Closing date September 8, 2015
Our Organization is an award-winning professional services business that delivers real impact, value and lasting change through projects supporting economic growth and government reform internationally. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on the positive results our projects have achieved in many of the world’s most challenging environments.
About the Role
We continue to strengthen its in-house capacity through appointing a Global Security and Risk Manager. You will lead our Organizations development and implementation of Duty of Care (DoC) solutions that enable projects to overcome safety and security challenges and allow us to operate confidently and professionally in ever more insecure areas, minimizing risk to the safety of our personnel.
This is a varied and challenging role overseeing the risk and security on our projects in over 30 countries including many high threat locations such as Afghanistan, Somalia, Northern Nigeria and Pakistan.
Working closely with Organization’s Duty of Care Committee, you will:
Develop “big picture” strategic solutions for how our organization provides DoC to staff and plan to build capabilities within the company;
Identify gaps in organization’s safety and security policies and develop solutions coherent with existing DoC procedures and wider company policies and engage regularly with the company directors as the company develops;
Communicating the policies to all staff, and ensuring full and effective implementation in all the countries where our organizationworks;
Provide guidance and strategic oversight to all operations overseas;
Assist in the co-ordination of crisis responses and medical evacuation of organization personnel if required;
Co-ordinate and possibly deliver Hostile Environment Training (HEAT) for organization staff.
As the Global Security and Risk Manager you should have proven abilities to build effective relationships with people from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds, and to work effectively in politically sensitive and challenging environments. You should relish working in a team, should be innovative, energetic, positive, and genuinely committed to achieving lasting change.
We seek the following skills and experience:
A good degree;
Security risk management experience and civil sector background;
Experience of working overseas or repeated experience of working on operations overseas in a post conflict country;
Some UK experience in a military/security/ intelligence organisation preferred;
Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with managers in the field;
Knowledge of DFID, FCO, USAID, EU, and UN regulations is helpful;
Understanding of complex emergencies, related security concerns, and appropriate responses to such emergencies;
Demonstrated experience of initiative, an entrepreneurial mind-set, client-orientation, risk taking, and working in complex and time-pressured contexts.
What We Offer You
We offer you a dynamic and friendly team environment and the opportunity to work on a highly successful portfolio of programmes. We have a strong commitment to our people and strive to live by our principles:
Take responsibility (Accountability).Individually and collectively accountable for what we do.
Always find a way (Resourcefulness).We think innovatively to reach a solution.
Promote Quality (Excellence).We maintain and promote professional standards in everything we do.
Commit to the Outcome (Achievement).We take pride in delivering our best to achieve results
We’ve built a culture to reflect our principles, full of likeminded professionals who are smart, passionate and great at what they do. We offer a highly competitive compensation package and excellent benefits.
How to apply
We would love to hear from you. Please submit a CV (no more than 3 pages) and short cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of “Global Security and Risk Manager”.
You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this position.
Shortlisted applicants only will be contacted.