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This project will promote an enabling environment for sustainable peace in Colombia. The initial objective will be to help strengthen the Colombian government’s institutional capacity to ensure regional and local participation in peace-building.
**Please note: Only Colombian citizens are eligible for this position.**
This position is responsible for transport, both of people and of goods related to larger scale grant-related procurements, communications and driver management functions. The LSM assists the DCOP/O with security management, serving as the communication and intelligence hub for IPT, and overseeing all project security, including that of the PODs, Regional Teams and at project sites (in coordination with the FLOs or LSOs depending on the Phase). S/he also manages the inventory and storage of goods intended for in-kind grants and DDGS activities.
Continually monitor and analyze security conditions in the country in general, and more specifically in the areas where the project works, via local media, security reports, and information collected from field-based staff and local partners/contacts.
Help assess security risks that may impact staff movements and safety in different parts of the country, and communicate them in a timely manner to ensure timely decision-making and up-to-date situational awareness.
Ensure the continued relevance and consistent implementation of Standard Operating Procedures related to the safety and security of all staff, grantees, and beneficiaries.
Aid in the development and implementation of Security Contingency plans.
Monitor the operational environment and provide updated risk assessments or security procedures as needed.
Recommend and or enact changes to procedures in conjunction with the Deputy Chief of Party, when appropriate.
Supervise and manage project drivers, ensuring adherence to safety and security protocols, tracking whereabouts of drivers and staff riding in project vehicles, and collecting field-specific security information.
A high school or technical degree is preferred.
Minimum of five (5) years of driving experience in short and long distance routes.
Previous experience with security assessment, planning and implementation of procedures for a donor-funded program.
Ability to advise and support staff in a consultative manner.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and organizational skills, even under pressure.
Must be reliable, flexible and able to adapt to abrupt changes on short notice.
Must have clean and valid driver’s license record.
Must be medically fit to operate a vehicle, and be able to lift packages up to 25kg/55lb.
Previous experience managing drivers preferred.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.
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