Security Management Associate

Employer: Chemonics
Location: USA/Afghanistan

Closing: 04/06/2016

Chemonics seeks a Security Management Associate for the Afghanistan Regional Business Unit. Ideal candidates will demonstrate responsibility for ensuring that sound management principles and tools are employed in the operations of the security management unit (SMU) and in the implementation of its work. In this capacity, the associate will address needs related to supporting the regional project management teams, liaise with external clients and subcontractors, and handle internal operational issues to include backstopping and support of field security staff. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Schedules and drafts agendas for SMU team meetings and stakeholder meetings. Briefs and prepares background materials for meetings with the regional project management teams.
• Coordinates with regional project management teams on staff fielding processes, phone tracking and coordination, gathering and archiving security assessments, emergency action plans, and reports from the field teams.
• Supports and communicates with field security team. Researches and recommends solutions to resolve a variety of field office issues, including personnel and financial matters, as appropriate.
• Provides basic technical security information to support projects, new business efforts, Chemonics’ knowledge base, practice networks, and other work products, as requested by supervisor and colleagues.
• Liaises with home-office support departments on contract-related procurements, accounting, personnel, publications, travel, and other issues to offer recommendations to the corporate Global Safety and Security Department.
• Uses judgment and understanding of Chemonics policies and relevant contract and legal regulations to process expense reports, and complete required internal forms.
• Provides support for new business efforts through security purchase order development, and invoice collection and review.
• Participates on proposal teams to provide research, writing, costing, coordination and administrative support to proposals, subcontractor administrative liaison, and/or other marketing materials produced by the new business unit.
• Communicates information in a way that demonstrates a basic understanding of development assistance work, Chemonics’ culture, values, and practices, and the specific scope and nature of project and proposal assignments.
• Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation and exceeding expectations.
• Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.

• Minimum 1 year of work experience.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
• Language proficiency for geographic area assigned preferred, but not required.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
• Willingness to travel to Afghanistan for a minimum of 4-8 weeks per year; previous experience living or conducting working in developing countries highly preferred.
• Strong administrative skills, word processing abilities, and attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to follow standard practices and procedures, receive general instruction and supervision on work progress, and make significant contribution to end results.
• Strong knowledge of MS Office applications.

Application instructions:
Apply through our Career Center at by Friday April 6, 2016. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.