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Safety & Security Officer

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted January 10, 2022.

Safety & Security Officer Jobs in International Rescue Committee (IRC) Uganda vacancies in Uganda at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

# Job Description

Safety and Security Management Planning:
•Provide technical support to the SSM on all policies, procedures, guidelines
and planning for staff safety, operational security, and program continuity.
•Work with SSM to develop, consolidate and implement operating procedures and
contingency plans CPs.
•Undertake continual assessments of equipment, and the protocols by which that
equipment is used, to ensure that minimal conditions for security are being
•Evaluate, review and update contingency plans for all IRC offices and
residences in Karamoja and ensure that the practical preparations are in place
and known to all staff involved.
•Identify potential security risks through the security risk assessment tool
and respond accordingly.
•Report and follow up on all Safety, Security and Access related incidents and
ensure that it is timely and properly reported.
•Respond to emergencies and incidents within designated areas promptly and
according to policy.
•Conduct risk assessments of contracted and prospective offices and areas of
•Maintain regular contact with field staff about security situation in their
respective areas.
•Build good relations with the local communities and authorities, in the areas
IRC operates.
•Conduct safety and road checks daily, recommend approval or non-approval for
travel, and coordinate with other IRC teams on travel.
Building Acceptance to empower and expand humanitarian programming:
•Uphold the mission, values, and spirit of IRC.
•Follow and enforce all IRC codes of conduct and policies worldwide and in-
•Report any violations to appropriate IRC authority and participate in
preventative initiatives.
•Develop and maintain strong follow up systems with Government Departments and
Ministries, IO, INGO and NGO agencies, stakeholders in refugee camps and other
non-formal community stakeholders for close coordination and information
•Attend meetings as required to represent the IRC and support coordination in
reducing risk.
•Actively seek opportunities that will complement ability to fulfill
position’s responsibilities as well as further professional development, such
as taking part in internal and external trainings.
•Attend and follow up
•Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.
Monitoring, Analysis and Supervision:
•Identify, establish, and manage context appropriate approach to assure IRC
facilities are secure – i.e., third party security companies.
•Compile and submit monthly security reporting that track incidents and trends
within the IRC’s area of operation. Submit daily contextual updates daily
Security Report as needed to the SSM.
•Work closely with IRC teams to ensure all incidents and accidents are
followed up with an official written report, which is then shared with
relevant stakeholders and filed appropriately.
•Coordinate regularly with the SSM on safety and security, and fulfill
reporting requirements daily security reports, weekly reports, monthly
Security Orientation:
•Provide Trainings that may include Standard Operational Procedures SOPs;
Contingency Plans CPs; Security Management; Incident Reporting; Prevention
and Response Mechanisms; Communications Equipment – Thuraya; protocols …etc.
•Provide orientations for new staff and visitors in the field.


•Must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, education,
law, criminology.
•Minimum 5 years security/safety background with an INGO in the region or
equivalent safety and security focal point.
•Strong analytical and organizational skills, and ability to work
simultaneously emergences and to multitask
•Very good understanding for the context, culture differences and the changes.
•Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
•Ability to interact effectively and sensitively with international and
national personnel, as well as with project partners, local authorities and
any other community stakeholders and key figures and community members
•Stable, moral, and robust character and a good team-player
•Excellent communication skills, calm, and a good sense of humor
•Proven commitment to accountability practices
•Strong information technology skills
•Fluent in written and spoken English.
•Computer literate; strong MS-Excel and MS Word skills
•Training or experience in crisis management
•Training in safety, fire, and evacuation procedures
•Training in safety and disaster management
•Experience negotiating access for humanitarian or other agencies
•Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well,
ability to improvise, flexibility, cultural and environmental sensitivity.
•English: Fluent
•Knowledge of the local language is an added advantage.

Professional Standards:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in
IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service,
and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and
enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child
Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the
basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion,
sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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**Closing Date** : 22nd Jan. 2022

Safety & Security Officer Jobs in International Rescue Committee (IRC) Uganda vacancies in Uganda at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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