Dec 16, 2015

Security Manager

Employer: International Rescue Committee
Location:   Pakistan

Program Background Summary: 
Pakistan Reading Project (PRP) is five year USAID funded project starting in June 2013 to support the provincial and regional Departments of Education (DoE) throughout Pakistan to improve reading skills of at least 1.3 million children in grade one and two. The project will achieve this goal through three major but interrelated initiatives that are working together to affect the quality of primary education, teacher education, policy reforms, and community engagement to re-establish a national culture of reading in Pakistan. The result will be improved reading and assessment of 23,800 teachers in 23,800 public schools with improved skills in teaching reading; 3,649 scholarships for ADE and B.Ed (Hons) students; and mobile bus libraries reaching out to 300 communities. PRP anticipates that 2.5 million children will be able to read at a level commensurate with standards at their grade level.

Job Overview/Summary
Under the supervision of the Security Director, the Security Manager will be responsible for overall security matters for IRC Country Office programs. The major focus is to enable the secure delivery of programs and to proactively identify deficiencies and risks.

Major Responsibilities:
To promote the development of appropriate security information networks relevant to all IRC teams working in Pakistan.
To support managers/teams in collecting and disseminating relevant security information thus enabling line management to manage security and safety effectively. This includes the security level and its implication.
To support staff in methods ensuring security information is recorded and analyzed regularly, and help management provide regular, concise and clear verbal and written security updates
To ensure the staff movement across the country is updated on a case by case basis.
To attend relevant security meetings.
Design and deliver security management training to all field office senior staff, security focal points.
Design and deliver security awareness training strategy for all staff, and supervise the implementation.
Conduct investigations into security incidents that impact on IRC Pakistan Program.
Undertake regular site assessments of IRC physical properties and project areas, report on findings and design necessary improvements.
Review security plans and policies.
Maintain an updated list and contacts with focal points across the programs.
Undertake ongoing threat assessments using the security triangle as a basis of analysis.
Liaise with other agency security focal points, including NGOs, UN and local authorities concerned for security related issues and update SC.
Develop weekly security update and progress reports for submission to Country Security Coordinator.
Maintain confidentiality, impartiality and neutrality in all aspects of security arrangements.
Context analysis (internal and external) including: incident maps, stakeholder analysis, review of existing security management arrangements, risk analysis (on a monthly basis and where the situation changes) and capacity assessment.
Co-ordinate with managers, administration, and logistics to ensure that the appropriate systems of administration, communication and transport are in place to facilitate good security management.
In conjunction with the Security Coordinator, organize refresher workshops on security and initiate simulation training in given risks (hi-jacking, robbery, evacuation, etc).

Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Director Security

Job Requirements:

5 years of relevant experience preferably in INGO Relevant bachelor degree or certification, in Social Sciences or Security.

Job Experiences:
Security professional with NGO and/ or UN security background and of highest moral and professional integrity.

Demonstrated Skills:
Broad understanding of the work of the IRC in the humanitarian context.
Ability to work under pressure in an unstable security environment. Able to handle sensitive information with strict confidentiality.
Able to maintain impartiality and neutrality in all aspects of his / her work.
Working knowledge of MS Office.
Experience in security management.
Proven level of technical security expertise.
Demonstrated coaching skills.
Demonstrates initiative and pro-active problem-solving skills.

Language Skills:

Good English verbal & written communication and influencing skills, in order to work effectively with international staff.

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