Manager of Security - Middle East

Employer: Associated Press
Location: Cairo Egypt

The Associated Press seeks a security manager for its office in Cairo, Egypt.

This person will manage security matters throughout the Middle East which encompasses countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Turkey, et al. The security manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, identifying threats, assessing risk, and conducting risk management assessments and internal/external criminal investigations. This position reports to the Vice President of Global Security for The Associated Press (AP).

Position Summary

Primary responsibilities are to provide counsel and advise the Vice President of AP Global Security, Regional News Directors and other managers about security matters in the Middle East. The Security Manager will also recommend security strategies aimed at safeguarding AP personnel, facilities and proprietary assets from global terrorism and criminal activity. It is expected that the person selected for this position will be based out of the AP Middle East Regional Bureau, currently located in Cairo, Egypt.


Provides vulnerability assessments, conducts and coordinate security/safety training, and consulting related to security matters.

Supports News Directors and other managers with issues of personal security of employees and safeguard of AP facilities and proprietary assets.

Leads/coordinates investigations and conducts security reviews, as required.

Participates in the development and maintenance of emergency response and crisis management and business continuity plans.

Supports all internal investigations, in conjunction with the AP Audit Team when appropriate, including fraud, loss, damage or other incidents affecting property, visitors or staff.

Responsible for maintaining uniformity and consistency of Global Security policies and best practices and ensuring compliance.

Manages the collection, analysis and dissemination of critical information to those that have a need to know.


Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence, develop and motivate others required

Experience in investigation and international security issues required

Experience with the management of a security service, either as an in-house service or with an outsourced provider required

Prior experience with police forces or law enforcement agencies, an asset

Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively deliver information to a diverse range of audiences required

Fluency in spoken and written English required

Proficiency in African languages highly desired

Analytical skills necessary for the collation of intelligence information required

Inter-cultural sensitivity is essential

High integrity and work ethic required

Available for frequent travel, including high risk environments required

Legal authorization to work Egypt is required

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