Safety and Security Officer
Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates, who are reliable, accountable, have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity and who value diversity, for the following position(s):

Safety and Security Officer

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Team/Programme:    Support Services    
Location:    Dhulikhel Cluster Office
Grade:    5    
Type of Contract:   Fixed Term Grant

Reporting to:    Field Manager   

Level 3 The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.
Level 2 Either the role holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work
Level 1 The position holder will not have contact with children and/or young people, or access to personal data about children or young people, as part of their work

Save the Children International is a 'dual mandate' organisation and as such equal priority will be given to both humanitarian and development work. This is the only way we will be able to ensure that some of the fundamental rights that we believe children have, such as survival, safety and constant access to protection and education can be guaranteed. As part of a commitment to work with children through humanitarian interventions Save the Children will support programmes in both sudden onset and chronic emergency situations.

Save the Children Nepal Country Office is intending to provide humanitarian response to the earthquake affected areas. Save the Children has chosen its priority districts as Gorkha, Dhading & Lamjung (Cluster 1); Sindhupalchowk, Kavrepalanchowk, Dolakha & Ramechhap (Cluster 2); Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Lalitpur (Cluster 3) and Nuwakot & Rasuwa (Cluster 4). In this context, SC is seeking to recruit dedicated and qualified candidates as the short-term staff with different expertise to response to these affected areas in various sectors.

The Safety and Security Officer as a Focal Point for safety and security provides orientation and learning to SC staff in cluster and districts including partners’ staff. Co-ordinates, (relevant stakeholders- Police, army, administration) monitor and advise on security administration of security policy and procedures in Save the Children and safeguarding of staff, office and office assets. Maintain regular communication with Safety and Security manager for all safety and security related matters.


  • With guidance of Field and Safety Security Managers, plan, develop and implement security plans as per agency’s standard (MOS) such as communication in emergency, crisis management, physical security, information protection, incident management and or investigation.
  • Conduct quarterly risk assessment for the cluster and districts, particularly with respect of level of crime, terrorism, workplace violence and threat and prepare and share field manager and SS manager
  • Build all staff capacity to understand and follow SC security manual, ensure that all staff (Cluster and Districts)have completed basic and advance security online training course
  • Advise all staff (Cluster and Districts) to take appropriate actions/ measure in escalated security situation as per security manual
  • Conduct site reviews of office buildings and premises (including cluster and districts offices) write report with recommendations to field and SS managers.
  • Ensure security of office premises and properties at all times and support to improve the system in place required by SCI standards. 
  • Ensure that the resources of the organization are safeguarded and used in the most efficient, effective and economic way and report any discrepancy or misuse of it by from any quarter to the line manager.
  • Ensure the emergency communication channel is updated periodically and is working effectively


  • Bachelor's degree in any discipline preferably in Security Management
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience preferably at I/NGO
  • Understanding staff care for humanitarian staff, in particular approaches to welfare, stress and debriefing
  • Good facilitation skills and ability to deliver induction briefing/training
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in working with multicultural teams


  • The position holder is expected to be ready for the deployment in any of the affected district(s) at short notice. S/he will normally work unusual hours and are often working in stressful and insecure environments.

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