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About Save the Children:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

•             No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

•             All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

•             Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

SCI – Afghanistan

Save the Children has been working in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.

We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities


  • The post holder maintains an effective safety and security management system and ensure that all Save the Children minimum operating safety and security standards is in place at all time in all SCI operational areas. This will include the ongoing assessment of threats and risk to SCI program/staff and provision of advice to Senior Safety and Security Manager and Senior Management Team SMT to manage organization risk.
  • In consultation with impact area Security officer/Safety and Security Focal Persons (SSFP), continuously monitor the security environment, nationally, and locally for Save the Children Afghanistan programme impact areas, and make recommendations to the Senior Safety and Security Manager to adjust security policies and procedures accordingly.
  • In partnership with security officer and SSFPs, continuously strengthen and apply office and residential facilities’ security standards, included selection, training, monitoring and performance appraisal procedures for security staff; strengthen and ensure enforcement of facility access procedures/practices.
  • Develop and implement a security training plan for all staff, using SSFPs as key implementers; develop and apply evaluation processes to determine that training competencies are met.
  • Ensure that all international visitors receive appropriate security orientation within 24 hours of arrival.
  • Regularly assess Country Office communications needs, ensure availability of appropriate communications technology; orient all staff to emergency communication procedures and technology; test the emergency communication system regularly, analyse results, and make appropriate revisions; maintain an updated emergency communication contact list.
  • Provide guidance to Fleet and flight Manager/Officer on vehicle/fleet management policies; ensure vehicle inspection procedures are applied and all vehicles are properly equipped, with particular attention to emergency needs; ensure drivers are well trained, and routinely practiced, in established procedures and requisite skill for day-to-day driving and emergency situation reaction/response and reporting.
  • Developing and implementing a security work plan for the main and site office to ensure that all security procedures and processes are developed and implemented and also ensure that contingency/back-up plans are in place to respond to security incidents.
  • Conduct regular field visits to SC operating areas in Afghanistan for risk assessment, staff training and site security assessment.
  •  Ensure refresher trainings are provided to all security guards, drivers and other staff in the field sites as well as in country office.
  • Provide reports, assessment and analysis for any new proposal/ new projects.
  • Regularly update all security documents such as SSPM, PDI, Crisis Management plan, Risk Analysis and Mitigation documents and Business continuity plan.
  • Work closely with Security officer/SSFPs to ensure all security equipment/communication equipment, CCTV, SMS system and emergency communication tree are functional and properly used.
  • Periodically review and update security briefing materials, and ensure that all new employees, international or national and consultants receive appropriate security orientation/briefing within 72 hours of employment.
  • Regularly conduct and Maintain proper assessment of SC offices and guesthouses and report to his supervisor any suspicious activities.
  • Liaise with UN, INSO and other NGO security personnel for security collaboration and information gathering.
  • Actively contribute to information exchange both internally and externally and share with his supervisor in timely manner.
  • Complete and submit Security incidents, Situation report using the SC Reporter system and submit Weekly Security Regulation to International staff.
  •  Regularly attend INSO (International NGO Security Organization) meetings.

General statements of responsibility may include:

  • Meet with police and with other law enforcement agencies as needed for specific incident handling and for general liaison purposes from time to time.
  • Perform any other tasks related to security given by the supervisor or fulfil the responsibility of other security team member during their absence.


Skills and Behaviours: SCI Values in Practice



  • Ensure that you work to the best of your ability and demonstrate high levels of commitment to SC Afghanistan in order to ensure the objectives of your role and the country programme are met.


  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources in order to keep costs low and ensure safety in the workplace


  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy to ensure maximum protection for children


  • Lead, manage and motivate a team, ensuring that they have clear objectives and receive meaningful feedback on their performance.


  • Other duties as directed.

(Obviously this needs to only include duties that could be reasonably expected to be carried out by someone with the skills, experience and seniority associated with the job in question).

Job Requirements:



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or at least 3-5 years comparable related experience.
  • Minimum 4 years progressive non-profit work experience with international humanitarian assistance program/s
  • Minimum 3 years security management experience in international humanitarian, military or police setting.
  • Advanced level understanding of communications technologies.




  • Ability to analyse information and make quick, informed decisions.
  • Ability to build and manage relationships with staff, community, government, military, NGOs.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Effective people management skills.
  • Strong training skills.
  • Flexible and work well under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to grain credibility with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
  • Team building skills.
  • Competent level skills in core IT applications, particularly MS Office.
  • Ability to work in challenging and complex environments.
  • A commitment to the values and principles of Save the Children.
  • High level of commitment to the principles of development and to the organizational and programmatic goals of Save the Children.



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Additional job responsibilities


The duties and responsibilities set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties from time to time which are reasonable in relation to their level of skills and experience.


In the event of a significant humanitarian emergency, the post-holder will be expected to work outside their normal job description; vary their working hours; and occasionally work from a different location should the need arise.


Equal Opportunities

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.


Health &Safety and Security

The post holder is required to carry out their duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures and our Global Security policy and procedures.


Compliance policies: Child Safeguarding and Code of Conduct; Anti-Bribery and Fraud

The post holder is required to comply with these key policies, and other organisational policies and procedures, at all times.


Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by filling in the online application form. In addition to the online application form, they can also attach their CV and cover letter in the online system. Please note that only the applications received through the online portal will be considered for this position.

Applicants can login to the online application system by copying and pasting the following link intro their web browser. Returning users will need to enter their username and password, first time users will need to create a user account.

It is recommended that you save your username and password for future job applications through the online system.

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