Senior Security Officer

Senior Security Officer

Various, AA Samaritan's Purse
Job Summary
The Senior Security Officer is responsible to assist the Safety Control Manager - Ethiopia to promote and support the success and safety of field programs and staff, Operation Christmas Child, and WMM staff.  The Senior Security Officer will help maintain security and safety for all field programs, operating sites, and facilities. This position will also help develop and maintain security and evacuation plans and policies in accordance policies and procedures. These activities may include the oversight of government and contractual relationships, program support, process evaluation, and direct supervision of staff when the Safety Control Manager is out of country. The Senior Security Officer will occasionally make site visits to program areas to evaluate safety and security. This position will also help facilitate the community acceptance model of security in the communities where programs are operating.
Key Responsibilities
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with diverse personnel who impact security of SP personnel. These include but are not limited to local village leaders, police, military, other NGOs, UN and government leaders
  • Analyze open source and confidential information to continually assess the national and local threat levels.
  • Develop local contacts who can provide real-time information in SP areas of operation
  • Maintain up to date information on political, economic and social status on a national level.
  • Provide inputs to the SPE security and safety plan
  • Help maintain internal theft protection by liaising with Logistics to ensure compliance
  • Maintenance of the Security Protocols/ Manual and incident records
  • Make Safety Control Manager - SPE aware of observed changes to security status, information, needs, and concerns
  • Monitor potential and present emergencies and keep all staff informed of events, as directed by the Safety Control Manager - SPE
  • Provide inputs to the disaster response plan, evacuation plan and other contingency plans
  • Work closely with the leadership to determine appropriate solutions to staffing and program needs in areas of responsibility.
  • Work closely with country leadership in advising on travel restrictions and program hibernations.
  • Ensure efficient use of funding and accurate financial reporting, assist Safety Control Manager - SPE in preparing annual budget
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Safety Control Manager - SPE

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