- Identify security-related information sources and develop an information-gathering network in Geneva Call`s operational areas.
- Ensure that briefing documents and maps are developed/updated to orient all new staff (national and international) about the overall security situation and threats and procedures in GC impact areas.
- Disseminate SMS messages to staff whenever an alert arises.
- Brief staff and visitors on the safety and security situation, rules and regulation and emergency response plan upon joining or visiting the provincial offices.
- Accompany visitors to field sites where required.
- Maintain awareness of staffs’ daily movements and advise where changes need to be made.
- Checking vehicles weekly to see whether they are equipped with safety and security equipment, seatbelts, vehicle tools, first aid kits, fire extinguishers, A/C and Heaters during winter and summer season.
- Investigate loss/damages, car accidents and any other related issue when requested.
- Any other duties assigned by line manager.
- Bachelor’s degree in law, Social Sciences, Security Management, Business Administration, or any other relevant fields.
- At least 7 years safety & security related experience.
- Experience with international organisations is preferred.
- Experience dealing with bilateral and multilateral donor funding.
- Strong analytical and organizational skills, and ability to work simultaneously emergences and to multitask.
- Very good understanding for the context, culture differences and the changes.
- Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
- Ability to interact effectively and sensitively with international and national personnel, as well as with project partners, local authorities and any other community stakeholders and key figures and community members.
- Training or experience in crisis management.
- Training in safety, fire, and evacuation procedures.
- Training in safety and disaster management.
- Experience negotiating access for humanitarian or other agencies.
- Strong information technology skills (Ms. Excel, Ms. Word).
- Required: English, Dari, and Pashto.
- Have strong knowledge of Afghanistan context.
- Risk analysis ability.
- Able to prepare complex security plans for country.
The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the GC Performance Management. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:
- The Job Description
- The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
- The Competency Framework
Conflict of interest
Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève / Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process.
- Position : Safety and Security Coordinator
- Type of Contract: Fixed term contract (National position)
- Activity rate: 100%, full-time position
- Work place: Kabul, Afghanistan
- Preferred start date: as soon as possible