The Safety Manager’s responsibility is to provide leadership, monitor the general safety situation, enforce safety regulations and provide sound and timely advice to Finn Church Aid (FCA) staff and operations management to ensure the safe and efficient conduct of program activities in the designated areas areas to support operational area. The position is located in Kyiv, Ukraine. The Security Manager reports to the Country Director.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supervision of the security team in Ukraine
- Responsible for updating/developing standard operating procedures, emergency plans, evacuation plans including current safety risk assessments.
- Liaison and coordination with the United Nations and other organizations and NGOs as necessary to enable the implementation of necessary safeguards for the safety, security and welfare of FCA staff.
- Conduct security risk assessments and monitor threats to employees by recommending mitigation actions and implementation strategies.
- Provide risk briefings to SAC’s Senior Management Team in country and Head of Security on any security concerns for official travel or day-to-day activities.
- Identify gaps in existing capabilities and recommend changes where appropriate.
- Assess and monitor local safety conditions, identify safety trends and provide safety advice to FCA staff.
- Evaluate the possibilities of land emergency evacuation and recommend appropriate measures.
- Designate accessible areas, maintain location systems and coordinate an emergency response system.
- Assess the security risk for the operational area.
- Ensure fire prevention devices and firefighting equipment are available on site, implement a fire evacuation plan, and conduct fire drills and training as needed.
- Maintaining office security through physical security inspections of facilities, including the security plans for new office space or connections.
- Monitor and evaluate physical security measures in the office and conduct security investigations of installations and facilities that implement security precautions.
- Provide security support and follow-up for scoping missions in new program areas
- Assess staff safety training needs and design a training plan accordingly
- Conduct and/or organize safety training as specified
Competence and personal requirements:
- Minimum 5 years experience in the security industry, previous work experience with I/NGO security
- Sound knowledge of security and risk management
- Strong analytical as well as administrative and conceptual skills.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision, proactive and a good team player.
- Work experience in the intended area of application.
- Management and/or supervisory experience.
- Excellent social and communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor.
- Written and spoken English and Ukrainian and/or Russian, other languages are an advantage
- Advanced first aid or medical training such as TCCC, CLS
- Training in safety, fire and evacuation procedures.
- Driver’s license; Able to handle the vehicle in demanding off-road environments and understand how to use a 4X4 vehicle to its full capacity (locks, winch, low gear settings) and skills to repair a stuck vehicle with those skills receive
- Essential mechanical skills for vehicle maintenance in the field
- Knowledge of mines, UXOs and MRE
The position will be filled as soon as possible and is limited to January 2024 with a six-month probationary period. Compensation is based on the FCA salary scale and the candidate’s level of experience.
For more information, please email the Country Director of Ukraine, Ms. Patricia Maruschak, Patricia.Maruschak (at) kua.fi. Please apply via the link no later than November 11, 2022. Applicants will be shortlisted and contacted for an interview one by one.
Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s largest development cooperation organization and the second largest organization in Finland active in humanitarian aid. FCA is a founding member of the international relief alliance of churches, the ACT Alliance. We strive for positive change by supporting the most vulnerable people in fragile contexts. We specialize in supporting local communities’ rights to peace, livelihood and quality education. Qualified and interested candidates, regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnicity, are encouraged to apply for the position.
The FCA has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, including child abuse in all forms. The FCA has zero tolerance for aid diversion and illegal activity and may screen applicants against international lists to ensure they comply with due diligence and anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing requirements.
FCA is certified to the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS).
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