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Field Safety & Security Coordinator, Ukraine Response (Odesa) (INT9845) – Ukraine | #childsafety | #kids | #chldern | #parents | #schoolsafey

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

In March 2022, Oxfam launched its response to the influx of refugees and other people forced to flee from Ukraine in Romania, Moldova and Poland. A Programme Management Unit (PMU) was established to provide leadership, oversee, support and provide technical assistance to the response in the affected countries. The PMU is led by the Organizational Lead and includes dedicated advocacy and influencing capacity; business support functions, and a programme quality team with technical support on gender in emergencies, protection, cash and voucher programming, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL), and safeguarding. Oxfam is supporting a partner-led humanitarian response for the assistance and protection of refugees and other vulnerable people from Ukraine and the communities, organisations and authorities that are hosting and supporting them in neighbouring countries.

The Role


To deliver Oxfam’s partner-led humanitarian response programme in Southern Ukraine


The Safety and Security Coordinator will help enable Oxfam’s programme in Southern Ukraine by providingconsistent, high quality security management support and advice. They will be based in Odesa. They will work closely with the Country Safety and Security Coordinator and the Area Manager and programme teams in Odesa.

Please see the attached job description for the full responsibilities that the Field Safety & Security Coordinator will undertake and the required skills and competencies.

Location: Ukraine, Odesa

Job Type: Fixed Term, 1 year


Security systems, assessments, training

  • To ensure that safety and security systems for Oxfam in Odesa are up to date (in coordination with the Country Safety and Security Coordinator). Develop and update security management plans, SOPs and related documentation in line with regional and Global policies.
  • To carry out security/risk assessments and security management reviews where Oxfam/partners work or consider working; either providing management with recommendations for action or working directly to implement the action plan.
  • To train staff and partners on security management, both informally and within the context of formal training courses, keeping up to date training records.
  • Conduct thorough document reviews as required (Security Management Plans etc) and ensure compliance with minimum standards in visiting locations.

Day-to-day Security Management

  • To provide advice on security related matters in the context of a particular environment including gathering information from other organisations, and representing Oxfam in security meetings with other agencies, institutions, and authorities.
  • Journey management plans for trips outside Odesa city; monitoring of staff movement
  • Monitor air attack alarms and sheltering in place provisions
  • Compile incident reports and provide analysis and follow up
  • STAR completion for facilities that Oxfam will travel to or use such as guesthouses/Hotels.
  • Weekly situation/ security report to the Country Security Coordinator.
  • To prepare regular reports and summaries of work and recommendations to Oxfam including a short final report at the end of each assignment
  • to ensure that relevant security information is documented and shared with Ukraine country office, PMU and the Global Security Team (GST).


  • Represent Oxfam with external stakeholders in coordination with the Area Manager
  • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles
  • Undertake any reasonable duty and tasks that may arise from time to time.

What we are looking for: Experience, Knowledge & Competences


  • Graduate Degree from a recognised University/college in International Development or any other related area that can bring added value to the
  • Considerable practical experience of security assessment, planning, designing and implementation of procedures in the context of UN or NGO humanitarian
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences including in complex and stressful
  • Proven experience of providing trainings on safety and security
  • Initiative and motivation to work independently and develop solutions to
  • Highly flexible in style with the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions to complex problems.
  • Analytical and strategic planning
  • Commitment to and understanding of the Code of Conduct for the Red Cross and NGOs in Disaster Relief; and their practical application in humanitarian work in a conflict
  • Excellent organisational, problem-solving and negotiation The ability to remain calm whilst dealing with conflicting priorities/work under pressure is essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal English) and the ability to write clear, concise reports and influence verbally to persuade with diplomacy and
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims, policies and
  • Diplomacy, tact, negotiation skills and an excellent sense of
  • Excellent written and spoken English and



  • Knowledge of Oxfam policies, procedures and systems.


We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a partially home-based role or job share.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

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