As one of the few INGOs with an operational presence in Ukraine, we are already responding with initial life-saving activities in the Donetsk and Luhansk Regions, with the intention to scale-up assistance in the central and western regions of Ukraine. We have also launched a programme to support refugees arriving in Moldova, where we also already have a presence, and are investigating a further response in Poland.
We are now seeking passionate, professional and experienced humanitarian professionals to support our response to the crisis. We are looking for talent which thrives in collaborating with others (inside HelpAge International and beyond) and who can work in agile ways and across boundaries.
Key areas for impact, influence and responsibility
The Security Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of the security operations in Ukraine, Moldova and Poland. In collaboration with other departments they will develop a comprehensive safety and security plan, implement security protocols and procedures for personnel, property, and premises in designated area and ensure all staff are properly oriented and trained in these procedures.
Develop security briefing materials for new staff and visitors, and update them as often as required by changing circumstances.
Ensure safe operations of transportation, preventive and necessary maintenance of vehicles, and facilities including office premises, residences, etc.
Update, communicate and arrange training for staff to maintain the highest level of security at all times.
Issue security bulletines regularly and hold breifing sessions for discussion on security issues.
Maintain close liaison with local police, military and other security agencies in order to learn about the security situation regularly.
Establish and maintain a schedule of preventive maintenance for all vehicles to be followed by including checking water, fuel, oil, brake fluid, battery, radiator, and tires rotate tires on regular basis.
Check with external agencies (UN, government offices, police and military) and internal sources (other staff, radio, foreign embassies) on security situation for daily operations and make decisions on staff movements and precautions. Keep security prcedures updated and communicated to all staff.
Ensure security policies and procedures are followed by all concerned at all levels.
Let’s talk about you
You will be someone with:
A minimum 3-5 years experience with security matters and be well connected to good sources of information about security situations.
Strong analytical skills and demonstated ability to make decisions .
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in insecure environments is critical.
Extensive knowledge of International Security Best Practices in Emergencies including Sphere Manual
Strong oral and written English language communication skills required.
Considerable experience using communications and equipment (VHF, HF, Sat Phones, etc.)
Written and verbal Russian skills
Previous experience of working in Eastern Europe and/or Ukraine
Previous experience of working with older people
HelpAge International is entering into an exciting phase of its evolution as we fundamentally transform what we do, how we do it and how we are organised. Driven by our commitment to the localization agenda, we are evolving the way we partner and deliver value at the country and local level. In the coming 3 years, we will localize our country offices and programmes, and develop new and diverse forms of partnerships globally.
We seek to give primacy to local agents for change. To this end, we will replace all programmes delivered by HelpAge staff and resources on the ground with implementation by partners. This will apply across all our work -humanitarian and long-term development. Going forward, our value is framed around supporting, convening and thought leadership.
A key way of creating value and bringing impact is collaborating across boundaries and by bringing different perspectives, skills and talent together. We will deliver our work through agile teams and a global operating model, with regional roots, to focus on impact and maintain the relationships at the national level to help build collaborations and support others to set their own agendas.
At HelpAge International we work hard to achieve our goals together as a team with a clear shared purpose. Our values inform how we work together:
We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality.
We value and recognise the contribution of our staff and network members, as we put older people at the center of everything we do.
We work alongside network members and others to increase reach, influence and impact. We are committed to a culture of collaboration and building positive relationships.
We are passionate about learning, accountable and work together to find creative solutions.
Everyone who works at HelpAge share our values and are committed to behaviors that demonstrate and support them.
Everyone has a role in creating and sustaining a safe and respectful working environment, where no one comes to any harm or is maltreated. At HelpAge we take our responsibilities very seriously and will take action against wrongdoing. We will do everything we can to ensure that we do not engage people that pose a safeguarding risk and will undertake criminal record checks as required.
HelpAge International is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities and respecting diversity in employment. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Closing date: We will review the applications as and when they are received due to the urgent need to fill the role.
Important Message: Please ensure that you remove personal information including your date of birth, age, gender and marital status from your CV. Please do not include any photographs.
How to apply:
To apply for a job at HelpAge, please submit the following documents:
A cover letter, setting out how you meet the requirements of the job profile. Please use bold headings for each requirement and provide examples.
Your current curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum)
Three referees, including your most recent employer
To be considered, please read the job description to find out more information and then email your application to helpAgefirstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date.