The Global Security Associate provides direct administrative and operational support to the Department of Global Security (DGS) in the day-to-day operations of security risk management functions for our field-based projects. Primary responsibilities include serving as the primary point of contact for DAI’s traveler tracking and intelligence platform (iJet), working with DAI Delivery and New Business teams to ensure security compliance in response to RFP/A requirements, ensuring the integrity of data in DAI’s DGS security database and documents, providing maintenance and support of DGS systems, and assisting with security briefings and general project support tasks as summarized below.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Systems and Administrative Support
Provides support to DAI staff on DAI’s traveler tracking and intelligence platform (iJET) by entering itineraries, acting as first contact for login support, and coordinating day-to-day maintenance issues with iJET’s customer service and accounts manager.
Disseminates iJET travel reports to other DAI units as necessary.
Proactively manages and ensures the update and accuracy of Crisis Line protocols and contact information.
Serves as primary liaison between DGS and the portal team on technical issues, troubleshooting, accuracy, and enhancements to DGS portal and team sites.
Collects, updates and maintains important information in DAI’s project security database and briefing documents.
Maintains DGS briefing calendar and security briefing schedule, and works with all stakeholders to ensure security briefing information is communicated and readily accessible.
Updates and ensures the validity of DGS and Crisis Management Team key documents.
Maintains DAI Private Security Companies database.
New Business Support
Collaborates with business development and proposal teams to ensure that RFP security requirements are effectively analyzed and addressed.
Participates in DAI new business meetings during live proposals, tracking and summarizing RFP security requirements and communicating information effectively to DGS team.
Contributes to new business efforts by developing budget forms and providing written security input on live proposals.
Works closely with proposal teams to obtain answers through DAI’s Critical Proposal Data Questionnaire.
Independently trouble-shoots common security--related issues on proposal efforts and escalates more complex issues to the Global Security Specialist II.
Serves as liaison between DGS and Delivery through participation in weekly regional Delivery meetings.
Supports project travel through iJET inputs and briefings.
Provides rigorous assessment and analysis of security information and independently develops project security plan reviews for lower risk countries.
Closely monitors security situation in assigned geographical area and coordinates status communication with supervisor and projects.
Provides written reports and analysis, as required.
In collaboration with project staff, reviews security procurement requirements.
Collaboration and Learning
Provides support as needed and collaborates with colleagues by providing short-term coverage for traveling DGS members.
Assists DGS team with technical tasks as appropriate (SOW drafts, editing reports, etc.)
Trains Delivery assistants and other staff on effective and accurate use of iJet
Additional responsibilities as deemed necessary.
Grade 5: Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience and a bachelor’s degree; or a master’s degree.
Grade 6: Minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience and a bachelor’s degree; or 1 year of relevant professional experience and a master’s degree.
Ability to prioritize work under pressure and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
Ability to work independently and with minimal guidance
Demonstrated ability to organize, analyze interpret and evaluate information regarding all facets of security planning and implementation, and to make recommendations based on analysis.
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively with all levels of staff, including executive level
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the demonstrated ability to prepare meaningful written security reports and presentations
Demonstrated ability to process and present sensitive information to all levels of staff, and to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times
Ability to function as part of a team.
Excellent working knowledge with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Ability to travel to DAI projects on short-term assignments, as necessary
Working proficiency in Spanish or French, both written and verbal.
Degree in a related field, such as: international security, international relations, conflict and peace studies, and/or other relevant social sciences.
Prior experience in international development. Experience living and working internationally strongly preferred
DAI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. EOE - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans