Security and Safety Manager, CPT Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition 

Position Title: Security and Safety Manager, CPT

About the Role

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Security and Safety Manager, CPT to provide advisory services and strategic leadership to GAIN on how to identify, analyse, assess, and manage security and safety risks faced by staff, assets and programmes across its offices and locations. This role will be initially provided on a 12-month contract with the intention to convert it into a permanent contract subject to availability of funding and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • The post holder will be responsible for managing the day-to-day Safety and Security Management, and assurance for the organisation including situation monitoring, information sharing and reporting, implementing mitigation measures, reporting, and evaluation.
  • They will also be responsible for implementing and overseeing improved practice in safety and security.
  • Acting as the key focal point for this area, this postholder will focus on the following areas:
  • Advise GAIN Strategic Management Team(SMT) on policy and practice relating to security and safety to ensure that GAIN can discharge its duty of care.
  • Take the lead in addressing policies, practices, and good governance across each office, including developing and implementing a security and safety plan, that addresses context analysis, risk management/mitigation, ensuring annual updates.
  • Review and advise on existing or proposed security contracts with external consultancy firms.
  • Manage improved practice in security and safety by commissioning, organizing, or providing training, coaching and guidance for all staff. They will be the main focal point for advice to staff travelling. They will advise the security committee in case of serious security threats that may require action.
  • Act as a secretary of the security committee, planning and conducting regular meetings.
  • Support the critical incident management team when this is called into action.
  • The Security and Safety Manager reports to the Country Programmes Operations Lead (CPOL). They will work closely with all members of the Country Programmes Team (CPT), Country Management Teams (CMT), the Heads of Operations, Heads of Office, and the Head of HR.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Lead on the development, implementation and oversight of GAIN’s operations, policies and procedures and guidelines in the areas of security and safety policy and practice to support staff safety and security, informed by good practice and professional standards.
  • Manage the design of good processes for travel risk assessment and security. Build and maintain networks with other security staff and organizations to obtain information which can be analyzed to better understand the security environment. Manage and maintain the update of all Country Security Plans and conduct yearly audit of these plans with the CMT.
  • Advise and provide guidance, support and recommendations to Heads of Operations on how to implement safety and security measures when a new office is being opened (in an existing or new GAIN country).
  • Train and coach Heads of Operations/Heads of Office on how to manage safety or security situations.
  • Develop awareness and understanding of the wider security context across GAIN to help staff develop appropriate reactions and behaviours in times of crisis.
  • Develop and deliver capacity through the regular training and mentorship of staff and assist and provide guidance to the security focal points.
  • Keep the security committee updated on any significant developments that could affect the security of teams.
  • Play a key role during critical incidents for information and advice.

About You

The ideal candidate should have experience in security and safety management in an international organization especially covering high security risk countries or locations. Regional or global experience highly preferred. The ideal candidate should be knowledgeable in designing and developing technical security guidelines and documents for country offices. You should be analytical with strategic thinking in terms of risk assessment and recommended actions.

The post holder should be able to manage and maintain the update of all Country Security Plans and conduct yearly audit of these plans with the CMT. You should be able to enforce compliance efforts in collaboration with global and local country leadership. Previous engagement leading security committees desirable.

The candidate should have experience working with stakeholders from different cultures and posses a relevant education background at degree level.

About our Offer

The starting gross salary on offer for this role is from KES 4’301’136– KES 4’917’408 per annum, depending on experience.

GAIN has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance. In addition, GAIN offers a total of 37 days holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme and competitive insurance cover including health, travel and life assurance. We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that includes flexible and hybrid working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling.

GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments, and promotion. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.

About GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Due to COVID19, conflict in Ukraine and climate change, malnutrition and hunger have worsened significantly since 2019, reversing a decade of progress. There is growing recognition that our food systems need to change if we are to reverse these trends.

GAIN’s Strategy aims to transform food systems to make healthier diets from sustainable food systems accessible to all people and especially those whose are most vulnerable to shocks. By 2027, we aim to improve the access of 1.5 billion people to nutritionally enhanced staple foods, improve the access of 25 million people to healthier diets, and support positive food system change in 10 countries. This is bold and complex, and the only way to achieve this is to work together with partners including governments, businesses, and civil society at the country and global level. These goals, and the ways of achieving them, build on our twenty-year legacy of transforming people’s lives with improved nutrition through concerted action and effective policy change.

Our Working Culture and Environment

We provide a flexible working environment that includes a combination of home and office working opportunities through our global hybrid working policy. This encourages our staff to have a healthy work-life balance and increases staff motivation, enriches employee wellbeing, and improves performance and productivity.

All of our positions are based in one or more of GAIN’s designated offices as stated on our job advertisements. Successful candidates will be based in one of GAIN’s country offices and must have the existing right to live and work within a reasonably commutable distance of the relevant city / cities in which the role is advertised. Please note, that GAIN does not sponsor working visas and relocations.

GAIN reserves the right to withdraw an offer of employment for candidates who are considered to ineligible under the above conditions during or after the recruitment process.

Applicants must have the right to work and be currently based in the advertised country location, to be eligible to apply for this position.

This advert closes on 23rd January 2024. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued. We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

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