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ActionAid Bangladesh is looking for suitable candidate for the following position:

Manager Safety and Security

Location of posting : Cox’s Bazar
Types of contract : Fixed Term contractual position, initially for one year which may extendable 
Number of Position : 1 (One)
Salary and benefits      : Competitive salary and benefits will be offered to the deserving candidate.

Role Overview

Manager – Safety and Security will be responsible for implementation of security guidelines, procedures to ensure the security of ActionAid Bangladesh staff, property of Cox’s Bazar operation. Manager will responsible for continuous update of the risk assessment. S/he will promote a culture of safety and security, incident reporting, oversight office security, monitoring surveillance cameras and maintain Standard Operation Procedures.  S/he will also ensure adequate safety and security measures for any visitors including national and international. S/he will represent ActionAid Bangladesh at the Security Working Groups, Government and Donor offices. Manager – Safety and Security will support the ActionAid Bangladesh Crisis Management Team (CMT) and Security Focal Points (SFT) to strengthen the safety and security measures and deal any critical incidents.

Key responsibilities include but not limited to

  • Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, risks, vulnerabilities, and threats to ActionAid Bangladesh Cox’s Bazar operation’s safety and security and implement safety and security protocol, policies, procedures, and provide training and regular refresher for all staff and volunteers to ensure compliances.
  • Manager overall security of ActionAid Bangladesh – Cox’s Bazar operations.
  • To maintain relationship and liaison with law enforcing and security agencies.
  • Assess Physical Security and Safety Risks of ActionAid Bangladesh Cox’s Bazar Office and camp level offices.
  • Ensure all security equipment and security technologies are properly working, utilised and updated.
  • Conduct security assessment for any events and/or programme and take security measures as appropriate.
  • Ensure safety and security measures of the visitors which includes travel safety, accommodation safety, health and hygiene safety etc.
  • Investigate and take corrective measures of all security compliance issues.
  • Maintain close contact and liaison with law enforcement agencies, security agencies and INGOs and UN security working groups.
  • Disseminate security related information through proper channel.
  • Prepare and manage emergency communication tools and protocols.
  • Ensure timely reporting of any security incidents and/or information that may lead to an incident which can negatively affect safety and security of ActionAid Bangladesh staff, assets, reputation and operations.


S/he will report to Country Director of ActionAid Bangladesh. For day to day operations, he will work with Head of Humanitarian Response, Head of Rohingya Response, Deputy Director – HROD and Security Focal Team (SFT).  S/he has to maintain functional relationship with his/her peers in team, priority and project management team. S/he will maintain strong relationship with law and enforcement agencies, security agencies, other INGOs and UN working at Cox’s Bazar. The incumbent will also maintain functional relationship with ActionAid International Security Advisor for strategic support and reporting.

Required qualification and competencies

  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience.
  • Post-Graduation.
  • Past working experience in humanitarian security work and working experience in INGOs is preferable.
  • Experience working with the military or any of the investigative discipline.
  • Experience to conduct participatory risk assessment and preparing situational context analysis.
  • Strategic decision-making ability.
  • Hands on experience on networking and collaboration.
  • Negotiation skill, motivational skill, team building skill are required.  
  • Should be gender sensitive and familiar with Human Rights Based Approach.
  • Should be sensitive on protection issues including child abuse and PSEA
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication and report writing skills both in English and Bangla

Application instructions

Only those who meet the above requirements are requested to apply following these instructions:

  • Last date of application is Saturday, 18 May 2019.
  • Please click here to submit your application. 

ActionAid Bangladesh aims to attract and select a diverse workforce ensuring equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion. Any personal persuasion/phone-call will result in disqualification of candidature.

ActionAid Bangladesh has a non-negotiable policy of ZERO TOLERANCE towards child abuse, exploitation and child labor and expects all employees to abide by the Child Protection Policy of ActionAid Bangladesh.

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