Safety and Security Assistant Job at US Embassy Addis Ababa

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Peace Corps Ethiopia is seeking an eligible and qualified applicants for the position of SAFETY AND SECURITY ASSISTANT; please find the specification for the job attached on the vacancy announcement.

POSITION TITLE: Safety and Security Assistant

OPEN TO: Ethiopian Nationals

OPENING DATE: October 17, 2018

CLOSING DATE: November 12, 2018

WORK HOURS: Full-time: 40 hours/week

SALARY: From $12,812 to $22,508 to be paid in ETB

Position Summary:

The role of the Safety and Security Assistant (SSA) is to provide administrative support to the safety and security program. The primary responsibilities of the SSA are assisting in the analysis, reporting and response to sexual harassment and sexual assault incidents; preparing reports, training materials and other resource materials; and maintaining up-to-date contact information for sexual harassment and sexual assault experts and authorities, local and national police, transportation, and consolidation points. In addition, the SSA will act as the back-up to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM). The Office of Safety and Security provides technical oversight of security related. The SSA reports to the SSM who manages day to day workload.

When the SSM is unavailable, the SSA may also be the contact point with the Peace Corps Safety and Security Officer (PCSSO), Regional Security Advisor (RSA), Embassy security officials, and local law enforcement agencies in carrying out the responsibilities designated below or as directed by the Country Director (CD).

Technical review, evaluation and training can be conducted by the SSM and the PCSSO.



Bachelor’s Degree in law, crime, gender, adult education, management, psychology, or relevant discipline.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

At least two years of experience designing and facilitating training for adult learners, in both English and a local language
Prior experience developing and maintaining effective working relationships with other organizations, including local law enforcement, sexual harassment and sexual assault experts and authorities, criminal justice, emergency management and or other NGO/development agencies
Level IV (fluent) in reading, writing and speaking in English. The ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken professional English is essential and required
Demonstrated local language fluency in Amharic, Afan Oromo or Tigrenia
Experience managing tasks and time in a high-stress environment
Ability to work with Microsoft Office Suite, and other basic computer knowledge
Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision. Is proactive and self-motivated.

Preferred qualifications:

Experience with Peace Corps processes, training approach and systems and knowledge of Peace Corps Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Reporting (SARRR) Program is highly desirable
Experience responding to victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault using the trauma informed care and victim centered approach
Ability to analyze sexual harassment and sexual assault crime trends and other risks and propose mitigation strategies
Experience with safety and security programs or law enforcement
Experience as a primary contact, designated staff or first responder for victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault, and or experience in counseling victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault on support, reporting, care provision and / or prosecution
Experience in training Ethiopian community members on intervention strategies to support victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault and on mitigation strategies to help reduce incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault
Experience in representing, accompanying or advocating for victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault during medical, prosecutorial or other official appointments
Direct experience with sexual harassment or sexual assault
Ability to function comfortably and effectively within American and Ethiopian cultural contexts in both informal and professional settings with Trainees, Volunteers, colleagues, Host Agency Officials, Peace Corps/Washington, the American Embassy, and others.

How To Apply

Interested applicants who meet the minimum requirements must submit the following documents:

Cover letter, maximum 2 pages, demonstrating how the applicant meets minimum required qualifications.
A current resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) that includes 3 professional references.
Optional: Any other succinct documentation that supports your candidacy.

Applications should be addressed to:

Human Resources

Peace Corps Ethiopia

And sent

Via Email: with a subject line “SSA”


Via Post:

Peace Corps P.O. Box 7788, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

*Only select one delivery method. Please do not send to both.*

The United States Peace Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for the position are welcome to apply.

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