Country Security Manager , Turkey
Employer: International Medical Corps (NGO)
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
The Country Security Manager (CSM) works at the direction of the Team Leader, and reports on technical issues to the Regional Security Manager, the director of Global Security and the Deputy Director of Global Security. The primary function of the CSM is provide assistance to the Team Leader on all issues of safety and security as they relate to staff and programs for the Turkey Emergency Response Team (ERT). The CSM oversees daily security management in the ERT Turkey mission, and manages national Security Managers, Officers and Assistants, as well as trains and mentors Security Focal Points. The CSM, with assistance from the Regional Security Manager, will monitor and assess security conditions, and will make recommendations to the ERT Turkey Team Leader as appropriate. The Team Leader is the direct supervisor to the CSM, but the Director of Global Security (DGS) is the technical manager for the CSM.
1. Security Management
• Develop and update the Security Guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures, Contingency Plans, Local Safety Rules, and Security Risks Assessments for ERT Turkey.
• Supervise and train national security mangers, officers and assistants in the ERT Turkey program.
• Coordinate and monitor security activities to ensure that safety and security policies and procedures are implemented.
• Ensure that all field staff are fully cognizant of prevailing security threats and fully advised on ways to reduce staff vulnerability to those threats.
• Design and drill warden systems, and provision emergency supplies for field personnel.
• Ensure internal incident tracking system is utilized properly and perform incident mapping and analysis.
• Collect security related information from local and regional resources as it applies to IMC sites, and communicates with the Regional Security Manager, Director and Deputy Director of Global Security and Team Leader as appropriate.
• Monitor the security preparedness of country staff and works with the Regional Security Manager and Team Leader to enforce staff compliance with internal security policies and SOPs.
• When directed by the Team Leader, Regional Security Manager or Director of Global Security, carry out investigations and capture lessons learned to be incorporated into future staff trainings.
• Act as a key member of the Field Incident Team when required during a crisis so that safety policies and procedures are implemented.
• Audits communications equipment and facilitates communications-related assistance when necessary.
• Recommends changes in country security plans to Team Leader, Regional Security Manager and Director of Global Security as needed.
• Ensure security briefings are conducted to all arriving staff and visitors.
• Ensure weekly security reports are completed and sent to headquarters, providing timely updates of all situational and security developments including investigation of security incidents
• Conducts and submits Security Risk Assessments of programs, as required.
• Conducts and submits full Site Security Surveys of every site visited.
• The above should be completed using the Security Department approved templates, and be submitted to the Team Leader, Regional Security Manager and Director of Global Security.
• Keeps excellent records and logs to ensure continuity of this position.
3. Human Resources
• Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified national security field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with the Team Leader.
• Make frequent site visits to facilities to carry out security assessments and ensure appropriate care and training are being conducted. Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff.
4. Training/ Capacity Building
• Determine training needs for the security staff.
• Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability
• Works with Security Department at HQ, the Regional Security Manager and the Team Leader to conduct any staff security training that is warranted.
5. Working Relationships
• Maintain excellent working relationships as a member of the country team senior management.
• Build strong professional relationships with local authorities, other NGOs, and international organisations.
• Attend security coordination meetings and updates the Regional Security Manager and Team Leader on current security issues
• Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors
Skills & Requirements:
• Five years of field security experience in hostile environments, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
• Significant work experience in NGO security management.
• Must have experience in unstable environments.
• Must be willing to travel and work in unstable environments.
• Strong understanding of cultural, political and religious environment in the Middle East region, and be able to live and work successfully in that environment. Close familiarity with current conflicts a strong asset.
• Practical experience, and knowledge of, threat assessment and personal security management.
• Ability to relate to and motivate national staff effectively.
• Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to take decisions independently and exercise sound judgment.
• Advanced First Aid Training.
• Good written and spoken English. Arabic and/or Kurdish language skills an asset, though not required
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