Security Coordinator

at Samaritan's Purse
Location various location, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 26, 2021
Category Security
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Job Summary 

The Security Coordinator is responsible to assist the Safety Control Manager - Ethiopia to promote and support the success and safety of field programs, staff, and facilities. This position will also help develop and maintain security and evacuation plans, assist with the development and enforcement of security policies and procedures, and regularly train national and international staff on security measures. The Security Coordinator will occasionally make site visits to program areas to evaluate safety and security and produce written reports on such visits. This position will also help facilitate the community acceptance model of security in project area communities.

Job Requirements

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop and maintain relationships with diverse personnel who impact security of Samaritan’s Purse (SP) personnel.
  • Analyze open source and confidential information to continually assess threat levels.
  • Monitor potential and present emergencies and keep all staff informed of events, as directed by the Safety Control Manager
  • Provide inputs to the disaster response plan, evacuation plan and other contingency plans.
  • Work closely with country leadership in advising on travel restrictions and program hibernation.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the immediate supervise
  • Skills Required

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be willing to abide by Samaritan’s Purse’s code of conduct and understand the principles of Samaritan’s Purse’s statement of faith. He/she must also be able to perform each key responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary.

    • Relevant bachelor’s degree.
    • Security management qualification.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience
    • Demonstrable experience of the humanitarian environment. Particularly the emergency and recovery phases, related security concerns and building responses to them.
    • Demonstrable high-level working knowledge of context analysis and the current environment in Ethiopia.
    • Committed to following the SP code of conduct, values, and ethical standards
    • Situational awareness, attention to detail, anticipation of events, and follow-up
    • Previous experience in a security position, preferably with a NGO.
    • Strong working knowledge of threat assessment, risk

    Education / Experience Needed

    Previous experience in a security position strongly desired. Proven management and leadership experience a bonus.

    Language Amharic and English fluency (spoken and written required). Other local languages desirable.


Applying Instructions

Interested applicants can send only updated CV and application letter to no later than June  30, 2021. Please write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line, ''Security Coordinator ''.

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