Staff Safety & Access Coordinator

Job Description

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g., once a week or more) or intensively (e.g., four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

The overall objective of this position is to coordinate Staff Safety and Access activities for the entire Nekemte Project Office.
He/She is responsible to coordinate activities of the Nekemte Project office working South AO.  He/she is also responsible to reduce the risks posed to the program, staff and assets of SCI through the provision of specialised, coordinated, and focused Staff Safety management support, Safety risk Management, briefings and inductions, safety information management and trainings.


Reports to: Area Director

Location: South AO, based in Nekemte PO and provide support to all woredas in East Wellega that SCI operates.

Travel: SSAC will travel to all SCI operational woredas in East Wellega.   

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 8 regions in Ethiopia with a current staff complement of approximately 1,900 staff and current expenditure of approximately $90+ million each year

• Provide effective support to Nekemte PO at field level by addressing safety and security issues.
•  Communicates and Coordinates with CO Safety and Access unit and receives direction from the Director of Staff Safety and Access.
•   Provide security orientation/briefing for incoming or newly appointed SC staff in Nekemte PO.
•  In close collaboration with Director of Staff Safety and Access; reviews reports, and other technical documentation, to support the needs of all departments/ programs in the areas of safety and security, including summarizing requirements and identifying deliverables for departmental response;
•  Coordinates with all departments to ensure uniform application of safety and security policies and practices; coordinates and performs on-site safety and security reviews.
•   Conducts Security Risk Assessment & supports the Project Offices on this area.
•  Update or develop new safety and security documents for field office and submits to Director of Staff Safety and Access in timely manner.
•    Collects and critically analyze safety and security information and provide advice to PO.
•   Coordinate the gathering and flow of security information with other relevant actors and provide relevant daily and weekly reports.
•  Represents safety and Security department in partner meetings, program management meetings and events and reports on outcome.
•  Ensures that regular security meetings are conducted with relevant departments.
•  Undertake security assessments of program areas and potential programme areas as requested & report on findings and design necessary improvements.
•  Coordinates meetings with the Supply Chain and Human Resources departments to address the compliance of Safety and Security Essential Standards and to ensure staff safety & security.
•   Provide security and safety related trainings to the staff including guards and drivers

•  Provide support and play important roles in emergency preparedness, relocation/evacuation, accident prevention, general safety, investigation and risk management.

•   Follow up on the regular fulfilment of the needs of safety items in the PO.

•   Play an important role by being part of safety team in operational area.

•   By being member of IMT, provide relevant support in security and safety issues.

•   Frequent travel to the operational woredas and provide safety and security support for the staff.
•     Performs other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same.
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
Future orientated, thinks strategically.


Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters.
Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.
 Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
Willing to take disciplined risks.


Honest, encourages openness and transparency.


Job Requirements


 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Social Science field.
5 years of relevant progressive experience, out of which 3 years of experience with INGOs is advantageous.

Formal security qualifications and trainings
Knowledge of security protocols and emergency preparedness.
Experience in liaising with civilian, police and military government authorities, as well as with regional, national, and international institutions
Experience of incident reporting, incident mapping, intelligence collation and analysis functions, set up and execution of an incident warning system (warden system), compilation of security reports and assessments.
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, and coaching.
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and other database/mapping systems
Fluency in English, both written and spoken
Ability to speak Amharic and preferably Oromia language.
Commitment to Save the Children values.

Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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