Job offer: Security Coordinator - Plan International

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The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.

We won’t stop until we are all equal.

The Opportunity

As Security Coordinator, you are responsible for safety and security of staff, assets and programs within the Emergency context (the far north of Cameroon). In the role of Security Coordinator in DRM Emergency, you will provide effective capacities and technical guidance in management including the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of security threats during the implementation of related activities at the field levels.

You will be identified and sufficiently mitigated direct threats (specific to the organisation’s work) and reduced indirect threats (non-specific) to acceptable levels. Including gender-related ones, are continuously monitored and security plans updated as required

As Security Coordinator, you will be based in Maroua for the whole Program Implementation and Influencing Area with frequent movements in Mayo Tsanaga, Mayo Sava and Logone et Chari divisions and all area where Plan is operating in the Far North of Cameroon.

Under the authority of the Emergency Response Manager, with a doted technical reporting to the Country Security Advisor; As security Coordinator you will be responsible for the development and implementation of security policies, guidelines and procedures in order to ensure the security of all Plan staff, property and operations. This will involve, but is not limited to: promoting a culture of security; security incident reporting; security guard oversight and management; monitoring and analysing the security situation in relation to the Nigerian Refugee and IDPs response in the Far North region of Cameroon, promulgating and maintaining Security related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

The Individual

We are looking to recruit someone with a degree in security or a related field, with proven practical work experience, preferably with a non-profit organization or NGO in international humanitarian aid programs, and with a proven ability to plan, organize and execute security operations in the field. As a security coordinator, you will have experience in conducting participatory risk assessments and preparing situational analyses, with good communication skills (written and verbal) in French and English to present and obtain information quickly and clearly to a variety of audiences. Knowledge of local languages will be a considerable asset.

Please follow this link for a full role profile: JD Security Coordinator- Maroua PIIA 18.05.2024.pdf

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.

Closing Date: 03rd June 2024

Type of Role: Fixed Term contract

Reports to: Emergency Response Manager

Hay Level: 13

Location: Maroua, Cameroon


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