Charitable Foundation “Vostok SOS” vacancy announcement: Safety and Security Officer

Charitable Foundation “Vostok SOS” vacancy announcement: Safety and Security Officer

Job Location: Kyiv, with frequent business trips across the country.

Start of work: ASAP.

The financial reward is discussed during the interview.

About us:

Since 2014, the CF “Vostok SOS” has been helping victims of russian aggression. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion in 2022, the Foundation’s activities have grown significantly. We are now working in 20 regions of Ukraine: evacuate and accommodate people from the frontline areas, repair shelters and centers for accommodation of IDPs. The Foundation is also actively involved in providing humanitarian aid, documenting war crimes, and conducting workshops for educators.

We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible area and become a part of a highly motivated team! 

What will you do?

  • Conduct ongoing analysis of the context and development of the security situation in the country.
  • Develop and implement measures to improve the team’s security while working in the frontline and de-occupied territories.
  • Manage the process of conducting security needs assessments; producing high-quality analysis and reports regularly.
  • Support the daily implementation of safety and security procedures locally.
  • Actively monitor violence-related risk management measures through on-site monitoring visits and information sharing with staff and stakeholders.
  • Ensure effective implementation of protection measures by collecting data and developing/reviewing relevant tools.
  • Conduct further investigations into incidents or situations if necessary/requested.
  • Develop appropriate security procedures and records and keep them up to date.
  • Provide regular training on cruitical security issues for stakeholders and team members.
  • Develop high-quality information materials on available services, mine risk education, evacuation process, etc.

Situational awareness:

  • Keeping abreast of political, economic, and other security factors in all areas of the Foundation’s activity.
  • Track the location of staff and beneficiaries. Monitor staffing levels and be prepared to rapidly find a team in emergencies.

Qualifications and skills:

  • 2+ years of proven work experience in NGOs;
  • work experience in the security sector;
  • fluency in Ukrainian, C1 English level. 

We ask for:

  • motivation to work in the human rights field and help people in difficult situations due to the russian-Ukrainian war;
  • experience in public activities, international or donor organizations, government agencies, and analytical centers;
  • strong organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • excellent analytical skills;
  • ability to take the initiative or work autonomously when required;
  • ability to provide high-quality work quickly in an abnormal situation (stress tolerance);
  • deep understanding of humanitarian principles;
  • strong communication and negotiation skills;
  • respect for democracy, the rule of law and human rights, and adherence to equality and non-discrimination;
  • strategic thinking, teamwork, creativity, and multitasking.

We guarantee:

  • unique experience;
  • training and support during project implementation;
  • dynamic working environment;
  • stimulative financial reward;
  • access to internal services;2
  • providing all the necessary equipment.

The application process requires the interested candidates to send a CV with a short motivation letter to [email protected] (with the e-mail subject “Safety and Security Officer” and expected financial reward). Any potential questions, inquiries, and clarification can be obtained if send to the same address.

In the next step, shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

CF “Vostok SOS” values diversity and provides an inclusive, non-discriminatory work environment. We accept applications from people with relevant qualifications from all backgrounds.