Provides security-related technical expertise to an assigned regional office (Asia Pacific Regional Office, East and Southern Africa Regional Office, or Portfolio and Project Management). Serves as the primary advisor to regional leadership regarding security matters. Oversees the preparations for and response to security situations in the region. Ensures adherence to organizational policies and procedures related to security, crisis response, emergency management, and duty of care. Serves on the HQ-based Emergency Management Team. Leverages extensive subject matter expertise to provide strategic guidance to the regional office, seeking ways to identify and address security risks in a manner that will support continued growth and innovation.
Serves as the primary resource for security issues within the assigned region.
Manages, and coordinates, security programs within the region to address a variety of issues including, privacy, physical security, investigations, regulatory compliance, illicit trade, and ensuring that programs meet appropriate regulatory guidelines.
Serves as a member of the HQ-based Emergency Management Team and takes the response lead role in incidents, emergencies, and crisis affecting the region.
Conducts and ensures quality of security risk and threat assessments and prepares reports for country and project offices in the region.
Supports business development by contributing security-related text and budget inputs for proposals being prepared for opportunities within the region – providing final sign off on these security elements prior to submission.
Develops and manages all security-related training programs for the region.
Solicits, reviews, and approves country-level Security Management Plans and Emergency Action Plans for countries within the region on an annual and as needed basis.
Supports and mentors the country-level Security Management Teams and conducts regular check-ins with them.
Monitors intelligence sources and disseminates security alerts and warnings to country and project leadership, security management teams, and to travelers.
Responsible for managing of contracted security professionals and vendors supporting regional office.
Develops and establishes regional security policies and procedures.
Provides advice and counsel to regional leadership on matters relating to employee and property safety and security.
Investigates risk management and public relations issues across the region.
Complies with all applicable laws, statutes, or standards from regulatory and accrediting agencies within the region.
Maintains good working relations with external agencies including governmental and international agencies within the region.
Works with country and project leadership to gain insight on local regulations pertaining to security.
Adheres to and applies all aspects of security regulations in a consistent manner.
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
Strong knowledge of current and emerging security technology, document control, and physical security.
Comprehensive knowledge of INGO security best practices, the protective services industry, and government security directives.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated project management skills for long- and short-term projects.
Ability to develop, administer, and evaluate security training.
Ability to plan, coordinate and direct the work of others in discharging the protective services mission.
Ability to work with external agencies including governmental, and international agencies.
Ability to work effectively in a regional team environment and work closely and communicate clearly with all offices, departments, and affiliates.
Typically requires 5+ years of security experience in corporate or government organizations, or military asset protection programs.
Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
Prior security experience in the humanitarian relief/crisis response context preferred.
Demonstrated experience with implementing security strategies, policies, procedures, and standards.
Demonstrated experience with risk management and contract and vendor negotiations.
Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
French and/or Spanish language proficiency preferred.
Problem Solving & Impact:
Responds quickly and effectively to crisis situations occurring in the international arena.
Stays abreast of social, cultural, legal and criminal issues, nationally and internationally, and
their impact on the region and its activities.
Manages regional security goals and activities in conjunction with sound security and management concepts.
Interacts with USAID missions, local government agencies, State Department, UN Security and other foreign agencies to implement regional security strategies and procedures.
Identifies and defines objectives, strategies and priorities relating to security matters for the region.
Maintains composure in stressful situations and can act independently when conditions warrant immediate action.
Initiates and facilitates changes to improve regional security services through effective communication, collaboration and interdisciplinary problem solving.
Provides direction and guidance in maintaining regional and country security services and protection.
Provides technical supervision of any field-based security staff.
Represents the regional office at all requested or required functions pertaining or related to security.
Reports directly to HQ-based Associate Director for Global Security, with a dotted technical line to the Regional Office Director.
Typical Physical Demands:
Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs. Ability to interact effectively in the country/project office environments, as well as satellite office environments.
Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent: Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Security
Administration, or Related Field. Master’s Degree in similar field preferred.
ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation desirable.
** Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience sufficient to successfully perform the key responsibilities of the job.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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