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Safety & Security Assistant

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)  Butaro, Rwanda


Job Title: Safety & Security Assistant

Reports to: Safety & Security Manager

Location: Butaro, Rwanda

Position Overview
The Safety and Security Assistant works under the direction of the Safety & Security Manager, to help oversee a comprehensive safety and security program for UGHE. This program will have four areas of responsibility: Health, Security, Safety, and Incident/Emergency Response. Covering nights and weekends, this position will assist in the implementation of systems, policies and procedures.

  • Assist the Safety & Security Manager to oversee Butaro Campus Health, Safety & Security policies and procedures
  • Cover Safety & Security on campus during night shift and weekends, immediately contacting the Safety & Security Manager as soon as any issue arises
  • In coordination with those involved, assist in the completion of Incident Report Forms for all incidents occurring on duty
  • Help to collect and disseminate safety and security alert information from multiple sources in order to communicate to the UGHE community, including phone trees and email.
  • Assist in the development of safety and security policies, safety/security guidelines and other documentation/planning.
  • Assist in the establishment and documentation processes and procedures for emergency and disaster response
  • Monitor local risk context for developments or potential threats
  • Conduct safety briefings and site security orientations for visitors to UGHE
  • Ensure UGHE has appropriate info on all travelers—emergency contact, etc.
  • Take active coordination role during emergencies and drills
  • Assist the Incident Response Manager during any major incident or emergency
  • Liaise with contracted security firm on a daily basis ensuring all duties are covered
  • Assist the facilities team in overseeing key management and building access on campus

Other Duties as Assigned (10%)


  • At least three (3) or more years in the field of safety & security preferably in a University or other learning institutions;
  • EMT or clinical training preferred;
  • Ability to adapt to various cultures; tactful, mature, and flexible;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills;
  • English and Kinyarwanda proficiency required; French knowledge optional;
  • Being from or residing in Burera District also considered an added advantage;
  • After hours on-call availability to respond to emergency situations as they arise; and 
  • Commitment to social justice and health care equity.

 Organizational Profile

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program: the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system.

 UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high-quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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