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Samaritan's Purse

Program Manager, Safety and Security, South Sudan (872)

Samaritan's Purse
Juba, Central Equatoria, Sudan

Date Posted: 08/03/2011
Categories: Law Enforcement/Security - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
South Sudan - The Program Manager, Safety and Security will provide leadership to all security related issues for Samaritan’s Purse (SP) offices in South Sudan and related programming within the region. The Program Manager must ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to for the safety of staff. Staff safety must be placed at the highest priority in conjunction with finding creative ways to accomplish program goals amidst challenging security situations.


• Act as security focal point for SP South Sudan
• Understand and implement Samaritan’s Purse’s internal safety and security guidelines as well as donor regulations in relation to security
• Develop, manage, and maintain SP security systems
• Conduct security audits at each field location
• Conduct continuous threat and vulnerability assessments as well as program specific security assessments
• Assist Area Coordinators with cost effective, feasible solutions of compliance for security protocols
• Coordinate with area program managers in ensuring security protocols are adhered to in regular programming
• Develop and continually update contingency and evacuation plans for all areas of operation
• Conduct trainings and schedule drills that include: driver safety, fire prevention, travel, communications, emergency response, security and other related topics
• Maintain safety and security training records on all staff
• Ensure all vehicles have first aid and trauma kits and required equipment in coordination with the Fleet Manager
• Develop working communications systems and enforce regular usage and upkeep
• Develop and maintain mechanisms to improve standards of security reporting
• Provide daily security updates to DCD/CD as well as weekly and monthly summaries
• Collect and compile security information to provide a trend analysis quarterly
• Provide security orientations to all incoming staff and visitors
• Provide the Program Development Officer with Security budgets for proposed programs
• Develop and maintain relationships and communication networks with key security contacts including: UN and INGO forums, Government Ministries and Bodies, Military, Church leaders, Local vendors, Beneficiaries, etc.
• Take part in platforms of inter agency coordination bodies on relevant security issues
• Monitor potential and present emergencies and keep the Country Director informed of potential events, including crisis response options
• Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public


• BA/BS in a relevant field, MA or MS preferred
• A minimum of 3 years of experience working in Security or Safety, preferably with an INGO, Law Enforcement Agency or Fire Department
• Arabic language skills are desirable
• Previous working experience in Sudan and other African countries is strongly preferred
• Knowledge of MS applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook
• Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle
• Basic knowledge of HF radio communications, SAT Phones, Codan and Cell phone burst messaging
• Possess strong organizational and communication skills, written and verbal. Fluency in written and oral communication in English required
• Experienced in cross-cultural team leadership; demonstrated ability and desire to train and build capacity of national staff
• Ability to coordinate activities with local involvement and establish working relationships with other NGOs
• Must be able to operate for extended periods in very austere conditions

Length of contract: 12 months
Open until filled
Target date to the field: July-August 2011
Position is unaccompanied