Security Coordinator -Etho Jobs

Security Coordinator

 Samaritan’s Purse’s

Samaritan’s Purse’s is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Security Coordinator in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Job Description

The Security Coordinator is responsible to assist the Safety Control Manager – Ethiopia to promote and support the success and safety of field programs, staff, and facilities. This position will also help develop and maintain security and evacuation plans, assist with the development and enforcement of security policies and procedures, and regularly train national and international staff on security measures. The Security Coordinator will occasionally make site visits to program areas to evaluate safety and security and produce written reports on such visits. This position will also help facilitate the community acceptance model of security in project area communities.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop and maintain relationships with diverse personnel who impact security of Samaritan’s Purse (SP) personnel.
  • Analyze open source and confidential information to continually assess threat levels.
  • Monitor potential and present emergencies and keep all staff informed of events, as directed by the Safety Control Manager
  • Provide inputs to the disaster response plan, evacuation plan and other contingency plans.
  • Work closely with country leadership in advising on travel restrictions and program hibernation.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Job Requirements

Skills Required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be willing to abide by Samaritan’s Purse’s code of conduct and understand the principles of Samaritan’s Purse’s statement of faith. He/she must also be able to perform each key responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary.

  • Self-starter and motivated to succeed, regardless of the task; creative problem solver
  • Ability to take initiative and work with limited supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills, in both oral and written form
  • Ability to coordinate activities, conduct training, build and maintain positive working relationships
  • Ability to understand complex security situations and advise program design accordingly
  • Ability to analyze information to develop a complete picture of security situations
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, good problem-solving ability
  • Networking and team building skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Levelheaded and calm demeanor
  • Willingness to travel throughout Ethiopia on a regular basis
  • Willingness to work in a challenging field environment

Education / Experience Needed

Previous experience in a security position strongly desired. Proven management and leadership experience a bonus.

Language Amharic and English fluency (spoken and written required). Other local languages are desirable.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can send only updated CV and application letter to no later than June  20, 2019. Please write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line, ”Security Coordinator ”.

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