Safety & Security Officer at COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale

COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale, is a humanitarian, non-confessional and independent organization founded in 1965 in Milan, Italy. For more than 50 years we have been dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and to supporting populations affected by wars, socio-economic crises or natural disasters in their path to recovery and sustainable development, by making use of the professionalism of local and international operators, and through our partnerships with public and private bodies and civil society organizations.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Safety & Security OfficerLocation: YobeScope of the Vacancy:The Safety & Security Officer is responsible to follow up the security context in COOPI areas of intervention and assists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for COOPI employees and visitors, premises, and assets as well as maintaining regular communication with staff during field movement.The Security Officer is responsible for ensuring that appropriate systems and procedures are in place to maximize safety and security and that they are adhered to at all times.The Security Officer is responsible for supporting the Northeast Nigeria Security team in Yobe and Borno State to ensure that safety and security is mainstreamed into all field operations across Northeast Nigeria and that the high-quality information is available for decision making.Main Duties / ResponsibilitiesUnder the direct supervision of the Country Logistic Coordinator and under the management of the Head of Mission, he/she:Policies and Procedures:Work with the Country logistic Coordinator and the Head of mission to develop, consolidate, implement, and regularly review operating procedures and security plans across Northeast Nigeria.Ensure the availability of all the instruments needed to guarantee the security in the area of interventionMonitor the security situation on the field, reports to the Head of Mission and to the Country Logistics Coordinator, promptly and effectively report risks and propose mitigation actionsIn coordination with the Country Logistics and the Head of mission, revises and updates the organization’s security toolsCollaborate with the Country Logistic and the project managers for the field office staff and ensures that all security systems are implemented and respectedRepresent COOPI in meetings with government and other relevant stakeholders as requiredAssist the Country Logistic Coordinator to provide training(s) that may include Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Contingency Plans (CPs), Security Management, Incident Reporting, Prevention and Response Mechanisms, Communications (including satellite phones), and risk/threat analysis.Communication:Provide thorough security briefings to COOPI staff and visitors upon arrival in Yobe and Borno States.Initiate, review, and collate security incident reports for each field site.Implement, maintain, and regularly update the COOPI staff and visitors list, Security Communications Tree and SOPs as neededEnsure the communication equipment functions at all times (HF radio, sat phone, internet, phone lines). Follow-up on any calls made by satellite phone and radioStaff and Vehicle Movement:In collaboration with the Travel Team, monitor movement and provide security guidance to international and national staff on the current situation in operational areas.Daily track and record all COOPI field movement within Yobe and Borno States. Maintain strong communication to report and record observations, information, and occurrences during staff movementServe as focal point with drivers during interstate movement by tracking the location of all vehicles and staff and communicate with COOPI Country Logistic Coordinator.Regularly conduct field visits to assess field site compliance with safety and security procedure during field activities.Ensure vehicle and personal tracking systems are appropriate, fully resourced, and operationalMonitoring and Analysis:Collect information regarding politics and security in Yobe and Borno States as well as on safety and security issues concerning COOPI.Respond to security relevant incidents with information gathering and inform the CCOPI Country Logistic Coordinator and the Head of MissionUndertake continual assessments of equipment (including vehicles) and organizational assets to ensure that minimal conditions for security are met. Prevent loss and damage by reporting irregularities; informing violators of policy and procedures.Ensure that perimeter security staff (guards) have the capacities to perform their duties as per the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).Conduct monthly health and safety inspections such as, but not limited to: fire extinguishers, smoke/fire detectors and inspection of COOPI facilities in Yobe and Borno StateRegularly inventory and stock as necessary hibernation kits, first aid kits, and vehicle safety kits; ensure that staff know what is in the kits and how and when to use themSubmit regular contextual updates (weekly/monthly situational reports) to the Head of Mission and the Country Logistic coordinator.Work closely with COOPI field teams to ensure all incidents and accidents are followed up with an official written Incident Report, which is then shared with relevant stakeholders and filed appropriately.Take appropriate measures to secure COOPI premises, personnel, assets, and properties by regularly monitoring and control of COOPI existing security set-up.Check that facilities and equipment conform to security norms (closures and doorways are in a good state, open spaces lit up, buildings identified, fire extinguishers present, electrical installations buried, etc.).Review lodging options for staff in field locations, ensuring they meet COOPI standard operating procedures.Coordination:Maintain a wide professional and personal network of influential actors and clearly communicate COOPI’s status and mission in Yobe and Borno States and across NE Nigeria.Build acceptance to facilitate continuity of current COOPI programs and any future humanitarian or development programming by liaising with local communities, local authorities and other humanitarian actors and stakeholders within the states.Coordinate regularly with the Head of Mission and the Country Logistic Coordinator on safety and security issues and fulfill all reporting requirements.Attend and represent COOPI at UN, Sector, and other meetings relating to access and security as appropriate, following guidance from Country Logistic Coordinator and the Head of Mission.Perform other duties as assignedProfile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)

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