OPERATIONS AND RESILIENCE ADVISOR
CARE is seeking an Operations and Resilience Advisor (ORA) to support CARE International in Afghanistan. This person will have the responsibility of developing strategies to work safely within their program environments, maintain accesses to program areas, reduce operational risks faced by staff, develop the capacity of national counterparts in the CARE Afghanistan Risk Management Unit and prepare robust contingency plans for incident and crisis response. This will be achieved by maintaining a pragmatic and operational posture that enables and supports CARE’s vision and mission in Afghanistan, whilst fostering an inclusive risk managed culture for health and safety amongst staff.
The Operations and Resilience Advisor will report to the Country Director, with close daily interaction and engagement with the Regional Security Manager Country Leadership Team, on which s/he is a member. The ORA will directly manage the CARE Afghanistan Risk Management Unit (RMU), and will also manage the ongoing review, development and implementation of the Country Office Risk Management Plan and associated budget.
The person in this role will support and maintain safety advisories and operating procedures which are in line with the CARE International Principles. In supporting CARE in Afghanistan to achieve its mission, the ORA will advise management on a range of best practices. S/he will demonstrate a high level of socio-cultural, political and economic understanding of the context where CARE works. S/he will also develop a solid working knowledge of CARE’s programs and have a strong understanding of humanitarian programming approaches.
This is an unaccompanied position based in Kabul, Afghanistan with up to 30% travel to the field in locations which are approved for international staff travel. Travel within Kabul city is by armoured vehicle only.
International staff live within secured premises at the CARE offices and accommodation is within single occupancy apartments. Access to restaurants and other external venues is almost completely prohibited due to security conditions, but visits to other NGO/UN compounds is possible. There is a strong R&R system in place. Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) is compulsory for this position.
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