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Job Description:



Safety and Security Assistant



 CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 100 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis.  These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world.  Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe.  Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.





Date:     June 16, 2022

Vacancy No:     081/22

No of Positions; (Two)  

Salary: USD 453

No of Position: 2 (Two)

 Duty base and Position:   Addis Ababa

Dead Line: 10 days from the date of announcement





The purpose of the position of Safety & Security Assistant with CARE International in Ethiopia will be to provide expertise, knowledge and specialist support to the CARE Ethiopia CO/programs to minimize risks to personnel, assets and program resources, while fostering best practices in respect to safety and security.

CARE has had a presence in Ethiopia for nearly four decades with a large program footprint and staff presence across main regional states in the country and with good acceptance. CARE interventions primarily focus on livelihoods, resilience building, gender and institutional strengthening, empowering women, and children, drought response, and other emergency live-saving interventions. Impact groups include chronically food insecure rural women, pastoralist school-aged girls, and resource-poor urban female youth. The country office is now responding to large-scale humanitarian crisis caused by the current conflict in the Northern regions, which has displaced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.



Responsibilities and Tasks

Describe the major responsibilities, principal tasks, competencies and end results for which the position is accountable (limit responsibilities to five). Include WHY it is done and the impact to the organization.  List the responsibilities in the order of importance and state the percentage of time the employee spends on each responsibility during a typical year.

Employees who supervise other regular employees on a continuous basis should have Staff Management as the number one Job Responsibility.  Full supervision includes: performance management, hiring, terminating, developing and coaching the employee in the course of his/her duties.  The general rule of thumb for percentage of time for management of others is 5% per direct report.  Example: If a supervisor has six direct reports then at least 30% of his/her job should be allocated to supervising those employees.


Job Responsibility #1

Security management as a part of team



·       Reports to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM).

·       Work in shifts (including some weekends) as a part of a team monitoring the CARE Ethiopia operational environment and carry out real time travel and staff tracking and follow up.

·       Carry out information sharing and verification to disseminate important and accurate real time updates to relevant staff.

·       Support the management of any incidents/crises.

·       Participate in networking that includes NGO security focal points or security officers.

·       Reporting security incidents affecting all CARE staff and assets through the SIMSON system.

·       Support drafting, editing, and distribution of routine weekly/monthly security updates.

·       Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents related to safety & security.

·       Promotes the completion of CARE Academy Safety and Security Modules by all CARE Ethiopia staff.

·       Support the maintenance of CARE safety and security standards.

·       Communicate with local authorities to coordinate the movement of CARE staff at checkpoints, reducing related risks and delays.


% of time


Job Responsibility #2

S&S monitoring and policy implementation



·       Support the SSM in continually monitoring and assessing the context and situation to determine the extent of risk and vulnerability of CARE Ethiopia Field office personnel and resources in all of CARE operations.

·       Supports updates to field and CO Safety and Security Risk Assessments (SRAs) whenever changes in the situation or circumstances occur. In consultation and support with the SSM.

·       Regularly monitor the implementation of all safety and security policies, planning and procedures, ensuring they are well understood and fully adopted by all staff in CARE Ethiopia CO and all project bases.

·       Support safety and security training at the field and CO level.

·       Promote the development of a security culture.

·       Supports the procurement of equipment related to safety & security upgrades and training.

·       Oversees the implementation of all Standard Operating Procedures.


% of time


Job Responsibility #3

        All S&S procedures are in place and functioning across CARE Ethiopia




·       Prepare and arrange individual security briefings for all visitors and new staff to CARE Ethiopia.

·       Support the maintenance of the CARE Ethiopia Safety and Security Management Plans (SSMPs) and support adherence to procedures and plans.

·       Supports communication procedures updates and testing on a monthly/weekly basis as required by the situation.

·       Perform regular checks to ensure that all safety and security related equipment such as first aid kits and fire extinguishers are located appropriately in all CARE Ethiopia offices and vehicles and meet standards.

% of time



Job Responsibility #4

Providing Planning and coordination support




·       Update & Review CARE contingency plans on a quarterly basis guided by the SSM.

·       Coordinate and lead the effort for the monthly risk assessment review, program risks locations including security access as driven by the situation.


% of time



Job Requirements:

Relevant diploma in policing, military and other related social sciences  fields


·       Previous experience with local NGOs/INGOs (desired)

·       Specialized training in related topics (desired)



2 years of related experience 

·       Strong background and related professional experience in safety, security and emergency preparedness, logistics and planning with an INGO or similar organization (desired)



Technical Skills

Examples:  languages; planning; budgeting; word-processing, basic accounting; advanced written communications; presentations; fundraising; training/facilitation, etc.:


·       Excellent computer skills – including Microsoft Office (required)

·       Excellent written and oral English skills (required)

·       Excellent organizational and coordination skills (required)

·       Ability to relate effectively with a range of audiences and individuals to ensure confident planning and implementation of duties (required)

·       Highly competent in collating and analyzing advice and information, particularly related to safety, security and emergencies, while acting appropriately.

·       University degree (desired)

·       Specialized training in related topics (desired)

·       Strong background and related professional experience in safety, security and emergency preparedness, logistics and planning with an INGO or similar organization (desired)





Given the responsibilities and level of accountability of the position, please list the performance competencies in order of importance.  These will be used both for recruitment and performance management. 




CARE Ethiopia is committed to preventing all unwanted behavior at work. This includes sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and child abuse. We expect everyone who works for us to share this commitment by understanding and working within the CARE Safeguarding Policy and related framework. CARE Ethiopia has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or child by any of our staff, representatives or partners.


CARE Ethiopia reserves the right to seek information from job applicants’ current and/or previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer.


By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Ethiopia requesting the information specified above. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks.




Job Category:
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Social Sciences and Community, Security
Addis Ababa
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