Security Officer , Mozambique

Employer:Creative Associates International
Location: Maputo , Mozambique
Requisition Number 16-0319

Position Start Date: Immediately


Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Project Summary:
Creative Associates is implementing the five-year, USAID-funded early grade reading project with the aim to improve early grade reading outcomes in the target provinces of Nampula and Zamb├ęzia. The project will focus on three main areas of intervention to achieve its goal to improve students’ reading fluency and comprehension in the mother tongue by the end of their second year of school: 1) improve the quality of reading instruction at the early primary level, 2) improve policy frameworks and delivery systems for early grade reading, and 3) increase parental and community engagement in early grade reading. The project will have a main office in Maputo with field offices in Nampula and Zamb├ęzia.

Position Summary:
The Security Advisor works with the HQ Security Manager to manage and coordinate all Creative security and safety programs, plans and policies relevant to the project including detailed security procedures that comply with Creative security policies. This will include emergency response drills and communication procedures for the project.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Security Officer will report to the Operations Manager, and will be based in Maputo.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provide security, safety and risk mitigation and ensure that project staff complies with project security procedures.
Monitor and analyze the ongoing threat environment faced by the project and brief the leadership accordingly. Distribute threat warnings to all staff as appropriate. Ensure that appropriate risk migration measures are taken by the project to respond to the threats or changes in threats faced by the project. This is to include physical protection measures, safe working routines, movement restrictions, protection equipment and security staff provision, as required.
Oversee movement control and coordination for the project, including driver and vehicle deployment and staff whereabouts.
Oversee any security provider contracted by the project to ensure contractual compliance and performance of their duties, and act as the focal point of contact with the security provider.
Report security incidents, violations and recommended corrective actions, as appropriate, to the COP, the appointing authority and the HQ Security Department.
Ensure all new employee/contractor personnel receive appropriate security orientations and briefings.
Verify that all security devices such as locks, alarms, access systems and physical force protection measures are operational or reported for repair.
Ensure visitor access and vehicle control systems are effective and appropriate for the threat environment.
Work with the HQ Security Manager to maintain the project Crisis Response Plan in coordination with the COP, and ensure that the contact information contained therein is always up-to-date.
Provide a weekly security report to project leadership and HQ Security Department.
Be able to assist with out-of-hours emergency response at the project, if needed.
Serve as the liaison with the U.S. Embassy Regional Security Officer and/or equivalent U.S. Government personnel for project security matters.
Assist the project with business continuity planning, as required.
Ensure that the Creative Sensitive Information (CSI) Plan is distributed to and is being followed by project staff.
In conjunction with program staff, oversee administration and logistical support to program activities, including program events and general program workshops
Manage project team in an open and respectful manner, working with local staff to build their competencies and capacity.
Required Skills & Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, or equivalent experience
A minimum of 5 years of security management experience in the context of international development
Familiarity with Security, HR, finance, logistics, procurement and administrative systems
Experience implementing security policies, procedures and protocols
Previous experience with USAID-funded projects
Demonstrated ability to work well in teams and in a collaborative environment
Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented and flexible work style
Strong written and oral communication skills
Proficiency in the use of computers and Microsoft Office software
Ability to multitask
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and/or sensitive information
Appreciation of and ability to work effectively in, diverse work environments
Field-based security and crisis management experience
Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Only finalists will be contacted.  No phone calls, please.

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