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Regional Security and Safety Advisor

Closing date30 Nov 2020
OrganisationPlan International
LocationFlexible (within Asia-Pacific country office)
External URL https://jobs.plan-international.org/job/Bangkok-Regional-Security-and-Safety-Advisor-10/631608301/?locale=en_GB

The Position

Regional Safety and Security Advisor, APAC (AsiaPacific Region)

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

As the Regional Safety and Security Adviser, you will oversee, contribute towards, promote and implement the global security strategy, policies and guidelines in conjunction with Plan’s Global Security Policy, Security Standards and Security Plans for all Plan Offices in Asia, and other designated entities. The Regional Safety and Security Adviser proactively provides advice, support, instruction and training to all Plan offices in the region on security and safety issues and is the technical supervisor of all security appointments within the region.

In this role you will, among other things

  • Serve as the lead security technical focal point in Asia, and liaise with/guide leaders throughout the Asia Pacific region, on a variety of security issues.
  • Provides an objective overview and analysis of security trends and issues across Asia
  • Intervene in situations where Country office level security management needs support, goes off track, and being available to deploy rapidly when necessary.
  • Foster a security culture and maintain the active engagement and respect of peers, technical subordinates, and management.
  • Supports the Identification of and the mitigation of potential Security risks to staff, assets and operational/program security.
  • Effectively represents Plan Regionally on matters relating to Security and assists countries to develop effective security networks & responses relevant to their context.
  • Responsible for rolling out any global security initiatives or standards within the region and to be an effective liaison point in Asia Pacific for the global HQ
  • Conduct relevant security trainings as required
  • Liaise and network with the necessary security networks/liaisons, both within and outside the industry
  • A myriad of additional security leadership activities

Do you have what it takes?

To be successful in this role you will need among other things:

  • Demonstrable knowledge and practical work experience, preferably with non-profit or NGO within international humanitarian assistance programs, with proven capabilities in planning, organising and executing security operations in the field between of 7-10 years
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience within Asia
  • In depth knowledge or work experience in post-conflict and/or complex emergency environment.
  • Deep and clear understanding of humanitarian principles, codes of conduct and ideally, specific sub-sector work: protection, health, shelter, linked to INGO field operations contexts.
  • Demonstrable experience in security report writing and analysis
  • Demonstrable practical experience in security management, training or analysis role in a relevant organisational setting.
  • Advanced level knowledge of relevant communications technology
  • Good training skills – the ability to develop, implement and facilitate
  • Ability to travel extensively, on extremely short notice, and to difficult locations
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Basic level of First Aid

For a detailed job description, please click on the below link:


Location: Flexible (within an Asia Pacific country office)

Type of Role: One-year Fixed Term contract with the possibility of extension

Reports to: Regional Human Resources Business Partner

Remuneration: Competitive salary and package available (local T&C)

This is a national staff contract position under competitive local terms and conditions. There are no expat benefits available.*The contracting body will be the relevant Plan country office, on their terms and conditions.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.


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