Safety & Security Manager

at myAgro
Published April 24, 2022
Location Dakar, Senegal
Category Security  
Job Type Full Time  



About MyAgro:

myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. We have developed a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2026 and lift themselves out of poverty. Learn more from myAgro's founder and CEO here.


About the Role:

The safety and security of myAgro's team is necessary to achieving our mission. Reporting to the Managing Director, Africa, you will direct and implement myAgro's Safety and Security strategy to find and address safety and security risks, maintain continuity of operations and programs, manage incidents and provide for the safety, and security of all employees and assets. You will advise our Country Directors and leadership, providing security risk recommendations related to strategic, operational, programmatic, partnership, and cross-cutting risks. You will make sure protocols and mechanisms are in place to address country programs' unique risks and challenges.


You Will:

Develop country security profiles (with regards to the socio-economic, political and/or military situation in country, the country criminality profile, the nature of ongoing conflicts or crises climatic & seismic hazards and health risks

Develop country security plans, SOPs and contingency plans

Coordinate and monitor security activities to ensure that safety and security procedures are implemented

Ensure that all field staff are aware of prevailing security threats and advised on means to reduce their vulnerability to those threats

Monitor the security preparedness of country staff and enforce staff compliance with internal security rules and SOPs, ensuring they are communicated to all staff and understood

Run security simulations with the team to test our protocols and procedures, and to keep our team ready

Establish and maintain a network of contacts that can provide myAgro with security intel

Contribute to the strategic discussions with the management by providing continuous analysis of the security, economic and political context in country

You Have:

Language: Fluent spoken and written English and French is essential and required

5+ years' of security and project management experience at an NGO, private organization, or a security consultancy organization

2+ years of prior experience in West Africa in a Safety and Security role

Experience creating safety and security plans and SOPs

Experience working in a multicultural workplace

Our Benefits:

Health insurance

Approximately 4 weeks of paid time off each year - varies slightly according to local labor laws

Retirement plan contributions

Professional development and laptop stipends

Annual flight benefit

The opportunity to make a difference for farmers everyday!

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


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