PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
Position: Security Associate
Position type: Part-Time, 24 hours per week
The Security Associate, DRC will develop and coordinate activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in support of PATH’s duty of care policy which endeavor to protect the safety and security of employees against reasonably foreseeable dangers in the workplace. The Security Associate will ensure that security protocols are maintained in order to provide for staff safety and program continuity for the PATH DRC Program. This position will be based in Kinshasa and support all PATH DRC field locations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
* Security Support
- Actively monitor the safety and security environment within PATH’s current or potential operational areas, advise country program and program leadership on risks and recommend mitigation measures to support informed decision-making.
- Routinely review and communicate security standard operating procedures (SOPs) to reflect changes in the operating environment, operational areas or PATH’s work.
- Maintain and regularly test staff tracking system to account for staff.
- Maintain and update the Emergency Management Plans (EMPs) for all DRC offices.
- Complete safety and security site surveys for new project offices when needed.
- In coordination with Kinshasa Emergency Management Team (EMT), liaise with relevant security actors e.g., other NGO security staff, regional UNDSS contacts, local community stakeholders, etc. to obtain and share information about the security environment.
- Conduct arrival briefings for any new staff or visitors to PATH offices.
- Provide routine security reports to the EMTs, ID, in-country program leadership and GFTS as required.
- Provide incident reports to the EMT and GSO as required.
- Provide any special reports as required.
- Provide regular trainings for PATH staff on security preparedness, incident prevention and response. Training(s) may include: Contingency Plans (CPs); Security Management; Incident Reporting; Prevention and Response Mechanisms; Communications Protocols, etc.
* Crisis and Incident Management
- Support the Global Crisis Management Leadership Team (CMLT) and local EMTs during a crisis or emergency and support and give guidance to the local EMTs in the event of incidents.
- Ability to conduct ongoing risk assessments relevant for PATH staff and develop achievable risk mitigation protocols and strategies.
- The SSO will need to conduct relevant trainings for all staff and liaise with local communities and security forces in order to enhance staff safety.
- High-level of awareness of the DRC political, social and economic context. With a deep understanding of the dynamics that affect operations in the country. Previous NGO security management an asset.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and other standard computerbased tools. Experience with Share Point is preferable.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor's degree
- 3-5 years of safety and security management with international NGOs, UN or other relief and development organizations.
- Candidates with the similar level of experience within the private sector and/or police and military will also be considered.
- Experience working in an international NGO environment is preferred.
- Ability to travel regularly within DRC. Travel could be up to 25-30% on an annual basis.
- Strong communication skills both speaking and writing. Ability to communicate positively and effectively in English in a variety of international and cultural settings.
The job holder will have a local contract. Applicants considered for this position are to be DRC nationals.
This position is based in Kinshasa. Candidates outside of Kinshasa will be responsible for their relocation to Kinshasa.
Please submit a cover letter with your curriculum vitae/resume describing your interest in this position, how you meet the requirements, and previous experience with the above-listed job duties. To apply, please visit our website: http://bit.ly/2xZKMnk
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