TITLE: Safety, Security, Disaster and Operational Risk Management (SDORM)
DIV/DEPT: Global Operations
LOCATION: Country Office (preferable in Guatemala, Honduras, or Mexico)
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Multi-Country Head – Functional Reporting
Director of EMU – Technical support for disaster and emergency responsibilities.
Director of Safety and Security – Technical support safety and security (S&S)
The SDORM is part of the Multi-Country Unit and supports Country Offices in the America’s in the process of assuring quality in the development and implementation of Operational Risk Reduction, including staff safety and security and emergency preparedness and response. The specialist will provide technical support and guidance in the process of continuous risk management, building capacity of staff and partners, developing relationships with humanitarian aid stakeholders and provide key support in resource mobilization and crisis response. The SDORM will be part of any decision making process to determine when and how to engage in light of an emergency response and/or a Safety and Security event.
S/he is required to strengthen and integrate DRR into program design, planning, and operations. To this effect s/he is required to support staff and partners by way of building their capacity, strengthen Program Models through risk management (DRR) mainstreaming and developing new grant proposals for DRR and emergency responses.
This position will provide technical support and develop preparedness and response plans, procedures and policy to manage organizational safety and security and operational risk. This position will be responsible for cultivating new relationships, engage relevant networks and strengthen positioning for future grant and partnership opportunities. At the onset of a large-scale response or critical security incident, the supervision of the SSDOR may switch to either technical director as appropriate.
This position is required to travel at least 50% of the time and needs to be availability to be deployed at short notice (24hrs) for extended periods of time within and outside the region.
Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.
JOB RESPONSIBILITY1: TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND PARTNERSHIPS
Lead the integration of operational risk management (DRR and S&S) into all aspects of country office business.
Ensure country strategic plan includes a risk assessment in mind and that relevant procedures are implemented to mitigate risk and being prepared for likely disasters and events.
Ensure that all procedures and protocols as required by ChildFund’s Safety and Security Policy are in place.
Supervise the elaboration and monitor the implementation of Safety and Security Management Plans (SSMP)
Evaluate, monitor and review Program quality and effectiveness to ensure the strict compliance of humanitarian program activities with ChildFund’s national and global policies and procedures, with relevant donor regulations and agreements, and minimum humanitarian guidelines (e.g. SPHERE, Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action)
Support the design, implementation and monitoring of recovery activities; designs transition strategy, phase out emergency activities and resilience building interventions.
Remain informed of developing trends, best practices and relevant analysis through active participation in networks, steering committees and the monitoring of various social media and information sharing platforms. Where it exists, the SRS will participate in the UN Saving Lives Together initiative.
Coordinates with other Alliance members where appropriate rapid emergency and threat and risk assessments.
JOB RESPONSIBILITY 2: PROGRAM SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES DEVELOPMENT
JOB RESPONSIBILITY 3: RESOURCE MOBILIZATION AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
JOB RESPONSIBILITY 4: COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORT
JOB RESPONSIBILITY 5: LOGISTICS AND OTHER BUSINESS
Minimum 5 + years progressive work experience in international agencies in implementing and managing humanitarian responses, including building local capacity to assess design and manage programs.
3 years security management, information collection, analysis, investigations, assessments and reporting.
Practice assisting humanitarian or development organizations in safety and security programs.
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ChildFund International is committed to staff safety and security and the rights, and well-being of all our staff. ChildFund is committed to upholding our ethics and values and fulfilling our duty of care commitments to all staff and the children with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe.
DISCLAIMER:_ This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position._
Required Skills Required Experience