1.1 CI roles and responsibilities for safety and security management

Position Key responsibilities
Safety and Security Coordinating Group
  • Ensures coordination between Lead Members, CARE Member Partners and relevant stakeholders, particularly during critical incident management.
  • Provides technical advice and guidance
Lead Member (LM)
  • Is accountable and responsible to ensure compliance with the CARE International Safety and Security Standards (MOSS)
  • Maintains clear lines of authority and procedures for decision-making
  • Directly supports COs and temporary presence missions
  • Manages crisis events, including kidnappings and evacuations
Country Director (CD)
  • Has overall responsibility on all safety and security matters, including ensuring staff are briefed and incidents are reported
  • Is the final decision-making authority (in consultation with LM), including disciplinary action when security lapses occur
Safety and Security Focal Point (SSFP)
  • Is responsible for implementing all safety and security policies at field level together with the Emergency Safety and Security Officer
  • Ensures all staff are adequately briefed and familiar with security plans, and manages any incident reporting
Emergency Team Leader
  • Ensures security considerations are addressed in all emergency operations including planning, implementing a security plan before deployment to the field, adequate resourcing and managing the team’s safety
Emergency Team Safety and Security Officer (SSO)
  • Is part of the emergency team and reports to the team leader, but works closely with the CO’s safety and security focal point
  • Works to adapt or develop security plans for the emergency, and coordinates team briefings and operations.
Emergency Response Team
  • All emergency response team members have an obligation to follow CARE safety and security policy and procedures.