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Security Advisor

Greenpeace Africa

Full-time Staff - South Africa, Africa

Apply by: 3rd March 2017

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organization that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace. Our mission is to work with others to foster environmental consciousness whereby Africa's people seek social and economic prosperity in ways that protect the environment for the benefit of humans, the planet, and the future. In developing our campaign strategies and policies we take great care to reflect our fundamental respect for democratic principles while seeking out solutions that will promote global social equity.
Based in any Greenpeace Africa office Johannesburg, Senegal, Congo, Kenya or work remotely in Cameroon as a Cameroonian National is looking for a

Security Advisor

To ensure that all staff, volunteers, activists at Greenpeace Africa are safe and secure by promoting a Security Culture and providing advice, tools and up to date protocols and procedure documents. This is a regional role and requires a lot of work and coordination with all our offices in Africa.

As the Security Advisor, the incumbent will be responsible for:

Working closely with Regional Country coordinators to ensure security of all GP Africa Staff and volunteers is a priority
Conducting risk assessment for NVDA from conceptualisation, through to implementation and evaluation.
Producing, reviewing and updating of all office and project security standard operating procedures (SOPs, Country Assessments and Health & Safety regulations)
Heading the Security Working Group and advise the Crisis Response Team
Managing team members and provide key support to regional office security staff.
Ensure that Greenpeace Africa Security Protocols and Policies are implemented across all current offices;
Develop, manage and undertake relevant security related trainings and training programs across all current offices;
security coordination and management of the unit including assuming security assessments and needs of our campaigns and offices;

Requirements for this post will be:

Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Security, or related field and/or 3 years of experience in security, global physical security, or related field OR 3 years of experience in international security, or a related field
3 years of supervisory/management experience
Skilled in conflict resolution
Excellent project management skills
Ability to work to tight deadlines
Ability to plan and manage budgets
Commitment to the aims of Greenpeace
Understanding of UN type security detail/experience
Able to work with minimal supervision
Willingness to work unsocial hours as required
Willingness to travel both within Africa and Internationally
English fluency
French fluency
Politically savvy

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at and email your application by Friday 03rd March 2017 to

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