Safety and Security Officer, Sudan – SAFET001953-00001 – Sudan



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The Safety and Security Officer, Sudan assists the USIP Country Office in identifying threats to the safety and security of USIP personnel in Sudan, providing education and training to the personnel, tracking movement within Sudan, developing plans and monitoring the safety and security of personnel, and responding to security and safety incidents in Sudan. In addition, the Safety and Security Officer is responsible for maintaining strong working and communication relationships with stakeholders and partners as part of broader efforts to streamline operations and resolve or prevent disruptions to the programming. This position reports to the Operations Coordinator and coordinates and works closely with USIP’s Office of Overseas Safety and Security (OSS). This person will be trained on the USIP International Crisis Management Plan and connected to the Incident Management Team in Sudan.

This is a personal service provider position.


• Regularly monitors, analyses, reports and advises on general conditions and trends with implications for the overall safety and security of the USIP office, staff, visitors and assets.

• Plans, prepares, coordinates, monitors, implements and updates Sudan’s safety and security policies and ensures that all USIP personnel in Sudan (including implementing partners) adhere to policies and procedures. Policies must align with USIP OSS policies.

• Actively engages with counterparts from other organizations and institutions, including USIP OSS, Embassy RSOs, OSAC Country Councils, NGOs, etc., to obtain information and insights that Improve the quality of USIP safety/security protocols for operations, including its country office.

• Collaborates with law enforcement, fire, emergency medical personnel and other local authorities on relevant matters, including obtaining all necessary clearances and clearances to facilitate the smooth implementation of the activities.

• Develops, maintains and trains on security systems, plans and controls for the Sudan Country Office to include standard operating procedures and evacuations as well as supervision of guards.

• Maintains records of office security assessments.

• Investigates, consolidates and maintains relevant travel and in-country operations information, eg, hotels, guesthouses, security companies, traveler reports, etc.

• Performs post-incident after action reviews in coordination with OSS and disseminates incident summaries to relevant parties.

• Coordinates and schedules regular and ad hoc safety meetings.

• Schedules safety and security training for office staff and contractors who require such training.

• Maintains a list of approved sources of regional security training providers.

• Maintains a daily log of all USIP travelers in Sudan.

• Participates in incident management team in accordance with USIP International Crisis Management Plan.

• Performs other assigned duties.


• 7 years of experience in a security management position at the national or regional level (or a master’s degree and 2+ years of relevant experience).

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with studies preferred in risk management, crisis management or related fields.

• Strong links with governmental and non-governmental actors working in Sudan.

• Excellent networking skills and interpersonal skills highly desirable.

• Knowledge of organizational security standards and practices for public facilities and familiarity with security practices for high risk environments desirable.

• First Aid Instructor, EMT, Wilderness First Aid qualification or other equivalent medical certification highly desirable.

• Knowledge of Sudan specific characteristics regarding safety and security.

• Ability to quickly analyze emerging scenarios in the field from a security and risk management perspective to make staff security assessments.

• Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment.

• Exceptional surveillance and observation skills.

• Excellent research and planning skills.

• Strong written analysis and report preparation skills.

• Familiarity with MS Office applications.

• Fluency in written and oral English.

HOW TO APPLY To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package including:

  1. Cover letter
  2. resume

For any questions regarding this position, please email [email protected] Do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Only candidates selected for further discussion will be contacted.

No phone calls. Interviews will be by appointment only.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of USIP to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and qualified employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex , marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or beliefs, pregnancy or any other characteristic protected by law.

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