Our client supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive.
We are looking for an experienced safety, and security professional to play a key role in the Health, Safety and Security Department.
We believe that our team is our greatest and most valuable asset. We also understand that our locations of work can at times pose heightened risks.
Given this, we prioritize investing in the safety, security and well-being of our team, and so see this as role as absolutely critical to the success of the organisation.
The Safety and Security Specialist will be a key deputy to the Global Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Manager, and will work closely with the Global HSS team to develop and implement HSS strategy and vision in New and Growth Countries.
S / he will collaboratively deliver this strategy through simple, effective and scalable systems to proactively mitigate risk and improve our preparedness to keep our staff safe and healthy.
S / he will also be responsible for contributing to the response to any situations that do arise, such as staff injury in the field or liaising with local authorities in the aftermath of security incidents
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to :
Further develop relationships with local security stakeholders and independently expand network of information sources to update the security information gathering tracker
Hold regular (weekly) check-ins with Global Health, Safety and Security to discuss findings and determine necessary security communications strategy
Work with Global HSS to develop monthly security updates to country & department leadership
Develop an understanding of the threshold for sending out ad-hoc security alerts to country staff, and be able to draft and send updates with moderate Global HSS involvement
Ensure the implementation of safety and security and transport minimum standards at all office / residence locations in countries of responsibility
Complete security assessment checklists and develop recommended risk mitigation measures with some guidance from Global HSS
Act as the primary responder to security incidents involving staff during office hours, and escalating incident response management to leadership when necessary
Provide security-related on-boarding
Project management of priority Corporate Operations department projects, managing a team to execute tasks of medium complexity - these include office services, visitor services, rural housing services and in-country transport & fleet management services
Stakeholder engagement with internal and external points of contact to drive forward priority initiatives
CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance.
We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, or starting a business
Compensation would be commensurate with experience