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Regional Security Officer

Closing date23 Oct 2020
LocationDemocratic Republic of Congo( DRC)​/​Cameroon

Opportunity Type​: Employment
Location:​ Democratic Republic of Congo( DRC)​/​Cameroon

About Greenpeace

Greenpeace Africa is a growing movement of people acting in protection of the environment. Our campaigns use peaceful, creative confrontation to expose environmental injustices around the world and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.

Overview of purpose of the role:

The Purpose of the Regional Security Officer is to ensure that all staff, volunteers, activists, colleagues and partners at Greenpeace Africa are safe and secure by promoting a Security Culture and providing advice, tools and up to date protocols and procedures along with specific and maintained documents.

The Regional Security Officer reports to the Security Manager and collaborates and coordinates with all our teams working in DRC and Cameroon and may be required to support other Greenpeace countries. The Regional Security Officer will carry out risk identification and assessment for activities, events, ship work, actions and investigations for specific projects, including duty of care to activists, coordinators, logisticians with budget control specific to security. The Regional Security Officer will ensure that the security management cycle is followed and each step implemented has the appropriate protocols, procedures and forms up to date and maintained for Campaign, Communication, Action and Investigations. The Regional Security Officer will advise on the process and procedure to follow in travel awareness, update on security situations across your regional hub which may affect operations, organisation, personally or information. The Regional Security Officer will ensure that security assessments and Standard Operating Procedures within Congo Basin are up to date, implemented and followed by facilitating discussions on risks, mitigation and grading for an overall security management plan per country. The Regional Security Officer will actively input into the unit strategy, creativity and tactical capabilities in order to achieve the objectives of Greenpeace Africa’s’ annual development plan and organisational strategy


  • Keep the Congo Basin teams informed on advice given for relevant parties (Greenpeace staff, visitors, Country Managers, partners, allies, activists, volunteers) on country security, SOPs and policies.
  • Work closely with Office Management and Regional Country Coordinators to ensure security of all GP Africa Staff, partners, activists and volunteers is a priority
  • Support and advice Congo Basin Teams in conceptualising security management plans and mitigation measures arising from risk analyses in projects in conjunction with Regional Country coordinator and Office Management
  • Oversight of incident reporting across the organization, mitigation measures taken when necessary and amendments to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) as necessary

Tools and Policies

  • Produce, review and update all office and project security standard operating procedures (SOPs, Country Assessments and Health & Safety regulations) within the allocated Regional Hub
  • Assess current Security company, medical aid and travel insurance limits and capabilities to fully fit each working location in collaboration with the Office Management, Country coordinator and Regional Hub coordinator

Risk and Security Training

  • Ensure staff are equipped with training and means to work safely in the field
  • Coordinate and follow up on external training with office management, Regional

    Country coordinator ,regional hub coordinator.

  • Plan and Prepare internal training; i.e Field Security Training , Health & Safety representative training, First aid training among other security related trainings.


  • Bachelor’s degree with specialist technical training in safety and security or related field
  • Specific safety and security training experience in risk management context. Qualification as a trainer in safety and security is desired.
  • 3 years of experience in INGO security, or related field OR 3 years of experience in international security, or a related field
  • Understanding and alignment to Greenpeace core values.
  • Fluent in English and French.
  • Politically savvy.
  • Strong Computer Literacy.
  • Worked in or advised personnel in conflict countries in the NGO sector
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong ability to work under pressure.
  • Experience of maintaining own administrative systems.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to plan and manage budgets.
  • Experience with Risk management and mitigation.
  • Have the ability to be immediately deployed and physically present in any of our hubs and areas of operations when and if required by the organisation (willingness to travel).

To apply,

Please send a cover letter, CV and contact details of three professional references to the email address: ​rafrica@greenpeace.org​

Subject line: ​Regional Security Officer. ​

The deadline for receiving applications will be ​23rd October 2020

Greenpeace is an equal opportunity employer with a longstanding commitment of providing a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual. We recognize and value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings to our employees and the whole organization and we thrive in an environment that encourages respect and trust. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic and would like to invite you especially to apply!


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