International Rescue Committee Vacancies in Addis Ababa - Safety and Security Manager

International Rescue Committee Vacancies in Addis Ababa - Safety and Security Manager

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The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation, and development support to vulnerable people and communities in over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

Job description

Under the direct supervision of the Safety and Security Coordinator (SSC), the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) is responsible for facilitating the safety and security of IRC personnel and assets and will be responsible for monitoring the security situation of the entire territory.


Network & Access

  • Establish and maintain contact with various actors (local authorities, NGOs, UN agencies, security forces, etc...).
  • Work with program teams to build network and acceptance in local communities
  • Advise the leadership on the possibilities of access to the different zones
  • Develop ongoing relationships with community leaders and other power brokers within the IRC operational areas. Work to ensure that IRC, its mission, and work within the IRC operational areas are known and accepted. Work to encourage stakeholders to work with the IRC in ensuring that staff and programs are safe and allowed to continue humanitarian activities.

Planning and Documentation

  • Organize and produce risk analyses (SRA) in a participatory and regular manner as needed.
  • Participate in the development of Security Plans (SMP) including appropriate procedures and contingency plans.
  • Ensure that all documents are up to date and operational.
  • Evaluate and maintain contingency plans adapted to the local context, in particular for evacuation, hibernation, and travel.

Information and Analysis

  • Identify and report all the security information and events, especially those that could have an impact on IRC operations.
  • Work closely with all staff to ensure that safety and security incidents are reported following IRC standards.
  • Provide and share daily situation reports (DSR) and weekly security updates.

Training and Briefings

  • Provide an on-arrival security briefing to all the visitors and new staff
  • Identified staff training needs.
  • Provide ongoing training for drivers and guards, as well as for other staff as necessary.

Building safety

  • Ensure the monitoring and replacement of safety equipment in IRC buildings (fire extinguishers, etc.).
  • Ensure the renewal of emergency stocks in IRC offices and guest houses.
  • Ensure that each IRC office and guest house has an evacuation plan in case of fire
  • Conduct regular security & safety assessments of offices, satellite offices, camps, warehouses to identify any vulnerabilities and give appropriate recommendations.
  • Ensure having security guards in all IRC facilities with supervision and planning.

Monitoring, Analysis, and Incident Management:

  • The SSM will provide support in the event of a safety or security incident affecting an IRC staff member.
  • The SSM may work on any other task requested by his/her supervisor, including support to the program or support services teams.
  • Compile and submit daily security reporting that tracks incidents and trends within the IRC’s area of operation. Submit contextual updates as needed.
  • Security Training and Orientation of Staff and Visitors
  • With the support of the SSC provide Safety & Security training to IRC staff, based on the findings of the Security Risk Assessment.
  • Maintain, review and update the On-Arrival Safety & Security briefings in the IRC operational areas.
  • Maintain, a tracker of briefed Staff and visitors on Orientations, and Training.


  • Security training or experience in the field;
  • At least 2 years experience in the security field
  • Good knowledge of MS Office and computer tools used by IRC;
  • Good knowledge of the environment and humanitarian principles;
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to work independently
  • Flexibility to work in different locations. Frequent travel
  • Excellent level of written and spoken English and Amharic - Other local languages will be a plus
  • Previous experience working in Oromia, Gambella, Assosa, and/or Somali regions will be an advantage.


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Position: Safety and Security Manager
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Application Deadline: Nov, 30/2021 (7 days left)

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer. IRC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

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