Safety and Access Coordinator

at Trócaire
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted September 18, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


CST Ethiopia represents the overseas development and humanitarian agencies of the Catholic Church from England and Wales (CAFOD), Scotland (SCIAF), and Ireland (Trócaire) in Ethiopia. The three agencies have over 40 years of experience in international development and humanitarian response and are each members of worldwide networks, including Caritas Internationalis. Currently, the three agencies jointly operate a single, integrated country programme in Ethiopia through the legal entity CST Ethiopia. As a partnership organization committed to the localization agenda, CST Ethiopia works with a multitude of diverse partners, both secular and faith-based, as well as local, national, international, and non-traditional partners in their scope.
CST Ethiopia is currently implementing a managing a 5 Year Country Strategic Plan 2021-2025 that focuses on Women’s Empowerment and Resilient Communities, which integrates sustainable livelihoods, humanitarian and other (e.g., peacebuilding).
In view of the expansion of the office, the increase in the activities of the organization's program and the security situation that prevails and deserves attention in the areas of intervention of the projects, the recruitment of a Safety and Access Coordinator is essential to allow CST Ethiopia to manage effectively and efficiently:

  • The Safety and Security and of its staff in coordination with Security Network, UNDSS, and implementation partners.
  • Partner engagement and capacity strengthening
  • Incident, Critical Incident and Crisis Management

Scope of Role
The Safety and Access Coordinator reports to Country Director of CST Ethiopia. The Safety and Access Coordinator is an important role in the CST Ethiopia and works closely with the Country Director and the two Deputy Country Director-Head of Programmes, CMT members, Finance and Administration team, other CST Ethiopia staff, HQ colleagues (Peter and Chris), partners and other stakeholders to:

  • Ensure the proper functioning of safety and access of the office based on the internal procedures of Trócaire for both CST Ethiopia Office at Addis Ababa and Mekelle.
  • Advise on movements, carry out security assessments and risk assessments and advise the CMT on mitigations
  • Lead the capacity strengthening of Partners based on their needs

Reporting to:-Country Director of CST Ethiopia ,
Key Duties & Responsibilities
Overall responsibility
The Safety and Access Coordinator is responsible for collecting and analysing security information, providing recommendations, analysing risks, and updating safety plans. The role also provides capacity-strengthening support to implementing partners.
Security Management:
In terms of security management, the Safety and Access Coordinator must:

  • Ensure that safety rules are in place and respected within CST Ethiopia
  • Establish all the contacts necessary for good management of the security situation in Tigray
  • Build and maintain a positive relationship with key security actors in the region
  • Ensure that CST Ethiopia vehicles, homes, and equipment meet standard safety standards. It provides recommendations for improving these safety standards, if necessary.
  • In consultation with the CD and Country Management Team (CMT) revise the CST Ethiopia security management plan (SMP) and update it periodically when the need arises
  • In consultation with the Country Director, develop local security protocols for the CST Ethiopia field office and team in Mekelle, Tigray for inclusion in the country SMP
  • Participate in incident/evacuation/relocation management of teams in the field under the direct supervision of the Country Director and other CMT members
  • Provide technical support on the preparation of security/safety-related SOPs

Information and Risk analysis:
The Safety and Access Coordinator is responsible for:

  • The collection and analysis of all security information from a variety of national and international sources (partner focal points, field staff, UN agencies, other INGOs, media...)
  • Maintain a risk analysis table and its updating
  • To conduct an analysis of threats and risks in the areas/territories of CST Ethiopia intervention areas focusing on high-risk areas
  • Define and propose security measures to limit the risks identified in the risk analysis
  • Propose updates to security plans as the context changes
  • Develop contingency plans in relation to each of the risks identified in the different areas of intervention.

Security Briefing and Training:
The Safety and Access Coordinator will:

  • Ensure that all visitors and staff have received a safety briefing upon arrival/taking up their position
  • Ensure that the security briefing document is updated and disseminated to help all staff (international and national) understand the security situation in the cities of Addis Ababa and Mekelle
  • To offer regular training to staff in security management and personal safety to promote awareness of security issues.
  • To participate in all meetings of the Security Cluster with other humanitarian actors such as NGOs and INSO, UN agencies (UNDSS), donors, governmental and non-governmental authorities...

Partner Capacity Strengthening
The Safety and Security Coordinator will:

  • Conduct a need assessment on strategic Partners on issues related to security a safety and provide training based on needs
  • Share Partners on safety and security updates
  • Provide technical support to Partners on designing organizational SMP
  • Prepare technical support for the preparation of relevant SOP (cash safety, Partner staff safety on field trips, Flight precautions, etc)


  • Undertake all other duties as may be assigned by the Country Director or Deputy Country Director-Head of Programmes that are consistent with the nature of the job, its level of responsibility, and requirements of the CST Ethiopia SMP

Person Specification – Essential Requirements
(R) Qualification
Have completed at least the degree cycle in one of the following fields: Security, Management, or other related field, or have a minimum of 5 years’ experience at a management level in the field of security
(R) Experience (1)
The candidate responsible for Safety and Access must:

  • Experience in conducting physical safety assessments of people and homes.
  • Experience in assessing and mitigating travel security.
  • Experience in travel management.
  • Be able to provide tailored security training based on the organizational security strategy and country security plan.
  • Experience in security crisis management and context analysis.

(R) Experience (2)

  • Have at least 3 years of experience in the field of Safety and Access management in an International, private, or non-profit Organization,
  • Have proven experience in the security system and management of safety communication equipment as well as automotive cart
  • Proven experience in coordinating safety aspects and safety management group participation
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of the rules of the road as well as traffic conditions of CST Ethiopia intervention areas.
  • Competencies
  • Have a good level of communication in English.
  • Have a perfect knowledge of Tigray and other CST Ethiopia intervention areas
  • Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships.
  • Work without supervision
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be computer literacy
  • Qualities
  • Being physically fit
  • Have a high degree of reliability and honesty
  • Other
  • Good reputation and exemplary conduct
  • Be able to defend CST Ethiopia's brand image with third parties (organizations and partners)
  • With a clean and presentable appearance
  • Have no criminal record

Commitment to Safeguarding Programme Participants from Exploitation and Abuse[1]:
CST Ethiopia is committed to Safeguarding people within our programmes from Exploitation and Abuse and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Global Code of Conduct) that outlines the expected behavior and responsibility of all staff, consultants, and other organizational representatives. Any candidate offered a job with CST Ethiopia will be expected to sign CST Ethiopia, i.e. Trócaire Safeguarding Policies, Global Code of Conduct and other integrity policies within a month of joining CST Ethiopia as an appendices to their contract of employment. All employees of CST Ethiopia must agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.
For the candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, CST Ethiopia pays a competitive package of salary and benefits. this roles is under Band 5 of CST Ethiopia Salary Scale

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