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Safety and Security Manager

Closing date30 Dec 2023
LocationBamako, Mali or Dakar, Senegal
External URL https://myagro.hire.trakstar.com/jobs/fk0v6be?cjb_hash=O_HbNg37&apply_now=true

Title: Safety and Security Manager

Location: Bamako, Mali or Dakar, Senegal

Language Requirement: French and English fluency

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. 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 and operational plans, programmatic goals, and partnerships. You will ensure 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 military situation in country, the country criminality profile, the nature of ongoing conflicts or crises climatic and seismic hazards and health risks)
  • Develop country security plans, SOPs and contingency plans
  • Prioritize communication with all relevant teams, departments, and roles within the organization to ensure that a focus on security is weaved into our overall program
  • 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
  • Maintain a network of contacts that can provide myAgro with security intel

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
  • Professional development and laptop stipends
  • Annual flight benefit
  • The opportunity to make a difference for farmers everyday!

How to apply


Application Process and Deadline

To apply, submit an application on our website. Include a cover letter (motivation letter) and a resume or CV. You should also complete the Plum survey. You can find a link to the Plum survey on the application form for the role. Please submit your application and documents in English. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by our team.

There is no fixed deadline as we hire on a rolling basis. If someone else is selected while you are interviewing, we will let you know and consider your application for future positions. The interview process includes the application form, the Plum assessment, short virtual interviews and typically a short written assignment or a visit to the field or one of our offices.

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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