Aug 31, 2016

Country Security Manager, Afghanistan

Country Security Manager
Location: Kabul Afghanistan
Closing date September 16, 2016

Position Profile
We are currently looking to fill the Security Officer position for Afghanistan. The successful applicant will play a crucial role in implementing policies and procedures for logistical support to organization’s programmes in. He/she is the security focal point and manages all aspects of security for organization’s. This will include the ongoing monitoring and assessment of security conditions in the region as well as ensuring that all staff understand and follow agreed procedures.

Under the direct supervision of the Country Coordinator, key responsibilities will include:
Serve as security focal point;
Ensure all new staff are accurately briefed on security procedures;
Provide all staff with regular security briefings and updates and ensure that all staff follow security procedures;
Ensure that organization’s security management plans are relevant and constantly updated as appropriate and that all staff know their roles and responsibilities;
Liaise with UN agencies, NGOs and other external actors to gain security information and analysis in the region;
Conduct regular security and risk assessments for all operational areas;
Write regular security management reports with situational analysis and recommendations;
Ensure that field communications needs are met and that staff are trained in the use of radios and other communications equipment as necessary.

Qualifications required
At least 3-5 years of working experience in insecure environments; preferably in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East;
Extensive experience in security management and procedures;
Demonstrated communication and organisational skills;
Ability to train, mobilise, and manage both international and national staff
Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure;
Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments;
Willingness to work and live in often remote areas under basic conditions;
Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English

Salary defined by the organization salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
Additional monthly living allowance
Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)
Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance – Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package
Other details

Contract duration: 6 months, renewable
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Starting Date: ASAP

How to apply
Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to

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