Safety and Security Coordinator

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Bahir Dar, Amhara 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:

Job Description

Job Requirements

  • Develop and maintain relationships with diverse personnel who impact security of PIE organization’s personnel.

·         Assist in developing and update as required the security guidelines, SOP’s and Contingency Plans for PIE.

·         Coordinate and monitor security activities to ensure that safety and security policies and procedures are implemented

·         Ensure that incidents in the PIE Ethiopia follow the procedure of reporting as set up by Global Hub/ Regional Hub and are distributed to the correct authorized persons/ offices

·         When directed, carry out investigations and capture lessons learned to be incorporated into future staff trainings

·         Recommends changes in PIE security plans as needed.

·         Ensure induction security briefings are conducted to all arriving staff, visitors or volunteers

·         Oversee the recruitment of Security Guards and engage in addressing control gaps across offices, recommend disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with the relevant time manager

·         Attends security coordination meetings and provides updates on current security issues in the area of assignment

·         Liaison with local and regional officials, UN, NGO and other agencies regarding security issues in the planning, coordination, promotion of, and support for existing PIE projects in coordination with Country Safety and Security Manager.

·         Collect, author, compile and analyze security related reports, SOP's and humanitarian related intelligence from multiple sources and regions ensuring PIE’s security posture is current and relevant to the situation on the ground

Work to insure the flow of reliable information and resources are provided up and down the chain of command




Compliance (25%)

·         Ensure weekly security reports are completed and submitted, providing timely updates of all situational and security developments including investigation of security incidents

·         Conducts and submits Security Risk Assessments of PIE programs, as required. 

·         Conducts and submits full PIE Site Security Surveys of every site visited.

·         Support in monitoring the security preparedness of the organization and works to enforce staff compliance with internal security policies and SOPs

·         Make frequent site visits to facilities to carry out security assessments and ensure appropriate care and training are being conducted.  Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff

Training/ Capacity Building (25%)

·         Support Safety and Security Manager in the determination of training needs for PIE staff and the timely implementation of PIE’s Safety and Security training plan

·         Train PIE staff in various locations in all safety and security procedures and policies with the support Program Area Management team or Security Focal Persons as well as CO departments to address issues of Safety and Security.

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

·         Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

·         Ensures that all staff in the unit/function/department are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;

·         Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day to day work.

·         Ensures that Plan Ethiopia contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.


·         Courageous in taking a lead, focused on Plan International's purpose and making the most effective contribution within my own work context.

·         Behave in line with our values and safeguarding practices, inside and outside work.

·         Challenge own attitudes, unconscious bias and behaviour and speaks up when they see wrong doing, especially by those who use their power over others to create fear or abuse.

·         Understand and adhere to the policies, processes, practices and standards relevant to own work and keeps their knowledge and skills up to date.

·         Honest and efficient in use of resources, including own time.

·         Take responsibility for own performance and development: reflecting; seeking and listening to feedback; learning from mistakes; finding people or resources to help them learn.

·         Constructive and optimistic in facing setbacks, challenges and change, using own initiative to analyze issues and improve things.

·         Good team player, communicating effectively and being open and supportive towards those around them.


·         Are aware of the values and the global strategy and understands why Plan International’s purpose is so important in advancing children’s rights and equality for girls globally.

·         Applies the Code of Conduct principles to their work activities.

·         Contributes to their individual accountability plan and understands how they contribute to the team and organizational plan.

·         Knows the resources required for their role.

Job Requirements

Qualifications/ Experience Essential:

·         BA Degree in Security Management, Social Studies or related fields of study.

·         At least three-year relevant experience, preferably in INGO

·         Must have Military or police background

·         Knowledge of local security rules, regulations and procedures

Qualifications/ Experience Desirable: 

Languages required:

·         In addition to Amharic, Knowledge of Local Languages is a desirable

Essential Skills

·         Good knowledge of security protocols and emergency preparedness.

·         Excellent English  written and verbal communication skills.

·         Ability to conduct training.

·         Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

·         Ability to work with diverse team

·         Good analytical skill

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organization by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do.

We strive for lasting impact

We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative.


We work well together

We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organization, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners.

We are inclusive and empowering

We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programmes and our workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.





How to Apply

The closing date for the application is December 10, 2021. Qualified candidates should submit their application with the below link.

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

Please note that: 

  • Applications and CVs written in English will be accepted and
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Please note that we are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated link.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

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